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The role of the Project Manager is to deliver all the allocated projects in a professional manner, within the agreed scope, timescales and budget and in line with the requirements of the business to achieve 100% satisfaction on completion
Management of the on site day to day safety and quality is paramount and importance to the role
The DCS Delivery team are responsible for the construction / project / programme management of various construction and infrastructure related projects that are undertaken across Colt’s pan-European and APAC estate.
The DCS Delivery team strive to be the believed centre of knowledge and excellence for data centre construction & project management.
The people within the team are a value-add to our customers, colleagues within DCS and the wider Colt organisation, known for their punctual, creative support and can do’ attitude.
This role sits specifically within the DCS Delivery Team, which is part of the DCS Technology & Operations team.
The Delivery Team is responsible for managing a portfolio of, expansion and new build projects across the Colt data centre and node estate.
We deal with the buildings and infrastructure (M&E services) that support the IT, computing, network and voice services;
this is not an IT-related role.
The role reports directly to the Senior Programme Manager, Data Centre Delivery.
Responsible for assisting with the management a portfolio of capital expansion or new projects across the Colt data centre Japan estate
Day to day management of the project; liaising with the project and virtual teams across all disciplines and functions to ensure effective and efficient delivery of the project
Day to Day management of any external Project Management firm and of the General Contractor
Ensuring project and business risks are managed and have mitigation plans to ensure these are minimised
Organising all project-related meetings and workshops. Convening and chairing regular project team meetings and progress review meetings;
recording all actions, decisions etc
Progress and status reports (in the pre-defined standard format) to suit the agreed reporting cycle.
Ensure timely resolution of issues and deficiencies and develop and implement contingency plans to recover project costs and schedule slippage when appropriate
Producing, managing and updating the Risk and Issues Register with input from all members of the project team throughout the entire project lifecycle.
Ensuring that the General Contractor delivers in accordance with the agreed programme and scope.
Ensuring at all times the safe construction and operation of the site during the project lifecycle
Internally Peers, DCS Real Estate Team, DCS PMO Office, DCS Procurement team, DCS Design team, DCS sales+marketing, DCS Operations. DCS SMT team
External Design consultants, Cost management consultants, Main Contractors, suppliers etc
Experience of Construction projects preferably within the data centre industry
Good knowledge of International best practice for health and safety
Technical knowledge of construction, mechanical and electrical services
Experience in Structural Steel and concrete construction techniques
Experience in Design & Build Contract delivery strategies
An in-depth understanding of the technical, procedural, contractual and commercial aspects of project delivery.
Ability to manage scope, cost, programme, quality and risks to deliver business goals; a problem solver.
Ability to apply due process and governance when managing complex projects from end-to-end’ through all key stages from initiation to handover and closure.
Ability to formulate and implement a clear strategy for project delivery through all stages.
Expertise in financial management, programme management and managing project dependencies and risks
Ability to provide high quality and accurate reports, programmes and cost forecasts.
A high degree of project management and co-ordination skills to maximise available resources; add value; deliver to milestones;
drive to closure and exceed customer expectations
Experience in managing construction projects involving complex engineering services installations.
Experience of successfully delivering data centre projects involving working in live environments.
Experience and understanding of attaining supply and construction contracts
Experience of managing local and remotely based collaborative, multi-disciplinary teams.
Experience in managing customers and their fit out works
Good Microsoft Excel skills.
Strong Microsoft Project skills.
Good Microsoft Word skills.
Impressive communication skills are required in Japanese and English(written and verbal).
Methodical and highly organised
optional, if required)
Japanese native or fluent; English speaking Native or fluent
Strong communication skills
Academic qualifications in a relevant construction or engineering discipline.
Professional qualification e.g. Construction related, chartered engineer or similar
European or Asian languages desirable.
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