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Projects Director – MEP Infrastructure

Employer
Equinix
Location
Slough, Berkshire
Closing date
30 Apr 2021
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Equinix is the world’s digital infrastructure company, operating 200+ data centres across the globe and providing interconnections to all the key clouds and networks. Businesses need one place to simplify and bring together fragmented, complex infrastructure that spans private and public cloud environments. Our global platform allows customers to place infrastructure wherever they need it and connect it to everything they need to succeed. We are a fast-growing global company with 70+ consecutive quarters of growth. Through our innovative portfolio of high-performance products and services, we have built the largest, most active global ecosystem of nearly 10,000 companies, including 1,800+ networks and 2,900+ cloud and IT service providers in over 26 countries spanning five continents.

As a Projects Director – MEP Infrastructure you will lead a team of Project managers and provide overall strategy and direction, for successful delivery of Mechanical & Electrical infrastructure projects. You will also be responsible for execution and implementation of UK defined programs/portfolios, for managing risk and for the effective management of resources.

 

Responsibilities People Management

  • Provides overall leadership, strategy, and direction across teams and ensures the team's growth is in alignment with business needs
  • Sets functional and development objectives for managers / team members

Partnership Management

  • Provides guidance to the team on maintaining relationships with partners, when required
  • Seeks opportunities to build effective relationships with various partners on behalf of the team
  • Encourages feedback and effectively manages expectations

Communications

  • Coordinates team who has multiple and broad communication responsibilities
  • Guides and mentors the team and others on finding a balance between effective communications whilst pragmatic with volume, frequency and/or content

Risk Management

  • Is the highest level escalation point within the team for complex issues and may refer and raise issues outside of the immediate team
  • Challenges the team to ensure lateral thinking and information is fully analysed to achieve resolution

Project and Program Delivery

  • May advise multiple teams that are responsible for delivery of site customer & infrastructure projects
  • Delivers UK company wide strategic programs/portfolio on time, in budget and with required quality
  • Drives direction of strategy and ensures alignment to business needs

Resource Management

  • Partners with leadership to set KPIs and metrics
  • Accountable for resource planning management (people, finances, vendor bids, etc.) across the project teams

Project and Program Management frameworks

  • Influences, defines, and optimally communicates project management methodology and its application to customer solutions, customer orders, capital / infrastructure projects and UK company programs

What we are looking for: Experience and Skills

  • Extensive Program Management background (certification preferred)
  • Experience with multiple mission critical MEP Customer Projects (Cage & Strategic/GAM Customers) and Infrastructure Projects (Cyclical Replacement / Upgrade) less than $10Mil (UPS, Chiller, CRAC, Cabling backbone, etc.)
  • Extensive team management experience, preferably with project teams, within a matrix type of organisation
  • Ability to derive team’s roadmap, activity, and priorities out of numerous partners’ expectations / needs
  • Experience with Vendor Cost Management & Costing Support to Sales e.g. Cabs, Cage build, Security, Cabling infrastructure, and custom requirement(s), excluding Facility R&M & Utilities cost
  • Presentation, analytical and interpersonal skills with the ability to build relationships
  • Knows how to organise resources to efficiently handle concurrent requests from an array of customers (internal and external)

What we will be offering:

  • Competitive salary
  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays, with the opportunity to purchase more
  • Insurance and Health: Life Assurance, Income Protection, Critical Illness Insurance, Private Healthcare, Eye Care Coverage and Gymflex Membership
  • Investment: Employee Stock Purchase Plan and Company Pension Plan

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

 

 

Company

Equinix is the world’s digital infrastructure company, operating 200+ data centres across the globe and providing interconnections to all the key clouds and networks. Businesses need one place to simplify and bring together fragmented, complex infrastructure that spans private and public cloud environments. Our global platform allows customers to place infrastructure wherever they need it and connect it to everything they need to succeed.


We hire hardworking people who thrive on solving challenging problems and give them opportunities to hone new skills, and try new approaches. Whether you join our Operations team, delivering best in class service to our customers while maintaining critical infrastructure, or our Product team as we grow our portfolio with new software and network architecture solutions, you will find that we embrace diversity in thought and contribution. We are committed to providing an equitable work environment that is foundational to our core values as a company and is vital to our success.

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