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Project Manager - Data Center Design and Build

Company: Align
Location: Ashburn
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Why AlignFor over three decades, many of the world's leading firms have relied on Align as a trusted IT solution provider and center of excellence in IT advisory, infrastructure design, build, delivery and managed services. We are actively seeking innovative minds to establish and strengthen our team to deliver high-quality state-of-the-art technology solutions for our enterprise and boutique clients.If you are seeking to own challenging projects under tight schedules for some of today's most fascinating companies while leveraging an exceptional team and long track record of success, then we want to hear from you today.Position OverviewAlign seeks an experienced professional with a background in cabling and hardware installation and designing and building enterprise/colocation data centers. The design aspect of this position will focus on the interior physical aspects of the data center including structural support systems, power distribution, carrier infrastructures, structured cable plant and overall data center layout. The build aspect of this position will focus on managing the implementation of the project as designed to ensure the subcontractors are adhering to design criteria and building the data center to the client's expectations, on time and within budget. Our data center team specializes in a variety of projects including greenfield builds, audits/retrofits of existing data centers and white space builds within colocation facilities. Most projects will be in the Ashburn, VA area, but some occasional travel will be required. Candidate must have participated in a data center design and build project from inception to commissioningThis position will report to our Ashburn, VA office but must be available to work on projects throughout the U.S. with approximately 25 percent travel required at timesThis is a full-time employment position offering comprehensive benefits, a competitive salary, paid training and performance-based ResponsibilitiesWork independently, providing on-site project management support for client data center design, optimization or buildoutData center rationalizationManage multiple projects and project teams simultaneouslyAct as the primary contact and counsel to senior management at client sitesOversee project in its entirety from proposal to implementationDevelop budget and project plans during the analysis and design phase of the projectResponsible for the development of all RFI and RFP documents required for bid levelingManage client expectations throughout the project regarding scope, budget, billing, schedules and time framesConduct meetings according to the scope of the project including construction, technology and management meetingsExhibit leadership characteristics including strong communication skills, full understanding of internal policies and group and individual managementInstall client equipment, such as servers, network devices, power supplies, blade enclosures, KVM switches and monitorsAlign professionals will be expected to carry out additional or alternative duties for the company that are reasonably consistent with his/her position, as the company may from time-to-time requireAssess client's current IT and facility infrastructureCollection of IT asset and power configurationsIdentify vulnerabilities and optimization opportunitiesDevelop facility recommendations with cost-benefit analysisEstablish target state requirements and architectureAnalyze gaps between current and target state operating capabilities QualificationsKnowledge of data center mechanical, electrical, plumbing (MEP) design and management best practices including power and utilities, HVAC, space planning, security (physical), geographic site selection, architecture design, floor plans, cabinets and cablingStrong communication skills (both written and verbal) and excellent presentation skillsStrong Excel skills with a focus on providing accurate quotes for large-scale projectsAbility to oversee critical project activities including:Space planningPower distributionCooling efficienciesCabling infrastructurePathways and connectivitySchedulingBudgetsResource planningPreparing scope of work documentsCompleting handoff documentationManaging changesStatus reportingAbout AlignAlign is a dynamic and flexible place to work, offering professionals unparalleled opportunities to train in the leading technologies, make an impact within the industry and control their own destinies. We have a flawless track record of delivering technical solutions and have established long-standing relationships with an impressive client list of both Global 1000 and SMB clients.We work across a diverse list of industries including financial services, life sciences (pharmaceutical and health care), retail, technology, media and telecommunications. We give our professionals the autonomy to pursue opportunities and manage assignments in ways that maximize their creativity and talents, leading to self-fulfillment and financial rewards. For more details, visit 2by Jobble

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