Project Manager - Data Centre

11 Jan 2018
09 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Project Manager - Data Centre Migration

Gaydon (Coventry) and Solihull

Pontoon has an exciting opportunity for a Project Manager to deliver an essential Data Centre Migration with one of the UK's leading Automotive companies based in the Midlands.

Key Objective:

To deliver a Data Centre Migration from the current 6 Data Centres to 2 Enterprise Data Centres.

Key Accountabilities and Responsibilities

  • Work with the selected migration vendor, migration architect, platform project, service delivery, test management and key business stakeholders to:
  • Create a robust governance framework that will ensure clear and timely escalations, transparency of joint RAID register internal/migration vendor, clear communication framework/plan.
  • Successfully deliver an estate wide discover that provides all aspects of the DCH programme and Service delivery with all necessary data to allow critical migration scope/schedule, decommission and commercial decisions to be made.
  • Application owner interviews to further compliment discovery data
  • Deliver a detailed plan and approach to migrate the in scope workload migrations into the new hosting platform within the private cloud.
  • Be the single point of escalation for all stakeholders and vendors for all X86 migration related queries.
  • Manage the migration activities ensuring the appropriate outages are achieved following the necessary processes - early communication is key to being successful.
  • Ensure the test management strategy is adhered to by all concerned parties
  • Clear KPIs are developed in conjunction with stakeholders so that the project progress and benefit realisation can be tracked and reported up to the programme.
  • Deliver a robust hypercare process with clear and adhered to entry and exit criteria between project and operations
  • Foster a culture of 'one team' to deliver a common outcome - Every relevant party needs to feel engaged and part of the team

Produce effective progress reports to keep management appraised of project status, major issues, scope changes, resource changes and milestone achievements or misses

Ensure effective sharing of information and best practices across the programme and with key stakeholders.

Knowledge, Skills, and Experience

  • Solid project management experience with specialising in application migrations between data centres within a large scale infrastructure change programme
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills with experience of successfully influencing others, negotiating effectively and winning over audiences with compelling and persuasive presentations
  • Built effective networks both internally and externally and created opportunities for others to work collaboratively
  • Experience working in relevant environment/s, IE Fast paced, pressurised with tight deadlines

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