Senior Project Manager (MCF/ Data Centres)

Project ManagementContractProject ManagementData CentresExperienced
  • Nijmegen
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The global digital revolution is bringing prosperity to more and more countries and regions, benefiting millions of people. Data Centres make this 21st century transformation possible and reliable systems and continuity are crucial. From the pioneering stage, we have been involved in the emergence and development of Data Centres and other important facilities. Our aim is to ensure that customer investments in Data Centres, anywhere in the world, deliver a reliable and profitable end result.

Our Mission Critical Facilities (MCF) Data Centre team is well established and partners with some of the largest and leading Data Centre providers and users across the globe, ranging from Europe, Africa, Asia and the UK. We have offices and teams in The Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, the UK and South Africa. 

Data Centres is a strategic market for Royal HaskoningDHV. We are ranked in the top 5 leading Design and Engineering firms in the industry and we aim to grow and establish innovative and sustainable data centres as one of our leading market sectors in future. We are expanding our business to help support this growth and have many exciting opportunities for experienced and motivated professionals to join us in The Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, the UK or South Africa.

What will you do as a Senior Project Manager (MCF / Data Centres)

As Project Manager MCF you must prove yourself to some of the most demanding customers in the world and work pro-actively with our colleagues across the globe. Beyond the standard features of a building, our MCF projects require specific and advanced knowledge and skills. What our clients have in common, is the need for a proactive Project Manager. As a Project Manager MCF you are expected to deliver total success to allocated projects in green- and brown-field environments. In this role you will be leading and managing multidisciplinary teams and act as the single point of contact to the client.

In the current business environment, datacenter clients are increasingly requesting us to develop business cases together with them in which design and engineering is fully integrated. These business cases subsequently are translated into conceptual design studies and master plans. As a Project Manager, you understand our client´s primary processes. You support business development as well, hence you are expected to have a personal network of potential clients and you have the commercial skills to develop accounts into sustainable repeating business. Your main responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Managing and leading large-scale projects in a multi stakeholder environment throughout a complete project life cycle, supporting our multinational clients to makes the best value decisions.
  • Developing, leading and managing the team during project development and delivery.
  • Initiating projects together with clients, coordinate stakeholder input, analyse and appraise production solutions, prepare project briefs and business cases and gain the necessary approvals within the client’s organization.
  • Being in charge of all project controls: e.g., planning, cost control, project administration and contract management.
  • Operating in an international context and anticipate short-, medium- and long-term travel.
  • Leads projects with short lead times.
  • Our projects are in Europe & Africa. So you coordinate and work with people and subcontractors in the local culture.

You will work within a multidisciplinary team where your work will be cross borders, native and home based. In addition to participating in projects, you naturally also contribute to the optimization of our internal business processes and to safeguarding and sharing knowledge within your field. In this way, we continue to develop ourselves continuously!

Where you will work

Royal HaskoningDHV has been connecting people for 140 years. Together, through our expertise and passion, we have helped contribute to a better society and improved people’s lives with work underpinned by our sustainable values and goals. We are an independent global multi-disciplinary engineering and project management consultancy leading the way in sustainable development and innovation, with over 6,000 professionals in more than 150 countries.

You will become part of our global Mission Critical Facilities (MCF) team, who provide a multidisciplinary package of consultancy services for our datacenter clients. We provide strategic, tactical, and operational advice to our clients, including colocation datacentres, internet service providers, and telecom companies. Our team consists of colleagues with all kinds of different expertise. For example, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, construction, civil, structure, building, architecture, fire safety, control engineering, and security technology. Together we use our knowledge and expertise to develop integrated designs for Data Centres. Curious about our work? Here you will find examples of some our projects.

You will join a leading market and work with a dedicated and passionate team ranked as one of the best Data Centre design & engineering teams globally.

What you bring

You are an entrepreneurial, result oriented, proactive individual with a positive flexible and problem-solving attitude. As Project Manager MCF we expect you to be a qualified professional, and project management certifications are desirable (e.g., IPMA, Prince). With your proven track record in managing medium and large-scale projects, you have built a strong, high level international network within relevant industries. An international mindset and willingness to travel for short-, medium- and long-term assignments are important in this role, which is why an international CV would be desirable.

Within this role we expect you to have excellent interpersonal and communication skills to effortlessly adjust yourself in an international and culturally diverse environment and able to act as coach and mentor for other staff. You must be able to build and maintain a trusted advisor status at director level with clients. As an entrepreneur with strong business acumen and sound understanding of business financials with a clear market drive, a focus on clients and the client’s network recognizing profitability and revenue potential in business opportunities. You also stay aware of international standards and developments in the fields of health and safety and sustainability and actively promote these in your projects. Besides that, you have:

  • A background from a Technical University (civil, mechanical, electrical);
  • Over 6-8 years of experience in the management of multidisciplinary design and engineering and construction projects, preferably in the data centres or other relevant sectors;
  • Affinity with digital and automated design and engineering process (BIM360, CDE);
  • Excellent knowledge of the English language (and German);
  • Previous employment by a design and engineering company, which would be an advantage.

What we offer you

As worldwide engineering firm, we are ambitious, exciting, lively, collaborative and dynamic. We are making a difference to society and technological progress across the globe. That’s how our colleagues describe our company. Want to contribute to enhancing society with your expertise? Be part of an open network where you’re connected with the brightest and smartest people and technologies? Join us!

You can look forward to growing your career in a dynamic workplace with development opportunities to support your career path. Entrepreneurship and innovation are stimulated in our organization. There is plenty of room for own initiative in an open and flexible culture. You also get with us:

  • A good balance between work and private life, including flexible working hours and 28 days of vacation with full-time employment;
  • You will also receive a laptop and telephone from the company so that you can work wherever and whenever you want;
  • Plenty of training and development opportunities. With us, you will not find rigid functions and well-defined development paths, but flexible roles and a lot of freedom of choice when it comes to team, location, and work.

You will be based in Nijmegen or Frankfurt. As our clients are based in various locations nationally and internationally, flexibility towards traveling is expected.

Are you our new colleague?

We would like to meet you! Click on the apply button and upload your resume and motivation letter. For more information, you can always contact with Christian de Visser, Recruiter Industry & Buildings, via [email protected].

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