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Data Centre Project Director

Location: Dublin
Entered: 27 Feb 2020
Salary: Negotiable
Duration: Permanent
Our client, an Irish Utilities Company, is seeking to recruit a Data Centre Project Director based in Dublin - Attractive salary plus benefits.

The ideal candidate will have overseen a large data centre design and construction project from a green field site through to commercial operation, with the support of specialised stakeholders including an in-house development, construction and project management team.
The role would see the candidate employed as either a client side advisor or on a specialised fixed term contract (depending on the modular build out time frame to commissioning, the project role may last up to 4 years).

Duties will include:
Manage the day to day operations of a large hyper scale data centre development project in Dublin including overseeing:
Detailed final design sign off (including mechanical and electrical design, superstructure, substructure and site works, related primary services including power, water and fibre, management of key design consultants including design engineers, architects and civil engineers, incorporation of any tenant design specifications, compliance with leading industry design standards and accreditation where applicable and ensuring the final design is cost optimal for the project);
Maintenance and delivery of program and budget (including achieving key milestones, pricing, estimating and challenging quantity surveyor proposals, full cost responsibility, supply chain management and modular construction / fit out phasing management);
Procurement / contract selection (including equipment / product selection, tender process and evaluation, contract award and legal contract review for each contractor / supplier including lead project contractors HV/MV specialists, product suppliers, project managers, sub contractors and commissioning agents);
Project management of construction / build / fit out / commissioning (including contract management, order approvals, project milestones, variation sign off, commercial close out, site management including health and safety, quality assurance and quality control, supply chain management / optimisation and modular construction program); and
Phased operational handover (including employing key and administrative staff, security and maintenance selection and appointment and modular operational handover).

Desirable Criteria:
Previous project director experience overseeing large data centre projects from greenfield site through to operation;
Proven experience in delivering data centre construction projects within scope, on time and in budget;
Detailed design knowledge of modular data centres including full mechanical and electrical design;
Proven ability to lead a design and construction team effectively (including getting the best out of in-house resources, the main and other contractors);


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