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Location: London Salary: Excellent salary & benefits package

An established project management consultancy, are looking to add a project director responsible for overseeing projects through from the initial planning stages to completion & operation. Their main task is to break down projects into stages, taking responsibility for monitoring and managing the programme, cost, quality and risk of each stage of the project. We pride ourselves on the quality of our service to our clients and enjoy long term relationships with them.


We are a sector focused business actively operating and investing in Commercial, Residential, Education, Data Centres, Mixed Use, Infrastructure, Retail and Healthcare clients and projects. Our Project Managers work closely with our clients, advising them on legal, procurement, programme, statutory, risk, technical and financial matters that arise during the project.


The Data Centre team has an enviable client base, working with Hyperscale American information technology clients through to UK based developers across the UK and EMEA. Majority volume of repeat work we receive from our clients, which shows our commitment to quality service and advice.



Overview of Role:

We are currently recruiting an Associate Project Manager with consultancy data centre experience, to join a client focused team within the London office, to help develop and drive our Data Centre capability, working on high profile projects throughout London and the UK.  This is an exciting opportunity for a high calibre individual to join and strengthen our team.


The Data Centre team works on wide range of projects including new build, fitout, refurbishment and capacity upgrades. This role presents an excellent opportunity for a proactive individual to take responsibility for providing all services relating to project management on data centre projects. There may also be opportunities to work oversees within this role.




Key Responsibilities/ Duties:


To lead and oversee the successful delivery of Data Centre projects (in conjunction with the support of Project Management Partners) with a view to securing repeat business.

Assembling design teams

Site acquisition and technical due diligence

Interviewing Main Contractors, undertaking tender analysis and reporting to clients with recommendations

Regular reporting to clients and internal client teams

Proactive management of multi-disciplinary internal and external teams

Contract Administration (which requires a good understanding of building contracts)

Implementation and management of a change control process

Coordination of the testing and commissioning process prior to handover

To support in the management of the Data Centre Project management team including line management duties

To support and develop our Data Centre team working on new high profile Data Centre projects.

To support and develop targeted marketing material, bid documents, capability statements and attend networking events relating to Data Centres.

To support the Project Management Partners in developing a pipeline of Data Centre opportunities.

To actively participate and support in the development of fee proposals and responses to RFPs

To participate in Business Development activities where required.

To attend Client interviews as required securing new Clients.

To support business objectives of delivering value for money in all circumstances

To carry out assigned duties efficiently and in accordance with processes and procedures

Comply with established procurement/commercial/contractual strategies

Take personal responsibility for complying with Environmental, Health, Safety, Security and Quality Standards



Person Specification:


The ideal candidate will have a proven track record in a data centre consultancy environment and demonstrate a positive proactive approach to the role, and will be committed to delivering customer service excellence, with good commercial results.


Technical - Understands technical aspects of project delivery from inception to post-completion and is able to identify and promote solutions. Can advise on contractual matters and procurement routes to clients.

Managerial - Ability to manage a project from inception to post completion with Partner support, obtaining positive written client feedback.

Behaviours - Recognised as a positive, collaborator who shares knowledge freely and offers support to his/her peers and seniors.  Recognised as a team player within a project environment with a strong willingness to learn.

Experience – Lead Project Manager for Data Centre projects (Client or consultancy side) (£40million +).



Essential Experience:


Construction related degree or a similar construction related qualification with extensive technical delivery experience in a similar role gained within a consultancy or end user client (Projects not facilities management or operations).

Experience in delivering mission critical projects as either a consultant or client-side Project Manager

Experience in delivering data centre projects as the lead Project Manager either as a consultant or client side

Experience managing data centre projects from conception through to completion (RIBA stage 3-6)

Ability to identify and develop potential opportunities to secure more business

Well organised, diligent, proactive, assertive, well-disciplined and commercially astute.

Excellent communication and presentation skills both written and verbal.

Can quickly acclimatise to a new project and take ownership to drive the project forward

Excellent customer service, communication and client/external interface skills

A track record of working with teams and managing projects by prioritising workloads and delivering to deadlines

A team player with a ‘can do’ attitude, outgoing, polite, patient, diplomatic, personable and flexible

Proven track record on leading Data Centre construction projects as a consultant Project Manager to time, cost and quality.


To consistently deliver a recruitment service that's of an exceptional standard and guided by values of performance, trust, transparency and respect.
To work in partnership and thoroughly understand the needs and preferences of both our clients and candidates.
Collaborative, passionate, reliable and adaptable - we do not promise what we cannot deliver.