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Infrastructure Project Manager for Nigeria
Job ID IT JOBS#121
Location: Lagos Nigeria
Required Skills:

Our client is a large consulting and services firm with several mid-sized banks in Nigeria, Ghana and other West African countries as its customers. Our placement agency has been mandated to recruit Infrastructure Project Manager based in Nigeria for managing multiple infrastructure related projects. The role involves identifying the technical scope and complexity of the projects, engaging project consultants; design and solution delivery for ongoing infrastructure projects.

Job Responsibilities / Key Result Areas (KRAs)
- Converting high level business and vendor requirements into detailed project specs
- Managing project plans, delivery schedules, project documentation and financial budgeting approvals
- Oversight of schedules and activities, tracking progress, and communicating regular status updates to the key stakeholders
- Identify and budget required project resources and get the necessary allocations
- Clearly and timely communicate project goals, expectations and deliverable to team members and the project management
- Provide technical leadership to the project team
- Identify critical path dependencies, scope related issues and prepare a proper contingency plan
- Proactively identify and manage project risks and escalate these to the Management, Steering Committee and other project stakeholders and secure the necessary approvals for mitigation
- Identify and manage external compliance and regulatory issues related to the project
- Post completion review, identifying the project success/failure factors, lessons learnt and preparing the final project closure report
- Perform capacity planning and system sizing
- Vendor management, including quotations for hardware / software / licensing items and final contract terms negotiation
- The job involves international travel to other project locations 
Hardware overview: Intel Servers (Blade architecture), Virtualization (VMware), EMC Storage and Cisco
Job Requirements (Qualifications/Certifications/Experience/Skills etc.)
- Minimum 8-10 years experience working in a large data center environment preferably with a disaster recovery setup
- 3-5 Years of leadership or managerial experience managing internal and external consultants
- Demonstrable leadership skills and expertise managing large and complex infrastructure projects
- Should be able to work in a fast-paced, time critical production environment
- Expertise in troubleshooting and root cause analysis for the production issues
- Strong analytical and leadership skills
- Ability to work under pressure and to prioritize tasks is very essential
- Should be able to resolve team conflicts and issues 
- Can work both independently and as a team is crucial
- Ability to lead and to motivate the project team,
- Strong oral and written communications skills in order to communicate clearly and effectively with the team and other stakeholders
- Working knowledge of Microsoft office tools viz. MS Project, Visio, Excel, PowerPoint and Word
- Project Management Professional (PMP) or ITIL certification will be a definite advantage. Experience working in a large global bank’s data center will be a big plus.
Education: Engineering Degree in Computer Sciences or MCA
Experience: 8+ yrs of strong infrastructure delivery experience
Contract Type: Permanent, Full Time
Location: Lagos, Nigeria