Project Manager-Data Center Moves (Plans/Process and Moves)
TechSophy, Inc. - Minneapolis, MN

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Role: Project Manager-Data Center (Plans/Process and Moves)
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Duration: 8 Months

Requisition Note:

This is an 8 month project. Qualified candidates must be available for immediate consideration and potential project start. Candidates must be available for in person Interview after phone screen. Should be available for both regular hours as well as some (potential evening or week end support) as needed. This requirement will not support candidates with regular travel requirements.

Requisition Details:

Client is in need of a project based resource to fill the role of Project Manager. This position will support our Data Center rationalization program. Specifically, we are look for someone to work with the Data Center and Infrastructure teams to create a standard move plan, then execute the plan to move smaller data centers located throughout the United States into our strategic Data Center(s). The key background desired is infrastructure/ proven experience with Data Center moves. This is an execution-based role – while a certain amount of strategic influence will exist, this role will be the point person for the overall coordination of these moves. Must be detail oriented.


The Project Manager has overall accountability and responsibility to plan and manage the resources and process used to develop and implement a plan for US data center consolidation. Strategic and tactical infrastructure projects following the Client project methodology. The Project Manager is involved in the management of all task activities and staff assigned to the project. The position requires outstanding initiation, communication, and organizational skills, as well as the ability to create an effective team environment.

Job Duties:
Plan and manage execution of IT projects
Initial project investigations
Requirements definition
Scope definition and management
Schedule and tasks
Issues management
Quality and budget
Risk analysis and management
Contingency planning
Change management
Cutover strategy and management
Overall project control and coordination
Monitor and report of project status
Manage project teams
Define and manage team member roles and expectations
Build team relationship
Coach and train team members
Provide day-to-day work direction for project teams
Manage relationships
Identify and engage stakeholders
Develop and maintain outstanding customer service relationships
Conduct formal presentations to management
Execute and improve IT processes
Collaborate with other project managers to assure a consistent implementation of the Client applications, infrastructure and project management disciplines and methodologies
Determine methods and procedures on new assignments
Other duties as assigned

Bachelor's degree in Business, Computer Science or related field;
Minimum of ten years IT experience using a standard IT methodology, with a minimum of six years in a project management, leadership role, performing project planning and implementation
Proven experience working with Data Center and Office moves, including a working knowledge of common practices in tiered system architecture, networking, telephony and video conferencing
Proven experience managing projects and leading complex, cross-functional teams
Proven experience managing and being accountable for multiple medium and small projects at a given time
Proven experience with managing geographically dispersed functional teams
Self-motivated with excellent planning, interpersonal and organizational skills
Strong verbal and written communications with ability to effectively communicate at multiple levels in the organization.
Ability to identify and resolve issues
Excellent logical, analytical, and problem solving skills
Ability to effectively work in a fast paced changing environment
Ability to work in a highly matrix and geographically diverse business model
Ability to travel between multiple sites within the Twin Cities (up to 20% of time).
Experience with MS Project, Excel, Word and Visio

Must Have:

Infrastructure Project Management: 6-8 Years

Project Management: 6-8 years

Visio: 2-4 years


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