Head of Projects (Data Centre)


Head of Projects (Data Centre)

Data Centres


London, South East


£130000 - £140000 per annum

Consultant name: Glenn Steed

Head of Projects – Critical Data Centres Uk and EMEA (Facility/building Services)

£130,000 + 20% bonus, Vehicle

General Duties

  • Establish, develop, and lead, a new EMEA cluster team that will deliver a scalable delivery project management approach for In-Life projects
  • Control and manage In-Life projects across an EMEA cluster
  • Identify and manage risks associated with project delivery
  • Implement project management-based approach to In-Life projects
  • Manage key stakeholders expectations
  • Create business cases demonstrating clear objectives and costs and possible revenue for each In-Life project
  • Act as a resource to the Technical Operations team to manage projects successfully on their behalf from conception to completion
  • Accurate reporting of projects status to Operations Management team
  • Involvement in cross departmental projects as a lead or participant
  • Help develop operational project procedures and working with other teams ensure a standard approach to project management is followed
  • Ensure that all areas of each project health and safety requirements are effectively managed
  • Managing 5 PM’s in the UK and 5 in Germany
  • Travel to EMEA 8 times a month
  • Running €35-40 million worth of project upgrades

Key Performance Indicators

  • Work with the Tech-Ops teams to define and implement a set of project and asset management key performance indicators (KPI) that are measurable and demonstrates how effectively the In-life Project Delivery and Regional EMEA Tech-Ops teams are performing against their objectives


  • Provides regular Project Delivery performance updates
  • Provide regular reporting on performance against project delivery and asset management KPIs and schedule regular face to face meetings with the regional team to address any KPI related issues and concerns. After these meetings, they will provide a regular update to the Head of Infrastructure & Life Cycle Management.
  • Provide support and guidance on how to rectify and improve any reported non-conformance or performance issue identified


  • Experience of working within a large multinational company with significant regional operations
  • Must come from a technical, engineering background, electrical, mechanical or air conditioning with formal qualifications.
  • Proven track record of delivering large complex projects in live operational areas
  • Proven track record in the establishment, development and leading multi-region project management teams
  • Demonstrable experience of fundamental project management principles
  • Ability to teach and guide team members through changing environments
  • Ability to prepare, present and summarise information to all audience types
  • Willing and able to travel
  • Experience of working in a European multi-cultural environment
  • Working Knowledge of Plan Do Check Act (Deming cycle) highly desirable
  • Recognised European Health and Safety Qualification highly desirable
  • Proficient in English language both written and verbal


  • An excellence and zero-downtime mentality
  • A strategic thinking individual with a structured and target-oriented approach
  • Demonstrable skills in technical management, and collaboration
  • Outstanding relationship-builder and communicator, both internally and externally
  • Ability to work in multinational, interdisciplinary and culturally diverse teams
  • A passion for listening to stakeholders and customers and a world-class service mentality
  • Modern leadership style and excellent leadership skill set

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