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About Vantage Data Centers

Vantage is committed to being a workplace of inclusion, equity, respect and acceptance. We celebrate diversity and intentionally seek out opportunities to learn from one another’s experience.

Vantage Data Centers powers, cools, protects and connects the technology of the world’s well-known hyperscalers, cloud providers and large enterprises. Developing and operating across North America, EMEA and Asia Pacific, Vantage has evolved data center design in innovative ways to deliver dramatic gains in reliability, efficiency and sustainability in flexible environments that can scale as quickly as the market demands.

Security Department

The Physical Security Department for Vantage Data Centers EMEA is very hands on. In most cases, we specify, purchase, configure and maintain all networking and server hardware. We also work closely with partner VARs to learn about the latest technology changes so that we can make informed purchase decisions. We are always looking for ways to strike the best balance between technology, performance, and cost. Vantage Security Department also participates in designing each of our new data center building’s security infrastructure. If you like getting your hands dirty and helping to design, build and maintain Security infrastructure in a modern data center, then come work at Vantage. We are expanding with many new builds!

Position Description

The Security Reliability Engineer Manager post is a pivotal role within the EMEA security team. Vantage is looking for an experienced individual to drive standardisation of project initiation, control, measurement and closure tools at the project and programme levels. Detailed planning and execution management to accommodate a wide stakeholder knowledge base will be necessary. You will be tasked with developing and maintaining master work breakdown structure, ongoing records of programme lessons learned, organizational process assets, risk mitigation routines and scope assumption/verification/clarification. You will track Vantage Construction performance against established schedules & project plans, identify early risks to ensure delivery of projects to the planned Revenue Ready date.

Your responsibility will include ensuring that project best practices are implemented in a feedback loop to enable compliance to defined scope, project quality, risk tolerances, budget, schedule definition, clear communications, and greater project performance predictability. Best practices must be scalable and transferable to other Vantage projects while creating a high-level user adoption and acceptance. Your work product will be the organizational foundation for monthly project & programme status including financial reports. The front-end visualization of the various work streams is the Physical Security Project Management Dashboard and standard reporting. You will be responsible for updating all project data for every Vantage construction project in your remit. Lastly, you will provide guidance and shepherd the procedural specification process, file repository structure, and standardized tool set with a focus on continuous improvement.

Essential Job Functions

Maintaining programme level organizational process assets and project/portfolio level risk management
Manage day-to-day work on projects in construction phases with construction programme managers; coordinate and make recommendations regarding status of work
Provide governance and compliance management with defined department work breakdown structure
Perform quality control and continuous improvement for project process
Manage procedural department tasks, milestones, and activities
Create and maintain forms, templates, logs, and file repository system and lead change control
Audit defined process flow, refine, and improve to eliminate waste; create new processes as needed
Monitor open-source and subscription-based networks for new trends and changes to security and alert EMEA Security stakeholders.
Develop a network of sources and contacts to support the development of useful information and context on issues that may impact the client’s interests.
Understand business goals and recommend new approaches, technology, policies, and procedures to effect continual improvements in business objectives, productivity, and development within the organization.

Duties

Oversight, administration, and modification of the project management reporting tools for all Vantage construction security projects
Oversee project planning and management
Communicate successfully within the project team and with security leadership
Develop and guide deployment plans and communication with direct stakeholders
Examine risks associated with programmes and prioritize risks accordingly
Establish and implement compliance with developed policies and procedures, documenting change metrics and roll out including training to internal and external teams
Drive continuous improvement for departmental workflow and system performance
Collaborate closely between project management and operations/PMO for project closeout turnover documentation
Ensure monthly project status and financial report is issued and in compliance with requirements
Lead approval gating process and feedback between project managers and internal stakeholders
Structure and facilitate major project workshops to document project scope, verify and align project assumptions and lessons learned and provide feedback loop for specification modification/updates
Project communications (updates, scorecards, escalations) and project stakeholder alignment
Integrated planning to coordinate cross-project activities and objectives
Additional duties as assigned from time to time by management
Provides technical support to end users and field labor when applicable.
Performs other duties and responsibilities as requested or required.

Job Requirements

Bachelor of Science in Construction Management, Engineering, a similar field, or equivalent experience
4 years of experience in programme management or equivalent managerial positions required, 5 to 7+ years preferred
Construction industry experience is strongly preferred
PMI/PMP Certification, or greater, is a plus
5+ years of experience with Access Control Systems (ACS), Video Surveillance System (VSS) required
In-depth, hands-on expertise with all low-voltage security technologies (CCTV, access control, IP networking and structured cabling
Experience designing security systems for new buildings or facilities, to include placement of access control systems, cameras, and call buttons
Demonstrable understanding of project/programme management techniques and methods
Strong Microsoft Excel skills required
Ability to distill large datasets into a succinct presentation, summarize date through pivot tables, etc.
Excellent knowledge of process performance evaluation and change management principles
Excellent written and verbal communication skills with clear and timely communication
Expected travel is 50% but may be higher during construction projects. May grow and evolve over time
Strong computer skills including proficiency with Microsoft desktop and server operating systems, as well as Microsoft Office 365
Fluent in English (oral and written)

We operate with No Ego and No Arrogance. We work to build each other up and support one another, appreciating each other’s strengths and respecting each other’s weaknesses. We find joy in our work and each other, actively seeking opportunities to inject fun into what we do. Our hard and efficient work is rewarded with an above market total compensation package. We offer a comprehensive suite of health and welfare, retirement, and paid leave benefits exceeding local expectations.

Throughout the year, the advantage of being part of the Vantage team is evident with an array of benefits, recognition, training and development, and the knowledge that your contribution adds value to the company and our community.

Don’t meet all the requirements? Please still apply if you think you are the right person for the position. We are always keen to speak to people who connect with our mission and values.

Vantage Data Centers is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Vantage Data Centers does not accept unsolicited resumes from search firm agencies. Fees will not be paid in the event a candidate submitted by a recruiter without an agreement in place is hired; such resumes will be deemed the sole property of Vantage Data Centers.

Originally posted on Himalayas

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