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Project Manager - Data Center Migration

Location: UK - Hatfield | Job-ID: 70841 | Contract type: Standard | Business Unit: IT Project Management


Project Manager


Who are we?

Computacenter supports companies on their journey to digital transformation. We deliver digital technology to some of the world’s greatest organisations. The range of IT topics and industries are so diverse that no two projects are alike. Fully immerse yourself in your customer’s world. Be a part of their team. Help foster long-term relationships with them by being their ‘trusted partner’ as you help them to shape their digital future. We aim to keep one step ahead and we believe in continuous improvement. Collaboration with the world’s leading technology partners is a matter of course for our project management teams.
We are a company where people matter. We are diverse, flexible and open. We are family friendly, supportive and offer flexible and home working. We have a can do attitude and we aim to support and grow our Computacenter family in whichever direction they choose to go, be that up or to a completely new part of the business.
Join us at Computacenter as a Project Manager and you’ll feel right at home in an environment where you can work with freedom and flexibility in a team that is open, supportive and always on hand to help -as if they were family. We’re proud that Computacenter is a place where people matter –just as we are of our managers who are real advocates for their people, helping them to power their personal development and enabling them to reach their full potential.  We may be international in our reach and reputation, but we’re small enough for you to be able to influence what goes on and to make a real impact!



What you do:


As a Project Manager 2 (PM2) in Computacenter’s Projects & Programmes Practice you will manage entire projects or work-streams on larger projects and programmes. These may be stand-alone projects or delivered within a Projects & Portfolio Office (PPO). You may also be required to lead a less complex Projects & Portfolio Office (PPO).

Your scope of activity can range from pre-sales (leading, scoping, estimating and designing the project or assuring the solution), through delivery and into closure. You will need to understand and work with different commercial models (e.g. Fixed Price, Time and Materials or Resource on Demand). 

Delivery of a successful project will include: building and managing your team, ensuring the agreed products are delivered, effective communication, managing project controls (including risk, issue, customer dependencies and change) and providing a high-quality professional outcome to the satisfaction of our customers and other stakeholders.


How you fit  in:

You will be part of our exciting and diverse Projects & Programmes Practice in Group Professional Services. The people in Projects Practice have a real team spirit and desire to achieve success for our customers and themselves. We really invest time and effort in each other. Our interdisciplinary teams are not only on the same wavelength, we work collaboratively, we share knowledge and we celebrate success

    You’ll also get to engage with other areas within Computacenter, including: Consultancy, TRG (Engineering), Global Managed Services (GMS), Service Management and the Sales teams.


What you’re responsible  for:


Your overall responsibility is for meeting the commitments made to customers and internal stakeholders to successfully deliver the assignment you are leading as defined in your terms of reference or project control documentation.

These will be delivered alongside the agreed financial outcome of the assignment. In support of this, you’re expected to understand and articulate to customers both what Computacenter sells and delivers and have a good working knowledge of the technology/solution.

You’ll be responsible for delivering your assignments in accordance with our Practice Professional Performance Standards Click Here.


Additional tasks will include change management, business management, contract management, and being able to responsibly and effectively manage project finances. You may also have responsibility of a team.


Objectives will be set out and will be discussed regularly for each assignment or project you work on, and any questions you have you will be fully supported!


An example of objectives may include:

    • Specific assignment requirements

    • Customer satisfaction objectives

    • Delivering the products to the agreed quality, time and cost

    • Maximising contribution and delivery activities


You will have skills and demonstrable experience in all or some of the following:


  • Datacenter Migration

  • Datacenter Relocation

  • Migrating Workloads to the Cloud

  • DC Modernisation

  • Building Cloud Platforms

  • Awareness of AWS, Google, VMware, Azure

  • Enabling Multicloud

  • Public and Private Cloud Adoption

  • Scrum Master




• Trained in project management methodology, for example; Prince2 or Agile Techniques (Scrum Master).

• A demonstrable track record of delivering less-complex large assignments and successful project outcomes.

• Demonstrable leadership skills.

• Ability to apply Emotional Intelligence with flexibility, to adapt personal style and approach to meet specific customer needs.

• Able to apply influencing skills appropriately to enable the required outcomes for your stakeholders and to enable positive assignment outcomes.

• Able to apply a variety of influencing skills to enable the required outcomes for your stakeholders, to enable positive assignment outcomes.

• Understand the wider context of the project you are leading.

• Ability to articulate the value of project management to internal and external customers. 

• Excellent literacy and numeracy skills.




Current information for our applicants

Business as usual? Not quite. Of course, the Corona crisis also presents us with major challenges.


However, we are broadly positioned across various industries, plan for the long term and have always been flexible in our approach to our customers, especially in times of crisis. Our core business is digitisation. We believe that this topic will continue to grow in importance for many companies in both public and private sectors.


That's why there are still areas of our business with clear hiring requirements – and we would like to bring talent like you on board! By the way, we have completely virtualised our application process and our recruiters remain available to you should you have any questions.


We are still looking forward to getting to know you!


About us

Computacenter is a leading independent provider of IT infrastructure services. We work at the heart of digitisation, advising organisations on IT strategy, implementing the most appropriate technology and managing our customers’ infrastructures.


We offer a friendly, open working environment without too much fuss about hierarchy. We are looking for professionals with diverse competencies, personalities and strengths who want to live our shared value of teamwork and performance.


Interested in joining a company with a strong sense of community?
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