For one of our clients in the energy industry we are looking forProject Manager (m/f/d) - WAN Transformation
Project name: ourConnectivity WAN Transformation Project description: The WAN Transformation project is targeting the upgrade of client’s WAN portfolio. Key part is the deployment of SD-WAN alongside with the addition of decentralized Internet breakouts (fiber-based or mobile/Starlink) as underlays. All locations should have the appropriate amount of bandwidth and network performance.
Task description: The scope of services includes the following tasks, which are performed independently:
Analysis of the current WAN portfolio, existing services, and cost for approx. 180 client sites where network services are deployed based on information of the sites and current connections that will be provided by the customer in advance.
Compile a documentation (ideally PowerBI, but could also be Excel-based) allowing an instant overview of available bandwidth per site (details will be provided by client), average consumption (can be retrieved from existing monitoring systems), and monthly cost per line (will be provided by the client) to create an overview. This documentation shows any deficiencies or improvements and enables decisions regarding technical or financial improvements.
For technical improvements, where bandwidth should be added, evaluate the options based on available providers at the site; request and compare their quotes and present to the Steering Board (online-meeting) for a decision of the best cost-benefit solution based on the results of the analysis, options and quotes offered by the 3rd party providers.
Store the documentation, results of analyses, quotes and decisions on MS-Teams (provided by the client).
Tracking deployment progress and presenting the current state to management (client’s internal Service Owner, Head of Connectivity, IT Managers responsible for power plants and other office locations) and business stakeholders in a monthly, online steering committee meeting. This reporting provides an overview of the results of the analyses, a recommendation of modifications of connections, and the ordering and deployment status. All sites are covered by the analyses and all activities are triggered within the next 12 months, when the project will be closed.
Monitoring the project budget provided by the client and include suggestions of back-to-green measures where applicable in the documentation (Back-to-green may be a re-prioritization of locations based on information from the project steering board, or initiating a change request, where unforeseen reasons caused additional effort).
a profound understanding of managing external service providers, and how to steer them in projects
Able to automate the reporting and progress into a PowerBI report or a comparable tool providing ad-hoc overviews to stakeholders and management as the projects are ongoing
Experience in the planning and roll-out of infrastructure projects, steering of mixed (internal, external, 3rd party suppliers) project teams, managing dependencies, stakeholder management and communication
FLUENT English language skills is a must
Netzwerk-Know-How: What is essential, is a good understanding of the hardware components required to operate a network (routers, switches, firewalls). IP subnetting and routing should be familiar terms.