Colo Data Centre Deployment Team Member

United Kingdom - Remote Ref #8275 05-Mar-2021

Job description

Bigger challenges. Bolder ideas. Global impact. At Viasat, we’re on a mission to deliver connections with the capacity to change the world. We’re the company behind the world’s fastest satellite internet service, with technology that’s helping to bridge the digital divide and improve life for our customers around the globe. By providing powerful new ways for people to connect with one another, gain greater access to education, entertainment, medical research, commerce, and much more, our team is empowering millions of customers worldwide. 

We’re looking for passionate, innovative professionals to join our team and connect the world to more. You’ll work in a collaborative and inclusive environment that values diverse perspectives and continuous learning and provides industry-leading benefits with unmatched opportunities for career growth. Our team is fearless in the pursuit of new ideas and uncompromising in our quest to become the world’s first truly global Internet Service Provider. Interested in joining our mission? Take a look at career opportunities at Viasat today.

As a Colo Data Centre Deployment Team member, you will be challenged to think strategically and tactically as we deploy the latest satellite communications network for Viasat-3.  The role will be responsible for the deployment of the Backbone and Data Centre installation segment including but not limited to budget, supplier, commercial, quality, schedule and risk management.  You will work in support of the Co-Location Data Centre. You will be expected to work closely with other internal teams including PMO to track key metrics for program performance, provide analysis and management of the critical paths and events on the program.  This will include producing high level schedules for both internal and external customers for any risk and issues including the development of any recovery plans.

Additionally, you will be required to work collaboratively with internal teams including Project Manager(s) of other segments of work to ensure the best economic outcome whilst managing suppliers to deliver to their contractual obligations.  You will be responsible for reporting strategic key performance indicators of program progress as well as tactical schedule adherence as part of the day to day responsibilities.

The work involves managing the planning, execution and completion phases of the backbone optical network installations such as ILAs and ROADMs with multiple fiber and data center contract partners in support of Viasat’s next-generation satellite gateways. The ideal candidate will have experience with end to end management of large-scale satellite earth station, cellular or fiber optic deployment projects.  Ability to demonstrate strong project controls for multiple locations, multiple partners and multi-million-dollar design build projects.

Your ultimate success will be based on your ability to effectively collaborate with both internal and external stakeholders.

Job Responsibilities

  • Identification and evaluation of potential  Data Centre partners as well as providing recommendations on Total Cost of Ownership assessments.
  • Assist with contract negotiations with internal teams including procurement, IT and legal
  • Collaborate with both internal shared resources and external partners to deliver the design, procurement and deployment of colocation facilities according to program requirements
  • Monitor, track and report the progress of design, procurement and deployment of colocation facilities activities
  • Monitor, track and report the progress of the design, site make ready (SMR) works, installation, testing, quality of deliverables, acceptance and completion of the Data Centre deployment program
  • Provide support on all phases of installation, integration and support including technical troubleshooting as required
  • Identification of any risks and issues related to cost, schedule and quality
  • Coordinate of Data center Site Make Ready (SMR) works including the delivery of cages, security, rack and power
  • Coordinate the rack and stack installation of network and ancillary equipment including configuration, various stages of commissioning, remote
  • integration of networking equipment in all data centers
  • Forecast project completion costs based on trends including productivity measurements, commitments, scope changes, schedule impacts, equipment cost variance, contract changes, and invoice payments.
  • Compare forecast versus actual performance and contribute to the analysis and explanation of variances including developing action plans to mitigation cost and schedule delays.
  • Compile and/or review weekly or monthly governance reports to communicate achievements, performance, throughput and escalations to project stakeholders.
  • Prepare reports related to cost and scheduling as required. 
  • Perform tasks associated with design, deployment and commissioning and integration as directed
  • Perform project administrative tasks and develop inputs for project cost estimating, budgeting, and scheduling to include purchase requisition development, invoice reconciliation, and project finance and accounting reconciliations.
  • Contract compliance management
  • Maintain and update company database(s) (e.g. Sitetracker)

  •   5+ years of relevant project management experience in telecommunications facilities and network installation deployment with a strong emphasis on network deployments, OSP and ISP construction experience and managing fiber and data center providers
  • Proven track record of technical lead in procurement activities such as RFI/RFP and managing design and installation of fiber and data center partners on similar network roll-out deployments
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Excel with advanced skills in formulas, functions, and data visualization
  • Strong communication skills, interpersonal, influencing, management and leadership skills
  • Ability to work independently on multiple projects, within a virtual team environment, with competing priorities and tight deadlines.
  • Strong working knowledge of project management functions and processes including planning / scheduling, cost estimating and cost control, risk and opportunity management, change management, financial and project accounting process and systems.
  • Fluent in English. Any additional EU language is a plus    
  • Legally able to work in either the UK
  • Up to 50% overnight travel required. Extended hours as required.
  •  Please submit your CV in English

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or equivalent experience
  • PMP certification or equivalent
  • Agile PLM and Oracle experience

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Additional Requirements and information

Minimum education:

BA/BS or equivalent experience

Years of experience:

5-8 years


Up to 50%


UK Citizenship or EU (27) Citizenship required



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