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IT Project Management. New York, New YorkWhy AlignFor over three decades, many of the world's leading firms have relied on Align as a tru sted IT solution provider and center of excellence in IT advisory, infrastructure design, build, delivery and managed services. We are actively seeking innovative minds to establish and strengthen our team to deliver high-quality state-of-the-art technology solutions for our enterprise and boutique clients.If you are seek ing to own challenging projects for some of today's most fascinating companies while leveraging an exceptional team and long track record of success, then we want to hear from you today .Position OverviewAlign seeks an eager, energetic, entry level professional with a relevant degree and an interest in IT Infrastructure and Data Centers. The Data Center Project Analyst will address the pivotal role of project support in both a project management and hands-on data center build out capacity. This role will help with coordinating projects and vendors, helping manage critical deliverables, and communicate status to customers. The Analyst will learn about project management anddata center design and build best practices. The focus of the project is designing the " White space" ofa data center within a Co-Location Facility or for a Cloud Provider. This will include structured cabling, power distribution, space planning and HVAC. This is a great opportunity for a recent college graduate with a technical degree related to project management, electrical engineering or engineering management to start a career in a rapidly growing industry. This person will have the opportunity to learn a lot, but must be willing to take on challenging projects and multi-task. The Analyst will be a multi-talented, disciplined individual with an interest in and understanding of IT physical infrastructure and data center technologies. The person we hire will assist with data center projects and will assist with installing equipment on data center projects, coordinating project plans, managing vendors, communicating status to clients and maintaining documentation. They will also help with ensuring quality control for critical client interactions. This is a great opportunity to learn about analyzing, designing, and building enterprise data centers. Analysts receive training while being mentored by senior IT consultants and Project Managers. You will have the opportunity to shape your career as you hone your technical, consultative, client relationship management and project management skills. Some relevant internship or up to a year of professional experience is a plus.The ideal candidate will have a combination of technical and soft skills, including the ability to think critically and possess a strong grasp of data analysis. Qualified candidates must be detail-oriented with excellent communication and writing skills. This person must be organized with the ability to manage multiple deadlines simultaneously in a fast-paced environment.The Data Center Project Analyst will be based in our New York City office; however travel should be expectedThis is a full-time position offering full benefits, a competitive salary, and paid trainingResponsibilitiesProvide on-site consulting support for Align clients as directed by the assigned a Data Center Solutions Director or Project ManagerParticipate in various IT project management activities including site surveys, needs assessments, preparation of documentation, scheduling vendor installations, data analysis and coordination of various project deliverablesFollow up on and help coordinate data center project activities as neededLearn about and contribute to the RFP process, project planning and client presentationsAssist with the administration of projects including documenting meeting minutes and action items, making updates to budget and project plans, creating project documentation, etc.Install equipment within data center and co-location facilitiesWhile your learn to be a project manager, you will be a hands on resource to install and remove data center equipment during data center commissioning and de-commissioning projectsAssist with trouble shooting technical issues that arise during data center installation and build-outCreate visuals of data center cabinet elevations, network diagrams and floor plans using graphics programs, such as Visio and Asset PointAssist with client billing as neededBecome knowledgeable of company standards and proceduresLearn the Align toolset including Revit, CAD, ASMT, CFD, etc.Align professionals are expected to continually enhance their professional and business skills, and are encouraged to take advantage of opportunities provided on the job and through participation in training programs both internally and externally.QualificationsBachelor's degree related to IT, Electrical Engineering, Engineering Management, Business Analysis or Project ManagementIT Project Management career trajectoryAdvanced Microsoft Office Suite skills: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project, VisioSome IT infrastructure (Systems, Network, Security, Storage) product/industry knowledgeInternship or co-op experience related to IT infrastructure or data centers is preferredInterest in consulting and client relationship managementMust be eager to learnExcellent interpersonal, communication, organizational and writing skills are requiredExcellent analytical and facilitation skills, with proven ability to manage multiple projects, resolve and escalate issues and prioritize technical resourcesAbility to maintain focus, shift attention quickly to respond to the unexpected while progressing on tasks/projectsAbout AlignAlign is a dynamic and flexible place to work, offering professionals unparalleled opportunities to train in the leading technologies, make an impact within the industry and control their own destinies. We have a flawless track record of delivering technical solution s and have established long-standing relationships with an impressive client list of both Global 1000 and SMB clients.We work across a diverse list of industries including financial services, life sciences (pharmaceutical and health care), retail, technology, media and telecommunications. We give our professionals the autonomy to pursue opportunities and manage assignments in ways that maximize their creativity and talents, leading to self-fulfillment and financial rewards.For more details, visit www.Align.Com .PM20PI146297074
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