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Microsoft Corporation Construction Schedule Management Group Lead in Other, Ireland

Microsoft Cloud Operations and Innovation (CO+I) is the team behind the cloud. CO+I is responsible for delivering over 200 Microsoft web portals, Live and Online Services around the world including infrastructure, security and compliance, operations, globalization, and manageability. Our focus is on smart growth, high efficiency, and delivering a trusted experience to customers and partners worldwide. We are looking for a passionate, high energy individual to help build the network that powers the world’s largest online services.

The Construction Execution Strategy (CES) group creates, implements, and drives processes to improve Data Center Construction Operations across our global build portfolio. We utilize tools such as Master Schedules, Risk Framework, Quality Checklists and Schedule Health Scorecards, and are hands-on with the PMs in the field, and with the General Contractor with our tools and analysis. This results in Schedule Predictability driving overall delivery efficiencies.

The Construction Schedule Management Group Lead will lead the EMEA region as part of a hub and spoke model. You will lead regional schedulers and field project schedulers and build a team and a program. You will be responsible for management and analysis of construction schedules and milestones at the project, program, and regional level. This includes collecting data, developing & managing processes, and defining & maintaining reporting. The goal is to assist schedule predictability by determining current project status, developing schedule processes, and training Construction PMs to implement the processes consistently.

In alignment with our Microsoft values, we are committed to cultivating an inclusive work environment for all employees to positively impact our culture every day.

Responsibilities

The Construction Schedule Management Group Lead is expected to manage the following items:

  • Create a team of EMEA regional internal schedulers/planners.

  • Interface with other regional teams and with Redmond-based hub

  • Reporting and Analysis

  • Review schedules monthly for each project

  • Provide feedback on all schedules

  • Work with site PMs to educate and provide insight

  • Feed data for Risks Assessments

Note: This position can be located in EMEA or AMER but must be willing to work flexible hours to cover both time zones a few hours each day.

Qualifications

Required Qualifications:

  • Experience with managing a team of schedulers and evaluating construction project schedules from a GC or owner’s perspective

  • Ability to travel to construction sites when necessary to assist in coaching construction PMs and GC on proper scheduling techniques

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Proven ability to create a schedule management program

  • Ability to analyze construction schedule data and provide deep insights into trends, issues, mitigations

  • Deep knowledge of P6, MS Project, other schedule health analysis tools

  • Strong familiarity with CPM scheduling methodology

  • Good verbal, written communication skills

  • Ability to present data from a detailed to high-level depending on audience

  • Expert consultant in delay claim, time impact analysis and CTD schedules

  • Experience with Data Center construction programs

These requirements include, but are not limited to, the following specialized security screenings: Microsoft Cloud Background Check: This position will be required to pass the Microsoft Cloud background check upon hire/transfer and every two years thereafter.

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Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request via the Accommodation request form (https://careers.microsoft.com/us/en/accommodationrequest) .

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