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Projects Consultant

  • Location: London
  • Salary: £400 - £401 per day
  • Job type: Contract
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Job Description

Job Title: Project Consultant - Projects Department

Purpose of the Job

To design, implement and manage the end-to-end project lifecycle from conception to handover to support, ensuring all deliverables are completed to the highest quality, time and within budgetary constraints.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

1 Presales:

  • Undertake technical reviews of the IT infrastructure of potential new clients, capturing sufficient data to enable the business to bid for business accurately
  • Recommend changes in the infrastructure for existing and potential new clients to meet the client needs
  • Undertake the technical design for potential infrastructure changes, or other projects to enable a full costing to be undertaken
  • Advise the sales team about the requirements to deliver proposed client projects including, likely elapsed time of the projects, input needed from the client, risks, likely scheduling

2 Project Planning

  • Ensure that all projects are well planned, taking into account reasonable timescales to complete the work, contingency, risk planning, resource availability and client expectations
  • Carefully plan the technical and operational aspects of agreed projects, collaborating and communicating internally and where necessary with the client to ensure that all elements of the project have been incorporated into the plan and are well understood

3 Project Implementation

  • Set clear project expectations and deliverables with the client to ensure a common understanding of the scope and metrics of the project as a baseline in accordance with the commercial agreement
  • Undertake technical implementation activities, either stand-alone for small projects, or as part of a team for larger projects, either on client sites or remotely from our office
  • Creating workshops and discussion groups with commercial and technical customer resources
  • Act as the main point of contact with clients on designated projects to manage expectations, provide regular project reporting and to support clients in the delivery of their own responsibilities within the projects
  • Following project completion, ensure that all project work is carefully and fully documented and formally handed over to the Service Desk and Infrastructure teams
  • Liaise with partners and vendors to ensure that they meet the business needs, co-ordinating all activity to provide a seamless service to the clients
  • Manage all changes and exceptions from a logistical point of view, providing input into the Account Manager regarding commercials
  • Information Recording a Log client infrastructure changes and other information accurately and fully in the service desk system
  • Keep accurate records of time worked on issues in Company's time recording system

Education / Qualifications

  • Preferably degree educated in a relevant subject plus at least one of the following qualifications:
  • MCITP Server or Enterprise Administrator qualification
  • MCSD: Azure (Highly Desirable)
  • MCSA: Office365 (Mandatory)
  • ITIL Foundation
  • Project Management qualification desirable

Knowledge and Experience

  • Proven ability in pre-sales/bids or advisory
  • Proven ability in solution design and implementation
  • Background in Microsoft Cloud Solutions, e.g. Azure (Azure backups, virtual machines management, storage accounts, site to site VPN), Office 365, EMS
  • Should possess Business communication, leadership and project management skills
  • Customer facing skills - ideally worked in an IT outsourcing / Consultancy environment with external customers
  • Strong understanding of Windows Server Operating Systems
  • Strong understanding of virtualisation technologies and concepts
  • History of successful technical consulting and architecture engagements within the SME and enterprise space
  • Strong understanding of Windows Server Operating Systems, Windows PowerShell, Server Virtualization
  • Good understanding of Office 365 PowerShell commands
  • Practical knowledge of DNS, DHCP, Active Directory, Hyper-V, Exchange 2010/2013,2016, WSUS, WDS
  • Practical knowledge of Multi-factor authentication solutions in Azure and on-premise using RSA
  • Knowledge of disk encryption products such as Becrypt and McAfee
  • Experience in configuring routers, switches and firewalls from different vendors (Cisco, SonicWALL, HP)
  • File and folder security management
  • Experience using backup products and disaster recovery solutions (e.g., Datto, Asigra, Azure, SkyKick)

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