North America Infrastructure Cabling & White Space Engineering & Design Lead (EDL) - job id 33659

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North America Infrastructure Cabling & White Space Engineering & Design Lead (EDL)


Somerset, NJ

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Maxim Nikouline


(646) 876-9538


(212) 616-4800 ext-190

A Contract position at a global financial services firm.

Pay Options: IC - Self Incorporated or w2.

Contact Maxim . call (646)876-9538 or email with the Job Code MN33659 or Click the Apply Now button (Sorry, NO 3rd Party (Subcontract) or 1099 for this position!).

Location: Somerset, NJ.

Skills required for the position: IMS.

Optional (not required):NT, Project Management, COM, ASP

Detailed Info: Purpose of the Role:

The role is required for the overall management, execution and successful deployment of cabling

infrastructure and professional services associated with 'Data Center White Space'.

The prime focus is America projects and with a strong emphasis on leading the technical and

engineering aspects of EDC-ICE in the region. This includes all aspects of design, engineering and

installation (cabinets, containment, infrastructure cabling) associated with the fit out of data centre

white spaces, as well as driving the cabling contractors to ensure that cost, timescale and quality

targets are met.

The role will involve close liaison with all members of the project and operations

teams, Corporate Services, Sourcing, chosen data centre construction partners, infrastructure

cabling installers and Professional teams in order to assist EDC Project Management team deliver

projects on time and to budget.

In addition to projects, the ICE-EDL lead should providing technical guidance to EDC NA operations

teams where new products & designs are introduced into the firm, as well as being a cabling subject

matter expert for NA generally.

This position will report directly to the Global Head of Infrastructure Cabling Engineering in London

to ensure that the strategic direction, global cabling and quality standards are successfully and

consistently delivered in the North American operating region.

In addition to direct reporting line, local reporting line will be to the EDC Head of Project

Management who is directly responsible for the successful delivery of all net new and refurbished

Data Centre White Space.

Due to the nature of the role and reporting lines, the ICE-EDL needs to be highly motivated,

proactive, willing to embrace change in a fast moving environment, work collaboratively and able to

work unsupervised with a high level of attention to detail.

Key Responsibilities:

? Represent & lead EDC Infrastructure Cabling Engineering in North America, both internally and


? Participate as an active member of the wider Morgan Stanley EDC Project team

? Close liaison with Morgan Stanley key strategic product manufacturers & suppliers

? Help develop & deliver in conjunction with the London team:

o Whitespace design from concept to construction level detail & be fully conversant with the

design and its subsequent implementation & changes

o Creation of and assist with, RFP & RFI documentation relating to White Space products and

services, including participating in Global RFP initiatives & events

o Ensure & promote effective project change control

o Assist with overall project programming

o Ensure Infrastructure Cabling product and installation is in compliance with local & national

AHJ requirements, as well as specific MS and manufacturer installation standards

o Support the implementation of the Morgan Stanley Infrastructure Cabling strategic design,

installation, testing and best practice framework for the project

o Provide regular and detailed reports of project progress to the ICE team & wider MS project

team, including advance notice of potential issues, issue tracking and resolution, contractor

progress and the like

? Provide other ad hoc project related documentation and reporting as needed

o Report urgent action items / general reports on a weekly / monthly basis to PM and ICE

team on progress, issues, decision points taken as required

o Make informed and if needed executive decisions relating to the installation, including

ensuring key stake holders are informed and agreement sought as appropriate

o Liaison with internal IT silos, such as Enterprise Compute, Telco & SAN Engineering teams, to

ensure, for example, that they understand the overall Whitespace design so appropriate

hardware orders can be placed i.e. ensuring that Airflow direction is understood, U heights /

spatial restrictions etc.

o Build working relationship with the Contractor(s), including installation staff (foreman and

engineers) and become involved with the contractors programme of works for the days and

weeks ahead & provide guidance on installation, good practice and the like

o Drive the cabling contractor from an early stage to ensure MS aims are met

o Conduct regular construction site walks (ideally once a day) and / or attend site as required

in order to quickly resolve installation issues. Examples of site inspection activities might be;

? Installation quality and progress checks for space layout, containment, cabling 1st

and 2nd fix

? Site inspections should be carried out independently (planned and un-announced)

as well as in conjunction with the contractor and cabling and cabinet

manufacturer(s) as required

? MS testing parameters are being adhered to

? Site visit reports

? Generate punch lists

? MOA QA / hand over lists

o Liaise and work closely with Morgan Stanley manufacturing partners, including participating

in site visits by the manufacturer conducting tool box talks and delivery of training prior to

contractor commencement on site in order to ensure installation practice meet their

warranty requirements etc

o Verify existing installations in order to prepare accurate documentation for new install /

confirm database details etc

o Become fully conversant with the power and environmental monitoring systems thatdeploys such as Raritan Power strips and associated software platforms

(PowerIQ) and fully assist with QA of those systems as part of the overall Whitespace


o Become fully conversant with the various Database systems that Morgan Stanley utilises

such as Struxtureware, Aperture, Patch Manager and assist with ensuring all relevant data is

gathered in order to load relevant data into those systems in order to model the

Whitespace, permanent and patching records within the databases

o Be prepared to design in and update cabling databases (particularly Patch Manager which is

increasingly used as a design and planning tool)

o Review and approval of cable test results and As Built information

? Develop and maintain strong working relationships with EDC North America DC Operations

Team and other critical facility stakeholders, to ensure a successful hand over from project to

operations team

? Assist the BAU operations team generally with operational queries and issues, assist with

planning of new strategic containment, cabling etc and generally provide expert guidance and

advice as required

Development/Computing Environment: Key Skills:

? Ideally educated to a degree level, or be able to show equivalent level of education in a relevant

engineering discipline and / or industry experience such as working up through the Electrical

trades etc.

? Ideally BICSI RCDD qualified or working towards the qualification

? A minimum of 6 years' experience within the Infrastructure Cabling industry, with a minimum of

3 years specifically delivering complex projects within the financial or other blue chip vertical

market ideally served within the DC environments

? Knowledge and experience of and within NY and NJ Electrical / Infrastructure cabling contracting

sphere would be of particular benefit in order for MS to build long term relationship / drive best

value contracts in conjunction with MS Sourcing

? Demonstrate clear understanding of Cabling Infrastructure and relevant local, national and

international standards

? Experienced in delivering high value, fast track projects within critical operating environments

that have complex and exacting installation and performance criteria

? Detailed understanding of current Compute and Networking design and deployment


? Customer focussed, sound commercial and financial awareness

? Committed, collaborative & strong team player

? Ability to research and interpret industry.

The position offers competitive rate.

Job Id: 33659