North America Infrastructure Cabling & White Space Engineering & Design Lead (EDL)
A Contract position at a global financial services firm.
Pay Options: IC - Self Incorporated or w2.
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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.
? 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
? 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
? 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
? 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