Senior Manager M&E and Data Centers Job Careers – MTN-Uganda

Job Title:            Senior Manager M&E and
Data Centers
Organisation: MTN-Uganda
Duty Station:   Kampala, Uganda
Reports to:
Technical Officer
About US:
MTN-Uganda is the leading telecommunications
Company in Uganda, providing payphone, fixed lines, fax/data, internet and
mobile services.
Job Summary: The Senior Manager M&E
and Data Centers will design, plan and manage the datacenters space and
infrastructure in the whole country along with the related policies and procedures
with the long-term view of the Technology evolution. He/She will plan, budget,
motivate and manage the related CAPEX and OPEX ensuring fit for purpose
technologies to drive return on investments and cost efficiencies. He /She will
also establish and maintain a Center of Excellence that advises the Business on
all matters related to the M&E domain as well as serve as a Single Point of
escalation for issues within the M&E domain.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Budget, within the Business plan cycle, for all
aspects     related to the evolution,
lifecycle and maintenance of the infrastructure     and space in the Datacenters
Design and plan the Datacenters and the space
there in     to meet the business plans
and requirements as well as Lead, steer and    
supervise the related projects
Capacity management of M&E Equipment so that
the     related upgrades projects are
correctly spec’d, steered and executed    
Custody of all the Datacenter plans and As-built
plans,     all records pertaining to the
Datacenter M&E infrastructure, electrical     cabling/design layouts and space while
ensuring they are up to date all the    
time and in safe custody
Design and constantly update the policies,
procedures     and processes for the safe
management and operation of the Datacenters    
guided by international and Group standards
Ensure the security, health and safety of the
personnel     working in the datacenters
as well as the equipment installed therein are embedded     in all the designs, plans, processes and
works at/of the datacenter
Constantly scan and assess the Datacenter
environment in     conjunction with the
Audit and Risk functions for any risks that may pose a     threat to the objectives enlisted above
and constantly designing their     mitigations
High availability of the M&E infrastructure
serving     the Datacenter to the Tier
Certification of choice, in turn, ensure high     availability of the platforms therein hosted
To manage, coordinate, administer and track the
Energy     costs (Grid, Fuel) at
Datacenters and residual MTN owned sites ensuring     correctness of billing and fraud
Research and champion all initiatives to
drive     efficiencies in the energy
related OPEX at Datacenters and other MTN facilities
Management reporting and tracking of the
performance of     the Datacenter against
a set matrix (including Capacity, Uptime, Risk     mitigation, maintenance activities,
spares, Group Carbon measurement,    
Energy consumption tracking, operational costs, project progress,
Plans, approves, coordinates all works carried
out in     the Datacenter (New
installations, commissioning, upgrades,    
decommissioning’s, maintenance) and lends expertise to the M&E     projects/work order in other MTN premises
under the responsibility of the    
Facilities unit) ensuring adherence to the Change management process
and     smooth execution
Manages and evaluates all vendors and
contractors with     responsibilities in
the Datacenter and M&E operation, maintenance,     spares stock and projects
Manages and evaluates all vendors and
contractors with     responsibilities in
the Datacenter and M&E operation, maintenance,     spares stock and projects
Interfaces with the relevant specialized Group
function     to cascade and drive the
Group Technology strategy in M&E technology as     well as the Datacenter management,
standards and reporting
Budgets for and manages the energy costs related
to the     Tower Co contracts, the
Electricity and Fuel at Technical facilities with     the respective suppliers
Motivates and holds the responsibility over any
of the     building management systems
and tools related to the running of the    
Verifies invoices and initiates payments related
to     energy costs, spares, Tower Co and
contracts related to the Datacenter and    
M&E portfolio
Team leadership, recruitment, development,
supervision,     deploys/assigns and
scopes, appraise/performance management of the team and     the individual

Qualifications, Skills and
The ideal applicant must hold BSc
Electrical/Telecommunications Engineering
Project Management Training
Supervisory/Manager Trainings
Certifications in IEE would be an added
At least 7 years of relevant experience in the
operation, design, troubleshooting, and maintenance of critical infrastructure
facilities with Data Centers being preferred
At least 5 years supervisory/management
experience as Mechanical and Electrical (M&E) Planning and Operations in a
Telecommunications company
3-5 years of experience in administering and
managing facility preventative maintenance programs and budgets including
Zero-Based Budgeting
Expert understanding of the electrical and
mechanical systems used in a data center environment, including, but not
limited to the following: electrical distribution and layout, Transformers,
PLC’s, Generators, Switchgear, UPS systems, STS’, ATS’ PDU’s
Experienced project management skills, including
budgeting, time tracking, schedule creation, scope development, contract management
Good knowledge of design, sizing and operations
of Precision Air Conditioning or cooling systems including but not limited to
the following; Chilled Water Systems, CRAC/CRAH’s, Pre-Action Sprinkler Systems
Good knowledge in industrial safety best practices
(i.e. lockout/tag out, arc flash protection, OSHA and state regulations)
Good Knowledge on Data Center Facilities
operations and maintenance including access control and security protocols and
policies, work order management, system upgrade and swap and procedures, the
power systems and cooling systems
Good Knowledge of Data Center Infrastructure
Management system (DCIM) design, deployment; operations and maintenance
Good understanding of High Capacity Generators
including but not limited to their Control systems, Synchronizing panels, ATS,
Good understanding of Data Center
Electro-Mechanical Systems Designs, specification formulation and scoping
Strong background in Electrical, Mechanical,
Protection, and controls systems commissioning
Maintenance Contractor /SLA formulation and
Good Knowledge of CAPEX Budgeting and Cost
Knowledge & Trainings
Electrical Design and Safety for Data Center
Facilities or Infrastructure
DC Power systems (Veritiv, Huawei, ZTE, Eltek and
Delta) installation, testing and commissioning; and operations and maintenance
including troubleshooting faults
Electrical-Mechanical Specification formulation,
sizing and Scoping
Energy Efficiency Best practices in Data Centers
Supervisory Skills for the Direct Reports and
Project Management especially in Data Centers
Cooling Systems specification formulation,
designing and scoping
Data Centre Infrastructure Management (DCIM)
system design, specification formulation and scoping
Fire Suppression Systems specification
formulation, sizing/designing and scoping
Highly organized, structured and calm
personality   capable of prioritizing
competing tasks/challenges that the network presents   to the incumbent
CAN DO spirit -driven by the customer
centric   approach towards tasks and work
in general
Highly Disciplined with very good time
Analytical skills /competencies involving
attributes   such as data analytics,
working with numbers, problem solving abilities with   data set, and technical know-how- for OPEX
management and optimization
Good at people management and inter
-departmental   relations; ability to
work within a team of diverse cultures and religions
Knowledge seeking and constant self-learning
and   researching on new and efficient
Interpersonal competencies involving attributes
such   as good communication skills,
persuasiveness, and handling problems.
Self -initiative and ability to motivate
others,   involving others in taking more
initiatives, and leading by example.
Quick decision-making, addressing problems
and   strategic planning.
Self-supervision abilities
Emotional Intelligence
How to
All Interested candidates should email their Job
Applications with detailed CVs, certified copies of academic certificates
(originals are to be presented at the interview), recent pay-slip and copy of
driving permit to
Please use this format in the Subject Line i.e.
Senior Manager M&E and Data Centers-Surname First Name-current Dept.
NB: Please note that presentation of false academic
documents and certification will lead to criminal prosecution.
Only successful candidates will be contacted.
MTN Uganda is an equal opportunity Employer.
Deadline:   Tuesday,
19th November 2019.  
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