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Job description

Colt is the New Standard in high bandwidth network and voice services for enterprises and wholesale customers in Europe, Asia and North America's largest business hubs. With a global reach but a deep local presence, Colt is big enough to deliver and small enough to care.

Role title:

Project Manager

Colt Level (band):



Technology & Security (Programme Office)

Role location:


Role purpose:

Responsible to manage Colt-internal projects (network infrastructure, system) of medium to large size (standalone or part of a larger programme), ensuring that projects are delivered on time, within a predefined revenue/cost plan and to the internal Customer's specification, using project management methodology and company standard processes.

Earn trust and influence up to Director level, Sponsors and Business Owners and deliver to high customer satisfaction.

Colt Vision

Colt Mission

Colt Values
  • To be the most customer oriented business in our industry
  • To be the leading provider of high bandwidth services for enterprises and wholesale in Europe and Asia's largest business hubs.
  • Customer First / Transformational / Accountability / Outcome focused

Key accountabilities
  • Responsible for the definition, documentation and successful completion of medium to large sized projects of certain complexity, directing and counselling project team members, and advising customers/stakeholders as necessary on all phases;
  • Delivers projects to the committed budget, schedule and quality ;
  • Maintains effective financial and project progress forecasting and reports as appropriate ;
  • Monitors and controls the allocated human and material resources, associated revenue costs and all capital costs against the project budget ;
  • Ensures that a change control procedure is in place, and actively used to assess the effect of changes to the projects on costs, timescale and/or resource needs and reports these to project sponsors ;
  • Builds and maintains a highly motivated team from various geographies, and ensures they are clear on expectations ;
  • Ensures all key PM documentation is developed and maintained, including Project Implementation Document (PID), Project Milestone Plan, Risk and Issues register, tracking dashboard, weekly reports, monthly stakeholder reports, Lessons learned etc. ;
  • Establishes a single point of contact for the internal Customer for the duration of the project and agreeing escalation paths and manages expectations for all stakeholders ;
  • Manages all customer communication during the project life cycle ensuring a high level of customer satisfaction throughout the project ;
  • Manages internal and external suppliers to deliver the project on time and within cost tolerances ;
  • Comply to Colt's Framework for Project Controls for Project Delivery, Governance and Reporting ;
  • Reports own time and expenses accurately and timely ;
  • Escalates exceptions quickly to Sponsoring group and relevant stakeholders.
  • Ensures that own projects are formally closed down, and where appropriate, subsequently reviewed, and that lessons learned are captured and appropriate action taken. Produces appropriate documentation to support these processes ;

Role Requirements

Skills & Experience:
  • Proven experience as a Project Manager, conversant with project management techniques and performance controls, and measuring methods
  • Prior direct experience in successfully delivering projects, and in working in a project environment. Able in working in a project environment where a certain level of agility an fluidity is to be managed ;
  • Demonstrable business (commercial judgement) and financial analysis skills (good understanding of the business, its customers and market drivers)
  • Strong communicator (verbal, written, presenting), leader and coach
  • Excellent inter-personnel and stakeholder management skills, capable of:
    • Influencing/engaging at Director and (E)VP-level
    • motivating high performing teams
    • delivering excellent customer satisfaction
  • Highly self-motivated, self-organised, flexible and creative
  • Excellent team player and able to work in an international team
  • Programme specifics
    • Products, Marketing & Sales:
      • Plan and project manage the work stream of ensuring the products readiness in the new market.
    • NW build and commissioning:
      • Plan and project manage network build rollouts and commissioning for Layer1/2/3 platforms by working with Colt internal teams and external suppliers.
      • Ensure network is handed over to BAU teams successfully adhering to Colt's handover acceptance criteria.
    • Site Relocation & Customer Services Migrations:
      • Project management of network PoP/node/site relocation & associated existing customer services migration to new network by working with internal teams as well external vendors ensuring no impact to customers experience.

  • Bachelor's degree or global equivalent in a related field
  • 5-10 years of relevant experience in managing projects
  • Industry recognised project management qualification, such as MSP/PRINCE2/PMP/Agile
  • Fluent in English
  • Verbal conversation skills in German and/or French and/or Spanish will be a major plus
  • ITIL
  • CCNA/CCNP/CCIE (nice to have)

Key Performance Indicators:

  • Customer/sponsor satisfaction
  • Compliance to Colt Project governance and delivery controls
  • Delivery of committed scope and to agree quality criteria
  • Delivery to schedule commitment

  • Delivery of project to committed budget
  • Monitor financial KPIs in-flight, e.g. Return on Investment (%), Payback on Investment (months), EBITDA from cash benefits

In addition to offering competitive salaries and incentive plans, a range of benefits and local rewards packages are offered to staff. Colt recognises the importance of a work life balance.

Some benefit examples are:

  • Flexible working and relaxed dress code
  • Two days annually to spend on volunteering opportunities
  • Flexible benefits scheme
  • Access to a virtual business school for on-going learning
  • Business mentoring
Job Sector
Senior Appointments
Job Position
Project Manager
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