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Project Manager – CO and IL

Project Manager – CO and IL

Location: Chicago IL, and Denver, CO,     Department: Project Manager

Job Number: VB-13029

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Project Manager

Location: Denver, CO and Chicago, IL


Reports to: Regional Manager, Engineering

Company Description

Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ZAYO) provides communications infrastructure solutions, including fiber and bandwidth connectivity, colocation and cloud infrastructure to the world’s leading businesses. Customers include wireless and wireline carriers, media and content companies, cloud providers, finance and professional services and other large enterprises. Zayo provides customers with flexible solutions and self-service through Tranzact, an innovative online platform for managing and purchasing bandwidth.

Position Description

The Project Manager will be responsible for implementing engineering designs to install customer colocation products and services – cabinets, cages, power, backbone communication cables & panels.  Project Manager will own end-to-end milestone management, budget tracking & reporting and identification & resolution of issues to ensure on time, on budget and on specification completion of projects. An effective PM will work closely with engineers, track & report real-time updates and have detailed knowledge of assigned projects.


Overall Project Management

  • Develop overall plan for the project
  • Provide budget forecast updates
  • Apply customer priorities to project
  • Critical Path identification and key issue resolution
  • Vendor relationship management
  • Anticipation, mitigation and escalation of project issues as required

Transition Management and Documentation

  • Ensuring clean hand off of completed work to Operations and Customer
  • Ensure redlines & power assignments are properly recorded and placed in appropriate repository
  • Ensure an appropriate close out package is built and reviewed prior to delivery to Operations
  • Ensure delivery of all documentation contractually required.

Project Budget

  • Set up and manage budget, purchase requests/orders, invoicing and documentation of receivables
  • Pro-actively manage budget variances and overruns
  • Notify management of potential overruns
  • Provide analysis of cost overruns
  • Owns notifying Product of incremental costs such as NetOps and NetEx


  • Set up periodic status calls with Service Delivery, SBC team and Operations to notify of progress & issues
  • Have periodic calls with customer as required
  • Daily calls if required to manage critical path items that could severely jeopardize delivery timeline
  • Management of project related change controls
  • Engage with Product teams – proactively and reactively – to ensure funding of customer Opportunities


  • Bachelor’s Degree in engineering field preferred
  • Project management experience, preferably in the telecommunications / data center industry
  • Experience managing capital projects > $250K
  • Must be able to manage multiple aggressive design construction schedules
  • Must be able to understand and read construction documents
  • Working knowledge of Datacenter infrastructure – Power, Cooling, Security, Communications
  • Business minded and able to maintain a commercial focus
  • Proficiency with MS Word, Excel, Power Point, Visio, AutoCAD Viewers software
  • Travel is a requirement – Must have current US drivers license and passport
  • The employee will be required occasionally to meet with customers and internal support teams to review project scope and to ensure positive communication is maintained


  • Competitive compensation
  • Excellent benefits including health, dental, vision, 401 (k), disability and life insurance
  • Fitness membership discounts
  • Generous paid time off policy including paid parental leave

Zayo is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Zayo does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.

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