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Data Center Construction Project Manager

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Job Location

Dallas, TX, United States

Job Description


CBRE is seeking an
individual skilled in construction management, engineering and commissioning of
complex projects with an in-depth understanding of all project management
functions – from scheduling, budgeting, quality, risk, health and safety – to
provide overall direction and leadership for data center projects. This role
also requires the ability to develop and enhance client relationships through
excellent service and seek new business opportunities. 


  • Demonstrate the capability to read and interpret
    complex project documentation, including but not limited to agreements and
    contracts, construction drawings, commissioning documentation and Methods
    of Procedure.
  • Interface directly with clients and data center
    operations staff to develop projects which mitigate risk in the data
    center environment. Hold subcontractors and vendors accountable to the
    project scope, work plans, safety, quality and schedule.
  • Gather multiple subcontractor quotations for complex
    scopes of work and leverage the project team to select the most qualified
    firms, including but not limited to contracting partners, engineering
    consultants and commissioning agents. Manage selected project delivery
    resources from project development to closeout and relationships beyond.
  • Direct and manage the engineering, construction,
    startup and commissioning processes while maintaining the overall
    financial health of the project.  
  • Demonstrate innate ability to manage multiple complex
    data center projects in various locations with different teams.
  • Resolve complex issues – both technical and
    non-technical – and communicate Lessons Learned to the project team to
    promote continuous improvement.
  • Exhibit clear communication skills and methods for
    stakeholders of differing perspectives. Produce written reports, meeting
    agendas and minutes and hold effective conversations. Ensure project data
    is accurate, timely and well-coordinated.
  • Manage financial billings and invoices for timely payment.
    Track project progress against the schedule and objectives. Forecast
    project financials against budget and manage the project and associated
    team accordingly.
  • Adjust gracefully to meet changing circumstances such
    as new project priorities, changes and customer needs. Communicate
    effectively in both written and verbal form and adapt communication style
    to meet the situation. Present information effectively to stakeholders.
    Interpret complex business and construction data and communicate the
    information to non-technical individuals.
  • Be knowledgeable in construction site safety
    requirements, OSHA rules and regulations, site-specific safety plans and
    integrated work plan development. Understand construction best practices
    and building codes.
  • Seek additional project opportunities for business
    development and team growth.
  • Exemplify the ability to identify risks in the data
    center environment, lead construction planning and reviews and develop
    risk mitigation measures. Utilizes construction project management skills
    to align project goals with that of the client business plan.
  • 25% travel may be required.


No formal supervisory responsibilities in this
position. May provides informal assistance such as technical guidance, and/or
training to coworkers. May lead project teams and/or plan, and supervise
assignments of lower level employees.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each
essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative
of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. 

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities
to perform the essential functions. 


Bachelor's degree in Architecture, Engineering, Construction Management, or
related field. Minimum four or more years' construction administration,
architecture, engineering or similar experience.

Bachelor’s Degree in
engineering, architecture, construction management, low voltage and IT systems
or equivalent preferred.


Minimum 5 years’
experience in construction management, engineering, structured cabling, IT
services, data centers and/or commissioning of data center facilities



Engineer in Training or
Professional Engineer preferred.


LEED BD+C Preferred.


Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Strong organizational and
analytical skills. Ability to provide efficient, timely, reliable and courteous
service to customers. Ability to effectively present information.


Requires advanced knowledge of financial terms and principles. Ability to
calculate intermediate figures such as percentages, discounts, and commissions.
Conducts advanced financial analysis.


Ability to comprehend, analyze, and interpret complex documents. Ability to
solve problems involving several options in situations. Requires advanced
analytical and quantitative skills.


Intermediate skills with Microsoft Office Suite. Ability to read and understand
architectural drawings. Knowledge in MS Project, leases, contracts, and
construction practices.

Knowledge of the entitlement/permitting process and construction delivery
methods and agreements. Familiarity with construction best practices, general
building codes, and various building types and systems. Passion for being
detail oriented and highly organized.


Decisions made with thorough understanding of procedures, company policies, and
business practices to achieve general results and deadlines. Responsible for
setting work unit and/or project deadlines. Errors in judgment may cause
short-term impact to department

Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer
Women/Minorities/Persons with Disabilities/US Veterans

Location: Dallas, TX, US

Posted Date: 9/15/2020

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September 15, 2020
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