Project Manager - Data Centers

Location United States of America
Contact name: Brian Stevens

Contact email: bstevens@vtxsolutions.com
Job ref: 768
Published: 11 months ago
Project Manager Job Description

JOB DESCRIPTION

Project Manager (PM) will act as the Owner’s Representative adding value to the construction of data centers that meet or exceed industry standards. PM will manage Owner’s design/engineering, procurement, and general contractor. PM’s primary responsibilities include oversight of construction, project budget and schedule tracking, contracts administration, change order management, and project reporting and facilitating stakeholder meetings.

ROLE & RESPONSIBILITIES

Predevelopment:

•   Actively participate in RFP development and scope identification.
•   Secure all owner required data for specification development, bidding requirements, contract forms, conditions of contract and general requirements
•   Provide tangible feedback on supply chain availability and LLE lead-times.
•   Provide relevant lessons learned and best practices from past experience during design reviews.
•   Work diligently to establish strong, yet friendly, working relationships with the client and design teams.
•   Ensure all deliverables are addressed internally and communicated promptly with the design team and client.
•   Consistently generate accurate meeting minutes, regardless of who chairs a meeting, and distribute promptly. Preconstruction:
•   Participate in bids leveling and generate come-back questions to bidders.
•   Evaluate proposals and grade their completeness.
•   Analyze proposed schedules and provide written comments to specific items on the schedule.
•   Participate in scope review meetings – for major packages - with top potential bidders.
•   Chair a workshop meeting with MEP design team and GC to analyze the MEP proposals to ensure all bidders are correctly leveled to generate a bid-evaluation matrix for the client and MEP design team to review and make recommendations.

Construction:

•   Ensure General Contractor’s budget distribution (Schedule of Values) is in alignment with Client’s budget distribution’s strategic structure.
•   Work closely with the GC’s management to analyze the construction schedule to ensure alignment with the
project’s cash flow projection.
•   Participate in the BIM coordination of the underground and overhead MEP scope. Ensure the coordination deliverables are in sync with the construction schedule.
•   Establish and lead periodic workshops to review and coordinate for complex construction details and ensure the
GC and trades are all on the same page.
•   Confirm with the GC the agreed to change management process and continually enhance its procedures.
•   Ensure the GC provide cost projections for the MEP trades with each month’s billing.
•   Review and submit for approval the monthly billing application after thorough review with the GC.
•   Manage construction and design contingencies as well as contractual allowances to ensure correct usage allocations.
•   Generate monthly financial budget update customized for the client’s review.
•   Generate monthly project progress reports to clearly depict actual construction progress relevant to the
project’s contractual schedule milestones.

MEP Equipment – Delivery and Startup

•   Follow up on a regular basis with the long lead equipment vendors to ensure manufacturing progress is on schedule.
•   Coordinate with the GC to setup FWT and publish a schedule for all FWD dates to be shared with the MEP design engineer, CxA, and client.
•   Review and approve all MEP manufacturing vendor’s monthly invoices.
•   Coordinate with the GC all MEP systems startup date and issue a schedule to reflect those dates to share with the design team, CxA, and client.
•   Lead jointly with the GC the daily commissioning meetings and ensure all technical support is present.
•   Coordinate between the GC and the design team the process and schedule for generating and closing out the various punch lists.
•   Review and approve the GC’s closeout plan and ensure all items are per contract documents.

SKILL, KNOWLEDGE & EXPERIENCE:

•   Education:
-  High School Diploma/GED and 7+ years relevant work experience in construction/project management role. OR
-  Bachelor’s degree and 5+ years relevant work experience in construction/project management role.
•   Experience with construction contract administration and knowledge of related construction practices.
•   A comprehensive understanding of the coordination aspects and related requirements of all design disciplines.
•   Experience in the mission critical environment is desirable.
•   High levels of initiative, self-direction, and attention to detail.
•   Ability to motivate others and develop teamwork, excellent writing and speaking skills, and strong organization skills.
•   Capable of planning and organizing internal and external resources
•   Willingness to take on responsibilities with a commitment to perform
•   Strong general computing skills.
•   Strong proficiency in Excel, MSWord, MS Project, PowerPoint, and Outlook.