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Data Center Design Execution Senior Project Manager, US Midwest

Company: CBRE
Location: Columbus
Posted on: April 2, 2024

Job Description:

Data Center Design Execution Senior Project Manager, US Midwest

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GWS Segment

Role type


Areas of Interest

Construction, Design, Project Management


Columbus - Ohio - United States of America

About the role

  • CBRE is looking for a Data Center Building / Campus Design Execution Manager to run the design activities related to Hyperscale Data Center construction and other projects for a large technology client.
  • Serves as client's agent, consultant, advisor, and authorized owner's representative through all design phases and all design fields until hand-off to client's construction team. Most of the duties and responsibilities are associated with managing, coordinating, and administrating the client's design consultants used in the design efforts. This position is responsible for taking the program level Plan of Record and localizing the design.
  • Ideal candidate is comfortable facilitating large design coordination meetings with multiple design subject areas, including "page turns" design meetings. etc.
  • This is a remote position. Candidate MUST have prior large data center design experience.

    What you'll do
    • Facilitate planning and kickoff workshops with internal & external stakeholders;
    • Facilitate design reviews in partnership with external partners;
    • Facilitate large scale workshops as necessary;
    • Author scopes of work for contracts and gain buy-in from internal stakeholders;
    • Issue and administer contracts;
    • Define and track deliverables from various parties;
    • Track of cost, schedule, progress and scope;
    • Provide health reporting on cost, schedule, scope and progress;
    • Build optimal design teams from matrixed internal stakeholders and the strategic procurement of external partners;
    • Change management for project scope and design contracts;
    • Facilitate technical decisions in-line with project needs;
    • Coordinate design activities with procurement and construction;
    • Provide clear and open communication with all internal stakeholder and external partners;
    • Ensure the issuance of engineering information to the right party, at the right time, in the right format.

      What you'll need
      • 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.
      • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States without the need for visa sponsorship now or in the future.


        • Bachelor's degree in construction management, engineering, architecture, or a related field
        • Professional licensure (PE, NCARB, RA) is strongly preferred or significant professional experience (+10 years) may substitute
        • Prior experience with data center design and/or construction preferred Examples of design and/or construction of acceptable non-data center projects:
          • Healthcare (hospitals)
          • Large commercial (highrise)
          • Laboratory
          • Manufacturing Facilities (fabs, etc)
          • High Power (power plants, etc)
          • 7+ years of experience in design project management

            Preferred experience:

            • Strong understanding of construction principles and practices
            • Experience in the preparation of project plans, specifications
            • Experience drafting scopes of work
            • Experience of government regulations
            • Experience in managing multiple projects simultaneously
            • Working understanding of AutoCAD is necessary for drawing reviews / mark-ups Why CBRE?
              • FORTUNE Most Admired Company #1 in real estate for third consecutive year; Ten years in a row on the list!
              • Forbes Named one of the best large employers in America and one of the World's Best Employers!
              • Outstanding benefits
              • 401K, Medical, Dental and Vision benefits
              • Inclusive environment
              • Growth potential!

                CBRE is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity. We have a long-standing commitment to providing equal employment opportunity to all qualified applicants regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, veteran status, political belief, or any other basis protected by applicable law. We also provide reasonable accommodations, as needed, throughout the job application process. If you have a disability that inhibits your ability to apply for a position through our online application process, you may contact us via email at or via telephone at +1 866 225 3099 (U.S.) and +1 866 388 4346 (Canada).

                NOTE: Some, but not all, of our positions may have an additional requirement to comply with COVID-19 health and safety protocols, including COVID-19 vaccination proof and/or rigorous testing. If you have questions about the requirement(s) for this position, please inform your Recruiter.

Keywords: CBRE, Columbus , Data Center Design Execution Senior Project Manager, US Midwest, Executive , Columbus, Ohio

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