Senior Data Center Project Manager

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 11/17/17
Des Moines, IA
11 - 15 years experience
Industrial Equipment & Supply
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 11/17/17

Job Description

Overview / Responsibilities

Wood Environment & Infrastructure Solutions currently has an opportunity available for a Senior Data Center Project Manager to support the construction of new data centers in Des Moines, IA.  


The Senior Data Center Project Manager will serve as the Owner’s Agent and will be responsible for ensuring the project scope, schedule, and budget for the construction of a large-scale, mission-critical facility are managed and quality results are delivered that meet or exceed client expectations.


Key Responsibilities

  • Monitor the execution of the project scope from conceptual development, scoping, planning, engineering, construction, start-up, commissioning and project turn-over
  • Identify project objectives and milestones; monitor the development and implementation of the necessary processes and procedures, action plans, schedules and budgets by the General Contractor, Architect / Engineer, and the Client’s sub-tier vendors and consultants
  • Review design and construction bid packages
  • Provide input on facility design and constructability
  • Review all proposals, provide analyses of technical validity, and negotiate prime services contracts, subcontracts and change orders
  • Review the project schedule against the critical path and perform variance analyses to ensure impacts are minimized and the schedule is maintained
  • Track projects costs & expenditures against the project budget and forecast costs to completion
  • Support the change management process in providing clarification and guidance on questions regarding scope, justification and technical detail
  • Review and assist with the approval of billing from the General Contractor, Architect / Engineer, and the Client’s sub-tier vendors and consultants
  • Establish standards for quality and production and ensure compliance with the project-specific drawings and specifications, safety codes and other pertinent regulations
  • Identify and assist in the mitigation of project risks and monitor the development and implementation of corrective action plans
  • Establish, coordinate, and attend / conduct all necessary project meetings
  • Prepare weekly and monthly reports covering scope, budget and overall project status
  • Ensure all required project documentation is completed in a timely manner and is maintained in the appropriate master project files inclusive of all reports, logs, submittals, RFIs, specifications & drawings, correspondence and other relevant documentation
  • Enforce all health and safety plan regulations

Skills / Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Construction Management or a relevant Engineering field
  • 10-20years of construction project management experience preferably on complex, mission-critical facilities; data centers is a plus
  • Experience in the commissioning of electrical and mechanical systems
  • Experience managing a large workforce, assigning responsibilities, communicating expectations, training and developing personnel
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification, Certified Construction Manager (CCM) or other similar certifications is preferred
  • Knowledgeable in major regulations, industry codes and standards as well as basic construction materials, means and methods


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