Design & Construction Program Manager in Kuttawa, KY

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5 - 7 years

Posted 7 weeks ago

The Design and Construction Program Manager is primarily responsible for leading and managing the design, pre-construction and construction activities on a given site, specifically some of our largest sites. The Program Manager will interact on a daily basis with Facilities, Contractors, Designers, Engineers, Commissioning Agents, Vendors, and Data Center Operations staff and should have both written and oral communication skills commensurate with this level of regular communication.

RESPONSIBILITIES - Other duties may be assigned

Manage multiple projects on a campus(es) and maintain updated budgets, schedules, and status reports for each

Create and communicate updates on development program & project status on a monthly basis suitable for executive level reviews. Effectively present information in a manner to support efficient decision making

Work with QTS stakeholders, design, and construction teams to create a master development program for site(s), including a complete campus design solution and capital budget.

Manage entitlement and permitting needs for each assigned site project(s)

Implement and manage multi-phased site development plans to achieve time, budget, and quality standards in a predictable fashion. Continuously update a campus master plan to provide predictable statistics in a dynamic environment

Write scopes of work for design, construction, commissioning services & participate in procurement and project cost estimates

Evaluate and level pricing proposals for design, construction, and commissioning services

Work closely with strategic procurement team on equipment procurement and delivery process

Ensure appropriate submittals are coordinated with site stakeholders

Monitor & create project budget/cost-to-date against overall project budget.

Establish project schedules and manage teams to on-time completion

Review and approve monthly pay applications from the contractors

Review change order requests from contractors and negotiate pricing

Establish site construction security procedures in conjunction with site security team

Develop plans for product deployment and review/communicate plans with QTS staff involved

Collaborate with Sales Engineers and Product teams to aid in custom deal solutioning for prospective clients within the applicable schedule and budget for an assigned location.

Establish and maintain relationships serving as liaison with key QTS stakeholders

Represent QTS interests as leader in OAC meetings

Create & build relationships that enhance QTS's ability to be a leader in creating the World's Most Valuable Data Center Real Estate

Aid in due diligence efforts for potential new sites on an as-needed basis

Work with the internal development team to enhance project management processes and protocols


Bachelor's degree in Science or Engineering or equivalent professional experience

Five or more years of professional experience in commercial construction practices and procedures, including management of Lump Sum, Construction Management at Risk, and Design Build project delivery methods from conceptual development through procurement to close out

Experience with Microsoft Office suite, specifically PowerPoint for use in communicating program updates to executive level, and Excel to create and maintain site program & individual project budgets


MBA, Masters in Engineering, Management, or related field desirable

Experience with delivery of mission critical data center facilities

Extensive experience with management of MEP trades.