On - Site Data Center Senior Construction Project Manager

CBRE Group, Inc   •  

Council Bluffs, IA

Industry: Manufacturing


5 - 7 years

Posted 27 days ago

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As a highly motivated Project Manager focused on Data Center Fiber Optic Construction, you will leverage your experience and technical expertise to lead complex projects with numerous cross-functional teams. You plan requirements with internal customers and external partners to usher projects through the entire project lifecycle. This includes working with customers to develop project scopes, managing project schedules, identifying risks and clearly communicating goals to project stakeholders. Your project teams can span offices, time zones and hemispheres, and it's your job to keep all the stakeholders coordinated and informed on the project's progress and schedule.

  • Construction project/program management experience with fiber optic systems and low voltage telecom/security, preferably in the data center environment
  • Experience reviewing construction documents for technical accuracy and feasibility
  • Demonstrated ability to work with and lead internal/external cross-functional and partner teams to develop scope, project plan, budgets, and schedules
  • Demonstrated experience in delivering large-scale projects on-time, on/under budget, with a clear emphasis on safety and quality
  • Experience managing vendor relationships and understanding of standard practices in the design and construction industry, including knowledge of fast track design build processes and associated documents and contracts.
  • Demonstrated skills in requirements gathering, resource organization, task prioritization, scheduling and achieving objectives on schedule within budget.
  • Experience in developing requests for proposal (RFPs), scheduling projects, cost engineering, budgeting and forecasting costs, reporting project status and costs, procurement and in negotiating with contractors and vendors.
  • In-depth knowledge of fiber optic testing standards and equipment


Provides formal supervision to individual employees within single functional or operational area. Approves subordinate's recommendations for staff recruitment, selection, promotion, advancement, corrective action and termination. Effectively recommends same for direct reports to next level management for review and approval. Plans and monitors appropriate staffing levels and utilization of labor, including overtime. Prepares and delivers performance appraisal for staff. Mentors and coaches team members to further develop competencies. Leads by example and models behaviors that are consistent with the company's values.

Manages 3rd party project delivery resources/team (typically larger more experienced team). Responsible for identifying training needs, tracking performance, coaching, and motivating team members.


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 (BA/BS/BEng/BArch) from College or University in Telecommunications Engineering, Electrical Engineering or related degree preferred, or equivalent practical experience

  • Minimum (6) six to (10) ten years of related experience and/or training.
  • Experience focused on telecommunications, low-voltage and fiber-optics construction experience required
  • Bachelor’s degree in Telecommunications Engineering, Electrical Engineering or related degree preferred, or equivalent practical experience
  • Certified RCDD, PMP, or similar industry certifications strongly desired
  • Previous data center experience strongly desired
  • Prior experience in a supervisory position (direct report responsibilities) required if specific duties include direct report responsibilities.


PMP (US and/or Canada) and LEED AP preferred.


Ability to comprehend, analyze, and interpret the most complex business documents. Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive issues. Ability to write reports, manuals, speeches and articles using distinctive style. Ability to make effective and persuasive presentations on complex topics to employees, clients, top management and/or public groups. Ability to motivate and negotiate effectively with key employees, top management, and client groups to take desired action.


Requires in-depth knowledge of financial terms and principles. Ability to calculate complex figures. Ability to forecast and prepare budgets. Conducts financial/business analysis including the preparation of reports.


Ability to solve advanced problems and deal with a variety of options in complex situations. Requires expert level analytical and quantitative skills with proven experience in developing strategic solutions for a growing matrix-based multi-industry sales environment. Draws upon the analysis of others and makes recommendations that have a direct impact on the company.


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


Decisions made with in-depth understanding and interpretation of procedures, company policies and business practices to achieve general results. Responsible for setting department deadlines. Errors in judgment may cause long-term impact to co-workers, supervisor, department and/or line of business.