CBRE Data Center Senior Project Manager (Owner's Rep) in Council Bluffs, Iowa

Data Center Senior Project Manager (Owner's Rep)

Council Bluffs, Iowa, United States at

Requisition # 17015673

Owners Representative / Project Manager manages all aspects of enterprise-sized data center infrastructure construction projects. Must possess demonstrated ability to oversee vendor compliance to construction agreements, while also having the ability to manage the overall project budget & schedule for large, complex projects. Strong knowledge of MEP construction management with college degree or comparable experience is highly desirable.


Create and establish the Master Project Schedule, based on the Critical Path and Key Project Milestones, then update and enforce team compliance during project life.

Create and establish the Master Project Budget, including soft costs and hard costs, bonds, insurance, contingencies, allowances, etc.

Contractor pre-qualification, bid solicitation, bid analysis and recommendations

Contract negotiation, typically in concert with the Client’s PM and legal counsel, including establishment of design consultants and all GC “business terms” including mark-ups, fees, insurance, labor rates, escalation, etc.

Design Team coordination to Client’s pre-determined Design Guidelines and standards

Assist with City and/or other Authority approvals process, permitting, etc.

Constructability review of the project documents

Value Engineering - Value Engineering – proactively identify ways to perform work more efficiently, effectively, and for less money

Project Cash Planning and Cash flow projections

Assist client in identifying, scoping, buying-out and scheduling of all Owner-direct vendors and consultants, including internal vendors (IT, security, etc.)

Construction & Project Administration

Manage General Contractor; i.e. – including compliance with construction contracts, contract budget, changes, payment terms, schedule mangement, and all other responsibilities within their construction contract.

Cost Management / Change Control, including invoice review, change order review, negotiations, recommendations, and delay analysis

Value Engineering

Budget Management and Tracking

Schedule monitoring, tracking and analysis

Document control (track and coordinate addenda, bulletins, new drawing sets, clarifications, etc.)

QA/QC assistance- supervise consultants as needed

Site Safety Monitoring & Reporting

Invoice / Payment Application processing, tracking and reporting

Tracking of all key project documents, including submittals, RFI’s, change orders, invoices and payments, lien releases, etc.

Coordination and management of all Owner-direct vendors, consultants and internal Vendors

Regular updating of Master Project Budget, Schedule and Project Cash Flow through life of project

Commissioning: Oversee the Commissioning Plan and the Commissioning process to completion and final reporting

Close out / Fit Up

Initiate and oversee the entire close out process prior to project completion, typically two to three months in Advance

Know the 5 levels of Data Center Commissioning,…enforce compliance to those 5 levels

Establish close out documentation requirements. Collect and track receipt of all close out documents until completion, including warranties, “as-builts”, O&M manuals, etc.

Assist A/E team with entitlements/ permitting and occupancy with local government.

Manage punch list, substantial completion and final completion process

Negotiate, resolve and close out any outstanding change orders, quality issues or disputes

Process and track any final invoices, payment applications, retention payments, etc

Prepare and submit final project accounting and budget

Assist client in scheduling, coordination and management of all Owner-direct vendors, consultants and internal vendors, including furniture, IT, security, etc.


EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE- Bachelor's degree (BA/BS/BEng/BArch) from College or University in a technical area of study. Minimum six years of related experience and/or training. Prior experience in a supervisory position (direct report responsibilities) required if specific duties include direct report responsibilities.

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

COMMUNICATION SKILLS- 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 desire action.

FINANCIAL KNOWLEDGE- 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.

REASONING ABILITY- 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.

OTHER SKILLS and ABILITIES- 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.

Thank you for your interest in CBRE. This position is being published in an effort to build our candidate pipeline for our upcoming opportunities. If an opportunity opens that matches your qualifications, we will reach out to you at that time. We are building a world-class organization with a world-class team and appreciate your interest in CBRE.

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