Atlanta, Georgia

Data Center Buildings / Campus Design Execution Project Manager

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Construction, Project Management


Atlanta - Georgia - United States of America, Boston - Massachusetts - United States of America, Charlotte - North Carolina - United States of America, Chicago - Illinois - United States of America, Dallas - Texas - United States of America, Houston - Texas - United States of America, Leesburg - Virginia - United States of America, New York City - New York - United States of America, Newark - New Jersey - United States of America, Seattle - Washington - United States of America, South Houston - Texas - United States of America, Sunnyvale - California - United States of America, Washington - District of Columbia - United States of America

CBRE is looking for a Data Center Building / Campus Design Execution Manager to manage the design activities related to Hyperscale Data Center construction and other projects for a large technology client based in Sunnyvale, Ca.


Serves as client's agent, consultant, advisor, and authorized owner's representative through all design phases and all design disciplines until hand-off to client's construction team. This design management work is for large hyperscale data center construction projects for a confidential top-three technology client. Most of the duties and responsibilities are associated with managing, coordinating, and administrating the client's design consultants used in the design efforts. Ideal candidates should have significant hyperscale data center project management experience in daily management of architects, civil, structural, electrical, and mechanical engineers. Ideal client is comfortable facilitating large design coordination meetings with multiple design disciplines, including "page turns" design meetings. etc. Must have a history of exception design discipline coordination for large mission critical buildings and campuses.

Job Description & Responsibilities:
  • Coordinate and produce the following Deliverables for each data center design/construction project:
  • Develop and execute design contracts and amendments for:
    • Site development (including pad, utilities, and deep foundations scope)
    • Data center ("DC") design
    • Construction administration ("CA")
    • Peer review of DC design
    • Any additional scope that arises including changes or studies
  • Design project plan for each data center design/construction project prior to design kickoff. Contractor will ensure the project plan includes the following:
    • Internal kickoff deck
    • Baseline scope
    • Baseline design schedule
    • Baseline budget
    • Risk log
    • Team roster
    • Project folders
    • Meeting and communication plan
    • A change management plan
    • Lessons learned from previous building designs
    • Owner design changes to canonical design engineering bulletins ("EBs")
  • Manage and update the following through design completion:
    • Design schedule
    • Design budget
    • Design risk log
  • Ensure the following design trackers and updates are delivered at each design deliverable milestone. Contractor will deliver final versions of these documents upon design completion:
    • Complete and maintain design review checklist
    • Complete and maintain design comments tracker
    • Complete and maintain design decision tracker
    • Conduct constructability review ("CR") and value engineering report at each CR milestone
    • Provide updates to the site change control log with design information
    • Provide updates to the site risk log with design information
    • Complete the following reports and ensure delivery of documents
During data center design:
  • Monthly design report
  • Publish weekly design meeting minutes
During CA / Services During Construction ("SDC"):
  • Monthly CA/SDC report
  • Manage client's third party contractor to produce regular updates to the as built design model/ record model based on the redlines of client's third party general contractor
  • Maintain building configuration bug in order to keep track of design tasks and updates throughout the design/construction process
  • Provide and gather cost estimates working with stakeholders and client's third party contractors for scope gaps and changes.
  • Coordinate value engineering efforts.
  • Coordinate constructability reviews of the project documents.
  • Ensure design QA/QC is being performed, and report issues and gaps to the client.
  • Oversee invoice/payment application processing, tracking, and reporting.
  • Negotiate, resolve, and close any outstanding change orders, quality issues, or disputes.
  • Assist client in scheduling, coordination, and management of client's third-party contractors and consultants for data center projects
  • Support program travel to team meetings and general management support.


Provides no formal supervision to individual employee May assist in Managing 3rd party project delivery resources.


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.

An additional requirement for this role is the ability to comply with COVID-19 health and safety protocols, including COVID-19 vaccination proof and/or rigorous testing.


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.


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.

CBRE is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with 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.

NOTE: An additional requirement for this role is the ability to comply with COVID-19 health and safety protocols, including COVID-19 vaccination proof and/or rigorous testing.

Atlanta, Georgia

CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE: CBRE), a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company headquartered in Dallas, is the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm (based on 2020 revenue). The company has more than 100,000 employees serving clients in more than 100 countries. CBRE serves a diverse range of clients with an integrated suite of services, including facilities, transaction and project management; property management; investment management; appraisal and valuation; property leasing; strategic consulting; property sales; mortgage services and development services. Please visit our website at .

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