Electrical Substation Design Execution Project Manager-Data Centers ( Sr. Project Manager) - Military Veterans


Atlanta, Georgia

Electrical Substation Design Execution Project Manager-Data Centers ( Sr. Project Manager)

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Construction, Project Management


Atlanta - Georgia - United States of America, Charlotte - North Carolina - United States of America, Dallas - Texas - United States of America, Manhattan - New York - United States of America, Orlando - Florida - United States of America, Reston - Virginia - United States of America, Seattle - Washington - United States of America, Sunnyvale - California - United States of America


Acting as Owner's Rep./Project Manager, the ideal candidate shall project manage the design & pre-construction of HV/MV electrical substations for large hyperscale data centers across North America. In this role, you will not be the designer-of-record, but rather you will be managing client-approved electrical and structural engineering design consultants in the design of data center substations. You should be familiar with facilitating "page-turn design reviews" and substation equipment fabrication reviews at 30%, 60%, and 100% levels of completion.


  • Develop Design and Construction SOW's for Substation design projects and coordinate, clarify, and track design packages with Client, design, and construction contractor partners for Substation projects across North America
  • Support in design risk evaluation, risk management and budget control throughout design lifecycle.
  • Manage change control process for Substation design execution and manage cost approval process with external and internal partners in line with client's company policy.
  • Manage proposal reviews, contract award, and similar tasks and process the contract documents through the established client processes.
  • Monitor and track proposal and contract schedules and generate weekly progress reports
  • Support contract negotiation, typically in concert with the client's PM and legal counsel, including establishment of all GC "business terms" including mark-ups, fees, insurance, labor rates, escalation, etc.
  • Provide / gather cost estimates working with subs and other vendors for scope gaps and changes.
  • Ensure QA/QC process is being followed and report any issues/gaps.
  • Oversee invoice/payment application processing, tracking and reporting.
  • Assist client to negotiate, resolve and close any outstanding change orders, design proposal quality issues or contract disputes.
  • Assist client in scheduling, coordination and management of all owner-direct vendors
  • Support the design execution program for Substation and travel to meetings as required.


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 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.

Minimum Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in a technical field or equivalent practical knowledge /experience. (prefer electrical engineers, structural engineers, or any engineering discipline that touches HV/MV electrical substations. If you lack electrical substation experience, do not apply.)
  • Minimum of 2 years of full-time paid work experience in managing technical design projects with a focus on large electrical facilities infrastructure.
  • Preferred (but not required) qualification:
  • Experience in high voltage substation design or construction contract management.
  • Electrical engineering or structural design knowledge preferred.


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 www.cbre.com .

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