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CBRE Low Voltage Fiber and Cable - Owners Representative/Project Manager in Council Bluffs, Iowa

Low Voltage Fiber and Cable - Owners Representative/Project Manager

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GWS Segment

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Areas of Interest

Construction, Data Centers, Project Management


Council Bluffs - Iowa - United States of America, Lincoln - Nebraska - United States of America, Omaha - Nebraska - United States of America

About the role

This person will be responsible for all Fiber, Network and Security related projects at the site where they will be assigned. This will include but not be limited to expansions, modifications, retrofits and “new” technology driven projects!

  • On site in Omaha, NE

What you’ll do

  • Scope Development/Engineering and Design

  • Meet with the owner and stakeholders to develop project scope of work and specifications

  • Lead the engineering/design firm to develop the vital design and construction documentation

  • Develop the project budget

  • Develop the preliminary project schedule

  • Pre-Construction

  • Work with the general contractor (sometimes referred to as “GC”) to create and establish the Master Project Schedule, based on the Critical Path and key milestones. (P6 cost/resource loaded schedule)

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

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

  • 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, critical issue, etc.

  • Coordinate Design Team activities supporting Client PM

  • Monitor if AE is completing the complete list of City and/or other Authority approvals process, permitting, etc.

  • Coordinate Constructability review of the project documents

  • Provide / Gather cost estimates working with subs and other vendors for scope gaps/changes

  • Coordinate Value Engineering effort

  • Monitor Cash flow projections on a monthly basis

  • Assist client in identifying, scoping, buying-out and scheduling of all Owner direct vendors and consultants

  • Construction

  • Perform field walks on a regular basis to monitor progress and address issues in the field

  • Manage General Contractor and other directly contracted vendors on the ground

  • Manage Cost / Change Control, including change order review, negotiation, and recommendations, delay analysis

  • Coordinate Value Engineering

  • Budget Management and Tracking

  • Schedule monitoring, tracking and analysis

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

  • Ensure QA/QC is being followed and report any issues/gaps

  • Invoice / Payment Application processing, tracking and reporting for the General Contractor, Vendors and Owner Furnished Equipment

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

  • Lead OAC meetings and other project related meetings

  • Closeout

  • Initiate close out process prior to project completion, typically two to three months in advance

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

  • Assist with City and/or other Authority final inspections and occupancy process.

  • Manage punch list, substantial completion and final completion process(v) 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

  • Assists the client in scheduling, coordination and management of all Owner-direct vendors and consultants.

What you’ll need

  • Bachelor Degree (BS or BA).

  • 3 – 5 years of proven experience in a construction project management environment.

  • Not required, but having some data center infrastructure projects experience is helpful. Experience in mission critical data centers is a strong plus.

  • Proficiency in Google Docs, Sheets, and Calendar, as well as Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Calendar). Advanced experience with creating presentations (Google Preso and Microsoft PowerPoint) and scheduling Hangouts video conferencing. Experience in databases and collaboration portals (Microsoft SharePoint and Excel, Google Sheets).

  • Must be a self-starter; able to work independently with minimal supervision to meet deadlines, and also to work as part of a team and matrix organization, including remote team members.

  • Adept at taking ownership for multiple assignments, able to triage conflicting priorities. Action-oriented with excellent organization skills and demonstrated ability to multi-task.

  • Strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills, with the ability to work on a highly professional level with Client, internal team members, and external partners.

  • Positive demeanor, tenacity to resolve issues, and a bias for action.


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