Meta Geographical Construction Manager in Des Moines, Iowa
Meta is seeking an experienced Geographical Construction Manager to join our Datacenter Engineering & Construction Team. Our data centers are the foundation upon which our rapidly scaling infrastructure efficiently operates and upon which our innovative services are delivered. Building, operating and retrofitting data centers the "right" way is synonymous with ensuring high uptime, capacity availability and capital conservation. The Datacenter Engineering and Construction (DEC) team thinks from chip to chiller (or electrical substation), determining configurations and ensuring maximum efficiency of our compute infrastructure, and the DEC Program Delivery team is committed to continual optimization of the delivery process at each level. The DEC Delivery organization and its sub teams operate in a matrix team structure and the Geographical Construction Manager will have the Geographical responsibility for New and Retrofit Construction project success (to include all data cabling infrastructure), GC and trade partner geographical interfaces, team member development and relationship management with key cross functional operational partners (Facilities Operations, Edge Network Services and Facilities Engineering to name a few) of campuses within a Geography in a culture of collaboration, safety and quality unparalleled in the datacenter construction industry. The Geographical Construction Manager is responsible for $1 Million - $5 Billion project sizes managing a team of up to 6 direct reports, and 70 recursive reports, and leading a team of matrixed Safety, QAQC and Project Controls (Cost + Schedule) professionals within a Geography toward predictable outcomes.
Geographical Construction Manager Responsibilities:
Report to Meta Area Delivery Manager, ensure proactive risk mitigation and accountability for all new build, retrofit and cable infrastructure projects at datacenter campuses within a Geography as defined by predictability in: Safety, Quality, Schedule, Cost.
Within broad organizational focus areas, set the strategic vision for site teams within a Geography and interface with a wide variety of internal and external teams to achieve cross-program goals.
Ownership and accountability for Meta, Infra Data Centers and DEC values and ONETEAM culture of aligned partnership, teamwork and growth in a Geography.
Maintain consistent visibility across multiple teams and provide input on important initiatives that help the larger organization evolve to achieve its vision statement.
Coordinate multiple stakeholder requirements involved in the early turn over of phases within the program schedule.
Ensure a productive and mutually beneficial owner/vendor relationship with the strategic vendors (General Contractors, Cabling Partners, Consultants, Trade Partners).
Set and maintain clear expectations for the partnership and how we will work together.
Manage, develop and recruit for (as needed) a core team of 5-11 full time staff per campus, supporting the delivery program. Contingent workforce staff planning and hiring is also a responsibility of this role.
As a manager/leader, provide proactive feedback and performance management to ensure a high functioning team.
Partner broadly with vendor partners critical to the program’s success to influence their strategy and execution in supporting ICMs mission. Provide structured feedback on their performance and partner to improve and optimize as needed.
Negotiate construction contracts and change orders directly with the contractors and vendors.
Proactively monitor project delivery updates, adherence to KPI’s and financial status.
Role model/foster and encourage a high-performing, safety-focused culture across all teams, internal/external, involved in the program.
Build trusted business relationships with all cross-functional teams to ensure positive and collaborative working relationships.
Build robust communication channels and cultivate relationships to influence the strategy of partner organizations.
Experience in Primavera P6, MS Project, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
Bachelor's degree in Construction Management, Engineering, Quantity Surveying or equivalent technical degree and/or 18+ years of experience in project planning and construction management.
Experience with the design and deployment of technical electrical and mechanical systems.
Experience managing and developing direct employees, contractors, subcontractor and vendor relationships as well as experience working with standard practices in the design and construction industry.
Experience working with local, state, domestic and international construction build codes and health & safety requirements.
Experience with greenfield site development, ground-up and retrofit construction projects.
Experience with a variety of construction contract delivery methods commonly used in the US and/or EMEA.
Experience in matrixed organization structures
Familiarity with retrofit projects in live data center or other mission critical buildings, including development of Methods of Procedure (MOPs)
Experience in building and cultivating high performance teams
Overall understanding of building systems including mechanical, electrical, data cabling, building management system, and fire protection in a datacenter environment
Familiarity of network connectivity architecture and installation
Datacenter development and construction experience
Knowledge of Critical Path Method scheduling methodologies
Procore software experience
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