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Facebook New Build Program Schedule Lead in Des Moines, Iowa


Facebook's mission is to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together. Through our family of apps and services, we're building a different kind of company that connects billions of people around the world, gives them ways to share what matters most to them, and helps bring people closer together. Whether we're creating new products or helping a small business expand its reach, people at Facebook are builders at heart. Our global teams are constantly iterating, solving problems, and working together to empower people around the world to build community and connect in meaningful ways. Together, we can help people build stronger communities - we're just getting started.


In this role, you will work closely within the Infrastructure Construction Management (ICM) Project Controls, Pre-Construction, Strategic Planning team, and various internal departments including QAQC team, New Build Geo Managers, Global Data Center Connectivity, Sourcing and Operations Engineering, SP&A, etc. The focus will be on long-term planning, schedule templatization and optimization, analysis of different pre-construction and construction scenarios for the new build projects. The key responsibilities of the role include achievement of Project Controls deliverables among the program including financial, schedule, and risk management and reporting. The ideal candidate exhibits excellent communication, organization, and analytical skills as this is a highly collaborative and strategic role.

Required Skills:

  1. Lead the scheduling/planning part of data center construction strategic initiatives: (1) DC Type “X” – work with the initiative core team, as well as design, pre-construction, sourcing, commissioning and strategic teams and GC’s, leading the scheduling portion of the initiative (both planning and roll-out) and (2) LEGO – work with the initiative core team, as well as ICM pre-construction, sourcing, commissioning and strategic teams and GC’s on schedule development and initiative roll-out

  2. Work closely with Data Center Design team on Data Center Improvement System, analyzing potential schedule impacts of design changes under review

  3. Schedule risk-modeling based on complete/ongoing projects. Long-term planning and modeling based on the templates and risk models developed

  4. visualization of the long-term schedule scenarios

  5. review of the results with ICM Program Development team, sourcing, commissioning and strategic capacity planning teams, ensuring timely required capacity delivery based on the risk model assumptions and labor, equipment, material availability

  6. Support preparation efforts for Quarterly Strategic Planning, Long-Range Planning, and Annual Site Planning establishment & reporting

  7. Strategize and drive programmatic efficiencies and opportunities for the future of Project Controls within ICM, including continued alignment with internal and external cross-functional teams

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. BA/BS in construction management, engineering, or equivalent

  2. Minimum of 10+ years’ experience in construction and project management for various construction programs

  3. Experience in construction planning, scheduling, pull planning, and Earned Value Management

  4. Experience with MS Excel, PowerPoint, Primavera P6

  5. Experience in corporate level long-term strategic planning

  6. Experience communicating schedule details from multiple construction sites to executive management

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. 5+ years of field experience

  2. Data center design and construction experience

Industry: Internet

Equal Opportunity: Facebook is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, sexual stereotypes, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law. Facebook is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for candidates with disabilities in our recruiting process. If you need any assistance or accommodations due to a disability, please let us know at