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Meta Preconstruction Manager, Leased Data Centers in Des Moines, Iowa


Our data centers are the foundation upon which our software operates with efficient ease. Building and operating technical infrastructure the "right" way from the day they go live is synonymous with ensuring capacity availability and capital conservatism. Architecting, constructing, operating and continually innovating the telecommunications and structured cabling infrastructure within our data centers is fundamental to ensuring high availability, the capacity to meet our extreme growth demands and obtaining the most robust and cost effective online service in the world! The successful candidate will provide a technical perspective along with operational guidance to the partner team throughout organization and will assist the Retrofits construction team in successfully launching new programs and projects. The responsibilities of this role include coordinating and prioritizing a wide range of projects and processes within the site as well as communicating issues and successes with respective operations groups. This position is full-time. The project locations will be spread across the United States and the world. Managing stakeholders located across all regions and time zones is a significant challenge and is key to the success of our projects.

Required Skills:

Preconstruction Manager, Leased Data Centers Responsibilities:

  1. Maintain deep knowledge of the Lease/Colo market and support site selection team in developing strategic partnership with the Landlord firms

  2. Manage multiple simultaneous Lease Data Center (DC) pre-construction phase at strategic and project level from inception through hand over to the construction teams

  3. Provide input into development, review and iteration of Basis of Design (BOD) for various Lease Product Types

  4. In coordination with stakeholders, lead development and management of project scope, schedule, budget, quality requirements, proactive risk identification and mitigation, etc. for Lease DC projects in alignment with the BOD

  5. Tightly manage design and scope development from inception through IFC and managing scope change effectively

  6. Manage ambiguity of project parameters and changing project limitations

  7. Work in conjunction with the team’s Subject Matter Experts (SME’s) to understand the cost, quality and schedule impacts of new designs, materials and construction methods

  8. Strategic planning including detailed build requirements, project coordination and scheduling, suggested vendor selection, allocation model and procurement to maintain synergy with the Green Field program

  9. Frequently interface with construction managers, technical program managers, cost estimators, schedulers, capacity planning teams, operations, site teams and multi-disciplinary engineering partners to manage projects through the pre-construction phase. Keeping partners and stakeholders informed and accountable

  10. Ensure internal processes are followed and align expectations early on delivery timelines

  11. Develop preliminary schedules and cost estimates with high level resource planning and stakeholder coordination

  12. Lead regular status updates meetings to share current status with others and keep management well informed of changes to the project timeline as it develops

  13. Support leadership with forecasting and budget efforts as required

  14. Share current project status with upstream and downstream partners, ensuring crisp and complete hand-offs between teams

  15. Represent the lease program at a deep level throughout the org, to be able to build the appropriate communication channels both within and outside the team

  16. Partner across diverse pillars to set goals, direction, and strategy to support a portfolio of leased data centers

  17. Resolve conflicts (both technical and interpersonal) to ensure the project teams have paths toward resolution

  18. Mentor Data Center design and construction staff

  19. Considerable (30%) domestic and international travel required

Minimum Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Bachelor's degree in Construction Management, or equivalent technical degree and/or minimum of 12 years direct experience in project planning and construction management

  2. Pre-construction (programming, scheduling and cost estimating) experience managing multi-group, multi-disciplinary development projects, data centers, live mission critical facilities or similar technical construction projects

  3. Experience with design and deployment of technical electrical and mechanical systems

  4. Experience managing vendor relationships and knowledge in standard practices in the design and construction industry, including knowledge of fast-track design-build process and associated documents and contracts

  5. Experiences working with local, state, domestic and international construction build codes and health & safety requirements

  6. Experience with retrofit projects in live mission-critical environments or occupied spaces

  7. Coordination experience leading a team and experience towards a single project outcome

  8. Communications and reporting experience

  9. Experience with Primavera P6, MS Project, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

  10. Experience with ground-up construction and greenfield site development requirements

Industry: Internet

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