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Design & Construction Program Manager

Posted on Nov 5, 2020 by QTS Data Centers

Ashburn, VA 20146
Immediate Start
Annual Salary

The Property Development Design and Construction Program Manager is primarily responsible for leading and managing the design, pre-construction and construction activities on a given site, specifically some of our largest sites. The Program Manager will interact on a daily basis with Facilities, Contractors, Designers, Engineers, Commissioning Agents, Vendors, and Data Center Operations staff and should have both written and oral communication skills commensurate with this level of regular communication.

RESPONSIBILITIES - Other duties may be assigned

Manage multiple projects on a campus(es) and maintain updated budgets, schedules, and status reports for each
Create and communicate updates on development program & project status on a monthly basis suitable for executive level reviews. Effectively present information in a manner to support efficient decision making
Work with QTS stakeholders, design, and construction teams to create a master development program for site(s), including a complete campus design solution and capital budget.
Manage entitlement and permitting needs for each assigned site project(s)
Implement and manage multi-phased site development plans to achieve time, budget, and quality standards in a predictable fashion. Continuously update a campus master plan to provide predictable statistics in a dynamic environment
Write scopes of work for design, construction, commissioning services & participate in procurement and project cost estimates
Evaluate and level pricing proposals for design, construction, and commissioning services
Work closely with strategic procurement team on equipment procurement and delivery process
Ensure appropriate submittals are coordinated with site stakeholders
Monitor & create project budget/cost-to-date against overall project budget.
Establish project schedules and manage teams to on-time completion
Review and approve monthly pay applications from the contractors
Review change order requests from contractors and negotiate pricing
Establish site construction security procedures in conjunction with site security team
Develop plans for product deployment and review/communicate plans with QTS staff involved
Collaborate with Sales Engineers and Product teams to aid in custom deal solutioning for prospective clients within the applicable schedule and budget for an assigned location.
Establish and maintain relationships serving as liaison with key QTS stakeholders
Represent QTS interests as leader in OAC meetings
Create & build relationships that enhance QTSs ability to be a leader in creating the Worlds Most Valuable Data Center Real Estate
Aid in due diligence efforts for potential new sites on an as-needed basis
Work with the internal development team to enhance project management processes and protocols


Bachelors degree in Science or Engineering or equivalent professional experience
Five or more years of professional experience in commercial construction practices and procedures, including management of Lump Sum, Construction Management at Risk, and Design Build project delivery methods from conceptual development through procurement to close out
Experience with Microsoft Office suite, specifically PowerPoint for use in communicating program updates to executive level, and Excel to create and maintain site program & individual project budgets


MBA, Masters in Engineering, Management, or related field desirable
Experience with delivery of mission critical data center facilities
Extensive experience with management of MEP trades

Reference: 995141758

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