QTS

Design and Construction Program Manager

US-GA-Duluth
Job ID
2017-2017
Category
Property Development

OVERVIEW

The IT world is evolving. New technologies. New trends. New opportunities. There’s true excitement surrounding the future. That’s where QTS comes in. We’re fearlessly leading the way by redefining what it means to be a data center. We innovate next-generation cloud and hybrid solutions. We deliver a fully-integrated I.T. platform from top to bottom – one enabled by technology and world-class infrastructure. Simply put, we’re defining the curve.

 

As one of the nation’s largest and fastest growing data center companies, we help manage and protect critical data during a time of unprecedented change. The power of QTS' innovation happens when smart, creative people with a unified vision collaborate to break new ground, solve new problems, and create new solutions to improve lives.

 

We are powered by our people.

 

At QTS, we know where IT is going. And we’d like to invite you to join us.

 

The Property Development Design and Construction Program Manager is primarily responsible for leading and managing the design, preconstruction and construction activities on a given site(s). 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

  • Work with QTS stakeholders, design, and construction teams to create a master development program for the 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
  • 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
  • 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 solutions 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 QTS’s ability to be a leader in creating the World’s 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

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in Science or Engineering or equivalent professional experience
  • Two or more years of professional experience in commercial construction practices and procedures, including management of Lump Sum, Construction Management @ 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

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • 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

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