• Design and Construction Program Manager

    Job Locations US-GA-Duluth | US-VA-Ashburn
    Job ID
    Property Development

    The IT world is evolving. New technologies. New infrastructures. New and more complex customer needs. Every day feels like a shift. There’s a sense of excitement surrounding the future, but also uncertainty. That’s where QTS comes in. We’re fearlessly leading the way by redefining what it means to be a data center provider. We support next-generation cloud and hybrid colocation solutions. We deliver a fully-integrated platform from top to bottom – one enabled by technology and world-class infrastructure. Simply put, we’re innovating to stay ahead of the curve.


    At QTS our people power us to provide expertise, technology and infrastructure for IT decision makers in complex, high-pressure environments. 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 a problem, or create a solution 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 Design and Construction Program Manager is primarily responsible for leading and managing the design, preconstruction 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

    • Work with QTS stakeholders, design, and construction teams to create master development program for site(s)
    • Implement and manage site development plans to achieve time, budget, and quality standards in a predictable fashion
    • Create and communicate updates on development program & project status on a monthly basis suitable for executive level reviews
    • Write scopes of work for design, construction, commissioning services & participate in procurement and project cost estimates
    • Evaluate and level pricing proposals for design, construction, equipment supply and commissioning services
    • 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
    • Ensure appropriate submittals are coordinated with site stakeholders
    • Develop plans for product deployment and review / communicate plans with QTS staff involved
    • 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 ability to be leader in creating the World’s Most Valuable Data Center Real Estate
    • Work with the internal team to enhance project management processes and protocols


    • Bachelor’s degree in Construction Science/Management, Engineering or equivalent professional experience
    • Five or more years of experience with delivery of mission critical data center facilities
    • Five or more years of experience with management of MEP trades
    • Two or more years of professional experience in commercial construction practices and procedures, including management of Lump Sum, CM@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


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