Sr. Construction Project Manager
Auckland, New Zealand
2d ago

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The Senior Construction Project Manager is responsible for project oversight, direction, and strategy over multiple $+ Million data center construction projects, particularly relating to safety, schedule, scope, budget, and quality.

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  • Responsible for the preparation of scopes of work, project delivery resource requirements, cost estimates and budgets, work plan schedule and milestones, quality control, and risk identification.
  • Oversees General Contractor, direct contractors (ex. Commissioning Agents), third party testing agencies, the project controls and MEP teams for each project.
  • Responsible for tracking project timelines to ensure milestones re being met by each of these entities.

  • Primary liaison to the NTT GDC Americas, Inc. Design Manager working with the Architect / Engineer to ensure preconstruction and construction activities are harmonious and coordination of activities happen in timely manner (ex.
  • submittal approvals, RFI responses, etc.).

  • Leads the project delivery resources / team providing project guidance and direction to achieve project goals. Implements communication plan for meetings and written reports / meeting minutes to keep client and project resources informed.
  • Facilitates project meetings. Implements project documentation governance aligned with company requirements. Ensures project data integrity and documentation is accurate, timely and coordinated.
  • Reports status and variances. Creates action plans to meet objectives, budget and schedule. Implements change management routines to assess change requests, make recommendations, secure RDC approvals, and issue change orders.
  • Assesses change requests to determine impacts to scope, budget, schedule, quality and risk. Demonstrates ability to identify project risks, develop risk mitigation and contingency plans, and implement action plans to reduce or eliminate project risks.
  • Provide constructability reviews and Value Engineering (VE) into design process.
  • Validate that drawings and specifications accurately reflect the desired construction quality and ensure any item requiring remediation is documented and remediated to owner satisfaction.
  • Ensure all field installations are in accordance with the design.
  • Ensure all Contractors and Suppliers are following safety best practices.

  • Understanding of Project Management, Planning, Construction Management, and Data Centers.
  • Demonstrated leadership ability in dealing with Owners, Architects, Contractors, and internal stakeholders.
  • Extensive knowledge of prime contracts including lump sum, GMP, hard bid, negotiated, design-build, etc.
  • Extensive knowledge of schedule, cost control, budgeting, and value engineering.
  • Familiarity of all aspects of building to include site work, core, and shell, mechanical and electrical, utilities, finishes, etc.
  • Ability to work in an international team environment and interact with all levels of management, including C-Suite reviews.
  • Strong executive presence able to convey complex and technical concepts to a non-construction audience.
  • Must be very organized, analytical, and structured with excellent communication and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to demonstrate strong capability and expertise in Primavera, MS Project, MS Excel, PowerPoint, and SharePoint.
  • Able to be highly confidential.
  • Manages stress and / or fast pace effectively.
  • What will make you a good fit for the role?


  • Bachelor’s degree in business, construction management or relevant field required.
  • 15+ years’ experience in any General and / or Specialty Construction Project Management with 10+ years with mission critical facilities a plus
  • Experience in managing $M+ projects
  • Experience in urban environments with difficult logistics and fast-track schedules

  • Primarily walking, standing, and bending on project site.
  • Able to hear and speak into a telephone.
  • Close visual work on a computer terminal.
  • Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate any required computer keyboard, mouse, and other technical instruments.
  • Able to lift and carry up to 50 lbs.

  • 80% : Construction jobsite at various levels of development
  • 20% : Standard office; Data Center environment with varying temperatures and loud noises; extensive daily usage of workstation or computer.

  • Working out of Sacramento, CA or Ashburn, VA preferred. Remote consideration given to exceptionally qualified candidates.
  • Must possess a current, valid state-issued driver’s license.
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