CBRE Senior Construction Project Manager, Owners Rep. Data Center in Desoto, Texas


Data Center Construction Owners Representative / Project Manager manages all aspects of enterprise-sized hyperscale data center construction projects from ground-up new build through multiple phases of construction. Also may include future retrofits too. Must possess demonstrated ability to oversee all general contractor activities and ensure vendor compliance to construction agreements, while also having the ability to manage the overall project budget & schedule for large, complex projects. Strong knowledge of MEP construction management with college degree or comparable experience is highly desirable. This is not an IT-related position, as most work is more related to architectural, civil, structural, electrical, mechanical related scope. This is an on-site role.


Create and establish the Master Project Schedule, based on the Critical Path and Key Project

Milestones, then update and enforce team compliance during project life.

Create and establish the Master Project Budget, including soft costs and hard costs,

bonds, insurance, contingencies, allowances, etc.

Contractor pre-qualification, bid solicitation, bid analysis and recommendations

Contract negotiation, typically in concert with the Client’s PM and legal counsel, including establishment of design consultants and all GC “business terms” including mark-ups, fees, insurance, labor rates, escalation, etc.

Design Team coordination to Client’s pre-determined Design Guidelines and standards

Assist with City and/or other Authority approvals process, permitting, etc.

Constructability review of the project documents

Value Engineering - Value Engineering – proactively identify ways to perform work more efficiently, and for less money

Project Cash Planning and Cash flow projections

Assist client in identifying, scoping, buying-out and scheduling of all Owner-direct vendors and consultants, including internal vendors (IT, security, etc.)

Construction & Project Administration

Manage General Contractor; i.e. – including compliance with construction contracts, contract budget, changes, payment terms, schedule mangement, and all other responsibilities within their construction contract.

Cost Management / Change Control, including invoice review, change order review, negotiations, recommendations, and delay analysis

Value Engineering

Budget Management and Tracking

Schedule monitoring, tracking and analysis

Document control (track and coordinate addenda, bulletins, new drawing sets, clarifications, etc.)

QA/QC assistance- supervise consultants as needed

Site Safety Monitoring & Reporting

Invoice / Payment Application processing, tracking and reporting

Tracking of project documents, including submittals, RFI’s, change orders, invoices and payments, lien releases, etc.

Coordination and management of all Owner-direct vendors, consultants and internal Vendors

Regular updating of Master Project Budget, Schedule and Project Cash Flow through life of project

Commissioning: Oversee the Commissioning Plan and the Commissioning process to completion and final reporting

Close out / Fit Up

Initiate and oversee the entire close out process prior to project completion

Know the 5 levels of Data Center Commissioning,…enforce compliance to those 5 levels.!

Establish close out documentation requirements. Collect and track receipt of all close

out documents until completion, including warranties, “as-builts”, O&M manuals, etc.

Assist A/E team with entitlements/ permitting and occupancy with local government.

Manage punch list, substantial completion and final completion process

Negotiate, resolve and close out any outstanding change orders, quality issues or disputes

Process and track any final invoices, payment applications, retention payments, etc

Prepare and submit final project accounting and budget

Assist client in scheduling, coordination and management of all Owner-direct vendors,

consultants and internal vendors, including furniture, IT, security, etc.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Bachelor's degree (BA/BS/BEng/BArch) from College or University in a technical area of study. Minimum six years of related experience and/or training.

Prior experience in a supervisory position (direct report responsibilities) required if specific duties include direct report responsibilities.


PMP (US and/or Canada) and LEED AP preferred.


Ability to comprehend, analyze, and interpret the most complex business documents. Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive issues. Ability to write reports, manuals, speeches and articles using distinctive style. Ability to make effective and persuasive presentations on complex topics to employees, clients, top management and/or public groups. Ability to motivate and negotiate effectively with key employees, top management, and client groups to take desired action.


Requires in-depth knowledge of financial terms and principles. Ability to calculate complex figures. Ability to forecast and prepare budgets. Conducts financial/business analysis including the preparation of reports.


Ability to solve advanced problems and deal with a variety of options in complex situations. Requires expert level analytical and quantitative skills with proven experience in developing strategic solutions for a growing matrix-based multi-industry sales environment. Draws upon the analysis of others and makes recommendations that have a direct impact on the company.


Intermediate skills with Microsoft Office Suite. Ability to read and understand architectural drawings. Knowledge in MS Project, leases, contracts, and construction practices.


Decisions made with in-depth understanding and interpretation of procedures, company policies and business practices to achieve general results. Responsible for setting department deadlines. Errors in judgment may cause long-term impact to co-workers, supervisor, department and/or line of business.

Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer Women/Minorities/Persons with Disabilities/US Veterans