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Design and Construction Program Manager – Real Estate

Real Estate

Commercial Real Estate


Armonk, New York, United States

At IBM, work is more than a job - it's a calling: To build. To design. To code. To consult. To think along with clients and sell. To make markets. To invent. To collaborate. Not just to do something better, but to attempt things you've never thought possible. Are you ready to lead in this new era of technology and solve some of the world's most challenging problems? If so, lets talk.

Your Role and Responsibilities
Design and Construction Program Manager – Real Estate (experience with Cost Management and Estimating Required)

IBM is seeking a Design and Construction Program Manager to provide leadership and lead IBM’s Cost Management program within the US Region. The successful candidate will apply industry best practices and approach, from conceptual ROM to final estimates, and will play an integral part in Business Case Analysis inclusive of preparations of ROMs, Schedules, and Cashflow Projections. Apply expertise across the spectrum of estimating approaches to drive and support the development of sound estimates for a range of complex solutions and support the cost management and estimating process across the full life-cycle of the project from ROM to final Actual cost comparison.

Roles and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

• Prepare and/or coordinate the preparation of full estimates on large and complex projects as required by client's technical requirements within US and Canada.
• Prepare ROM, Schedule, and Cashflow Projection, to be used as a package for business case presentation and approval.
• Consult with clients, architects, and suppliers to discuss and formulate estimates, effect cost reductions, and resolve issues.
• Stay updated on market trends and pricing fluctuations to ensure estimating accuracy.
• Provide clear and transparent breakdowns of costs as needed
• On-site presence at least 3 days a week is required. Requirements may change depending on needs.
• Attend meetings and perform site visits
• Assist in developing detailed bid scope packages
• Perform take-offs/scopes
• Understanding of MEP Systems
• Develop preliminary project schedules
• Develop accurate capital cashflow projections, tracked monthly.
• Reviewing sub-quotations for completeness and accuracy for best value
• Analysis of alternate means and methods for the most economical construction methods
• Value engineering
• Prepare analysis and summary reports for review by Head of D&C and Head of RE.
• Present estimates to Head of D&C
• Assist with the assembly of RFQs and be a part of a presentation team that will present before clients/committees, etc.
• Build and maintain strong relationships with vendors, consultants, and IBMers internally.
• Travel as needed.
• Utilize cost methodologies and tools to produce cost estimates
• Formulate and validate methodologies for deriving projects from design parameters / program requirements.
• Manage Estimating Data – Establish process to collect actual cost performance, condition, and normalize data for future use. Develop metrics and benchmarking information.
• Perform miscellaneous other job-related duties as assigned.

Required Technical and Professional Expertise
Basic Qualifications:

• 10+ years of cost estimating experience in construction in the USA. Emphasis on R&D and Infrastructure projects is preferable.
• Experience with assisting in the development of Business Cases inclusive of preparation of ROM, Schedule, and Cashflow Projections.
• Analyzing data to conduct cost estimating in R&D, Infrastructure, and Fitout Environments
• Experience working on strategic cost proposals and cost-estimating model development
• Ability to read and interpret construction drawings, design parameters, and technical documents
• Understanding of MEP systems
• Experience in projects ranging from $250k - $200M
• Ability to develop scope of work from design parameters / program requirements and use such for preparation of ROMs, Project Schedule, and Cashflows
• Bachelor's degree, preferable in Math, Engineering, Economics, or Operations Research
• Experience with developing Cost Analysis
• Experience with developing and implementing estimating tools and standards across enterprise business systems
• Possession of excellent analytical skills and attention to detail
• Possession of excellent interpersonal and networking skills
• Possession of excellent oral and written communication skills
• Proficient utilizing estimating tools

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise
• Experience with analytic tools, including spreadsheets and MS Office
• Ability to work independently and in a collaborative team environment.
• PMP Certification is a plus

About Business Unit
The IBM Finance organization is responsible for driving enterprise performance and transformation. We are the financial stewards of IBM, delivering IBM’s financial strategy, developing new business models, and mitigating enterprise risk. Do you have a passion for creating business value? Join our team in accounting, financial planning, pricing, business controls, tax, treasury, business development (acquisitions & divestitures), and global financing.

Your Life @ IBM
In a world where technology never stands still, we understand that, dedication to our clients success, innovation that matters, and trust and personal responsibility in all our relationships, lives in what we do as IBMers as we strive to be the catalyst that makes the world work better.

Being an IBMer means you’ll be able to learn and develop yourself and your career, you’ll be encouraged to be courageous and experiment everyday, all whilst having continuous trust and support in an environment where everyone can thrive whatever their personal or professional background.

Our IBMers are growth minded, always staying curious, open to feedback and learning new information and skills to constantly transform themselves and our company. They are trusted to provide on-going feedback to help other IBMers grow, as well as collaborate with colleagues keeping in mind a team focused approach to include different perspectives to drive exceptional outcomes for our customers. The courage our IBMers have to make critical decisions everyday is essential to IBM becoming the catalyst for progress, always embracing challenges with resources they have to hand, a can-do attitude and always striving for an outcome focused approach within everything that they do.

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About IBM
IBM’s greatest invention is the IBMer. We believe that through the application of intelligence, reason and science, we can improve business, society and the human condition, bringing the power of an open hybrid cloud and AI strategy to life for our clients and partners around the world.Restlessly reinventing since 1911, we are not only one of the largest corporate organizations in the world, we’re also one of the biggest technology and consulting employers, with many of the Fortune 50 companies relying on the IBM Cloud to run their business. At IBM, we pride ourselves on being an early adopter of artificial intelligence, quantum computing and blockchain. Now it’s time for you to join us on our journey to being a responsible technology innovator and a force for good in the world.

Location Statement
IBM offers a competitive and comprehensive benefits program. Eligible employees may have access to: - Healthcare benefits including medical & prescription drug coverage, dental, vision, and mental health & well being - Financial programs such as 401(k), the IBM Employee Stock Purchase Plan, financial counseling, life insurance, short & long- term disability coverage, and opportunities for performance based salary incentive programs - Generous paid time off including 12 holidays, minimum 56 hours sick time, 120 hours vacation, 12 weeks parental bonding leave in accordance with IBM Policy, and other Paid Care Leave programs. IBM also offers paid family leave benefits to eligible employees where required by applicable law - Training and educational resources on our personalized, AI-driven learning platform where IBMers can grow skills and obtain industry-recognized certifications to achieve their career goals - Diverse and inclusive employee resource groups, giving & volunteer opportunities, and discounts on retail products, services & experiences The compensation range and benefits for this position are based on a full-time schedule for a full calendar year. The salary will vary depending on your job-related skills, experience and location. Pay increment and frequency of pay will be in accordance with employment classification and applicable laws. For part time roles, your compensation and benefits will be adjusted to reflect your hours. Benefits may be pro-rated for those who start working during the calendar year. This position was posted on the date cited in the key job details section and is anticipated to remain posted for 21 days from this date or less if not needed to fill the role. We consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable law. IBM will not be providing visa sponsorship for this position now or in the future. Therefore, in order to be considered for this position, you must have the ability to work without a need for current or future visa sponsorship.

Being You @ IBM
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