CBRE Construction Project Manager - MEP Infrastructure, Data Centers in Moncks Corner, South Carolina


The purpose of this position is to lead individual, multi-disciplined real estate project solutions for clients, with direct accountability for project deliver (including MEP Retrofits, ground–up Builds, MEP equipment Moves, Adds, Changes and Utility Security).

NOTE: This is not an IT project management job.

Characteristics of responsible projects:Complexity: MediumRisk: MediumDuration: Midterm (weeks to months)Value: Typically < $2 Million USD


The Sr. Construction Project Manager – MEP Infrastructure, Data Centers manages local on-site implementation of client’s MEP retrofit construction projects, with heavy emphasis upon complex mechanical and electrical works for the entire site. All works are performed in the context of a being an Owners Representative; i.e. – you are an acting appendage or extension of the client/owner.

On-Site Project Management & Construction Contract Administrator ● Manage the new construction and upgrades/retrofit construction project program process administration across the data center portfolio. Focus is on ability to manage multiple project at one time over multiple locations globally. ● Work upfront to forecast program budget, cash flow and commitment and get approval on spend working with the CBRE client’s Cost Control team ● Update quarterly forecast, budget spend status and get management approval on funding requests ● Drive improvement in the upgrade/retrofit program processes and documentation/ workflow through stakeholders feedback and/or based on measurement of important metrics ● Administrate the project budget, including monthly contract payments, and variation/change order management.

Data Center New Construction & MEP Infrastructure Project Management

A. Pre-construction / Design / Planning ● Work with Contractor(s) / A&E design team to create and establish the Master Project Schedule, based on the Critical Path and key milestones ● Create and establish the Master Project Budget, including soft costs and hard costs ● Support Contractor pre-qualification, bid solicitation, bid analysis and recommendations ● Support Contract negotiation, typically in concert with the Client’s PM and legal counsel, including establishment of all GC “business terms” including mark-ups, fees, insurance, labor rates, escalation, etc. ● Coordinate Design Team activities ● Ensure A&E is completing the list of City and/or other Authority approvals process, permitting, etc ● Coordinate Constructability review of the project documents ● Provide / gather cost estimates working with subs and other vendors for scope gaps/changes ● Coordinate Value Engineering effort ● Produce Cash flow projections on a monthly or quarterly basis as required

B. Construction

● Manage General Contractor and other directly contracted vendors by working though onsite Construction Management team ● Manage Cost / Change Control, including change order review, negotiation, & recommendations, delay analysis - At program level ● Coordinate Value Engineering ● Ensure Budget Management and Tracking ● Schedule monitoring, tracking and analysis ● Ensure document control (track and coordinate addenda, bulletins, new drawing sets, clarifications, etc) process is in place ● Ensure QA/QC is being followed and report any issues/gaps ● Ensure tracking of all key project documents, including submittals, RFI’s, change orders, invoices and payments, lien releases, etc is being enforced ● Coordination and management of all Owner-direct vendors working with supply chain and consultants

C. Project Close Out / Fit-Up

● Initiate close out process prior to project completion, typically two to three months in advance with Document Control team, setting timelines and responsibilities ● Establish close out documentation requirements. Ensure receipt of all close out documents until completion, including warranties, as-builts, O&M manuals, etc. ● Ensure punch list, substantial completion and final completion process through onsite Construction management team ● 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.

Manages all facets of project management (budget, schedule, procurement, quality & risk) for individual real estate projects including planning, design, construction, occupancy and closeout. Demonstrates capability to read, understand and apply standard to moderately complex documents affecting real estate projects, including but not limited to: agreements/contracts, leases, work letters, project charters, surveys and drawings.Interfaces directly with clients to define project requirements. Prepares scope of work, project delivery resource requirements, cost estimate & budget, work plan schedule & milestones, quality control, and risk identification. Identifies project delivery resources from pre-qualified lists or through individual project qualification process; conducts standard request for proposals; completes bid analysis; recommends resources to clients.Leads 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 and Client requirements. Ensure project data integrity and documentation is accurate, timely and coordinated. Tracks progress of each project against goals, objectives, approved budgets, approved timelines. Reports status and variances. Creates action plans to meet objectives, budget and schedule.Implements change management routines to assess change requests, make recommendations, secure client 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.Other duties as assigned.


No formal supervisory responsibilities in this position. Provides informal assistance such as technical guidance, and/or training to coworkers. May lead project teams and/or plan, and supervise assignments of lower level employees.Manages 3rd party project delivery resources/team. Responsible for identifying training needs, tracking performance, coaching, and motivating team members.

QUALIFICATIONS 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 four years of related experience and/or training.

Preferred Education: Bachelor of Science (or equivalent degree or work experience) in one of the following: ● Construction Management ● Construction Project Management ● Mechanical or Electrical Engineering ● MBA with Architecture or engineering degrees

● Formal Project Management methods / best practices ● Cross functional team participation in a high-tech, dynamic environment ● Excellent problem-solving, critical thinking and analytical skills. ● Proven track record in delivering high-quality programs ● Passionate about solving complex challenges within aggressive timelines ● Detail oriented with strong written and verbal communication skills and the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced and quickly-changing environment.

● Technical Project Management or Coordination ● Mission critical or Industrial facilities upgrades and retrofits project management ● Standard business applications and tools ○ Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, Drive, Drawings, Hangouts, etc. ○ Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint ● Scheduling application: Primavera P6, P3 is an advantage


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


Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Strong organizational and analytical skills. Ability to provide efficient, timely, reliable and courteous service to customers. Ability to effectively present information.


Requires advanced knowledge of financial terms and principles. Ability to calculate intermediate figures such as percentages, discounts, and commissions. Conducts advanced financial analysis.


Ability to comprehend, analyze, and interpret complex documents. Ability to solve problems involving several options in situations. Requires advanced analytical and quantitative skills.


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 thorough understanding of procedures, company policies, and business practices to achieve general results and deadlines. Responsible for setting work unit and/or project deadlines. Errors in judgment may cause short-term impact to department.

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