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Architecture & MEP Infrastructure Design Project Manager (Data Centers)

Project/Program Management
19014175 Requisition #

Location: Based out of Manhattan, New York, New York.


Job Description


The Architecture & MEP Infrastructure Design Project Manager is part of the overall client’s Design Execution Team relating to design coordination oversight of hyperscale data center campus projects. Besides having the requisite design coordination project management experience, this position requires someone that is very diplomatic, yet is also somewhat of a hard driver / people & process pusher…but in a nice, polite and skillful way.  


The role of an Architecture & MEP Infrastructure Design Project Manager   is to oversee the development of individual data center building and MEP infrastructure construction design packages including the permit packages, specifications, technical evaluations and construction drawings on time and on budget. 

This Design Project Manager role is also responsible for identifying technical challenges and working with client’s internal Engineering and Data Center teams to drive solutions, develop mitigation strategies, and develop cost and schedule for such. 

The Architecture & MEP Infrastructure Design Project Manager is responsible for taking the program level Plan of Record and localizing the design. He / she should enable the client’s internal engineering community and exterior consultants and provide the following:  


  • Design execution is responsible for taking the global Plan of Record (“PoR”) developed by the client's internal design team, then localizing the PoR into a site specific building design for server hall ("SH"), Facilities Service Area ("FSA'), Offices ("ODC") and mechanical/electrical central plant infrastructure, developing an execution strategy with client, and turning over to client's Data Center Services (“DCS”) for construction.  Consult on configuration and site footprint output.
  • Ensure that the design team is meeting all local codes and local requirements.
  • Work Volume: Responsible for 1- 2 very large, full, site specific projects from Body of Design (“BoD”) to 100% design.
  • Work with client’s Project Controls Group (cost & schedule control) to take the model cost and schedule and localize based on early design.
  • Drive & track technical decisions made by program & project DCRE subject matter expert’s
  • Drive design meetings, provide continual input to optimize design, minimize unnecessary work, ensure meetings are efficiently managed.
  • Assist in developing Design Delivery Schedule along with DCS Project Manager, DCRE and consultants.
  • Develop comprehensive scope-of-work and contract document deliverables list for each related discipline and gain buy-in from internal stakeholders
  • Negotiate scope-of-work, deliverables and price with consulting firms.
  • Facilitate many workshops, design meeting, "page turns" and plan reviews
  • planning workshops with internal stakeholders
  • Facilitate kickoff and planning workshops with external partners
  • Facilitate design reviews in partnership with external partners
  • Facilitate large scale workshops as necessary
  • Issue and administer contracts
  • Track deliverables as well as cost, schedule, progress and scope
  • Coordinate design teams from matrixed internal stakeholders and the procurement of external partners
  • Change management for project scope and design contracts
  • Facilitate technical decisions in-line with project needs
  • Coordinate design activities with procurement and construction
  • Provide clear and transparent communication with all internal stakeholder and external project partners

         MOST IMPORTANT: Ensure the issuance of engineering information to 
         the right party, at the right time, in the right format.
  •  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.


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 (4) four years of construction project management related experience and/or training.


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.

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