Mission Critical Construction Project Manager / Owners Rep at CBRE

CBRE is looking for a Mission Critical Construction Project Manager (Owners Rep) to manage hyperscale data center construction projects in the greater Lenoir, NC area.
The ideal candidate will possess demonstrated ability to oversee vendor compliance to construction agreements, while also having the ability to manage the overall project budget & schedule for varying sized, complex projects. Strong knowledge of MEP construction management with a proven track record of managing capital projects. College degree or comparable industry experience is highly desirable.
This is not a remote role. This person will need to be on-site to monitor projects regularly.


The purpose of this position is to monitor construction projects for clients, with direct accountability for project delivery.
Create and establish the Master Project Budget, including soft costs and hard costs, bonds, insurance, contingencies, allowances, etc.
Contractor and subcontractor pre-qualification, bid solicitation, bid analysis and recommendations
Design Team coordination to Client’s pre-determined Design Guidelines and standards.
Constructability review of the project documents
Value Engineering - proactively identify ways to perform work more efficiently, effectively, and for less money
Project financial management including: Cash flow projections, pay application and change order review and approval.
Assist clients in identifying, scoping, buying-out and scheduling all Owner-direct vendors, equipment suppliers, consultants, including internal vendors (IT, security, etc.)
Construction & Project Administration
Manage General Contractor including compliance with construction contracts, contract budget, changes, payment terms, schedule management, and all other responsibilities within their construction contract.
Cost Management / Change Control, including invoice review, change order review, negotiations, recommendations, and delay analysis. Define project risk and track and share with clients in real time.
Budget Management, tracking, schedule monitoring 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
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 and document closeout. Know the 5 levels of Data Center Commissioning,…enforce compliance.
Perform job walks (building and site) on a regular basis to and monitor safety, quality and progress payments on an as needed basis. In some cases this will be a daily activity. This may include walking up multiple flights of stairs and/or scaffolding.
Close out / Fit Up
Initiate and oversee the entire close out process prior to project completion.
Establish close out documentation requirements. Support the DCC team in the collection and tracking receipt of all closeout documents until completion, including warranties, “as-builts”, O&M manuals, etc.
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
No formal supervisory responsibilities in this position. May 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.


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 in Architecture, Engineering, Construction Management, or related field. Minimum four or more years' construction administration, architecture, engineering or similar experience.
Licensure as either a Professional Engineer or Registered Architect is desired.
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.
Knowledge of the entitlement/permitting process and construction delivery methods and agreements. Familiarity with construction best practices, general building codes, and various building types and systems. Passion for being detail oriented and highly organized.
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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