The Design Project Manager is a key member of the Critical Facilities Engineering and Design team and a significant contributor to the Design/Build/Operate effort. This person works closely with the Design Director to manage one or more data center design projects in collaboration with internal discipline leaders and cross-functional teams. The Design Project Manager is responsible for overseeing design development, as well as the production of construction documents and specifications. This effort involves coordination between RagingWire experts and outside consultants including Structural, Mechanical, Electrical, and Civil Engineers and Landscape Architects. The Design Project Manager is also responsible for managing consultant contracts. Their duties will extend to non-technical or accounting tasks related to the delivery of the work. The ideal candidate will be a creative, detail oriented problem solver with excellent communication skills that can achieve high quality standards while carefully considering cost and feasibility factors. This person should possess good judgment to meet project objectives, with the ability to collaborate and manage the accountabilities of a diverse interdisciplinary team focused on creating and maintaining the best Data Center environments in our industry.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Preparation and execution of Architectural and Engineering Consultant Agreements defining Scope of Work, Scope of Services and Fees based on Owner's Project Requirements, design standards, and system specifications.
Preparing scope of work, scope of services, and solicitations for services including Request for Qualifications/Request for Proposals; evaluation of same and justification for selection.
Ensuring there is alignment and accountabilities between Owner's requirements and Construction Documents provided to Construction and Supply Chain. Manage the quality and timeliness of the AE's performance
Review and approval of consultant invoices.
Interaction with AHJs (Authorities Having Jurisdiction) for initial planning, requirements identification and approvals, and maintaining relations from the approval process through project completion.
Prepares project specific design work plans, schedules and budgets.
Effective daily management of the project design team (internal and external) to ensure the provision of required level of services in a pro-active and professional manner to enable other departments to fulfil their role.
Participation as Owner's representative in AOC and OAC meetings; keeping internal stakeholders knowledgeable of design elements and changes; coordinating design presentations between Owner group and AE Consultants.
Contributes to the continuous development of program standards and specifications.
As requested, assists with existing facilities' capital and Tenant Improvement projects.
Develops design concepts for new projects based on Owner's Project Requirements and the project business case.
Presents design solutions to internal department representatives and/or Authorities Having Jurisdiction.
Coordinates Site/Project Due Diligence Studies.
Supervises and conducts QA/QC reviews of project documentation.
Controls expenditures within limitations of project budget., and manage a Value Analysis process to manage scope to achieve project cost targets.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES
Knowledge of contractual and building regulation obligations.
In-depth knowledge of all aspects of a construction project, specifically data centers or equivalent industrial facilities with an emphasis on Mechanical, Electrical, Process, and Control systems. Experience with managing IT design projects are a plus.
Excellent coordination and project management skills.
Familiarity with Building Code in the state of residency, Federal Guidelines for Americans with Disabilities, and OSHA.
The ability present ideas effectively and to be able to evaluate the ideas of others in project meetings.
Experience in interfacing and coordinating intra-disciplinary departments to assess departmental needs and program requirements.
An understanding of design and construction budgets, and how to balance design requirements to the established budget.
Ability to develop creative and innovative solutions to reduce costs without sacrificing quality and reliability.
Ability to develop and take new design concepts through detailed design, peer review, executive review, construction and operation.
Thorough understanding of Civil, Structural, Mechanical, and Electrical design concepts.
Familiarization with AIA documents desired.
Proficient in MS Excel, MS Word, MS PowerPoint, Outlook, drafting software (ACAD and/or Revit).
Experience with leading through the use of interactive design tools (e.g. BIM) and delivery methods (IPD) are a plus.
Bachelor's degree in a relevant field of study, or equivalent experience
Strong working acumen with CSA and MEP systems development; Architectural, Electrical, or Mechanical Engineering education or experience is a plus.
Minimum 10 years of experience working in data centers or other specialized experience in Critical Facilities or other technically sophisticated project types.
Direct experience with new construction, tenant improvements and capital improvement projects.
Demonstrated Project Management capabilities; PMP or PgMP is a Plus
Experience with consultant negotiation and management.
Prior experience leading project teams and coordinating multiple and diverse stakeholder requirements.
Experience with Revit and/or other BIM applications.
About RagingWire Data Centers!
RagingWire operates 1.5 million square feet of data center space delivering 113 megawatts of critical IT load with an additional 3,000,000 square feet currently under development. RagingWire has significant expansion plans in the top North American data center markets