Jul 10, 2019

QCx Commissioning Program - Sr. Project Manager (Data Center MEP Infrastructure)

  • Professional Diversity Network
  • Lithia Springs, GA, USA
Full-Time Management

Job Description



Location / travel: Based in Lithia Springs, GA, but also with extensive travel to CBRE's client data center project construction sites as required.

Primary goal of the ideal candidate:

Representing CBRE's data center client's QCx Central Program Team, you will work closely (i.e. - "engage") with client's local on-site QA/QC/Cx teams at numerous data center construction sites to encourage compliance with the QCx Central Program team's global construction quality programs and initiatives; -- but do so in a diplomatic manner that local on-site teams will see the value of such programs and initiatives.

Ideal candidate has extensive MEP infrastructure commissioning knowledge and expertise and will have the ability to build trust and rapport with the on-site teams so that those teams willingly implement and practice the central corporate team's quality standards and commissioning best practices during the design and construction of large data center construction projects.

Required Skills / Knowledge Base for this job:

Cx Knowledge Base: Strong engineering knowledge of mechanical / cooling systems within a large enterprise data center. Looking for candidates with prior mechanical design experience and/or on-site data center operational experience applied in project commissioning and quality control. Although not required, an ideal candidate might have prior experience editing or perhaps even writing Level 1 - 5 test scripts for commissioning and quality testing for data center mechanical systems.

Communicates well: Must be able to convey technical processes and instructions clearly and concisely as necessary - both in oral and written expression. Also possesses all computer skills with focus on word processing, spreadsheets, and presentations.

Self-Directed: Must possess ability to translate problem statements into solutions without direction from others.

Main Roles and Responsibilities:

On behalf of Client, this role may be required to perform the following:

Support various Client-initiated programs relating to quality compliance and commissioning of the Client's data center mechanical systems (with an emphasis on cooling systems). Typical tasks may include:

o Edits commissioning and construction quality test scripts for Level 1 - 5


o Supports the Program Cx Manager in data collection, recordation and


o Develop standards and processes for Cx and Quality testing

o Lead as the subject matter expert ("SME") relating to commissioning of all

mechanical systems within the data center

o Monitor existing Cx processes for consistency and adherence to Clients


o Support Cx Program Manager in the proper implementation

of Cx strategy/execution as directed by Client

o Manage Cx reporting & dashboards, develop/maintain metrics

o Work with Project Controls on to evaluate and control major financial risks

that arise within the program and on project sites.

o Track entire teams deadlines and deliverables. Provide regular reminders to

others as necessary to assure schedule compliance.

o Assist in creating overall buy-in of Client's Cx & Quality Program roadmap

and initiatives

o Provide subject matter expertise relating to data center commissioning of all

data center's mechanical system.

Other possible tasks may include any of the following:

  • Attend Cx meetings, as required. Ensure attendance of CM/GC and key subs/vendors at all Cx meetings

  • Manage access to the site for Cx vendor

  • Ensure required project Cx documents are reviewed by CFT per schedule

  • Ensure all L1-3 deliverables required by contract docs are submitted by the CM/GC & vendors

  • Escalate critical Cx issues to the CFT for response/resolution

  • Escalate Cx vendor performance issues to the Cx Program Manager

  • Assist DC PM and participate in Cx lessons learned

  • Include Cx vendor in OAC and other project meetings

  • Ensure GC/CM schedule integrates Cx schedule detail properly

  • Ensure QA/QC is being followed and report any issues/gaps

  • Monitor CM/GC performance & staffing in relation to Cx deliverables

  • Invoice / Payment Application processing, tracking and reporting

  • Process pay applications from Cx vendor

  • Tracking of all key project documents, including submittals, RFI's, change

  • orders, invoices and payments, lien releases, etc

  • Coordination and management of all Owner-direct vendors, and consultants

  • Attend Cx meetings, as required. Ensure attendance of CM/GC and key subs/vendors at all Cx meetings

Project Closeout Assistance

  • Initiate close out process prior to project completion
  • Initiate review of FR checklist w/ Owner CFT, track/sign-off on items
  • Establish close out documentation requirements. Collect and track receipt of all close out documents until completion, including warranties, as-builts, O&M manuals, etc.
  • Assist with City and/or other Authority final inspections and occupancy process
  • Manage punch list, substantial completion and final completion process
  • Negotiate, resolve and close out any outstanding change orders, quality issues
  • Process and track any final invoices, payment applications, retention payments,
  • Provide oversight of QA/QC and Cx of project including work performed by General
  • Contractor, subcontractors and other directly contracted vendors/suppliers.
  • Support coordination and management of all Owner-direct vendors, and consultants for QA/QC and Cx related activities
  • Manage QA/QC and Cx meeting invites, GVC, rooms. Ensure meeting agendas/minutes are distributed to the project team by the responsible party
  • Attend QA/QC and Cx meetings, as required. Ensure attendance of GC and key subs/vendors at all meetings
  • Ensure GC, subcontractors and vendors provide and maintain project specific QA/QC plans
  • Ensure required project QA/QC and Cx documents are reviewed by project team per schedule
  • Ensure all QA/QC and Cx deliverables required by contract docs are submitted by the responsible party
  • Monitor GC and Cx Agent performance & staffing in relation to QA/QC and Cx activities
  • Escalate critical QA/QC and Cx issues to the appropriate parties for response/resolution
  • Escalate GC, subcontractor, vendor, or Cx Agent performance issues to the QCx Program Manager
  • Communicate weekly to QCx program team to provide project update, critical issues, critical activities, etc.


Provides formal supervision to individual employees within single functional or operational area. Approves subordinate's recommendations for staff recruitment, selection, promotion, advancement, corrective action and termination. Effectively recommends same for direct reports to next level management for review and approval. Plans and monitors appropriate staffing levels and utilization of labor, including overtime. Prepares and delivers performance appraisal for staff. Mentors and coaches team members to further develop competencies. Leads by example and models behaviors that are consistent with the company's values.

Manages 3rd party project delivery resources/team (typically larger more experienced 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 six years of MEP Infrastructure experience and/or training.

Prior experience in a supervisory position (direct report responsibilities) required if specific duties include direct report responsibilities.


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


Ability to comprehend, analyze, and interpret the most complex business documents. Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive issues. Ability to write reports, manuals, speeches and articles using distinctive style. Ability to make effective and persuasive presentations on complex topics to employees, clients, top management and/or public groups. Ability to motivate and negotiate effectively with key employees, top management, and client groups to take desired action.


Requires in-depth knowledge of financial terms and principles. Ability to calculate complex figures. Ability to forecast and prepare budgets. Conducts financial/business analysis including the preparation of reports.


Ability to solve advanced problems and deal with a variety of options in complex situations. Requires expert level analytical and quantitative skills with proven experience in developing strategic solutions for a growing matrix-based multi-industry sales environment. Draws upon the analysis of others and makes recommendations that have a direct impact on the company.


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 in-depth understanding and interpretation of procedures, company policies and business practices to achieve general results. Responsible for setting department deadlines. Errors in judgment may cause long-term impact to co-workers, supervisor, department and/or line of business.



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