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Director of Construction

Santa Clara, CA | Direct Hire

Job ID: 57115 Position: Building/Construction/Development Branch: San Ramon
Director of Construction Job Description
A fast growing, well respected Data Center Development and Construction firm is looking for a driven Director of Construction to provide overall leadership to the project management team and key internal stakeholders. This position will oversee new development, design, entitlement/permitting, and all aspects of construction. As a leader, you will be responsible for managing multiple projects and teams as well as ensuring all projects are in alignment with strategic corporate objectives. Collaboration and integration in the sales lifecycle process including client interface is integral to the role.

Essential Job Functions
  • Lead all aspects of construction including master planning, pre-construction, design, permitting, entitlements, competitive bidding, team selection, construction, commissioning, and project closeout
  • Create and manage project budgets and establish monthly forecasts including variances
  • Act as thought leader and drive coordination and integration of internal stakeholders within the project
  • Manage direct reports and third-party project management resources and track staffing utilization
  • Manage campus-wide execution of development projects from concept through commissioning and prepare various reports on a monthly and/or quarterly basis
  • Own resource allocation and project work flow for direct reports and third-party project management continent workforce
  • Drive day-to-day construction decisions to conclusion
  • QA/QC work products of direct reports to confirm accuracy. Manage inputs and delivery of work products from internal team members to ensure that new data center spaces comply with all applicable requirements (Basis of Design (BOD), specifications, code, lease, etc.)
  • RFP (Request for Proposal) creation and management for capital projects and customer builds
  • Establish project budgets and submit approval packages to executive team
  • Support sales in customer engagement and fulfillment of requirements as tied to leases and manage delivery in accordance with leases
  • Partner with Director, Construction Cost & Finance to produce monthly project forecasts including variance analyses as well as execution of Master Service Agreements (MSAs) and project authorizations for new and existing contractors and vendors
  • Vendor/Contractor management including qualification and relationship building/maintenance
  • Review monthly billing with direct reports, confirm substantiation and audit vs budget
  • Ensure ‘ lessons learned’ are held and placed in the feedback loop to drive continuous improvement
  • Ensure project team complies with project turnover documentation requirements to Operations
  • Work closely with Operations to coordinate design criteria and construction with ongoing maintenance and operation of existing facilities

Job Requirements
  • Bachelor degree in construction management, or similar field, or equivalent experience
  • 7 to 10 years of experience in a management role required, 10 to 15 years preferred
  • Data Center experience is required
  • Experience in CSA (civil, structural, architectural) and MEP (mechanical, electrical, plumbing) construction management is a requirement
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and project management tools like MS Project or P6
  • Travel required is expected to be 5 to 10%, but may increase over time as the business evolves


Mary Lindner
Senior Executive Recruiter

With 20+ years experience in successful Business Development and TalentAcquisition, Mary finds a great sense of fulfillment in matching talented candidates with their Dream Jobs! Mary’s career has focused on growing companies, so she understands that growth for her clients will start by connecting the right individual to the right opportunity. Providing outstanding customer service and exceeding clients’ and candidates’ expectations is the foundation of Mary’s work mantra: work hard, be nice, and have fun!! Mary’s favorite part of working for Wollborg Michelson is being a part of an incredible team that always strives for excellence. Outside of her professional accomplishments, Mary takes the most pride in her role as a mom, never forgetting to savor the little moments with her three daughters and husband.

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