• Data Center/Mission Critical Project Manager

    Job Locations US-IL-Itasca
    Posted Date 4 months ago(12/27/2017 9:03 AM)
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  • Overview

    Mortenson’s success is not a matter of luck; it’s a result of our ingenuity, expertise, and exceptional people coupled with our unparalleled focus on customer service.

    Our foundation and culture are based upon our company values of trust, safety, teamwork, responsibility, service and stewardship. We are inspired by a compelling purpose to build structures and facilities for the advancement of modern society and a mission to create an exceptional customer experience. Mortenson has built a reputation for being a leader in our industry and in the communities in which we live and work.

    It all starts with our exceptional people and exceptional teams. Mortenson has been voted a "best place to work" 38 times regionally over the past decade…

    …What are you waiting for?

    Mortenson’s Chicago Office is seeking a Data Center/Mission Critical Project Manager to provide overall leadership direction to a data center project from conceptual design through construction; including the management of customer business needs, conceptual budgeting, design phase efforts, project quality, timeliness, safety, as well as mentoring the project team. Develop and enhance customer relationships by providing excellent service.  May work on two projects simultaneously or one larger project.


    1. Manage the design process
    • Work closely with customers/owners to define owner project requirements (OPR), including design/operational/deployment objectives, speed to market expectations, and cost parameters
    • Develop and/or lead the preparation and presentation of project proposals
    • Develop detailed project design phase and baseline construction schedules
    • Conduct detailed construction planning, including contract manual, subcontractor selections, MWD/BE participation, trade and site utilization planning, disruption avoidance planning, owner direct purchase planning, method of procedure (MOP) development, all within principles of Lean Design Delivery and utilization of BIM/VDC technology
    • Manage costs of the design phase, including high level budgeting, estimate preparation, technical estimating, proactive value engineering, life-cycle analysis and budgetary/financial management


    1. Manage the overall financial health of projects
    • Develop and maintain project financial projections
    • Determine and allocate project estimate into financial system
    • Determine cost codes, approve invoices, and make necessary budget management decisions
    • Provide financials and billings to Accounting for timely payment
    • Create monthly owner billings


    1. Manage subcontracts and suppliers for the project
    • Oversee budget for and make selections of trade partners and suppliers
    • Handle billings and contract management, including contract buyouts


    1. Lead team members
    • by example in resourcefulness, self-starting work habits and problem solving based on information and sound judgment
    • Lead team members in technical aspects of data center design and construction, including informational technology (IT), connectivity, electrical power, mechanical cooling and utility infrastructure systems
    • Responsible for the mentoring, management, and timely performance evaluation of design phase engineers, project engineers and assistant project managers
    • Knowledge of Equal Employment Opportunity, Affirmative Action, and inclusive behaviors
    • Proven track record of including diverse team members when assigning challenging and high-profile tasks


    1. Function as the main point of contact with the owner and on-site representative
    • Assist with the review of the owner agreement
    • Resolve site concerns for the owner or representative
    • Provide frequent interactions and service to build positive relationships and future work opportunities


    1. Manage change orders
    • Determine when to submit to the owner or on-site representatives
    • Obtain the customer/architect’s approval


    1. Other duties as assigned, including:
    • Maintain schedule and budget through project completion
    • Provide high level management of quality, risk, safety, and compliance for the project and team members



    Key Skill Requirements:

    1. Strong background in data center/mission critical/industrial construction
    2. Strong teamwork orientation, initiative, communication, problem-solving, and leadership skills
    3. Proven ability to fulfill development to closeout responsibilities for complex projects
    4. Detail orientation sufficient to organize and manage multiple project tasks
    5. Possess basic understanding of construction law and generally accepted business practices
    6. Microsoft Office, project and pertinent web application skills at an intermediate level
    7. Proven positive and professional attitude, and strong customer service skills
    8. Ability to interpret and communicate Mortenson policies


    Key Skill Preferences:

    1. Open to change based on diverse input and feedback
    2. Effectively work with those of diverse backgrounds and organizational levels
    3. Adaptive, effective communication and active listening skills
    4. Strong cross-cultural relationship building and influencing at all organizational levels


    Education and Experience:

    1. Bachelor’s degree in Electrical, Mechanical, Construction, Civil, or Architectural Engineering or Construction Management, or equivalent experience
    2. Experience with guiding projects from pre-award through conceptual design and construction completion
    3. Minimum six years of construction management or related experience
    4. Current driver’s license




    Mortenson is an EEO/Affirmative Action/M/F/Veteran/Disabled employer.

    **No Agency e-mails, calls or solicitations accepted**



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