Data Center Construction Manager

at Turner & Townsend in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job Description

Company Description

From the inception of a project through to completion and beyond, Turner & Townsend help to deliver the outcomes that matter through transformational programs covering the full spectrum of consultancy, project delivery and post-project operations.

With offices located globally, you’re never far away from our services. Working from 118 offices in 50 countries, we make the difference to projects across the real estate ( , infrastructure ( and natural resources ( sectors worldwide.

Our team is dynamic, innovative and client-focused, supported by an inclusive and fun company culture. Our clients value our proactive approach, depth of expertise, integrity and the quality we deliver. As a result, our people get to enjoy working on some of the most exciting projects in the world.

Job Description

Turner & Townsend is looking for a Construction Manager to support a large-scale, ground-up data center construction project with our prominent technology client. The role will be responsible for all aspects of project delivery, from inception through to commissioning. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 8 years construction field experience and the ability to be highly effective in a client facing role.

Under direction of the client, the Construction Manager will be responsible for coordinating with the general contractor and architect/engineer services provider for all construction related activities on the project, including but not limited to:

+ Site layout/design (inclusive of roads, infrastructure, site utilities, etc.).

+ Constructability reviews of designs, identifying risk to project cost and schedule, preparing reports.

+ Lead Turner & Townsend site project team, under the direction of the client.

+ Ability to work well within a team and liaise with external vendors, architects, engineers, suppliers, & General Contractor.

+ In-depth knowledge of construction management in commercial building applications including applicable building codes and standards, as well as amendments by authorities having jurisdiction.

+ Strong working knowledge of safety in design and health and safety regulations as they apply to commercial building construction sites.

Design Phase Services

+ Support development of Minimum Functionality Case, plus enhancement identification.

+ Support and contribute to Value Engineering efforts (selection, coordination, comment follow-up and verification).

+ Assist in identifying long-lead items procurement items, providing input/feedback/research related to construction market conditions.

+ Assist with preparation of request for proposal for general contractor and commissioning agent procurements.

+ Assist in establishing the success criteria for the project construction, including schedule, cost, technical and quality performance parameters.

+ Review design and construction drawings against project requirements and for constructability issues and concerns, with follow-up and verification with GC and A/E.

+ Participate in risk identification and mitigation planning for cost and schedule risks.

+ Assist in developing baseline schedule and provide regular progress update on all activities.

+ Participate in Criticality Assessment (workshop to identify critical aspects of design and construction that may require owner witness/hold points and oversight of inspection, testing and acceptance).

Design and Construct

+ Participate in Interface with local authorities having jurisdiction, developers, municipal utility districts, etc., on issues regarding site development, e.g., utility tie-ins, permitting, etc.

+ Participate in review of Product Data Submittals in coordination with technical reviewers.

+ Coordinate with Commissioning Agent during development of Commissioning Plan and execution of Plan.

+ Review project submittals and RFI.

Construction Phase Services including Commissioning and Handover to Operations

+ Reviews the general contractors and key subcontractors project schedule for alignment with contract requirements.

+ Provide oversight of general contractor during construction phase activities, including regular site visits and review construction work.

+ Attend daily construction status meetings and Owner, Architect, Contractor meetings as scheduled.

+ Review and report on the overall construction effort and progress.

+ Evaluate of the project schedule with relation to actual field production.

+ Coordination with Cost and Scheduling representatives for project reporting and dashboard updates.

+ Coordination with Document Controller to ensure project documentation is loaded into client system of record.

+ Supports observation and issue tracking/resolution and punch-list, coordination with A/E.

+ Support In-Process and Final Inspection and Test activity conducted by GC and Commissioning Agent.


+ Ability to lead, coordinate & organize multiple stakeholders including general contractor and deliver project/program status reports as required.

+ Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

+ The tenacity and drive to inject value and create solutions.

+ Develops good working relationships with project team.

+ Ability to work on site.

+ Experience in data center construction is preferred.


+ A minimum of 8 years’ project management experience.

+ Degree in Construction management or Equivalent and OSHA certified.

+ Proficient – expert experience level using Microsoft tools (MS Project, Excel, Word, PowerPoint).

+ Desirable to have experience in real estate green field development such as Laboratory projects.


Additional Information

**_*On-site presence and requirements may change depending on our client’s needs*_**

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Job Posting: JC245282101

Posted On: Aug 07, 2023

Updated On: Nov 16, 2023

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