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Director of Pre-Construction (Can sit in CA, VA, TX) 

Description

POSITION SUMMARY: BASIC FUNCTION

The Director of Pre-Construction is responsible for identifying constructability issues and creating conceptual estimates and schedules beginning at site selection. Through site master planning and the design phase, the Director of Pre-Construction will obtain accurate and up-to-date pricing information from databases, contractors, and suppliers to establish final project budgets and schedules. The Director of Pre-Construction is directly responsible for contractor performance against schedule and budget prior to General Contractor mobilization and construction handoff.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Construction representative in site selection process to coordinate and provide cost analysis and advise on all constructability issues involved with all aspects of site master planning, any required entitlements, and development activities.
  • Leads the preconstruction team and contractors through cost analysis exercises which include value engineering options, maintenance costs, and total costs of ownership for the major capital project portfolio.
  • Leads internal stakeholder and finance team to identify RagingWire direct costs which include Owner Furnished, Contractor Installed Equipment, Energy and Substation Costs, IT and Network, and direct contracts.
  • Company liaison with Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) at the local, state, and federal level to ensure compliance with both building codes and health, safety, and environmental regulatory requirements.
  • Develops preliminary schedules, project plans and cost estimates with contractors, integrators and internal stakeholders.
  • Prioritizes and supports client requirement, security requirement and retrofit projects in live mission-critical environments and occupied spaces when required.
  • Responsible for soliciting bids from General Contractors and vendors when required and negotiates all construction manager contracts prior to execution, including Guaranteed Maximum Price contracts. Reviews subcontractor bids and authorizes subcontractor awards.
  • Identifies project technical, schedule, cost and operational risk and maintains risk register; develops mitigation strategies to lower risk severity and probability prior to project start.
  • Leads regular status update meetings after land purchase and through the design phase for internal stakeholders and the executive team up through general contractor mobilization.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES

  • Knowledge in design and deployment of technical electrical and mechanical systems.
  • Experience in managing complex architect/engineer, general contractor and subcontractor relationships and knowledge of contracting processes in the design and construction industry.
  • Ability to read and interpret drawings and equipment specifications.
  • Must be very organized, analytical, and structured with the ability to respond to fast-track design-build requirements throughout North America.
  • Understanding of Project Management, Planning, Construction Management, and Data Centers.
  • Ability to demonstrate strong capability and expertise in Excel, PowerPoint and SharePoint.
  • Proficient with computers to include the utilization of Microsoft programs such as Word, Project, and Outlook and Primavera P6.
  • Strong executive presence - able to convey complex and technical concepts to a non-construction audience.
  • Able to work in a team environment. Even tempered and able to work through conflict with others.
  • Flexible and willing to consider others ideas
  • Manages stress and/or fast-pace effectively.
  • Excellent communication and problem-solving skills.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

  • BA or BS or in Construction Management or equivalent education and/or work experience of 12 years in construction required.
  • Minimum of 12 years working in a corporate or large matrix organization environment; different regional experience a plus.
  • 5 years of large construction project ($100M) management; data center project experience >20 MW is a plus.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Primarily sitting with some walking, standing, and bending.
  • Able to hear and speak into a telephone.
  • Close visual work on a computer terminal.
  • Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate any required computer keyboard, mouse, and other technical instruments.
  • Able to lift and carry up to 20 lbs.

WORK CONDITIONS

  • 75%: Standard office; Data Center environment with varying temperatures and loud noises; extensive daily usage of workstation or computer.
  • 25%: Construction jobsite at various levels of development

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Work out of the Sacramento site preferred.
  • Must possess a current, valid state-issued driver's license.
 
Position Requirements  
Shift Days  
Exempt/Non-Exempt  
Position Director of Pre-Construction  
Number of Openings 1  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  
Hiring Manager(s)  
Location RagingWire Data Centers, Sacramento  
About the Organization Global Data Centers is a division of NTT Ltd. and incorporates DPA, e-shelter, Gyron, Netmagic, NTT Indonesia Nexcenter, RagingWire and other NTT Communications group Data Center divisions. Our combined global platform is one of the largest in the world, with over 140 data centers spanning more than 20 countries and regions including North America, Europe, Africa and APAC. As a neutral operator, we offer access to multiple cloud providers, a large variety of Internet Exchanges and telecommunication network providers including our own IPv6 compliant, tier-one global IP network. Our clients benefit from tailored infrastructure and experience consistent best practices in design and operations across all of our highly reliable, scalable, and customizable data centers.

RagingWire Data Centers is an Equal Opportunity Employer and maintains a drug-free workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sex, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information/characteristics, marital status/registered domestic partner status, age, sexual orientation, military or veteran status or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local law or ordinance or regulation.





All applicants for employment will be subject to pre-employment drug testing, a criminal background check and education/employment verification. Additionally, some positions require a review of driving records, credit checks, and/or successful completion of the federal governments 'Public Trust' background screening.





 
EOE Statement RagingWire Data Centers is an Equal Opportunity Employer and maintains a drug-free workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sex, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information and characteristics, marital status and registered domestic partner status, age, sexual orientation, military or veteran status or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local law or ordinance or regulation.  

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