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Construction Manager – VIE

Position Title: Construction Manager – VIE
Location: Vienna

Your role

As a Digital Realty Construction Manager, you will play a pivotal role in overseeing the planning, coordination, and execution of construction projects related to data centre facilities. You will be responsible for ensuring the successful completion of projects within budget and on schedule, while maintaining the highest standards of quality, safety, and client satisfaction.

The Digital Realty Construction Manager is responsible for the planning, coordination, and oversight of the construction of our facilities which range from full builds to fit-outs, upgrades, landing stations or infrastructure. This includes managing budgets, schedules, and resources, as well as ensuring that projects are completed on time, within budget, and to the highest quality standards. 

The ideal candidate will have a strong understanding of data centre construction principles and practices, as well as excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

In addition, this role will assist with improving the conception, definition and execution of our construction projects and be based on site full time whilst maintaining best practices as well as clear roles & responsibilities for any consultant support.

The primary purpose of the role will ensure consistent, efficient, predictable, timely and high-quality execution of our construction projects. 

  • Stakeholder Communication
  • Contract Management
  • Quality Assurance 
  • Manage the cost change process and negotiate best pricing in partnership with cross functional/matrixed team members in cost and schedule.
  • Manage the schedule and associated risks to ensure reliable and predictable turnover dates. Reporting upward on opportunities, risks, and mitigations to ensure predictable delivery of capacity.
  • Accountable for the development of cost savings solutions and early identification of project savings/underruns to ensure target values are maintained which providing predictable delivery of capacity to the business.
  • Lead and mentor the construction team by providing guidance and support.
  • Promote and model an attitude of continuous improvement, partnership, and teamwork in behaviours and communications

What you’ll need

  • 10+ years’ experience working construction project management, preferably in data centres 
  • Strong background in Project Management methodologies
  • Experience in managing a construction project.
  • Experience with the design and deployment of technical electrical and mechanical systems (electrical or mechanical background).
  • Experience in Continuous Process Improvement and defining and managing associated metrics and KPIs.
  • Experience in data centres or a similar mission critical environment is considered a significant advantage though not essential this will be a key consideration should multiple candidates be assessed for suitability.
  • Experience of working in a European multi-cultural environment 
  • Highly proficient in spoken and written English (C1 or C2 level of CEFR)
  • Good German language skills (B2 level of CEFR)

For legal reasons, we would like to point out that the minimum monthly gross salary is around € 5,500,-. In addition, we are of course prepared to pay an overpayment depending on your qualifications and professional experience. In addition, there is a very attractive variable salary component.

A bit about us

Digital Realty brings companies and data together by delivering the full spectrum of data center, colocation and interconnection solutions. PlatformDIGITAL®, the company's global data center platform, provides customers with a secure data meeting place and a proven Pervasive Datacenter Architecture (PDx™) solution methodology for powering innovation and efficiently managing Data Gravity challenges. Digital Realty gives its customers access to the connected data communities that matter to them with a global data center footprint of 300+ facilities in 50+ metros across 28 countries on six continents. To learn more about Digital Realty, please visit or follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.

A bit about our Operations team

Our Operations team keeps our customers’ infrastructure running safely and securely. We get plenty of opportunities to take on a variety of tasks and develop our technical skills. From overseeing electrical power to cooling and fire suppression systems, our team plays a vital role in making sure everything in our data centers operates as it should.

What we can offer you

Our rapidly evolving business sector offers the opportunity to be part of a courageous and passionate team who work together to understand and meet the changing needs of our global customers. Join us and you’ll be part of a supportive and inclusive environment where you can bring your whole self to work. As part of our team, you’ll get to work with people from different business areas, challenge the way we do things and put your ideas into action. We’ll also give you plenty of development opportunities so you can build a rewarding and successful career with us. This is an exciting time to join our business so apply now and make your mark on our future.