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Senior Manager, Capital Projects

  Hillsboro, OR
Position Title: Senior Manager, Capital Projects
Location: Hillsboro, OR

Sr. Manager, Capital Projects



Hillsboro, OR – also open to Seattle, WA


Your role 

The Sr. Manager, Capital Projects position is a leading member of the site level Data Center Operations team assigned to one or more of our data center properties reporting directly to the Regional Manager, Data Center Operations. The role will give you the opportunity to expand your skills and experience working on mission critical infrastructure facilities operations for the largest wholesale data center provider in the world. We offer a clean, stable environment where there is a lot of variety and always something to do. If you are looking for an exciting job with great benefits in a company that will provide you with a lot of opportunity to learn, grow, and expand your skillset for a high-demand role, then this could be the right place for you.    


What you’ll do 

As the Sr. Manager, Capital Projects, you will be expected to manage capital improvement projects and the vendors that support each of the associated projects. You will ensure projects are completed on-time and on budget, as well as, work with operations teams to ensure proper upgrade of critical and noncritical equipment. The service you provide will be to the underlying support systems (power, cooling, etc) for customers’ computers, so you will not be expected to do any computer maintenance—the customers do that for themselves.  


Some of your specific responsibilities will include:

  • Develop Scope of Work, project schedule, and Critical Path.
  • Monitoring building infrastructure systems.
  • Assemble and level RFPs from multiple contractors for various capital projects
  • Preparing Change Management Forms and Methods of Procedure (MOPs).
  • Scheduling capital projects with vendors. 
  • Ensuring compliance with all safety procedures and use of protective equipment.
  • Performing Quality Assurance inspections on projects once started.
  • Leading and mentoring the Capital Project team members.
  • Manage and leverage vendors to provide the highest quality project for the best price. 


This is a technical job and it is heavy on the project and vendor management, but there are a number of diverse pieces to doing the job well. To excel in this role you should have an understanding of data center construction etiquette, HVAC, electrical, F/A, large chillers, diesel generators, cooling towers, UPS systems, large batteries, and more. You may be in front of customers, so you’ll also need to be able to present yourself well and have great communication skills. You will complete certain reports, so you’ll need enough knowledge of computers in order to create and update reports in Word and Excel, as well as use Procore and change management software. To complete the reports you will also need the ability to gather information.  This hands-on role will take much more than just experience with rounds and readings. In addition, to be an outstanding Facility Engineer, you will:

  • Achieve goals independently, but also know when to ask for help.
  • Remain open to learning new things, including the Digital Realty way of doing business.
  • Be willing to dig in to discover the cause of issues, and be creative in solving them.
  • Demonstrate a strong sense of ownership and pride in your work.
  • Bring a commitment to teamwork


What you’ll need

  • At least 3 years’ experience managing projects, workflows, and understanding vendor/contractor management.
  • An associate’s degree (AA/AS) or an equivalent combination of education and experience; data center experience is strongly preferred. 
  • A trade license or certification acquired through technical education/training.
  • Experience with Procore project management and CMMS type software.
  • A facilities maintenance certification.
  • Experience demonstrating an ability to manage a small team handling multiple projects at different sites. 
  • Experience working with mission critical data equipment, and the willingness to work in a fast-paced, mission critical environment.
  • Strong HVAC, mechanical, and electrical skills and experience.
  • An understanding of computer systems, and skill with Microsoft Office products.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • The ability to follow instructions and processes precisely and carefully.
  • The willingness to work 2nd or 3rd shift, at least one weekend day each week, and unscheduled overtime as needed to complete projects.
  • The ability to walk around a good deal of the time to perform inspections, to do some work outdoors in the weather if needed, and to lift heavy objects.


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 Digital 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. 


Our Compensation Philosophy

Digital Realty offers its employees a highly competitive compensation package, excellent benefits, and an environment that recognizes and rewards your contributions. Central to our compensation philosophy is rewarding our employees for achieving the values and objectives aligned to the company's overall goals and values.


This is an exciting time to join our business so apply now and make your mark on our future.



The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.


Digital Realty is an equal opportunity employer, EOE/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled.  All applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or protected veteran status, or other status protected by law or Company policy.


Digital Realty is a publicly traded company (NYSE: DLR) with investment grade ratings from all three major ratings agencies.


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