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Data Center Construction Project Manager

Position Title: Data Center Construction Project Manager
Location: Seattle

Position: Data Center Project Manager 

Location: Seattle, WA 


Your role

The Project Manager is responsible for managing all aspects of construction projects with a focus on end-to-end data center development (greenfield through commissioning as well life cycle replacements).  This will include providing leadership to contractors, consultants and equipment vendors associated with the delivery of DLR Projects. The Project Manager may also be assigned the responsibility for outsourced Owner Representative/Project Managers who will provide additional management support for the delivery of the project(s). Project assignments will generally be local; however, projects out of region may be assigned. The Project Manager will manage challenging deliverables against aggressive project expectations and will report to the Sr. Manager, Capital Project. The candidate will have overall responsibility for delivering the assigned project(s) on budget (heavy emphasis on value-engineering) on time and assurance that the project scope and quality meet the DLR Design Standards and the objectives set for the project. The candidate will be expected to be in office most weekdays. 

What you’ll do

  • Manage multiple projects simultaneously. Project site visits will be required for partner meetings and to audit jobsite project, issue resolution, etc. 
  • Assist with preparation of requests for proposals to Contractors, Consultants, and Equipment Vendors including detailed evaluations and recommendations.  Negotiate/write contracts with contractors, consultants and vendors as necessary.
  • Create and manage project schedules. Coordinate activities and keep all stakeholders informed of project status. 
  • Ensure adherence to DLR Project Delivery / Management Standards by all project participants, on all projects.
  • Complete monthly project status reporting
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with contractor partners, consultants and equipment vendors.

What you’ll need

  • A minimum of four to seven years of project management experience of technically complex projects is desired.  Will consider candidates with less experience that have a strong desire for learning and professional development. 
  • Experienced in the use of MS Office software and basic level of AutoCAD. 
  • Strong project management and organizational skills. Track record of successful project completions. 
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills. Strong relationship and interpersonal skills are required.  Ability to work in a team environment.  Self-motivated, able to work independently with minimal oversight. 
  • Requires working knowledge of design and construction terms, principles and contracts.    Financial acumen to review, analyze and create development budgets and estimates.  
  • Must have a basic understanding of electrical, mechanical, and fire detection/suppression systems.
  • Understanding of standard practices in the design and construction industry.  Must be familiar with basic building code requirements. 
  • Ability to understand and interpret design drawings, construction drawings, construction specifications, design and construction contracts, project schedules, and detailed budgets / estimate summaries. 


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 25+ countries on six continents.


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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.


Our published pay ranges reflect the minimum and maximum target for new hire pay for the full-time position determined by role, level, and geographical location. Individual pay is based on additional factors including but not limited to job-related skills, experience, and relevant education and/or training. Moreover, an employee’s total compensation package varies by role and may include salary, cash bonus or commissions, and equity awards not quantified below.


Compensation range: $98,400 to $120,000. This compensation range represents the Company’s good faith belief as to what it will pay as an annual salary for this position at the time of this posting. 


Benefits: For this role, Benefits include medical, dental, vision, life and AD&D insurance, 401k match, disability benefits, wellness and education benefits, paid time off, holidays, and more. 

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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