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Director of Project Controls - EMEA

Position Title: Director of Project Controls - EMEA
Location: London

Your role

DLR is a prominent and well-established Data Centre owner / operator with a proven track record of successful projects across the EMEA region. With our commitment to excellence and innovation, we strive to deliver high-quality construction solutions that exceed our clients' expectations. As we continue to expand our operations, we are seeking a highly skilled and experienced Director of Project Controls to lead and oversee all aspects of cost and commercial management, schedule management, risk management and information management for all EMEA program. The role plays a key part in driving value management reviews at every project stage to ensure optimal cost options are being taken – balancing capital expenditure and revenue expenditure (Total Cost of Ownership - TCO). 

The Director of Project Controls maintains relationships with key external suppliers/vendors to ensure we understand market dynamics and cost trends in each of the locations we operate. 

This role will develop and maintain reporting requirements across the EMEA region as well as managing project budgeting/forecasting and reporting in line with DE&C Budget Tracking Template requirements alongside Construction Accounting requirements. 


What you’ll need

15+ years’ experience working in Commercial project management 

Strong background in Cost Management methodologies 

Experience in managing a multi country project structure. 

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 

Experience with a variety of construction contract delivery methods commonly used in EMEA 

Experience managing and developing direct employees, contractors, subcontractor, and vendor relationships as well as experience working with standard practices in the design and construction industry 

Experience with greenfield site development, ground-up and retrofit construction projects. 

Experience working with local, regional, domestic, and international construction build codes and health & safety requirements 

Good level of digital competence with experience using key construction tools 

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. To learn more about Digital Realty, please visit or follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.

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.