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CBRE Owner's Representative / Sr. Project Manager - Data Center Construction in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Owner's Representative / Sr. Project Manager - Data Center Construction

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Areas of Interest

Construction, Data Centers, Project Management


Cedar Rapids - Iowa - United States of America

About the role

  • The Owner Representative / Project Manager will lead all aspects of Data Center construction projects! Must possess solid track record of leading vendor compliance to construction agreements, while also having the ability to handle the overall project budget and schedule for varying sized, sophisticated projects.

What you’ll do

  • Pre-Construction

  • Work with the general contractor to build and establish the Master Project Schedule, based on the Critical Path and key achievements. (P6 cost/resource loaded schedule)

  • Create, and establish the Master Project Budget, including soft costs and hard costs, bonds, insurance, contingencies, allowances, etc.

  • Support Contractor pre-qualification, bid solicitation, bid analysis and recommendations

  • Support contract negotiation, typically in concert with the Client’s and legal counsel, including establishment of all GC “business terms” including mark-ups, fees, insurance, labor rates, critical issue, etc.

  • Coordinate Design Team activities supporting Client

  • Supervise to establish if AE is completing the complete list of City and/or other Authority approvals process, permitting, etc

  • Coordinate Constructability review of the project documents

  • Provide / Capture cost estimates working with subs and other vendors for scope gaps/changes

  • Coordinate Value Engineering effort

  • Produce Cash flow projections on a monthly basis

  • Assist client in identifying, scoping, buying-out and scheduling of all Owner direct vendors and consultants


  • Lead General Contractor and other directly contracted vendors on the ground

  • Lead Cost / Change Control, including change order review, negotiation, and recommendations, delay analysis

  • Budget Management and Tracking

  • Schedule monitoring, tracking and analysis

  • Document control (track and coordinate addenda, bulletins, new drawing sets, clarifications, etc.)

  • Ensure QA/QC is being followed and report any issues/gaps

  • Invoice / Payment Application processing, tracking and reporting

  • Tracking of all key project documents, including submittals, RFI’s, change orders, invoices and payments, lien releases, etc.

  • Coordination and management of all Owner-direct vendors, and consultants

  • Lead OAC meetings and other project related meetings


  • Initiate close out process prior to project completion, typically two to three months in advance

  • Establish close out documentation requirements. Collect and keep track of receipt of all close out documents until completion, including warranties, as-builts, O&M manuals, etc.

  • Assist with City and/or other Authority final inspections and occupancy process.

  • Create and supervise punch list, substantial completion and final completion process(v)

  • Negotiate, resolve and close out any outstanding change orders, quality issues or disputes

  • Process and track any final invoices, payment applications, retention payments, etc.

  • Prepare and submit final project accounting and budget

  • Assist the client in scheduling, coordination and management of all Owner-direct vendors, consultants.

What you’ll need

  • A bachelor's degree in Architecture, Construction or Engineering

  • Solid understanding of MEP construction management with a solid track record of leading capital projects

  • 5 or more years of related experience

  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States without the need for visa sponsorship now or in the future.


  • A culture of respect, integrity, service and excellence crafts our approach to every opportunity!

Equal Employment Opportunity: CBRE is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity. We have a long-standing commitment to providing equal employment opportunity to all qualified applicants regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, veteran status, political belief, or any other basis protected by applicable law.

Candidate Accommodations: CBRE values the differences of all current and prospective employees and recognizes how every employee contributes to our company’s success. CBRE provides reasonable accommodations in job application procedures for individuals with disabilities. If you require assistance due to a disability in the application or recruitment process, please submit a request via email at or via telephone at +1 866 225 3099 (U.S.) and +1 866 388 4346 (Canada).

NOTE: Some, but not all, of our positions may have an additional requirement to comply with COVID-19 health and safety protocols, including COVID-19 vaccination proof and/or rigorous testing. If you have questions about the requirement(s) for this position, please inform your Recruiter.

CBRE, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer (Women/Minorities/Persons with Disabilities/US Veterans)