Design Project Manager

at Turner & Townsend
Location New York, New York
Date Posted June 22, 2022
Category Construction
Job Type Not Specified


Job Description

Do you want to be part of the in-house team helping one of the biggest technology companies in the world deliver their vision? Turner & Townsend are engaged to support our client with many complex projects, responsible for managing the design for several large-scale ground-up data center construction projects and we are seeking the ideal Design Project Manager to act as the day-to-day interface with the client and drive this project to achieve an excellent outcome. You have a chance to be a key player in our technological future, as part of a team of innovative professionals shaping our built environment.

The Design Project Manager will be responsible for managing the design process and the Architect/Engineer from master planning/basis of design stage through issuance of construction drawings. The ideal candidate will be able to manage a very fast, diverse and rapidly changing design program.

Who are you?

You are a Construction Project Manager experienced in Design/Architecture/Civil with a minimum of 6 years relatable experience working on large-scale, ground-up Data Center, Commercial/Corporate Office, Healthcare, Manufacturing, and/or High-tech projects.


Job Objectives:

  • Work with General Contractor (GC) and Architect/ Engineer (AE) to create and establish the Master Project Schedule.
  • Coordinate Design Team activities.
  • Ensure AE is effectively delivering against the City and/or other Authority approvals process, permitting, etc.
  • Coordinate Constructability review of project documents.
  • Drive design meetings and provide continual input to optimize design and minimize unnecessary work.
  • Assist in developing Design Delivery Schedule along with Construction Project Manager, and other consultants.
  • Develop comprehensive scope-of-work and contract document deliverables list for each related discipline.
  • Negotiate scope-of-work, deliverables and price with consulting firms.
  • Track and manage external design and cost issues.
  • Manage distribution and production of project workload within team.
  • Collaborate on new design issues and research projects with team.
  • Ensure drawings are accurate and precise.
  • Assist internal and external customers.
  • Meet with stakeholders to obtain design input and signoff.

You will be the type of person who:

  • Is smart, a quick learner and confident in their cognitive ability.
  • Knows their subject matter and can apply it / work independently.
  • Is proactive and focused on continuous improvement, including providing well-thought out solutions.
  • Is professional, yet friendly.
  • Is able to manage difficult stakeholders.
  • Is confident both as a team member and a team leader.
  • Has excellent interpersonal skills and great communication - both in person and via technology!
  • Delivers quality work products and has pride in what they do.


Your qualifications and experience:

  • The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 6 years relevant experience and the ability to be highly effective in a client facing role.
  • Formal Project Management methods.
  • Cross functional team participation in a high-tech, dynamic environment.
  • Excellent problem-solving, critical thinking and analytical skills.
  • Proven track record in delivering high-quality programs.
  • Ability to present to senior management to gain approvals.
  • Passionate about solving complex challenges within aggressive timelines.
  • Be exceptional at discerning the path forward given a set of problems or problem statements.
  • Detail oriented with strong written and verbal communication skills and the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced and quickly-changing environment.

Preferred Education:

Bachelor of Science in one of the following:

  • Architecture
  • Construction Management
  • Project Management
  • Engineering
  • Business Administration

Recommended experience:

  • Experience in data center construction or other heavy industry is preferred.

Additional Information

Turner & Townsend is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. Equal Employment Opportunity Posters If you'd like to view a copy of the company's affirmative action plan, please email . If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation as part of the employment selection process, please contact the Human Resources Department at or . This telephone line and email address is reserved solely for job seekers with disabilities requesting accessibility assistance or an accommodation in the job application process. Please do not call about the status of your job application if you do not require accessibility assistance or an accommodation. Messages left for other purposes, such as following up on an application or non-disability related technical issues, will not receive a response.

Turner & Townsend does not accept any speculative or unsolicited CV's that have been sent to our internal recruitment team or hiring managers from agencies outside of our preferred supplier list or that have not followed due process. Any speculative or unsolicited CV's will be treated as a direct application.

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