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Construction Project Manager



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United States
Posted on Monday, February 12, 2024
Microsoft's Cloud Operations and Innovation Team (CO+I) is the team behind the cloud. CO+I is responsible for delivering over 200 Microsoft web portals and live and online services around the world including infrastructure, security and compliance, operations, globalization, and manageability. We focus on smart growth, high efficiency, and delivering trusted experiences to customers and partners worldwide. We are looking for a passionate, high-energy individual to help build the network that powers the world’s largest online services.

As a Construction Project Manager, you will be responsible for the complete project delivery for their respective data center location. The Construction Project Manager is also responsible for ensuring that each project meets the Data Center Development (DCD) guidelines and standards, which may be adjusted from time-to-time based on best practices and lessons learned drawn from previous projects and industry best practices. The Construction Project Manager will coordinate with the Data Center Engineering (DCE) team and support specialty consultants to update and provide feedback based on Design (BOD). In managing the delivery of projects, this role aligns team objectives, business processes, vendor management strategies, and cross-group collaboration efforts with the Data Center Development Project Strategy. In doing so this will result in effective client relationship management and efficiency in cost management and project delivery. Additionally, the Construction Project Manager will be a relentless advocate for managing a safe worksite. Safety is one of the four pillars of the CO+I mission in delivering cloud capacity; joined by quality, schedule adherence, and cost management.

The Construction Project Manager reports directly to the Regional Manager of Data Center Development for the region where the data center is located, and supports the strategic and tactical delivery of data center projects in the region.

In alignment with our Microsoft values, we are committed to cultivating an inclusive work environment for all employees to positively impact our culture every day.


Business Processes

  • Create and maintain best practices to identify and incorporate cost-effective solutions
  • Manage the selection, contracting, and integration of multiple vendors and internal partners
  • Drive deployment of solutions that can be socialized globally across Data Center Development (DCD) projects
  • Facilitate decision-making to drive solutions, schedules, and manage change as required
  • Apply influence, strategies, and negotiation skills to identify options and recommend solutions


  • Regularly review cost and key performance indicators (KPIs), invoices, and process / policy communications to client partners
  • Provide project single point of contact for project development and delivery
  • Coordinate meetings and activities of vendors, cost managers, and integration of lessons learned
  • Attend scheduled owner / architect / contractor (OAC) and other project meetings, and report as necessary
  • Report project progress on scope, schedule, and budget weekly or as required
  • Provide weekly project status reporting to DCD standards


  • Responsible for developing, managing, and reporting on safety, scope, schedule, and budget
  • Direct fiscal responsibility for the approved project budget
  • Work independently in support of the DCD Project
  • Walk the jobsite daily to ensure compliance with safety and schedule

Vendor Management and Contract Compliance

  • Provide Vendor (contractor) oversight
  • Preparation of Request for Proposal (RFP) and other project approval tools and templates
  • Review and approval of vendor scope of work, and design review of site and building plans
  • Validate vendor pay-application and invoice review and approval
  • Manage compliance with prior audit results and recommendations


Required / Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Construction Project Management, Architecture, Engineering, or related field AND 5+ years related experience
    • OR equivalent experience.
Preferred / Additional Qualifications

  • 5+ Years experience in construction project management of data centers or mission-critical facilities
  • Bilingual in Spanish
  • Experience managing large-scale, complex projects

Other Qualifications

  • Ability to meet Microsoft, customer and/or government security screening requirements are required for this role. These requirements include but are not limited to the following specialized security screenings:
    • Microsoft Cloud Background Check: This position will be required to pass the Microsoft Cloud Background Check every two years thereafter. Microsoft Cloud Background Check: This position will be required to pass the Microsoft Cloud background check upon hire/transfer and every two years thereafter.
Construction Project Management IC4 - The typical base pay range for this role across the U.S. is USD $91,800 - $178,800 per year. There is a different range applicable to specific work locations, within the San Francisco Bay area and New York City metropolitan area, and the base pay range for this role in those locations is USD $117,900 - $195,000 per year. Certain roles may be eligible for benefits and other compensation. Find additional benefits and pay information here:


Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. Consistent with applicable law, all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, citizenship, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, immigration status, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran or military status, race, ethnicity, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable local laws, regulations and ordinances. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application process, read more about requesting accommodations.

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