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Senior Construction Project Manager



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boydton, va, usa
Posted on Monday, February 12, 2024
Microsoft Cloud Operations + Innovation (MCO+I) is the team behind the cloud. CO+I is responsible for delivering over 200 Microsoft web portals, Live and Online Services around the world including infrastructure, security and compliance, operations, globalization, and manageability. Our focus is on smart growth, high efficiency, and deliver trusted experience to customers and partners worldwide.

The role of Senior Construction Project Manager requires a background in datacenter design, engineering, controls, and operational requirements and an emphasis on project/construction management, datacenter lease market experience, client representation and project and Project level services.

The Datacenter Development (DCD) Senior Construction Project Manager is ultimately responsible for the complete project delivery for each site location. This person is responsible for ensuring that each project meets the DCD Guidelines and standards, which may be adjusted from time-to-time based on best practices and Lesson Learned drawn from previous projects as well as industry changing best practice.

The candidate will coordinate with the Datacenter Engineering (DCE) team and support specialty consultants to update and provide feedback based on design (BOD). In managing the delivery of projects, this position aligns team objectives, business processes, vendor management strategies, and cross-group collaboration efforts with the Datacenter Development Project Strategy. In doing so this will result in effective client relationship management and efficiency in cost management and project delivery.

This person will be an advocate for managing a safe worksite. Safety is one of the four pillars of CO+I’s mission in delivering cloud capacity; joined by Quality, schedule adherence, and Cost Management. The person in this role will also collaborate with Microsoft Security, Microsoft Information Technology (MSIT), Legal, Project Engineering, Business Risk Management, and other internal groups to maintain the corporate vision and goals for the Project.

This candidate works directly for the Regional Manager of Datacenter Development for the region where the datacenter development is located and supports the strategic and tactical delivery of datacenter 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 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 reviews cost and Key Performance Indicators (KPI) metrics, invoices, 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


  • 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 Program

Management And Contract Compliance

  • Provide team oversight and performance management
  • Preparation of Request for Proposal (RFP’s), PER’s, and other project approval tools & templates
  • Review and approval of vendor/contractor scope of work, and design review of site and building plans
  • Manage compliance within the team and contractors.


Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Construction Project Management, Architecture, Engineering, or related field AND 10+ years related experience
    • OR equivalent experience.
  • 7+ years experience in datacenter project construction with large-scale datacenters or datacenter lease providers.
  • 7+ years experience managing large multi-faceted construction projects.
Other Requirements

  • 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.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ability to independently manage project schedules.
  • Ability to independently coordinate contractors and support staff.
  • Ability to influence cross-discipline teams.
  • Construction Health & Safety Knowledge.
  • Experience managing multiple large multi-faceted projects

Construction Project Management IC5 - The typical base pay range for this role across the U.S. is USD $112,200 - $194,800 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 $142,200 - $213,200 per year.

Certain roles may be eligible for benefits and other compensation. Find additional benefits and pay information here: https://careers.microsoft.com/us/en/us-corporate-pay




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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