The Data Center Interior Design Project Manager is primarily responsible for leading and managing consistent implementation of QTS Corporate Interior Standards across multiple projects. The Data Center Interior Design PM will interact on a daily basis with Furniture Dealers, Architects, Engineers, General Contractors, specialty vendors, QTS Development, and QTS Operations staff and should have both written and oral communication skills commensurate with this level of regular communication.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES includes the following. Other duties may be assigned.
* Manage concurrent multi-phased interior and exterior start-up and upgrade projects (e.g. office) on several campuses to achieve schedule, budget, and quality standards in a predictable fashion* Collaborate with QTS stakeholders, design, construction, and FF&E consultants and vendors to implement the standardized corporate interiors program for new greenfield data center developments and renovations of existing facilities* Write scopes of work and sketch concepts for design, construction, furniture, audio/visual, & artistic services enabling procurement and project cost estimates; level pricing proposals and create executive-facing recommendations for award* Support on-site activities, such as pre-installation verification, architectural punch walks, FF&E install activities, and post-installation FF&E punch walks; track punch issues for timely closeout* Continuously maintain and improve interior standards documents & materials library, including finishes, furniture, audio/visual, and artwork to provide predictable deliveries in a dynamic environment* Create and communicate updates on interior design and construction status on a regular basis suitable for executive-level reviews; effectively present renderings, floor plans, schedule, cost, and quality data in a manner supporting efficient decision-making* Ensure appropriate interior and architectural submittals are coordinated with vendors and internal stakeholders* Support entitlement and permitting needs for exterior facades, signage, etc.* Review and approve monthly invoices and pay applications* Review change order requests from vendors and contractors and negotiate pricing, coordinating with Development PMs; collaborate with Development Capital team to source appropriate funding* Collaborate with Sales Engineers and Product teams to aid in custom deal solutions for prospective clients' large office design and construction* Represent QTS interests as participant in design & OAC weekly meetings (may lead weekly discussions, where applicable)* Work with the internal Development team to enhance project management processes and protocols* Create & build relationships that enhance QTS's ability to be the leader in creating the World's Most Valuable Data Center Real Estate
* Bachelor's degree in Interior Design, Engineering or equivalent professional experience* Three or more years of professional experience in commercial construction/interior design practices and procedures, and project delivery methods from conceptual development through procurement to close out* Experience with Bluebeam & Microsoft Office suite, specifically PowerPoint for use in communicating program updates to executive level* Revit and AutoCAD experience preferred* Travel estimated at 50%
* This role is also eligible for a competitive beneﬁts package that includes: medical, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance; 401(k) retirement plan; ﬂexible spending and HSA accounts; paid holidays; paid time off; paid volunteer days; employee assistance program; tuition assistance; parental leave; military leave assistance; QTS scholarship for dependents; wellness program, and other company beneﬁts.* This position is Bonus eligible.
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