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Senior Development Manager

Company: Vantage Data Centers
Location: Denver
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

Vantage is committed to being a workplace of inclusion, equity, respect and acceptance. We celebrate diversity and intentionally seek out opportunities to learn from one another's experience.Vantage Data Centers powers, cools, protects, and connects the technology of the world's well-known hyperscalers, cloud providers and large enterprises. Developing and operating across six markets in North America and six markets in Europe, Vantage has evolved data center design in innovative ways to deliver dramatic gains in reliability, efficiency and sustainability in flexible environments that can scale as quickly as the market demands. Vantage's business is growing exponentially, through a combination of greenfield market expansion and acquisitions across North America and Europe.The Development & Engineering (D&E) team drives the technology, innovation, and new development of data center infrastructure across Vantage's companywide portfolio. D&E evaluates new sites, drives cost and scheduling in line with corporate goals, and serves as subject matter experts across the entire project lifecycle from concept through commissioning. The team collaborates with Sales, Construction, Operations, and Senior Management along the way. D&E also works hand in hand with the Construction team to come up with a vertically integrated design and ensures effective execution of both new as well as existing standards and designs. One thing that distinguishes Vantage is that our technical staff are given the responsibility and authority to directly drive tangible results. Our team can align long-term operational sustainability with value engineering and cost metrics to deliver products aligned with corporate goals. This approach empowers each member of the team to drive high-impact decisions and results.This position is responsible for two key functions in the Vantage D&E team, namely: Site Selection, to source and acquire new real estate; and New Site Development, to drive development of controlled & existing real estate, and data centers associated with mergers and acquisitions. This position will oversee market evaluation, site selection, due diligence, initial concept, schematic and entitlement/permitting design and application(s), budget, and schedule for all new major projects and at the appropriate time transition them to the Construction Project Management Team for execution.Constant communication with various departments and subject matter experts will be required to ensure that the design and construction of new facilities will maintain and enhance Vantage's product and service offering. Collaboration and integration in the sales lifecycle process including client interface is integral to the role as well.Vantage is looking for a detail-oriented Development Manager to drive new campus development of both new and existing data center markets, in advance of commencing construction activities. You will assist the Director of Site Selection & Development in managing these projects through acquisition to shovel ready.--- Assist Leadership Team with evaluation and selection of new sites for data center assets, for the purpose of acquiring and developing into a Vantage Data Center property.--- Lead all aspects of site selection, design & engineering project management, scheduling, and budgeting for new projects including site assessment, conceptual design, basis of design, scope of work, and development of design & construction documents.--- Transition design and preconstruction packages to VDC Construction Project Managers for execution.--- Provide thought and team leadership, while being accountable for team results on all preconstruction projects and assignments, including budget, schedule, and coordination with internal and external project stakeholders across several cross-functional teams.--- Evaluate new technology and construction techniques associated with land development and building construction to gain an edge on speed to market.--- Continue involvement in data center construction community to gain valuable knowledge of best practice, new trends and industry standards.--- Play a leading role, with Corporate Development & Sales, to identify and select new sites in existing and new markets in line with VDC strategy, including leading negotiation and acquisition of new sites.--- Coordinate with local real estate brokers and consultants who will assist us in locating properties.--- Serve as the point of initial contact in receiving new site information from brokers and landowners.--- Lead various aspects of site selection, land use & zoning approvals, coordination with landowners, neighborhood groups, community outreach and entitlement process with local jurisdictions.--- Work with our internal Assistant General Counsel to assist with development-related agreements.--- Coordinate local efforts with the various city planners, city councils, utilities (Power, Fiber, & Water), and other relevant parties critical to project success.--- Represent Vantage in the best light to local officials and effectively communicate the benefits of wholesale data center campuses.--- Drive scope, schedule, and budget decisions to conclusion including managing internal and external resources, project teams, contractors, and vendors.--- Provide support to Construction Team from concept through commissioning across Vantage's portfolio of construction projects.--- Ensure lessons learned are held and placed in the feedback loop to drive continuous improvement.--- Report status of all projects in preconstruction status (risks, schedule, quality, and budget) to management.--- Develop, refine, and implement processes and policies for new construction practices, comparison and ultimately green lighting deployment and actualization.--- Understand business strategies to align product development and innovation to drive success.--- Conduct Consultant/Vendor/Contractor qualification, network management/expansion, new technology evaluation for use on current product line and future product development opportunities.--- Support project management team to establish project budgets, analyze design impacts on build costs, and submit approval packages to executive team.--- Coordinate with site operations to define project requirements.--- Work with sales and marketing to provide technical support wherever needed.--- North American travel required on a regular basis; at least 25% in 2021; 25-50%+ in 2022.--- 5+ years of experience in Construction and Project Management.--- Bachelor of Science degree in construction, engineering, or real estate preferred.--- Construction industry experience is required, with several years of advanced corporate real estate experience; industrial land acquisition experience is preferred.--- Data Center experience is strongly preferred, but not required.--- Strong IT skills, with ability to use multiple communication tools and packages including the Office suite, advanced Excel knowledge crucial.--- Excellent analytical skills with understanding of real estate finance and discounted cash flow analysis.--- Demonstrably strong negotiation skills.--- Creative and innovative skillset.--- Demonstrated ability to collaboratively lead project/design teams.--- Excellent relationship building skills.--- Ability to analyze complex business concepts and documents.--- Ability to make effective presentations on general topics.--- Skilled at solving problems and dealing with a variety of options with limited information.--- Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.--- Strong interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills at all levels of the organization and with other stakeholders and third parties such as suppliers.--- Flexible, adaptable, and self-directed; able to prioritize projects in a variety of circumstances while traveling, across multiple time zones, cross functionally, by project, etc.We operate with No Ego and No Arrogance. We work to build each other up and support one another, appreciating each other's strengths and respecting each other's weaknesses. We find joy in our work and each other, actively seeking opportunities to inject fun into what we do. Our hard and efficient work is rewarded with an above market total compensation package. We offer a comprehensive suite of health and welfare, retirement, and paid leave benefits exceeding local expectations.Safety and security always matter. During COVID, all positions that can work remotely have been, and appropriate steps have been taken to ensure the safety of employees in any position essential to be on site. Regardless of where you are working, technology to work effectively is provided on or in advance of your first day of employment.Throughout the year, the advantage of being part of the Vantage team is evident with an array of benefits, recognition, training and development, and the knowledge that your contribution adds value to the company and our community.Don't meet all the requirements? Please still apply if you think you are the right person for the position. We are always keen to speak to people who connect with our mission and values.Salary Range: $170K - $200K Base + BonusThis position is eligible for company benefits including but not limited to medical, dental, and vision coverage, life and AD&D, short and long-term disability coverage, paid time off, employee assistance, participation in a 401k program that includes company match, and many other additional voluntary benefits.Compensation for the role will depend on a number of factors, including your qualifications, skills, competencies, and experience and may fall outside of the range shown.Vantage Data Centers is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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