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Meta Program Manager, New Region Development in Helena, Montana

Summary:

Our data centers are the foundation upon which our businesses operate. In order to Plan, Architect and Deliver our data center projects requires significant cross functional communication as well as the ability to interact with very technical teams. This is a challenging role as the signal for capacity and the ever-evolving hardware and software developments provide for a dynamic environment. To meet our business goals, we are continuously innovating within our data center designs and delivery models to ensure high availability, the capacity to meet our extreme growth demands and obtaining the most robust and cost-effective online service in the world! The successful candidate will communicate closely with Site Selection, Delivery and Design teams to lead budget, schedule constructability studies for all the future regions globally. In addition, the successful candidate will lead the Master Planning and site development process. The selected candidate will have experience in Preconstruction as well as significant construction for greenfield hyper-scale data centers or similar complex construction projects. The candidate will report to the Global Site Development Manager. This position is full-time. The project locations will be spread across the globe with a significant concentration in the United States. Managing stakeholders located across all regions and time zones is a significant challenge and is key to the success of our projects.

Required Skills:

Program Manager, New Region Development Responsibilities:

  1. Work with the Site Selection team to establish the key milestones needed to meet the construction schedule (Zoning, permits, tax agreements, Power, etc.). Coordinate the hand off of the projects from Site Selection team to the New Region Development manager

  2. Provide input into development, review and iteration of Basis of Design (BOD) for various Lease Product Types

  3. In coordination with stakeholders, lead development and management of project scope, schedule, budget, quality requirements, proactive risk identification and mitigation, etc. for Lease DC projects in alignment with the BOD

  4. Tightly manage design and scope development from inception through IFC and managing scope change effectively

  5. Manage ambiguity of project parameters and changing project limitations

  6. Work in conjunction with the team’s Subject Matter Experts (SME’s) to understand the cost, quality and schedule impacts of new designs, materials and construction methods

  7. Strategic planning including support for new product build requirements, project coordination and scheduling, suggested vendor selection, allocation model and procurement to maintain synergy with our cross functional partners

  8. Frequently interface with construction managers, technical program managers, cost estimators, schedulers, capacity planning teams, operations, site teams and multi-disciplinary engineering partners to manage projects through the pre-construction phase. Keeping partners and stakeholders informed and accountable

  9. Ensure internal processes are followed and align expectations early on delivery timelines

  10. Develop preliminary schedules and cost estimates with high level resource planning and stakeholder coordination

  11. Lead regular status updates meetings to share current status with others and keep management well informed of changes to the project timeline as it develops

  12. Support leadership with forecasting, scheduling and budget efforts as required

  13. Share current project status with upstream and downstream partners, ensuring crisp and complete hand-offs between teams

  14. Represent the Global New Region team at a deep level throughout the org, to be able to build the appropriate communication channels both within and outside the team

  15. Partner across diverse pillars to set goals, direction, and strategy to support a portfolio of leased data centers

  16. Resolve conflicts (both technical and interpersonal) to ensure the project teams have paths toward resolution

  17. Mentor Data Center design and construction staff

  18. Domestic and international travel required (25-30%)

  19. Collaboration with the Design team to lead the master plan and the building designs with the construction schedule

  20. Continuous market analysis in all the States to anticipate potential impacts in the new regions (Big projects outside FB program, shortage in labor or materials, etc.)

  21. Help creating the strategy and roadmap to evaluate the sites and keep consistency between all the studies. Present to leadership the recommended sites performing a detailed risk analysis

Minimum Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Bachelor's degree in Construction Management, or equivalent technical degree and/or minimum of 12 years direct experience in project planning and construction management

  2. Pre-construction (programming, scheduling and cost estimating) experience managing multi-group, multi-disciplinary development projects, data centers, live mission critical facilities or similar technical construction projects

  3. Experience with design and deployment of technical electrical and mechanical systems

  4. Experience managing vendor relationships and knowledge in standard practices in the design and construction industry, including knowledge of fast-track design-build process and associated documents and contracts

  5. Experiences working with local, state, domestic and international construction build codes and health & safety requirements

  6. Risk Management experience: Identification, assessments, and mitigation strategies

  7. Coordination experience leading a team and experience towards a single project outcome

  8. Communications and reporting experience

  9. Experience with Primavera P6, MS Project, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

  10. Experience with ground-up construction and greenfield site development requirements

Preferred Qualifications:

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. P6 or other scheduling tools

Industry: Internet

Equal Opportunity: Facebook is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, sexual stereotypes, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law. Facebook is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for candidates with disabilities in our recruiting process. If you need any assistance or accommodations due to a disability, please let us know at accommodations-ext@fb.com.

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