Google Data Center Construction Program Manager in Clarksville, Tennessee

Google's projects, like our users, span the globe and require managers to keep the big picture in focus while being able to dive into the unique engineering challenges we face daily. As a Data Center Construction Program Manager at Google, you lead complex, multi-disciplinary engineering projects using your engineering expertise. You plan requirements with internal customers and usher projects through the entire project lifecycle. This includes managing project schedules, identifying risks and clearly communicating them to project stakeholders. You're equally at home explaining your team's analyses and recommendations to executives as you are discussing the technical trade-offs in product development with engineers.

Using your extensive technical and leadership expertise, you manage projects of various size and scope, identifying future opportunities, improving processes and driving the technical directions of your programs.

As a highly motivated Data Center Construction Program Manager, you will have demonstrated experience in the area of complex, multi-disciplinary, and geographically dispersed data center design, development, construction and commissioning projects. You will provide management of large-scale data centers, computer farms, networking, AC and DC power distribution/conversion, and cooling methods at multiple scales.

You'll have experience managing large scale technical projects in a rapidly changing industry, be able to work through ambiguity and demonstrate problem-solving leadership with limited oversight. You should be able to conceptualize and describe the delivery of a data center facility from start to commissioning and understand the nuances and risks that you and your team will need to manage around along the way.

Behind everything our users see online is the architecture built by the Technical Infrastructure team to keep it running. From developing and maintaining our data centers to building the next generation of Google platforms, we make Google's product portfolio possible. We're proud to be our engineers' engineers and love voiding warranties by taking things apart so we can rebuild them. We're always on call to keep our networks up and running, ensuring our users have the best and fastest experience possible.

  • Manage multiple data center projects from inception through to completion.
  • Support special research and development experiments, renovations and upgrades of existing facility.
  • Gather internal requirements and deliver solutions that satisfy customer's needs.
  • Maintain end-to-end responsibility from construction to deployment.
  • Resolve highly critical issues within matrix organization while maintaining rigorous adherence to project timelines and costs.

Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in a technical field or equivalent practical experience.
  • 8 years of work experience managing multi-group/disciplinary projects.
  • Experience constructing technical facilities.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Master's degree in Electrical, Mechanical/Industrial Engineering, Construction Management or related technical field.
  • 4 years of work experience with data center equipment/environments, including switch gears, generators, chillers, cooling towers, air handling units, controls, security monitoring systems and fire safety systems; with an understanding of start up/commissioning processes.
  • Experience managing vendor relationships and an understanding of standard practices in the design and construction industry; knowledge of fast track design build processes and associated documents and contracts.
  • Experience in requirements gathering, resource organization, task prioritization, scheduling and achieving objectives within set goals.
  • Knowledge of large-scale facility electrical and mechanical systems.

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