M.C. Dean, Inc.

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M. C. Dean, Inc. Data Center Security Construction Manager in San Jose, California

Data Center Security Construction Manager

ID 10405

Location San Jose, CA

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Position Summary

A Data Center Security Construction Project Manager (Deputy Project Leader) is responsible for assisting with the overall administration, organization, and implementation of large electronic security installation projects at data centers.

Responsible for:

  • Assisting the project Superintendent in the preparation of project documentation requirements, project layout, and field office support.

  • Coordinating and running a project kick-off meeting (PKOM).

  • Forecasting cash flow and manpower needs for projects.

  • Reading and interpreting blueprints and project specifications.

  • Working with the project Superintendent to develop a budget and cost codes for a project and assigning costs and manpower to the schedule for foreman level tracking.

  • Researching and compiling submittals, pricing change orders and preparing estimates for designed projects by finishing the design and preparing a complete project estimate.

  • Meeting with potential customers to present proposals.

  • Understanding and following bid procedures and bid forms.

  • Conferring with supervisory personnel, owners, contractors, and design professionals to discuss and resolve matters such as work procedures, complaints, and construction problems.

  • Coordinating the acquisition of major materials, monitoring tool and equipment requirements with the project Superintendent and the warehouse.

  • Acquiring all required permits and licenses for projects and ensuring all inspections are handled correctly and in a timely manner.

  • Overall financial management of the project (s).

  • Responsible to keep the profitability at and/above budget.

  • Expediting all change orders.

  • Assuring a timely completion of a project including the completion of punch-list items, the submittal of accurate as-built drawings, operation and maintenance manuals, and the completion of all training and other administrative requirements.

  • Monitoring project progress, preparing monthly reports analyzing the accuracy of the budget, schedule, cash flow and manpower forecasts.

  • Identifying opportunities for cost-saving measures, quality improvement and incorporating best practices.

  • Ensuring monthly project reviews are complete and all information is accurate.

  • Developing a detailed equipment plan.

  • Ensuring all safety regulations are adhered to.

  • Reviewing contracts and customer negotiations.

Requirements :

  • 5-7 years of experience with a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Math or Physics, preferably from an ABET accredited program or 3-5 years of experience with a Master’s degree.

  • Recent security construction experience for data centers is a firm requirement.

  • Perform PM duties on construction projects.

  • Maintain operational and administrative control for construction projects out of the San Jose, CA office.

  • Project Management experience managing teams and monitoring multiple projects at any given time.

  • Experienced in up-front project involvement with engineering firms, the client, and General Contractors.

  • Proven track record of successful projects.

  • Has Managed diverse groups on projects that involve multi-discipline knowledge for example; Fire Alarm, Communications, Security, AV, Power, and Instrumentation.

  • Prepares status reports and works to ensure plans adhere to the business requirements.

  • A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected.

  • Typically reports to top management.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

  • Can direct cross function teams to reach mutual agreement to meet business objectives.

  • Able to work in a diverse environment, with personnel having a range of backgrounds.

  • Strong analytical thinking to evaluate options and directions.

  • Strong leadership and coaching skills.

  • Can facilitate change and communicate effectively.

  • Able to think abstractly, in both short- and long-term planning.

  • Experience working with contract drawings, subcontracts, contract addendums, specifications, change orders, RFIs, submittals.

  • Experience with CPM Scheduling

  • Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principals involved in the production of precision technical plans, blueprints and drawings on projects.

  • Must have strong interpersonal and writing skills and be a problem owner/solver.

  • Proven ability to effectively plan and organize one's own activities or the activities of others.

  • Proficient with Computers including MS Office, Blue Beam, and PDF.

Salary Range: $100,200-$160,320

We offer an excellent benefits package including:

  • A competitive salary

  • Medical, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance

  • Paid-time off

  • Tuition reimbursement

  • 401k Retirement Plan

  • Military Reserve pay offset

  • Paid maternity leave


  • Exposure to computer screens for an extended period.

  • Sitting for extended periods of time.

  • Reach by extending hands or arms in any direction.

  • Have finger dexterity to manipulate objects with fingers rather than whole hands or arms, for example, using a keyboard.

  • Listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.

  • Communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.

  • Read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.

  • Apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.

  • Identify and understand the speech of another person.

Applicants for this position may be required to prove that they have received the COVID-19 vaccine or demonstrate that they have a valid religious or medical reason not to be vaccinated.

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