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Project Manager - Data Centres - UK

Date:  Jul 29, 2022


Company:  Black & Veatch Family of Companies


At Black & Veatch, our employee-owners go beyond the project. For over a century, we have been breaking down social, economic and geographic barriers by making life's critical resources accessible to all. Working with us, you will help provide critical expertise as we, along with our valued clients, deliver solutions that positively impact communities around the world. Our professionals are our greatest asset, and we believe nothing is more important than the health, happiness and professional growth of our employee-owners. With a focus on flexible work-life balance options, an expanding and diverse workforce, and limitless career growth opportunities, we will give you our best to help you give us your best, and together we can build a world of difference. 


Req Id : 73022 

Opportunity Type : Staff 

Relocation eligible : No 

Full time/Part time : Full-Time  

Contract Hire Only for this Project : No 

Job Summary

The ideal candidate will have deep knowledge of the Data Centre market and experience executing detailed design data center projects including; mechanical, electrical, plumbing, civil, and substation design. Candidates must possess excellent oral and written communication skills, demonstrate initiative and leadership, and have the judgment and confidence to work independently with clients and colleagues in a fast-paced environment.

BV’s Connectivity & Commercial business is dedicated to creating and providing leading solutions to communication infrastructure, mission critical solutions, and commercial enterprise clients. By joining our business, you will have the opportunity to be involved in cutting-edge technology and work with a team that moves quickly with decisions and expectations. 


Position may be based in Glasgow/ London/ or Remote (Locally).


Key Responsibilities

•    Partner with relevant team members across multiple time-zones to create winning proposals and deliver strong project execution
•    Manage a team of multi-discipline engineers to deliver data center detailed design projects from schematic design through construction administration
•    Work collaboratively with the company’s resources to define the approach and strategy for achieving client requirements
•    Effectively negotiate with multiple levels of executive management within client’s organizations
•    Communicate the status of opportunities, clearly articulate next steps and discuss potential risks with the wider sales and account management team

Management Responsibilities

Acts as a project manager. Among responsibilities is management of a project team. The individual comprising this team may vary by project.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 10+ years experience in project management and/or client relationship management roles.
  • Data Centre Design (Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing) preferred.
  • Substation design for Data Centre infrastructure is highly desirable.
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of data centres industry; knowledge of industry business drivers and motivators
  • Excellent communications/human relations skills (written, verbal, client service); ability to maintain key client relationships
  • Strong financial acumen with proven experience managing client invoicing, internal costs, external costs, change management, and overall project profitability
  • Ability to develop and maintain a detailed project schedules
  • Ability to think quickly and anticipate questions when interfacing with clients
  • Ability to take initiative, support strategic priorities, take ownership of assigned projects and independently drive for results
  • Exhibits high ethical standards in business and in work; maintains a reputation of integrity among clients
  • Team Player

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree.


All applicants must be able to complete pre-employment onboarding requirements (if selected) which may include any/all of the following: criminal/civil background check, drug screen, and motor vehicle records search, in compliance with any applicable laws and regulations.

Work Environment/Physical Demands

Typical office environment: Sitting/Standing/Computer usage for extended periods of time. Ability to utilize audio/video conferencing software for internal/external communication purposes.


Typical construction environment, extreme weather conditions, high noise level, safety hazards (electric currents, working on scaffolding and high places, exposure to chemicals), atmospheric conditions (fumes, odors, dusts, mists, gases, poor ventilation).  Sitting, walking, talking, hearing, reading, writing, keyboarding, driving, filing, reaching, stooping, crouching, bending, standing for extended periods of time, lifting or carrying up to 40 pounds.


Builds networks
Customer focus
Develops talent
Directs work
Drives vision and purpose
Financial acumen
Manages complexity
Manages conflict
Tech savvy
Values differences
Business insight

Salary Plan

PMT: Project Management

Job Grade


Black & Veatch Holding Company, its subsidiaries and its affiliated companies, complies with all Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) affirmative action laws and regulations. Black & Veatch does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, religion, color, sex, national origin, marital status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender Identity and expression, disability, veteran status, pregnancy status or other status protected by law.


Black & Veatch is committed to being an employer of choice by creating a valuable work experience that keeps our people engaged, productive, safe and healthy. We offer professionals an array of health and welfare benefits that vary based on their geographic region and employment status. This may include health, life accident and disability insurances, paid time off, financial programs and more. Professionals may also be eligible for a performance-based bonus program.


By valuing diverse voices and perspectives, we cultivate an authentically inclusive environment for professionals and are able to provide innovative and effective solutions for clients.

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