Project Coordinator, NA

Vantage Data Centers

Vantage Data Centers

Denver, CO, USA
Posted on Wednesday, September 13, 2023

About Vantage Data Centers

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 North America, EMEA and Asia Pacific, 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.

New Site Development Department

The New Site Development (NSD) team is responsible for identifying, evaluating, and delivering qualified shovel ready sites to the Vantage construction team. NSD is responsible for site due diligence, initial concept design, entitlements and permitting, utility, fiber and power acquisition, budget, schedule, and creative problem solving for all new projects. At the appropriate time, NSD transitions project ownership to the construction team for final execution. Collaboration with all internal and external stakeholders is core to NSD’s role in achieving the below guiding goals:

Guiding Goals: Deliver qualified sites that allow our construction team to efficiently build sites in line with our design requirements, leasing goals, schedule requirements and budget goals. This shall include the following:

1. Preliminary site review – High level evaluation of sites with actionable feedback for site selection team.

2. Analyze sites in diligence – Understand site specific risks, issues, concerns and development strategies to mitigate risks for qualified sites.

3. Lead design developments – Understand Vantage specific design requirements and specific leasing requirements to lead design development teams to hand off to construction teams that meet our design requirements, schedule and budget goals.

4. Obtain necessary approvals – Understand specific project approvals required, develop plans, schedules and lead time to obtain the required approvals. 5. Identifying and Securing Power – Understand power requirements, market availability, and work with utilities and industry partners to successfully plan and secure delivered power to all sites.

Position Description

Vantage is seeking a highly organized, self-starting, and proactive Project Coordinator to drive core project management and coordination efforts across a wide spectrum of projects within the New Site Development and Utility Teams. This person will provide a key role in identifying and progressing data center developments from inception to construction shovel ready.

This position will assist New Site Development Managers with site due diligence, concept/schematic design, entitlements/permitting, budget, and schedule for all new major projects and at the appropriate time transition them to the Construction Project Management Team for execution. The position will also play key role in supporting power planning, rate research, and utility coordination.

Constant and effective communication with vendor partners and many internal departments is essential including: finance, policy, construction, legal, market development, engineering, operations, and more. A strong cultural fit is key to success within NSD and Vantage where we value a fast, friendly, and flexible mindset.

Daily tasks include submittal management, change order management, meeting coordination, administration of project reports, contracts, site selection support, budgeting support, participation in design development, and transition of close-out documentation to construction.

Essential Job Functions

  • Take initiative on all functions and tasks. Ask questions, drive solutions, and follow-up.

  • Assist with vendor management including: onboarding, contracts, purchase order processing, invoice tracking, and closeout.

  • Management of project documentation, reports, budgets, schedules, and presentations.

  • Support New Site Development Managers and Utility team with all project related tasks and documentation.

  • Independently research and track utility rate and other information in support of power planning.

  • Track project progress and identify, documentation, and mitigate risks.

  • Communicate often with project stakeholders including clients, vendors, and internal teams.

  • At the appropriate time transition design and preconstruction packages to VDC Construction Project Managers for execution.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor of Science degree in business, construction, or related field preferred but not essential.

  • Construction and Project Management experience preferred but not required.

  • Experience as a Project Coordinator in assisting or supervising projects of increasing complexity required.

  • Experience in CSA (civil, structural, architectural), MEP (mechanical, electrical, plumbing) construction management, or real estate development is a strong preference.

  • Contract preparation experience is preferred.

  • Data Center experience is a preferred.

  • GIS experience preferred.

  • Strong IT skills; ability to use multiple communication tools and packages, Advanced Excel knowledge essential.

  • Skilled at solving problems and dealing with a variety of options with limited information.

  • Strong organization skills with the capacity to handle multiple projects simultaneously, work well under pressure, and to prioritize work effort, all with minimal supervision.

  • Excellent relationship building skills.

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.

  • Successful candidate must be a team player able to work with a variety of people.

  • Preference for strong experience in Microsoft Office Suite, Smartsheet, ProCore, contract management softwares.

  • Expected travel is less than 5%

Additional Details

  • Salary Range: $80,000-$95,000 base + bonus (this range is based on Colorado market data and may vary in other locations)

  • This 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.

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.

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.

Vantage Data Centers is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Vantage Data Centers does not accept unsolicited resumes from search firm agencies. Fees will not be paid in the event a candidate submitted by a recruiter without an agreement in place is hired; such resumes will be deemed the sole property of Vantage Data Centers.