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Data Center Design Manager

Job description

Dedicated to sustainable development, Arup is a collective of designers, advisors and experts working globally. Founded to be humane and excellent, we collaborate with our clients and partners using imagination, technology, and rigor to shape a better world.

We are currently seeking a Data Center Design Manager to provide data center project delivery and leadership capability and assist Regional Science, Industry and Technology business leadership in the growing data center sector.


  • Lead the effective and efficient delivery of data center projects, managing the performance of the technical team consisting of both internal and external project team resources, in full compliance with corporate standards
  • Handling client expectations and building client relationships
  • Assist in defining project schedules, staffing, and cost targets
  • Identify and handle project risks
  • Delivering work to a high standard of quality, client satisfaction and profitability
  • Assist Americas Science, Industry and Technology leadership in developing data center business regionally, finding opportunities with current and new clients, developing client relationships and leading major bids


  • 10 or more years in the delivery of data centers and mission-critical facilities
  • Demonstrable project management experience having successfully led multidisciplinary teams on design and/or construction of building and/or infrastructure projects in a fast-paced environment
  • Bachelors degree in Engineering
  • Professional Engineering License or ability to obtain this within one year of joining Arup preferred
  • Ability to travel and work on virtual teams across the region

Key Attributes

  • Highly professional, able to develop and sustain the respect of peers and clients alike
  • Attentive to detail - always seeking quality and excellence in their work
  • Collaborative approach and willingness to work as an integral part of the team
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills essential for team-based working with colleagues and clients of all levels
  • Able to identify stakeholders, determine requirements and expectations and manage their influence on the project
  • Ability to prioritize effectively, organizing and balancing assigned work in a dynamic environment
  • Self-motivated, results-focused, pragmatic
  • Rapid, enthusiastic learner who quickly becomes a leading authority on new capabilities and tools and take others on the journey
  • Good commercial and contractual awareness
  • Strong client relationship management skills and experience
  • Intuitive and creative problem solver, able to conceptualize business opportunities
  • Able to identify differences and resolve problems or assist in resolving issues.

Hiring Range: The good faith base salary hiring range for this job performed in California is $125,000 and $195,000. Benefits are not included in the base salary range. Summary of benefits are included in this posting with details provided to applicants at the time of interview. Please note hiring ranges for candidates performing work outside of California will differ.

Benefits that Work - At Arup, we have a comprehensive and valuable benefits program that works for our employees and their families while keeping costs low. These benefits provide health and welfare security for you as well as paid time off for rest and renewal. Our Global Profit Share Plan (paid bi-annually) provides an opportunity for you to share in the success of the Firm. As a valued employee of Arup, you can also choose to participate in our 401(k) plan with up to 10% company match to help you save for your future.

Flexible Working - We believe that flexible arrangements create a more inclusive way of working that supports our diversity and the wellbeing of our people. Options for alternative schedules and the ability to work outside of the office for a portion of your workweek are available.

Arup is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, spouse of protected veteran, or disability.


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