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CBRE Data Center Global Program Manager in Boston, Massachusetts

Data Center Global Program Manager

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GWS Segment

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Areas of Interest

Data Centers, Project Management


Remote - US - Remote - US - United States of America

Get ready for your next career move with CBRE. We offer the start of excellent benefits within the first month! Benefits include paid time off, medical, 401k, etc.

About the role:

The Data Center Program Manager runs global program upgrade/retrofit projects impacting the critical infrastructure and MEPS Infrastructure for the specific data center portfolio. This position leads complex, multi-disciplinary projects and is responsible for identifying the program requirements, engaging with internal customers and supporting the program through the entire project lifecycle.

What you’ll do:

Program Administration

  • Responsible for upgrades/retrofit construction project program process administration across the project portfolio. Focus is on ability to lead multiple projects at one time over multiple global locations

  • Develop program budget, cash flow and commitment and get approval on spend working with the Cost Control team

  • Lead cross-functional teams and run multiple simultaneous programs with contending priorities simultaneously

  • Engage with highly knowledgable professionals and key collaborators to initiate new programs, including developing program documentation

  • Identify process and communications gaps, while developing and driving solutions to implement data center programs

  • Lead and grow relationships between cross-functional teams. Work to continually improve communications between the cross-function teams

  • Draft program reporting for client management reviews, including providing health of program schedule, budget, and performance, identifying risks and program opportunities

  • Update quarterly forecast, budget spend status and get management approval on funding requests

  • Drive improvement in the upgrade/retrofit program processes and documentation/ workflow through feedback and/or based on measurement of relevant metrics

  • Develop plans for improved field execution and delivery across project constraints of schedule, efficiency, and costs

  • Provide project execution guidance throughout end-to-end project lifecycle with ability to assess potential construction workarounds to avoid project slips


  • Lead team, including key collaborators / project controls team / Contractor(s) / A&E design team to build and establish the 1) Master Project Schedule, based on the Critical Path and critical turning points and 2) Master Project Budget, including soft costs and hard costs

  • Evaluate technical issues and develop potential solutions for review with crucial partners

  • Supports Design Team activities by participating in schematic and design development reviews

  • Support data center site teams as needed with contractor pre-qualification, bid solicitation, bid analysis and recommendations

  • Participates in constructability reviews of the project documents

  • Provide input to teams on Value Engineering efforts

  • Lead project teams in developing, assessing, and evaluating program and project risks


  • Lead program costs and change controls

  • Supervise program dashboards and monthly program updates.

  • Develop and maintain lessons learned log for programs

  • Coordinate Value Engineering

  • Ensure program level document control processes are in place. Establish close out documentation requirements and distribute to site teams

  • Ensure QA/QC is being followed and report any issues/gaps

  • Coordination and management of all Owner-direct vendors working with supply chain and consultants

People Management

  • Lead a team of direct and matrix report. Responsibilities include recruitment, selection, promotion, advancement, corrective action, and termination

  • Monitors appropriate staffing levels and reports on utilization and deployment of human resources

  • Leads and supports staff in staffing, selection, training, development, coaching, mentoring, measuring, appraising and rewarding performance and retention. Models behaviors that are consistent with the company's RISE values.

What you’ll need:

  • Bachelors degree with People related experience preferred.

  • Formal Program Management methods / standard methodologies. Experience completing talent assessments.

  • Knowledge of Google Suites, MS Office, and Primavera P6 helpful

  • Consistent record to deliver high-quality programs. Passionate about solving sophisticated challenges with quick turnarounds.

  • Experience in development, implementation, and execution. Technical, interpersonal, and analytical skills required.

  • Detail oriented with strong written and verbal communication skills and the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced and quickly-changing environment


A culture of respect, integrity, service and excellence crafts our approach to every opportunity!

CBRE carefully considers multiple factors to determine compensation, including a candidate’s education, training, and experience. The minimum salary for this position is $150,000 annually and the maximum salary for this position is $180,000 annually. The compensation that is offered to a successful candidate will depend on the candidate’s skills, qualifications, and experience. Successful candidates will also be eligible for a discretionary bonus based on CBRE’s applicable benefit program. This role will provide the following benefits: 401(K), Dental insurance, Health insurance, Life insurance, and Vision insurance.

Equal Employment Opportunity: CBRE is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity. We have a long-standing commitment to providing equal employment opportunity to all qualified applicants regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, veteran status, political belief, or any other basis protected by applicable law.

Candidate Accommodations: CBRE values the differences of all current and prospective employees and recognizes how every employee contributes to our company’s success. CBRE provides reasonable accommodations in job application procedures for individuals with disabilities. If you require assistance due to a disability in the application or recruitment process, please submit a request via email at or via telephone at +1 866 225 3099 (U.S.) and +1 866 388 4346 (Canada).

NOTE: Some, but not all, of our positions may have an additional requirement to comply with COVID-19 health and safety protocols, including COVID-19 vaccination proof and/or rigorous testing. If you have questions about the requirement(s) for this position, please inform your Recruiter.

CBRE, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer (Women/Minorities/Persons with Disabilities/US Veterans)