Product Development Preconstruction Manager

Product Development Preconstruction Manager
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Facebook is seeking a seasoned professional to join our Program Development team as a Preconstruction Manager to develop new product types. This role will focus on management of budget/pricing analysis, scope development, schedule and constructability reviews to support the new program requirements. New product types will be developed in partnership with Strategic Engineering & Design and broader Infra Data Center teams. Upon approval of the first design concept development, the Product development Preconstruction manager will be responsible to hand off the project to the Preconstruction execution team while participate in several design iterations and feedback loop to apply lessons learned for new design versions. The ideal candidate has strong knowledge of preconstruction, ability to prepare conceptual cost/schedule studies, experience in planning mega construction projects and deep construction knowledge from a sequencing and phasing perspective.
Product Development Preconstruction Manager Responsibilities
  • Ability to understand the big picture, goals and values of the New Product types. Differentiate between “must haves” and “Nice to haves” and ability to push back and challenge the different departments to accomplish the agreed goal.
  • Coordinate multiple internal cross functional teams (EESS, SE&D, DCD, etc.) and external teams (GC, EOR).
  • Coordinate meetings to inform leadership and ability to influence them in key decisions.
  • Manage ambiguity of project parameters and changing project limitations. Be flexible with new DC type E requirements from the business, but at the same time ability to push back if any requirement puts the project timeline at risk.
  • Coordinate with internal teams to define the deliverables needed and the quality expected. Keep teams accountable to guarantee a successful implementation of the road map established.
  • Detailed constructability reviews in multiple stages of the project to influence the design to build safer, predictably, efficiently and cost effective.
  • Labor studies to determine the best sequence to build the Data Center, Network building, Admin and potential centralized generator building.
  • Coordinate the different workstreams that have been established to avoid gaps or duplications.
  • Deep knowledge of construction and preconstruction space. Ability to build preconstruction and construction schedules to compare GRD1, Type X and Type E with new Product types. Identify opportunities to optimize schedule.
  • Review and coordination of budgets analysis to evaluate the best solutions. Review overall project budget to guarantee all SOW is properly captured.
  • Capacity to measure project success, by introducing the key performance indicators and critical analysis. Implement feedback loop to optimize the design, preconstruction, and construction in future projects.
  • Transfer construction knowledge to all the preconstruction managers and site teams.
  • Design management of Basis of Design development - from inception through IFC and managing scope change effects.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in Construction Management, or equivalent technical degree and/or 15+ years direct professional experience in project planning and construction management
  • Understanding of Facebook. Knowledge of the different Roles and Responsibilities for all the cross-functional teams (SE&D, DCD, SOE, GDCC, FacOps, ENS, etc.)
  • Proven relationships with most of the key stakeholders for DC Type E, to guaranty a minimal ramp up period and start making a positive impact from the very beginning
  • Experience with different contract strategies (GMP, Lump sum) to evaluate the best approach for DC Type E
  • Preconstruction (programming, scheduling and cost estimating) experience managing multi-group, multi-disciplinary development projects, mission critical or similar technical construction projects
  • Knowledgeable of the design and deployment of technical electrical and mechanical systems
  • Experience managing vendor relationships and understanding of standard practices in the design and construction industry, including knowledge of fast-track design-build process and associated documents and contracts
  • Skills to negotiate contracts, labor rates, budgets, etc. Experience gaining consensus with general contractors and trade partners
  • Experience with ground-up construction and greenfield site development requirements
  • Coordination skills to lead a team of diverse backgrounds and experience towards a single project outcome
  • Experience working with local, state, domestic and international construction build codes and health & safety requirements
  • Experience in Primavera P6, MS Project, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • 5+ years of experience building our current GRD1 design, understand the construction challenges and offer solutions to resolve them for New Product types
  • Experience identifying the major schedule roadblocks and critical path activities in GRD 1 construction (i.e. Steel erection, FACNET live, CX, etc.) and influence the design team to include lessons learned
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience in the Data Center industry outside Meta
About Meta
Meta builds technologies that help people connect, find communities, and grow businesses. When Facebook launched in 2004, it changed the way people connect. Apps like Messenger, Instagram and WhatsApp further empowered billions around the world. Now, Meta is moving beyond 2D screens toward immersive experiences like augmented and virtual reality to help build the next evolution in social technology. People who choose to build their careers by building with us at Meta help shape a future that will take us beyond what digital connection makes possible today—beyond the constraints of screens, the limits of distance, and even the rules of physics.
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(Colorado only*) Estimated salary of $174,000/year + bonus + equity + benefits
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