Senior Project Manager, Data Center

Iron Mountain - Richmond, VA (30+ days ago)3.8

Founded in 1951, Iron Mountain Incorporated (NYSE: IRM) is the global leader in storage and information management services. Iron Mountain is committed to storing, managing and transforming what our customers value most, from paper records to data to priceless works of art and culture. Providing a full suite of solutions – records and information management, data management, digital solutions, data centers and secure destruction – Iron Mountain enables organizations to lower storage costs, comply with regulations, recover from disaster, and protect their data and assets from a complex world. Visit the company website at for more information.

Iron Mountain enables 94% of the Fortune 1000 to smartly and securely manage their physical and digital information assets. With unmatched innovation and collaboration, our teams create information management solutions for our customers’ data, no matter what format, location or lifecycle stage it’s in and no matter where it’s kept. We are more than 17,000 people strong and growing. We’ve been a trusted records management leader since 1951.

Iron Mountain is an equal opportunity employer, and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, marital status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity characteristics or expression, disability, medical condition, U.S. Military or veteran status or other legally protected classifications in making employment decisions.


The Senior Project Manager – Data Centers is responsible for the delivery of all construction projects for the IMDC (Iron Mountain Data Center) Business. The incumbent will lead a team of external project managers, design firms, construction managers, and contractors. The incumbent will be directly responsible for the development of and adherence to annual capital budgets and aggressive timelines. The budgets will be developed in cooperation with IMDC business clients, Real Estate, and finance.

The ideal candidate will demonstrate deep experience in:
Managing multiple large complex critical infrastructure construction projects.
In-depth knowledge of complex electrical and mechanical systems including UPS systems, stand-by power, thermodynamics, air psychometrics, and energy conservation.
Developing and managing detailed budgets and schedules.
Knowledge of NFPA standards and building codes.
Ability to cost estimate complex projects and identifies way to drive down costs.
Managing and supervising multiple design partners, contractors, and trades.
Experience with commissioning and integrated testing of complex systems.
Developing and reviewing Methods of Procedures (MOPs) and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for all critical project work activities in existing data center facilities.
Conducting design and construction meetings with external professional, internal Iron Mountain employees, and external Iron Mountain customers.
Managing bid processes, approving change orders, and processing payments.
Auditing installed data center components. This audit will be used to verify the completion of the job scope by the vendor in addition to verifying the design documentation for the build-out and ongoing operations of the data centers.
Ensuring a safe work environment at all times.
Ensuring constant product delivery in support of the mission goal of 99.999% uptime

Job Requirements

Demonstrated proficiency in project management and real estate budgeting/accounting
Experience with contract and vendor management.
Demonstrated excellence in customer service skills
Excellent analytical skills
Working knowledge of CAD (Computer Assisted Design)
Preference for operating with substantial independence and strongly self- motivated
Excellent verbal and written communication skills in order to interface effectively with clients, peers across Iron Mountain and Iron Mountain senior management
Strong organizational and interpersonal skills
Ability to think strategically and execute tactically
Ability to work both independently and within a team environment
Strong influencing skills through the use of facts and logical arguments and the development of trusting relationships with clients
Ability to deal with conflict in a constructive manner
Ability to brain storm in teams and think outside of the box
Excellent organizational navigation skills
Demonstrated ability to champion innovation and think creatively
Excellent relationship building skills
Demonstrably strong negotiation skills
Ability to work productively in environment requiring multi-tasking and working against deadlines
Proven success at working in a matrixed management environment
Willingness to travel approximately 50% of the time.

The position will impact the delivery of our IMDC business primary product. This will represent a capital spend of approximately $200M annually. If the Project and team does not deliver its projects appropriately, loss of property or life, loss of revenue, damage to clients’ property and the inability to accommodate new clients are all potential downsides.

Bachelor degree in engineering, facilities management, architecture, business/finance or equivalent is required. Advanced degree in a related field is strongly preferred. Professional licenses (P.E., AIA) or certifications in related fields are desirable (PMP, etc.) The candidate should have a minimum of 10 years in the delivery of mission critical construction projects of increasing responsibility and client facing positions in a corporate real estate setting.

Compliance Obligations:
It is the responsibility of every Iron Mountain employee:
to comply with all applicable laws, rules, regulations, and company policies
to exhibit ethical behavior in accordance with our Code of Ethics and Business Conduct
to complete required training within the allotted time frame


Compliance Obligations:
It is the responsibility of every Iron Mountain employee:
to comply with all applicable laws, rules, regulations, and company policies
to exhibit ethical behavior in accordance with our Code of Ethics and Business Conduct
to complete required training within the allotted time frame