Senior Project Manager (SPM)

NOVA Mission Critical provides the design and construction services for companies that offer Data Center and colocation strategies for firms located throughout North America, Europe and the Middle East.  NOVA Mission Critical’s Clients include global companies of all sizes, ranging from financial services, cloud and information technology services, whole sale and retail colocation and managed services.  NOVA Mission Critical is always hiring people that are hungry – people that are motivated – people that want to go to work to lead!



NOVA Mission Critical, one of the industry’s leading Data Center Builders, is currently seeking hands-on field-based professional Data Center General Construction Senior Project Manager with undying optimism that even the most challenging and complicated Data Center construction projects can be built.  This person will be working primarily around Data Center construction projects and on many occasions will be client-facing.  The right candidate will be expected to advance the success of NOVA Mission Critical by bringing the vision to life for each and every Client one project at a time.  If you have industry trade or mission critical experience that is a bonus.  Successful candidates will have 10+ years of experience in the General Construction Project Management field, and candidates with mission critical experience should have worked on multiple Tier III and/or Tier IV Data Centers.  Experience with Timberline software, Microsoft Project, Sharepoint, Procore, LEED accreditation, and background in MEP systems is a plus.  If you know how to work with CAD/REVIT that is a bonus.  If you are ready to wake up every day and reinvent yourself then inquire within…



  • Budget Updates
    • Produce thorough forecast of Cost-to-Complete which drills down to identify potential exposures.
    • Coordinate the use of Procore and Timberline to readily identify exposures.
    • Require the project team to track costs of field directives and back charges for forecasting purposes.
    • Create detailed analysis of line item exposures, particularly unit price contracts.
    • Follow the Forecasting Calendar for on-time completion of forecasts.
    • Teach the Standard Operating Procedures for budget updating to others.
  • Change Order Management
    • Require the project team to fully utilize Procore to track all Potential Change Order (PCO) items including in-scope and out-of-scope.
    • Provide the Owner with up to date status reports relating to Changes.
    • Work to recover all legitimate GC costs relating to Owner Changes.
    • Track the status of all Contract Allowances in Expedition and submits Change Order Requests (COR) when an over-run is likely.
    • Require the project team to track all field directives and back charges in Procore for timely processing on a monthly basis, i.e. composite clean-up, hoisting time, etc.
  • Project Close Out
    • Establish an effective Close-out Plan early in the project which includes the early collection, review and packaging of Contract close-out documents.
    • Implement the use of the Noncompliance Reporting System.
    • Require the team to utilize the Work list System to organize and manage the completion of phases of the work.
    • Teach close out process to other NOVA employees.
  • Owner/Sub Requisition Process
    • Require the project team to have the completed pay requisitions approved by the project team on a monthly basis.
    • Produce an effective Schedule of Values.
    • Establish a regimented process for the collection of payments no later than 30 days and subsequent efficient system for the payment to Subcontractors.
    • Review the Hold Reports before payment is due to allow for timely handling of deficiency issues and payment to Subcontractors/Vendors.
  • Cash Management
    • Consistently manage the cash flow of the Project so as to maintain a fiscally responsible position for NOVA.
    • Produce an effective Schedule of Values which supports a strong cash flow position.
    • Review each Subcontractors initial Schedule of Values to prevent overpayment.
    • Review Sub/Vendor requisitions to prevent payment of unsigned or unfunded Change Orders.
    • Produce and update the cash model for the Owner to prevent surprises.
    • Produce an accurate percent complete projection to support the NOVA financial management process.
  • Meeting Management
    • Establishes a meeting regiment for the Project Team which provides for effective communication and problem solving.
    • Follow the SOP for focused meetings such as PM/PE, OAC's, subcontractor meetings, coordination meetings, Precon Sessions, etc.
    • Manage all meetings by agenda and work to time limits.
    • Document Meeting minutes and distribute to project team establishing roles and responsibilities.
  • Contract Logs
    • Require the Project Team to assemble and maintain the Project Logs (Cash Management, Change Management, Noncompliance, Buy-Schedule, Contracts, Procurement, Submittals, RFI's, Safety, Hold Reports, Construction Schedule, Work lists) and periodically review for accuracy.
    • Conduct focus meetings once per month to review the maintenance of those logs and drills down to identify potential exposures and issues.
  • Subcontractor Relationships
    • Establish a "Firm but Fair" approach to building relationships with Subcontractors.
    • Promote an environment of organization and professionalism with Subcontractors.
    • Address issues immediately with a non-performing Subcontractor to protect NOVA from resulting delay and potential impact.
  • Exhibit B Purchasing Process
    • Work with the Project Team, including Superintendents and Estimators, to consistently produce clear, thorough and accurate Scopes of Work based on drilled down review of documents.
    • Organize and administer a well-planned purchasing process so as to prevent the "Just in time" purchase of materials.
    • Understand the priority of timely buy-out and gather the resources to meet the busy schedule.
  • Schedule Management
    • Provide leadership with the Superintendent to produce a clear, thorough and accurate baseline Contract Schedule which rarely requires changes to the original logic.
    • Track events, impacts and changes in the schedule to allow for the management and prevention of delays.
    • Lead the Project Team to focus on critical path matters so as to prevent non-excusable delays.
    • Manage and distribute organized and efficient Monthly Updating Process in accordance with the NOVA SOP.
    • Provide the Owner with written monthly updates of the Contract Schedule in accordance with the requirements of the Contract
    • Take decisive action with subcontractors that are impacting the schedule.
    • Produce buy-out and procurement schedule and assist with writing monthly schedule narrative in conjunction with the Scheduling team.
    • Understand Microsoft Project and produce/modify project schedules on a regular basis.
  • Risk Management
    • Complete the buy-out process in a manner which permits the timely flow of work, prevents budget issues, contract executions, bonds, insurance, etc.
    • Write timely notices to Owner and Subcontractor.
    • Take immediate action when a non-performing Subcontractor is likely to cause impact to the Project.
    • Work to complete the submittal and coordination process within the allotted time frame per project schedule.
    • Teaches a risk management regiment to others on the project team.
  • Owner Relationship
    • Work to establish a trusting and professional relationship with the Owner.
    • Focus on keeping the Owner well informed of important matters to prevent surprises.
    • Work to secure a strong letter of recommendation from the Owner for NOVA.
  • Quality Management
    • Provide leadership in the utilization of the Quality Management Program on the project, which outlines quality expectations.
    • Participate with the project team to institute the use of First Delivery and Quality Benchmark Inspections as the work progresses.
    • Implement the use of the Nonconformance Reporting System to track and manage deficiencies in the work.
    • Require the use of mock-ups to establish the quality expectations as defined in the Quality Management Program.
  • Team Leadership
    • Strive to create synergy and a teamwork atmosphere on the project.
    • Lead by example by establishing the work ethic guidelines for the entire team and therefore establishes the boundaries and expectations.
    • Organize periodic team events and training sessions to advance the NOVA strategy of "Train & Develop Our People".
    • Take action immediately when personal conflicts emerge among the team.
    • Mentoring/Training (If applicable).
    • Oversee career and educational development of team personnel.
    • Require the adherence of standard operation procedures and actively teach each process.


  • Bachelor’s degree in applicable discipline and a minimum of 10 years of experience relative to project size and scope.
  • Each project has specific characteristics regarding size, complexity, sector etc., which dictate the precise years of experience and industry knowledge necessary for success, above and beyond general construction knowledge and experience.




Locations include:


  • New York, United States
  • Texas, United States 
  • Virginia, United States
  • Bay Area – CA, United States


Compensation: Salary based upon experience level along with one of the industry’s most competitive compensation and benefits packages.  More importantly, we offer unlimited growth potential.  NOVA Mission Critical is a Drug Free Workplace/EOE


We have spent the past three decades focused on building cathedrals that serve as “the home for the cloud!”  This is an exciting time for NOVA Mission Critical as we are once again in the process of reinventing ourselves to maintain the “first mover’s advantage” that has helped NOVA Mission Critical stay in the lead of the Mission Critical construction industry.


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