Mechanical Project Manager (Data Centre)


Mechanical Project Manager (Data Centre)

Data Centres


London, South East


£80,000 - £85,000 per annum

Consultant name: Glenn Steed

Job reference: 0088159

Date posted: 02/05/2024

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Project Manager – HVAC, £85,000+ Car Allowance (Data Centre environment)
Project Manager (mechanical) required to work for a Leading Project Management company who have grown from strength to strength, who are after bolstering their team due to the maintenance contracts they have won and the project work that comes with it.
General Activities:

  • Identify and generate project opportunities.
  • Liaise with key stakeholders on their requirements and explain the feasibility of their schemes to become a trusted advisor.
  • Work with developers, designers and sub-contractors to define and document scope of work.
  • Develop and understand the full scope of works in line with the desired project business case and in turn outcome. This is to be within agreed budget requirements and required profit margins.
  • Manage, run and draw up tenders on behalf of the customer as required. Carry out full tender analysis of all subcontractor returns.
  • Work within the current CDM process. In the main taking on the role of the principal contractor.
  • Identify, reduce and manage all statutory and commercial risks associated with the project they are leading.
  • Ensure QHSE practices and processes are fully embedded in each project.
  • Ensure full compliance with project management policies and procedures.
  • Manage the day-to-day operational aspects of the project “end to end”. Activities to include but not be limited to estimating, business development, quantity surveying, subcontractor management and site manager duties.
  • Work closely with relevant stakeholders to ensure effective and efficient implementation of the project.
  • Ensure customer acceptance is adhered to, in writing and in line with the project plans.
  • Mutually agree on payment schedules and applications for payment to the benefit of the project and the business.
  • Ensures project documents are complete, current and appropriately stored.
  • Provide timely monthly reports to the Head of Projects in an agreed format.
  • Identify and develop a short/medium and long term pipeline of Project opportunities.
  • Leverage opportunities through visibility and presence on customer sites.

Building Relationships:

  • Build strong effective working relationships with our customers and site teams.
  • Build a pipeline of supply partners with the correct approvals in conjunction with the central procurement team.

Commercial Awareness:

  • Full accountability for the P&L on each project.
  • Ensure that all financial objectives are met.
  • Analyse variances and initiate corrective actions.
  • Value all subcontractor accounts and make an application for payment.
  • Ensure the projects are commercially viable and satisfy the commercial terms of the contract.
  • Ensure all projects are managed through Company policies and procedures in relation to commercial activities.

The Project Process:

  • Define and understand the scope of work to meet the customer’s specification.
  • Competitively price the works whilst returning expected profit margins.
  • Review all pre-construction information and implement a construction phase plan.
  • Engage with subcontractors under the correct commercial terms.
  • Define the project plan and programme to deliver the works.
  • Appraise all subcontractor RAMS to make sure that they are suitable and sufficient
  • Be in attendance on-site for the works inclusive of any out of hour’s requirements.
  • Set up the QHSE processes and make sure they are monitored.
  • Ensure all variations to the works are captured, costed and claimed for.
  • Make sure all O&M manuals are complete and available prior to practical completion.
  • Closeout all final accounts with both the customer and all those in the supply chain.

Skills required:

  • Commercial awareness
  • Strong financial acumen
  • Strong influencing and negotiation skills
  • Ability to present with confidence
  • Ability to understand commercial and financial metrics
  • Internal and external customer management
  • Networking skills
  • Selling and negotiation skills
  • Ability to deliver to deadlines


  • Up to date knowledge of the construction market
  • Fully competent with Project Management methodology
  • Broad understanding of construction Health and Safety law and legislation
  • Understanding of the difference between mark up and margin


  • Minimum of 5 years proven Project Management experience in an M&E, FM, construction or critical environment
  • Proven experience of running a P&L
  • Extensive knowledge of PSA schedule of rates
  • Demonstrable evidence of having managed a team


  • CDM regulations
  • IOSH Managing Safely and/or SMSTS
  • Recognised technical qualification in construction, M&E or similar
  • Business standard of written and verbal literacy and numeracy
  • Recognised qualification in Mechanical engineering

Glenn Steed

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