DESIGN MANAGER APAC

About this position

DESIGN MANAGER APAC

About Yondr

Yondr is a developer, owner operator and service provider of hyperscale data centers. Our mission is to meet growing businesses' data center capacity and technical real estate needs faster, more elegantly and with better performance outcomes than anyone else. As an organisation, we self-fund, design, deliver and operate hyperscale data center facilities globally.

The role

You will be expected to perform the Design Management function and ensure consistency in the service provided by various vendors and consultants, promoting best practices and continuous improvement with clear, appropriate and timely feedback on the performance of design management.

To fully assist in the sales and marketing effort to include the preparation of pre-qualification, bid and tender document returns as well as attending project interviews as Yondr’s design manager. To deliver a quality service and product to our Clients in line with the project goals by working with the professional team and applying Yondr’s systems, procedures and culture and in particular managing the review of the quality and completeness of the design to ascertain its ability to be built in accordance with both the cost plan, schedule and site Health & Safety requirements.

 

Main responsibilities

  • Responsible and claim ownership for compiling, approving and checking of all key design management processes, competency and initiatives.
  • Responsible for the management of each individual project's deliverables, IFT and IFC schedules.
  • Lead and manage the project design review process, and coordinate the process with internal stakeholders.
  • Evaluate individual deliverables as well as overall performances of contractor, vendor and supplier for each individual project.
  • Responsible for the monitoring and ensuring Permitting Activities are on schedule and in sync with the overall Project Schedule.
  • Awareness of all commercial aspects of design management including estimates, change control and out-turn costs.
  • Lead company sustainability initiatives and ensure sustainability objectives are met throughout the project.
  • Ensure the design solutions integrate Yondr's safety and quality standards across all projects. 
  • Monitor key primary project deliverables are executed in accordance with set KPIs and measure / report against them. Ensure the lead design consultant prepares and submit weekly design progress reports for individual projects.
  • Actively engage with external design teams to monitor and improve the performance of CSA & MEPH designers to deliver on time and cost / value options to ensure clients' expectations are being met.
  • Audit the design and identify inconsistencies, discrepancies and missing information and record, report and track the close-out of these items in an Information Required Schedule (IRS) format.
  • Coordinate design release, submissions, approvals with the delivery programme, coordinate model reviews and clash detection, ensure technical interpretation of the design and change process is communicated effectively to the project team.
  • Work with internal SMEs, design and construction teams, suppliers and construction partners to innovate and deliver project designs towards low carbon designs, construction methods and choice of materials and equipment in order to achieve Yondr’s sustainability goals. 
  • To support the delivery / construction team in the resolution of design related issues in a timely manner to prevent an adverse effect on the construction programme. 

 

Qualifications and experience

  • At least 10 years’ experience of highly serviced buildings and possess an understanding of the relationships between the primary mechanical, electrical and ICT elements of the build.
  • Knowledge of Data Centers or mission critical facilities is a must.
  • Prior construction design and/or design management experience or Architectural, Structural or M&E qualifications would be preferred.
  • In-depth knowledge of the design and construction process, which includes refurbishment and fit out. Track record of delivering successful sizable projects.
  • Commercially savvy and support the commercial team to identify opportunities arising from design development and equally manage change control communications.
  • Someone who is a good organiser / system implementer who is able to effectively mitigate risks and exposures. Experience with Design Management programmes/software would be advantageous.
  • A good relationship builder, team player and strong communication skills (written and verbal).
  • Experience in managing working relationships (internal & external) with cross-cultural experience.
  • Experience working with information technology workstreams to improve systems.

 

All interested parties, regardless of nationality, race, ethnicity, religion, age, sexual orientation, or gender, are welcome to apply and will be considered equally. Diversity is one of Yondr's core values, and we want to enhance the diversity of our workforce to reflect the world we live in.

Please note that all successful candidates will have a background check via a third-party provider. Data will be collected/processed according to local/regional data privacy regulations


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