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Data Centre Project Manager

JLL Tokyo
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Employment Type
Full time

Job Description

JLL has an opportunity for a Construction Project Manager with Data Centre new build and fit out expertise and experience to take responsibility for the overall success of major technical projects—guiding teams and contractors in each phase to achieve outcomes that exceed clients’ expectations and meet JLL’s commercial objectives. Driven and ambitious by nature, you have a mastery of the ins and outs of business—from products and systems to processes, tools and best practices. You’ll need to collaborate effectively with a range of stakeholders, leading from the front while also taking the time to understand their point of view.

For each project, you’ll establish an effective organizational structure for reporting, communication and working procedures, and ensure that clear objectives and quality control systems are in place. You’ll lead a project team that is highly motivated, eager to contribute, and in sync with the stakeholders’ mind-sets. You’ll also attend project meetings, submit monthly reports, and monitor project budgets, so an eye for detail and a structured approach to tasks will serve you well.

Making clients our first priority

The best person for this job is one who always considers what’s best for our clients. As such, you’ll maintain a strong and positive relationship with our clients by identifying their needs, requirements and constraints. While you act in the clients’ best interests throughout the project duration, you must make sure that the project’s revenue and payment cycles are properly managed.

Keeping an eye on business opportunities is also among the highlights of the job. Do you have a knack for building rapport with prospects? Your expertise in surveying a client’s needs and supporting the preparation of PM proposals is key. Likewise, skillfully developing relationships with other company business lines is a must; we achieve our biggest success when working together, so clear communication is key, as is collaboration and teamwork.

Maintaining the JLL legacy

We uphold excellence in everything we do—that has been essential to our more than 200 years of staying power. As the person in charge, your task is to continue our tradition of project success. You’ll accomplish this by creating a network of professional consultants who can deliver the required scope of every project.

Likewise, you’ll handle contract administration of all vendors professionally and according to legal requirements. It’s the best way to protect both our and the clients’ commercial interests. Your expertise will also be central in identifying project risks and mitigating them. Furthermore, you’ll be responsible for developing project-related reports, analyses, and reviews regularly.


  • Must be able to work in a fast-track environment with a proven record of delivery of technical projects within a similar role
  • Client facing role, reporting project progress to senior members of the client team and stakeholders at relevant stages of the project
  • Extensive leadership experience in Engineering / Construction field who will be the single point of contact on the owner's behalf
  • Experience of successfully delivering medium to large sized construction projects
  • Strong understanding of engineering design and operational aspects of mission critical facilities and infrastructure systems
  • Deliver projects within the framework of environmental, sustainability, health and safety while maintaining focus on the time, cost, quality and risk management
  • Identify early warnings and assist with client team to suggest and implement appropriate risk mitigation measures
  • Manage project cost, change management process and check contractor invoices based on work done on site
  • Manage schedule and cut over / integration works and coordinate with the operations and facilities teams

A snapshot of the role

  • Review and get familiarized with all related project design & contract documentation, contractor submissions, procurement documents and tender packages, shop drawings, RFIs, etc. for new build and/or fit out of Data Centre infrastructure and construction projects
  • Organize and attend all relevant project review meetings, site meetings, design meetings and other project relevant discussions
  • Provide regular reports to the Client, including photos and comments on the site QA/QC process
  • Contract Documentation
  • Verify the contractor’s request for change orders
  • Verify the contractor’s payment request, construction progress, etc.
  • Coordinate the review of shop drawings from contractors with consultant’s design documentation
  • Prepare Project Update material for client and contractor meetings
  • Updating the Project Cost Status report monthly
  • Coordinate and follow up all comments from internal stakeholders
  • Review submissions and RFI/RFP from contractors and responses from design team and internal partner team
  • Tracking of work status which needs follow up actions
  • Conduct regular site checks on installation method, workmanship, and quality assurance process of consultants & contractors for the entire project e.g. Early Site Access (ESA), Facilities Ready (FR), Security Ready (SCR)
  • Other administrative works as required


  • Must be able to work in a fast-track environment with Data Centre (or similar critical facilities / environment construction developments) experience preferred
  • Strong Project and Programme Management experience
  • Excellent and persuasive communication skills
  • 10+ years’ experience in a related field
  • Strong understanding of construction projects cycle, scoping, planning, procurement, installation, testing and commissioning and close out, and handover to operations teams.
  • Experience of Managing Data Centre new build, fit out / or MEP infrastructure projects preferred.
  • Project management qualification preferred (PMI / PMP)
  • Excellent communication, stakeholder management, presentation, and reporting skills
  • Logical approach and high attention to detail
  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering (Civils, Electrical, Mechanical, Building Services), Construction Management or equivalent preferred
  • Strong in providing and implementing Project Management methodology

 Our successful Project Managers …

  • Engage confidently with internal and external stakeholders and see things from their perspective
  • Are driven to succeed and love achieving challenging goals
  • Bring a structured and organized approach to everything they do
  • Communicate and collaborate to achieve success
  • Thrive under pressure and deal effectively with tight deadlines and high expectations

About the Company 

We’re JLL. We’re a professional services and investment management firm specializing in real estate. As a Fortune 500 company, we help real estate owners, occupiers and investors achieve their business ambitions.

If you’re looking to step up your career, JLL is the perfect professional home. With us, you’ll have a chance to innovate with the world’s leading businesses, put that expertise into action on landmark projects, and work on game-changing real estate initiatives. You’ll also make long-lasting professional connections and be inspired by the best. We’re focused on opportunity and want to help you make the most of yours. Achieve your ambitions - join us at JLL!

What you can expect from us

We’re an entrepreneurial, inclusive culture. We succeed together - across the desk and around the globe. We believe the best inspire the best, so we invest in supporting each other, learning together and celebrating our success.

Our Total Rewards program reflects our commitment to helping you achieve your ambitions in career, recognition, well-being, benefits and pay. We’ll offer you a competitive salary and benefits package.

With us, you’ll develop your strengths and enjoy a career full of varied experiences. We can’t wait to see where your ambitions take you at JLL.