Data Centre Cost Manager (client side)

Posted on: 2021-02-05
Industries: Property & Construction
Sector: Development & Project Management
Location: Asia Pacific
Job reference: 3216351

  • Well capitalized APAC Data Centre Developer & Operator
  • New headcount, part of pioneer team
  • Regional role covering Japan, Korea, Australia and SEA


  • Ensures the effective pre and post-contract administration of projects assigned;
  • Review and prepare specifications and tender documents to invite consultants, contractors and suppliers to bid
  • Lead the process for evaluations and recommendations post tender returns
  • Reviews contracts/subcontracts, work specifications, costing and liaise/negotiate with client, contractors and suppliers;
  • Ensures full understanding of the contractual terms and that all other stakeholders and Project Team Members understands and complies with the terms;
  • Resolves contractual and commercial issues with clients, contractors and suppliers;
  • Provide professional advice on any penalties, liquidated damages
  • Prepare and recommend monthly progress payment claims and final account submitted by the term contractors’ and to ensure timely and complete submission for payment
  • Evaluate and carry out joint measurement with Contractors on their claims for Purchase Order / Works Order
  • Compile, check, certify and confirm Contractors’ invoices to ensure that the invoices tally with Purchase Order / Works Order
  • Carry out contract documentation and preparation relating to tender acceptance and contract execution
  • Obtain and monitor the Performance Bonds, Bankers Guarantees and any other forms of insurances
  • Works closely with Program/Project Managers on all daily project operations;
  • Resolves contractual and commercial issues with clients, contractors and suppliers;
  • Lead the procurement of materials and suppliers for the projects and ensuring expenses are within budget
  • Perform cost monitoring, preparation and update of projects’ cost on a continuous basis;
  • Perform cost control and negotiation of material costs to ensure budgets are not exceeded;
  • Budget/Risk reporting on a regular basis, retrieving information from various project and development teams as necessary
  • Alerts Program/Project Managers immediately on any cost variance issue;
  • Certifies that all payments are in order before payments are issued
  • Monitors payment collections and provides ageing reports;
  • Provide necessary support to ensure closing of final accounts;
  • Provide guidance and direction to commercial team members.
  • Work cross-functionally with the development and commercial teams to identify new business and new market opportunities in the region
  • Initiate and develop comprehensive business cases for new investment opportunities and work closely with the commercial teams until completion
  • Prepare first draft of transaction-related documents and work closely with the legal team to negotiate and finalise these documents
  • Create and run financial models to advise on pricing and commercial terms proposed to customers
  • Lead the market analysis and competitive intelligence for the expansion markets with regular reporting to senior management and investors
  • Drive strategic planning process, including budgeting and management of capex and project cash-flows
  • Work alongside the design and development teams to prepare capital expenditure estimates for new projects


  • Degree in Quantity Surveying/Building Sciences/Engineering
  • At least 5 years of professional experience in quantity surveying
  • Experience in engineering or construction industry
  • Good understanding of construction contracts and relevant laws
  • Experience in handling projects in excess of 10 million USD
  • Substantial experience in data centre, real estate or infrastructure sector
  • Extensive experience in developing complex business cases and ability to interact with senior stakeholders
  • Strong quantitative and financial analysis capabilities
  • Strong Excel and PowerPoint skills to help provide reports to senior management

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