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Nu Advisory Partners

Construction Director



Hyderabad, Telangana, India
Posted on Monday, July 31, 2023
Cloud Operations + Innovation is the team behind the cloud. Within CO+I, Datacenter Construction Delivery (DCD) is responsible for delivering datacenter capacity for Microsoft’s cloud business meeting all safety, quality, sustainability, schedule, and budget requirements. The DCD Construction Managers (DCD-PMs) supervise the General Contractors (GC), the major Sub-Contractors, commissioning, and integration-related tasks to make all this possible.

The role of the Construction Director requires strong leadership, interpersonal, communication and organizational skills. We are seeking a Construction Director with the ability to self-direct and who has a strong background in Project Management. A rich background in the development of projects in phases, design, engineering, controls, and operations is a requirement, with an emphasis on safe construction management and worker welfare. He or she must be able to manage complex, multi-disciplinary, multi-million-dollar datacenter construction projects in parallel across the metros.

In alignment with our Microsoft values, we are committed to cultivating an inclusive work environment for all employees to positively impact our culture every day.

  • Project Management
  • Drives deployment of large-scale campus-based delivery solutions that have the potential to be used globally across entire portfolios (e.g., new and/or retrofit Data Center facilities).
  • Develops/establishes program/project goals for teams, assigns overall responsibilities, ensures performance measurements, and seeks and delivers feedback to achieve timely results.
  • Technical Acumen
  • Provides guidance and corrective action when necessary.
  • Provides unique knowledge and answers questions regarding delivery options.
  • Change Management
  • Analyzes the industry for best practices and internal process flows to recommend changes resulting in cost savings, enhanced customer service, or improved asset management.
  • Drives Results
  • Makes decisions and influences partners to facilitate and accomplish complex issues impacting global construction projects (e.g., establishing and executing upon team goals, following business processes, engaging vendor relationships, and fostering cross-group collaboration efforts with the agreed-upon project strategy and milestones).
  • Managing Resources
  • Manages any alterations made to the project scope and adjusts the overall plan to accommodate for these changes.
  • Project Tracking
  • Reviews cost and key performance indicator (KPI) metrics, invoices, process, and policies in order to communicate status to internal and external client partners.
  • Takes accountability for on-schedule delivery by providing project progress reports including scope, schedule, and budget.
  • Coordination
  • Acts as the primary point of contact for project development and delivery.
  • Shapes and implements regional construction execution plans.
  • Initializes and identifies opportunities to discuss and integrate lessons learned.
  • Participates in and may drive Microsoft partner engagement, communications plans, and community events.
  • Goal Alignment
  • Develops and maintains productive relationships with implementation partners, Operations, Security, Authorities having jurisdiction, and regional corporate leadership.
  • Engages and sources other internal teams (e.g., Security (OSSC), Information Technology (MSIT), Legal, Project Engineering, Business Risk Management, etc.) to maintain the corporate vision and create goals for the project.
  • Advises and directs internal teams and supporting specialty consultants to update and edit the basis of design (BOD) as needed.
  • Safety and Regulation
  • Interprets safety standards and regulatory requirements (e.g., Americans with Disabilities Act [ADA]) to direct and enforce compliance and aggressive management of risk.
  • Creates and reinforces safety program routines and project and contractor audits.
  • Demands safe environments/work sites and participates in governance, policies, and decision making regarding risk compliance and management.
  • Risk Mitigation
  • Establishes and communicates risk mitigation goals and develops metrics, dashboards and/or scorecards to drive progress.
  • Presents and reports goals and progress to regional executive leadership.
  • Vendor Management
  • Helps to manage the relationship with vendor firm’s leadership team.
  • Establishes and monitors vendors performance goals in order to ensure compliance with contracts and prior audit results.
  • Presents cash-flow and budget summary reports to the delivery and executive teams.
  • Vendor Selection
  • Develops, reviews, and approves vendor scope of work, design review of site and building plans, pay applications, and invoices.
  • Financial Acumen
  • Creates, applies, and shares best practices to identify and drive cost-effective solutions for the strategic and tactical delivery of a construction project.
  • Applies influence, strategy, and decision making to drive solutions, schedules, and manage change with clients, sponsors, vendors, and operational units including lower-level staff and internal partners.
  • Budget and Controls
  • Develops and reports on scope, schedule, and budget of project.
  • Implements project controls in work activities (e.g., project expenditure requests [PERs], professional services requests [PSRs], change orders, pay applications, etc.). Reduces cycle time, improves quality, and identifies and implements ways to lower cost.
  • Other
  • Embody our culture and values
  • Required:
  • Bachelor's degree in Construction Project Management, Architecture, Engineering, or related field AND 20+ years related experience OR equivalent experience.
  • Self-starter with demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities, projects, key initiatives, and deadlines simultaneously.
  • Experience managing large scale projects /multiple projects with both localized and virtual teams.
  • Cross-group collaborator and influencer across teams and organizations with proven success in participating in cross-functional teams to deliver on key projects.
  • Must be able to work within a dynamic team of full-time employees and consultants.
  • High personal standard to deliver a thoughtful, polished and quality work product.
Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
  • Analytical Skills
  • Budgeting
  • Change Management
  • Compliance Management
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Construction
  • Construction Budgets
  • Construction Consulting
  • Construction Management
  • Construction Modeling
  • Construction Planning
  • Construction Processes
  • Construction Risk
  • Cost Benefit
  • Creativity
  • Decision Making
  • English Language Proficiency
  • Financial Analysis
  • Incident Handling
  • Incident Management
  • Influence Others
  • Multitasking
  • Negotiation
  • Oral Communication
  • Policy Compliance
  • Presentations
  • Problem Solving
  • Project Cost
  • Project Management
  • Project Planning
  • Project Quality Assurance
  • Quality Assurance
  • Risk Analysis
  • Scope Management
  • Team Facilitation
  • Vendor Management
  • Vendor Selection and Evaluation
These requirements include, but are not limited to, the following specialized security screenings: Microsoft Cloud Background Check: This position will be required to pass the Microsoft Cloud background check upon hire/transfer and every two years thereafter.




Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. Consistent with applicable law, all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, citizenship, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, immigration status, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran or military status, race, ethnicity, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable local laws, regulations and ordinances. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application process, read more about requesting accommodations.