Development Manager – Data Center Construction

Turner & Townsend
Full time Full day
San Francisco, CA

Company Description


At Turner & Townsend, we are passionate about making the difference. That means delivering better outcomes for our clients, helping our people to realize their potential, and doing our part to create a prosperous society. With more than 6,000 professionals in 112 offices across 45 offices, we help our major global clients deliver ambitious and highly technical projects, providing the skills and insight to improve the way they develop, deliver and operate their physical real estate assets. Across private and public sectors, our talented professionals provide the most innovative solutions for our clients’ greatest challenges. Our clients value our proactive and client-centric approach, depth of expertise, integrity, and the quality of the work we deliver. As a result, our employees get to work for the top global brands on some of the most exciting projects around the world.

Job Description


Turner & Townsend are engaged to support our clients with many complex projects and we are seeking the ideal Development Manager to act as the day-to-day interface with the client and support their ambitions in the Americas region. You have a chance to be a key player in our technological future, as part of a team of innovative professionals shaping our built environment.


The Development Manager will work closely with a variety of key stakeholders and teams to support the successful delivery of our client’s development projects. In order to be successful, you must have a strong background in real estate acquisition and development, and have a specific knowledge of data centers or similar commercial/mission critical site selection, ideally to include zoning/permitting, procurement, delivery and operations. The right person will demonstrate proven program management experience to deliver multiple high priority projects at the same time.


Job Objectives: 



  • Work closely with key stakeholders and teams to support the development of the Client’s global real estate strategy.

  • Support transactions throughout the entire acquisition process including evaluating opportunities identified by the Client’s team, proposed deal structures and proformas, supporting negotiations and deal close, and customer relations.

  • Work with the Client’s internal cross functional teams, as well as other consultants, land use attorney’s and/or real estate brokers to evaluate, select, negotiate, and recommend sites and investment opportunities for Client approval.

  • Track and monitor ongoing site developments.

  • Assess site risks and opportunities by compiling and/or analyzing site information, including utility infrastructure, permitting and land use requirements, physical risk and financial implications.

  • Support the development of comprehensive business cases, deal summaries, and executive presentations.

  • Produce market intelligence reports for various geographies. Primary focus on Design, Construction, procurement, Commissioning and Operations.

  • Undertake supply chain assessment and development of key vendor relationships across the region.

  • Developing Client stakeholder maps.

  • Attending all relevant meetings called by the Client, any nominated representative of the Employer, or other consultants in relation to the Project.



  • Datacenter or mission critical real estate background, with a focus on taking sites from acquisition to delivery.

  • Have a working knowledge of a broad range of commercial real estate aspects to include acquisition processes, technical due diligence, design and construction.

  • Experience in leading complex negotiations, contract formation, and contract negotiations.

  • Ability to understand real estate financial modelling and key metrics.

  • 10 years post qualification experience.


Additional Information


Turner & Townsend is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. Equal Employment Opportunity Posters  If you’d like to view a copy of the company’s affirmative action plan, please email [email protected].  If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation as part of the employment selection process, please contact the Human Resources Department at 713-457-9400 or [email protected].  This telephone line and email address is reserved solely for job seekers with disabilities requesting accessibility assistance or an accommodation in the job application process. Please do not call about the status of your job application if you do not require accessibility assistance or an accommodation. Messages left for other purposes, such as following up on an application or non-disability related technical issues, will not receive a response

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