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Remote Assistant Project Manager (Datacenter Design)
Company: Otak
Location: Portland, OR
Employment Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 05/30/2022
Expire Date: 09/09/2022
Job Categories: Architectural Services, Construction, Mining and Trades, Engineering, Healthcare, Practitioner and Technician, Human Resources, Information Technology, Insurance, Telecommunications, Executive Management, Research & Development, Nonprofit and Volunteer Services, Energy / Utilities
Job Description
Remote Assistant Project Manager (Datacenter Design)

Are you a driven project manager with a talent for navigating complex design challenges and engaging key project stakeholders? Do you have a passion to work and grow your professional experience in the cutting-edge, mission critical tech sector? As an Assistant Project Manager, you will be leading multiple projects in diverse locations on the entire western continent, from concept up to and through construction, all from your fully remote work environment. You will team with other skilled professionals to gather critical input, drive strong decision making, problem solve and deliver projects through completion milestones on behalf of our clients. This role has the potential for expansion and professional growth as work expands. If this sounds like you, Oak CPM is looking for qualified professionals eager to take on new challenges and grow with us.

What you'll do:

  • Support design management, technical direction, decision-making and overall leadership for Client's industry-leading datacenter designs.
  • Support delivery of greenfield, brownfield and retrofit engineering / design projects through site due diligence, design, permitting and construction administration phases through turnover to Operations within Client's established scope, schedule, and budget.
  • Engage with key Client internal stakeholder groups and external vendors--including architects, engineers, and designers--who specialize in datacenter architecture and engineering.
  • Work with Client internal and external resources to align building, power, cooling, telecom and controls infrastructure designs in alignment with datacenter capacity roadmap.
  • Collaborate on problem solving and solutions to enable Client's datacenters to incorporate new technology and operational processes / procedures.
  • Participate on multiple, concurrent, complete Datacenter design solutions in geographically diverse locations from a fully remote work environment.
  • Collaborate and cross-train with Otak internal team members to improve efficiency, quality and delivery of Client's project portfolio.
  • Review and update project data and metrics in collaboration with team members.

What you'll bring:

  • Associates Degree or higher in Planning, Architecture, Engineering, Construction Management, or related areas; professional registration / certification is highly preferred.
  • Minimum of 5 years' experience as a project coordinator or manager.
  • Excellent communication, organization, and leadership skills with the ability to engage technical and non-technical groups in a fast-paced environment.

Must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 including 2 doses of a 2-dose series or 1 dose of a 1-dose series plus 14 days beyond the final dose prior to start date.


At our core, we believe that supporting our communities begins with supporting our employees. No matter what stage you're at in your career, we have a comprehensive total rewards program to enhance your quality of life, help support your family, and assist you in achieving your personal and professional goals. Otak employees enjoy competitive salaries; no-cost medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance; a 401(k)-retirement match that is 100% vested immediately; Paid Time Off (PTO) accrual based on your industry experience rather than your seniority plus 9 paid holidays per year; a commuter allowance (based on your office location); support for your professional registration and/or certification fees; and much more!

Why work at Otak?

When you work at Otak, you aren't just joining a firm -- you're joining a community. We believe our best work happens in a culture of collaboration and inclusion, where the expertise of diverse individuals can thrive in a foundation of teamwork. The work environment we create is built on a simple concept: working on interesting projects with interesting people. However, we don't just believe in cultivating our own community; we're also committed to enriching the communities around us with smart, creative solutions. We know our employees make an investment in us, so we're committed to making an investment in them. Seasoned experts and young professionals work together to encourage personal growth and skill development at all experience levels. Plus, we're expanding -- and we're dedicated to developing an internal infrastructure with the strength and talent to support that growth.

What is it really like to work at Otak? Watch this short video: Our Why

Otak employees have a progressive mindset and sustainable community perspective. We encourage our staff to volunteer in their communities by giving them an option to earn extra vacation time for their volunteer hours. Otak combines the best of a small firm mentality with strong collaboration across disciplines with the plentiful opportunities to work on exciting projects offered by a growing firm. We also encourage life balance and foster a fun work environment. Our Northwest sensibilities are reflected in our commitment to sustainability and diversity. And believing that diversity fosters innovation and strengthens our skills, we embrace a culture of inclusion and equity in our company and in our communities.

Equal Opportunity

Otak is proud to be an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. The Equal Opportunity policy at Otak, Inc. provides a fair and equal employment opportunity for all employees and applicants regardless of race, color, religion, nation origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, protected veteran status or disability or any other status(es) protected by law. Otak ensures nondiscrimination in all programs and activities in accordance with Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and mandatory supplements to EEO (revisions).

At Otak, we recognize that inclusion is a practice and we are determined to lead our industry by embedding that practice into our work. Cultivating an inclusive workplace environment is ongoing and consistent work, requiring dedication and commitment from every member of the organization. This commitment is reflected in Otak's promise to significantly increase employee diversity, impact the communities in which we work, and establish ongoing relationships within these communities.

Otak's Vision for an Inclusive Environment includes the following:

  • We embrace diverse identities, and willingly engage across difference
  • All employees can experience the workplace safely and show up as their authentic selves
  • Fostering unique perspectives and an open exchange of ideas
  • Engaging one another with curiosity rather than judgment
  • Relationships are built on mutual trust, dignity, and respect

If you are a minority, veteran, person with a disability, or a member of the LGBTQA Community, we strongly encourage and welcome you to apply to any open position of interest. If you want to learn more about Otak, this position, or the company's commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, contact our Human Resources Department at GRPHumanResources@otak.com.

*Please note, Otak is not accepting resumes from 3rd party recruitment agencies at this time.

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