MEP Engineering Design Leader datacentre client side

Clear Engineering Recruitment
London (Greater)
From £60,000 to £80,000 per annum full package
30 Nov 2017
08 Dec 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
This a perfect opportunity for a Mechanical or Electrical Design Engineer, who possess expertise in the design of MEP Systems for Mission Critical Facilities / Datacentres, to make the jump into a client-side role with the rapidly growing division of one of the world’s largest telecommunications service providers. Having experienced significant grow in their UK operations over the last 4 years they now operate 5 state of the art datacentres providing solutions for clients such as Adobe, Salesforce, Sky, Sony, Spotify and IBM, and set to further expand their portfolio in the coming years.

The successful engineer will join their Senior Technical Team reporting directly in the Technical Director, and become responsible for driving MEP technical excellence during the full life cycle of the datacentre with involvement from initial site selection, bid phase, through design and constriction onto commissioning and on-going operation. Full duties will include the following;

  • Leading the technical aspect of presales activities and providing technical input to existing customers,
  • Developing innovative solutions and driving technical standards and specifications,
  • Prepare concept scheme designs and communicate these with contractors to develop build proposals,
  • Lead development of technical specifications that capture key design requirements,
  • Undertake product comparison / selection reviews and recommend new approaches / suppliers,
  • Provide guidance and mentoring for other team members,
  • Produce technical designs and prepare / attend Technical Presentations and Design Workshops with Clients with support from the Account Management team,
  • Analyse supplier technical submittals, drawings and reports such as CFD, PUE and peak load calculations,
  • Enforce engineering excellence in design of new sites as well as existing site expansions,
  • Complete audits and input into quality assurance on new and existing facilities to ensure installations are in line with both the design intent and best practices,
  • Support site operations technically where required,
  • Provide technical support and witnessing to commissioning activities to ensure that installed infrastructure meets the company’s specifications,
  • Actively undertake training to develop your capability and keep up to date with cutting edge technologies and processes,
To be considered individuals will be experts in the field of datacentre design from a mechanical and / or electrical systems perspective, and are highly likely to have worked in a relevant design focused role for at least 6 years for an engineering consultancy, D&B contractor or within a client-side role. Additionally, you will possess the following experience / ability;
  • Extensive MEP design, commissioning and/or project management experience in Datacentre or other mission critical sectors is essential
  • A proven track record of data centre optimization and efficiency improvements
  • Detailed technical knowledge of the type of large scale electrical and / or mechanical systems installed within DataCentre facilities, including complex electrical distribution systems, UPS, chiller systems, standby generation, fire detection/suppression, and BMS/EMS and controls systems, and a demonstrated understanding of various redundancy topologies of such infrastructure.
  • You will have demonstrated an ability to work to short, medium and long-term deadlines, as well as being able to react quickly and change priorities to meet demands.
  • A good knowledge of regulatory compliance and health and safety within the datacentre environment.
  • You must have outstanding communication skills, both written and verbal, with an ability to articulate complex problems in a clear and methodical way,
  • An Engineering Based Hons Degree (BEng/MEng/BSc) or equivalent experience/qualification is essential.

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