Senior Electrical Engineer (Design Manager) | Colt Technology

Colt Technology

Job Title: Senior Electrical Engineer (Design Manager)
Employer: Colt Technology
Location: London, United Kingdom
Salary:
Employment Type: Permanent
Reference Number: 315113768

 

Job Details:

Colt DCS provides true service and operational excellence in the sustainable design build delivery and operational management of hyperscale data centres across Europe and APAC We provide data centre solutions to hyperscale and large enterprise customers across 17 state of the art carrier neutral data centres spanning 7 cities.

Our hyperscale and colocation solutions allow our customers freedom to plan effectively for the growth of their business knowing that their data centre strategy is ready for the demands of tomorrow We have over 25 years of experience in the industry delivering on our vision of being the most trusted and customer centric data centre operator in the market We put environmental awareness at the heart of everything we do because we know its the right thing to do for our planet Thats why were taking the ownership to reduce our environmental impact globally and make sustainability a key strategic driver. As part of our sustainability journey Colt DCS has set comprehensive near and long term Science Based Targets to cut our emissions in line with the SBT is latest Net Zero Standard.

Design Manager (Senior Electrical Engineer) – London

Mission:

We are seeking an agile Senior Electrical Engineer to support our Delivery Team at Colt DCS, acting as a project Design Manager and an SME on discipline matters. You will report to the Regional Engineering Manager (UK / EUR) of the Major Builds Delivery Team in Colt DCS and will be based in the UK with a focus on out London portfolio.

You will play a leading role in the delivery of a multi-disciplinary design, managing external engineering consultants and contractors to meet programme, design and budget for the successful delivery of the project and to achieve cost effective and resilient infrastructures in line with Colt’s Global design standards.

The successful candidate must take an agile approach to design, cost and programme & project management always, providing solutions to potential issues and having a direct input to the business performance, ensuring that we, as a team, deliver on time and on budget, every time.

You must have the ‘outside of the box’ thinking mentality when reacting to design and site-specific project issues that hamper the project design or overall programme delivery, working alongside key business stakeholders to ensure we stay customer focussed on all times.

Outcomes:

You should manage the Design Programme to ensure on time creation and review of Employers Requirements (ER’s), tender information and design documentation issued for planning and Construction.

You will be required to steer and guide and challenge the external Design Consultants and Contractors when required taking a ‘Trust but Verify’ approach, to ensure they deliver a design to meet the requirements of the Design Brief, periodically assessing and evaluating all project related design decisions presented by consultants and contractors with support if required from Senior DCS staff.

You will apply a commercial approach in all aspects of the work including design engineering and construction, working with other engineering functions, Procurement and Delivery to ensure that the procurement of all items is conducted on the most cost-effective basis to drive reduction in costs, maximise our speed to Market, while obtaining the lowest PUE values that meet Colt’s sustainability and environmental targets.

The Design Manager will be required to analyse, review and comment on design proposals, specifications, manuals, and other data submitted for Colt DCS review on BIM 360 Platform and to evaluate the feasibility, cost, and maintenance requirements of designs or applications; you will also actively participate to the team workload to ensure that all project documentation internal governance approvals are completed in a detailed and timely fashion.

As a Senior Electrical Engineer, you will also participate in project Commissioning activities and, when requested, support and advise the Global Head of Electrical Engineering on lessons learnt from live projects regarding Electrical infrastructure, Sequence of Operations, Equipment selection, as well as participating when requested to study innovative solutions and appraise modern technologies that are available on the market. This is to ensure that Colt DCS remains the market leader with pioneering data centre design, low PUE, and ‘future proofing’ our Global Reference design (GRD) for any new potential technologies that we may incorporate into the overall design in the near future.

You will support the Project managers to drive project programmes/delivery while working closely with the other design engineers and construction teams to ensure milestones and completion dates are met with successful handover to the client on time.

You will also work on Sales requests and liaise with customers to develop specific project design requirements, together with senior staff, delivery managers, to deliver first class projects to our customers.

The Team:

The Delivery Team, reporting to the VP of Real Estate, is formed by in Regional groups of Project Managers, Design Managers/Engineers, Specialists (namely, Security and Commissioning), Cost Managers and Procurement Managers reporting the Regional Head of Delivery.

The Design Managers are managed by a Regional Engineering Manager, who will assign a Design Manager and a supporting engineer (of opposite discipline) to each project.

The Design Managers will interface daily with their peers of the Delivery team, but also with the Development Team, who is responsible for site acquisition, power and connectivity searches, authorities’ approval, preparation of the project’s Design Brief and Business Plan.

The Centre of Excellence/Global Engineering Team, reporting to the Global Director of Design & construction, is instead responsible and owner of the GRD and technically responsible for the equipment procurement and vendors management, ensuring at each stage that the projects are compliant with our standardised design.

Our core values are:

  • Agility of a Start-Up
  • Collaborate to perform
  • Value Creation
  • Step Up to Challenges

The skills and Expertise Required:

  • The ideal candidate should have robust design management skills, a proven record of accomplishment in Multi-Disciplinary Project delivery and a strong background in all aspects of mission critical systems, with a focus on Electrical engineering.
  • A thorough understanding of site planning and interdependent disciplines, such as civils, structures, architecture, demolition, site enabling works and project delivery processes needed to support our growing fleet of Data Centres, is strongly desired.
  • This person shall be detail-oriented, possess strong organizational skills, and be a self-starter that can excel with little direction.

Ownership:

  • Regularly checks with other areas of the business that they and their team are delivering on their part of any activity, working with them to resolve issues to ensure flawless delivery
  • Regularly reviews spend and identifies opportunities to drive down the cost or improve the return on investment of their personal / team’s activities

Leadership:

  • Looks at industry best practice and current trends/innovations for their role and applies these within Colt – sharing what has worked and what has not (and why) with others who hold similar roles within the business.
  • Understands cultural differences and utilises this understanding to ensure the successful completion of a task

Teamwork:

  • Proactively requests other team member’s views and opinions; using this feedback to improve personal performance
  • Identifies areas where relationships between the team and its stakeholders are not working effectively; making well-considered recommendations on suggestions for improvement – implements agreed actions.
  • Takes action to maintain morale and productivity of geographically distributed teams.

Technical Knowledge:

Previous experience of working in a MEP data centre design role within mission critical facilities with design experience with all the following:

  • Generators, and Transformers
  • MV and LV Switch Gear
  • Lighting, Fire systems and Security
  • BMS
  • Proficient knowledge of Mechanical Engineering principles
  • General knowledge of CSA (Civils, Structural, Architectural) disciplines principles
  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering
  • Excellent written and Verbal English skills.

Who we are:

Colt Data Centre Services provide true service and operational excellence in the sustainable design, build, delivery and operational management of hyperscale data centres across Europe and the APAC. We provide data centre solutions to hyperscale and large enterprise customers across 15 state of the art carrier neutral data centres spanning 9 cities.
Our Hyperscale and colocation solutions allow our customers freedom to plan effectively for the growth of their business, knowing that their data centre strategy is ready for the demands of tomorrow.

We have over 25 years of experience in the industry, delivering on our vision of being the most trusted and customer centric data centre operator in the market. We put environmental awareness at the heart of everything we do because we know it’s the right thing to do for our planet. That’s why we’re taking the ownership to reduce our environmental impact globally and make sustainability a key strategic driver . click apply for full job details

 

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