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Design Standardization & Optimization Lead

Position Title: Design Standardization & Optimization Lead
Location: London

The role:

Leads the ‘Design Standardisation & Optimization’ function within the wider EMEA - Design, Engineering & Construction function.  This senior individual contributor level role carries direct responsibility for: design standardisation & optimisation for EMEA region.

A multi-disciplinary, enthusiastic and proactive individual displaying exceptional organisational and presentation skills who is confident interacting with senior level stakeholders both internal to the wider DRT organisation as well as external partners. An experienced design and construction professional with a technical background in any of the CSA and or MEPH disciplines with good construction management expertise to ensure that the next iteration of DRT’s project delivery solutions is well considered and robust.   

Requiring technical expertise as well as commercial and delivery schedule awareness to support the ongoing masterplan development of new project opportunities, design standardisation including the incorporation of discipline subject matter expertise, all with a view to continually improving our overall development delivery in a safe and commercially beneficial manner within recognised schedule constraints. 

The Design, Engineering & Construction Groups driver is to deliver a quality service and product that complies with our internal EMEA standards as well as our Customer’s expectations all in line with DRT’s project goals and by working with our professional teams applying DRT’s systems, procedures and culture.

What you’ll need: 

  • Typically, a Bachelor’s degree in one of the CSA or MEPH engineering disciplines or equivalent experience in a related field such as Construction Management will also be considered;         ` 
  • A minimum of 10 years either data centre or heavily engineered/highly serviced building design experience ideally in a multi-disciplinary design environment; 
  • 7-10 years of progressive management experience;
  • A thorough understanding of the relationship between CSA elements of the scheme and primary mech, elec and ICT elements and in particular the commissioning and IST of the same; 
  • Previous involvement in the delivery of multiple large developments; 
  • Familiarity of gating processes/change control within an Owner Operator development organisation.
  • Design Standardisation & Optimization Lead September 2023 
  • Ideally Chartered or professional registration within any of the: Architectural; Civil; Structural; Electrical; Mechanical; engineering disciplines; 
  • Possess 10+ years’ experience in data centre and or technically demanding developments with experience of all aspect of the delivery of the same;
  • Extensive familiarity and working knowledge of: Building & energy; ASHRAE; NFPA; codes; 

About Digital Realty 

Digital Realty brings companies and data together by delivering the full spectrum of data center, colocation and interconnection solutions. PlatformDIGITAL® , the company’s global data center platform, provides customers with a secure data meeting place and a proven Pervasive Datacenter Architecture (PDx® ) solution methodology for powering innovation and efficiently managing Data Gravity challenges. Digital Realty gives its customers access to the connected data communities that matter to them with a global data center footprint of 300+ facilities in 50+ metros across 28 countries on six continents. To learn more about Digital Realty, please visit or follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter

What we can offer you 

Our rapidly evolving business sector offers the opportunity to be part of a courageous and passionate team who work together to understand and meet the changing needs of our global customers. Join us and you’ll be part of a supportive and inclusive environment where you can bring your whole self to work. As part of our team, you’ll get to work with people from different business areas, challenge the way we do things and put your ideas into action. We’ll also give you plenty of development opportunities so you can build a rewarding and successful career with us. This is an exciting time to join our business so apply now and make your mark on our future.