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Lead Engineer - Redhill

Position Title: Lead Engineer - Redhill
Location: London

Your role

Are you proactive, adaptable to change, open to new ideas, keen to takes on new responsibilities, great at analysing risk, making decisions and handling pressure and capable of acting as a mentor to a site engineering team? Then you’re just the person we need for this challenging, customer critical role. Reporting directly to a Data Centre Manager, it involves seeing that all works on site are carried out in line with the appropriate safe system of works and permit system. Day-to-day, we’ll rely on you to provide first line response to all building services infrastructure issues too, and, where specialist knowledge/skills are required, escalate any problems to third party contractors. As well as ensuring the successful completion of planned and reactive maintenance work on the building services infrastructure, as the HV Authorised Person, you’ll also play a significant role with switching, and its associated planning. And, along the way, you’ll get to regularly liaise with stakeholders in Service Planning and Security Services and a variety of suppliers and customers. 

What you’ll need 

  • Recognised formal electrical training (City and Guilds etc.), completion of AP15 course and experience as an HV Authorised Person  
  • A track record gained working in mission critical mechanical & electrical environments within a large company, ideally in the IT/Telecoms industry 
  • Experience in data centres or a similar environment, plus knowledge of key infrastructure components of DCs (like UPS’s, Generators and Cooling systems) 
  • A good understanding of the operation of Critical Building infrastructure (Electrical, Mechanical and Building Fabric) and experience of maintenance and maintenance systems 
  • The ability to read, and preferably work with, Electrical and Mechanical diagrams and prepare & present relevant information to all types of audiences 
  • Preferably ITIL and/or Service Now experience (although not essential) 
  • A strong customer focus, good organisational skills, excellent attention to detail, self-motivation and the ability to prioritise and manage multiple tasks 

A bit about us

Digital Realty is a leading provider of carrier- and cloud-neutral data centre services across EMEA. With more than 700 connectivity providers in over 100 data centres across 13 European countries, we are at the heart of the internet – powering finance, communication, healthcare, creativity, entertainment, life. As part of Digital Realty, our customers now have access to 50 metros across six continents. We’ve 2,800+ colleagues around the world who work together, come up with life-changing solutions and create connections that matter every day

A bit about our Operations team

Our Operations team keeps our customers’ infrastructure running safely and securely. We get plenty of opportunities to take on a variety of tasks and develop our technical skills. From overseeing electrical power to cooling and fire suppression systems, our team plays a vital role in making sure everything in our data centers operates as it should.