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Design Engineer

Position Title: Design Engineer
Location: London

Your role

Provides pre-contract technical expertise and input to sales teams and customers. The Design Engineer (DE) gives input into bids/proposals. The Design Engineer (DE) leads the design of the agreed service solution, to ensure that the customer requirements and implementation lead times are met. The Design engineer will be a subject matter expert (SME) for assets across the UK portfolio.

What you’ll do 

  • Provides an assessment on Power, Cooling, and Space availability at the budgetary quotephase. 
  • Provides a technical design for a new datacentre whitespace opportunity, existing design amendments, and/or bespoke or adhoc customer requests (COF) and ensures that overall customer requirements and implementation lead times can be met. 
  • Plans and coordinates required resources and capabilities and acts as the key interface with Capacity Management, Facility Management, Security, DE&C, and provide technical pre-Sales support. 
  • Ensures that corporate design principles (DEG) with respect to standardisation, power, cooling, and space are followed and reflected in the designs. 
  • Defines solutions costs (incl. CAPEX) and/or suitable alternatives and their associated risks. 
  • Adhere to the QHSSE Responsibilities Matrix. 
  • Approves technical design at the Design function

Reporting Lines and Competencies

  • The position reports to the Solution Engineering Lead UK. Internal contact is with Operations, Security, Service Planning, Finance, DE&C, PMG & Sales. 
  • Commitment & drive; Is committed, internally driven, and willing to go the extra mile. 
  • Open for change; Adapts to change, is open to new ideas, handles pressure, adjusts plans to meet changing needs. 
  • Pro-active; Has a can-do mentality and can delegate. 
  • Communication skills; Listens attentively, speaks clearly and concisely, gives clear instructions, and shares information and ideas with others. 
  • Problem-solving; Breaks down problems into smaller components, understands underlying issues, can simplify and process complex issues, and understands the difference between critical details and unimportant facts. 
  • Proficient AutoCAD user would be desirable. 
  • Experience with white space design & M&E infrastructure. 
  • Experience with building design.

What you'll need 

  • Work experience in the data centre sector or telecommunications for at least 3-5 years desirable. 
  • Electrical • Mechanical 
  • Building Design 
  • CNET / DCPRO or other industry qualifications related to design.

A bit about us

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 25+ 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.