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Senior Design Manager - Netherlands

Position Title: Senior Design Manager - Netherlands
Location: Amsterdam

Your Role

The Senior Design Manager role sits within the wider EMEA - Design, Engineering & Construction function and is responsible for project set-up and delivery control, technical coordination of consultant teams and implementation of both the company’s Design Engineering Guidelines (DEG’s) and standardized design for data centre projects within the UK, mainland Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The role a part of the wider EMEA DE&C group of Design Managers with a requirement for the candidate to regularly collaborate and coordinate with internal DRT organizational stakeholders. 

The role requires a technical background, ideally from design consultancy, in any of the CSA and or MEPH disciplines with a level of construction management experience, hence adept at managing the production of complex deliverables against project expectations of: technical excellence; budget; milestone schedule objectives; and safe build techniques. Candidates will be expected to operate strategically and predominately under their own initiative and to think laterally and innovatively.

In conjunction with the Construction Manager, the Senior Design Manager is jointly responsible for the tender, selection, appointment and management of design Consultants as well as the drafting and presentation of standard gating deliverables such as project BTT’s/PID’s (budgets) and Level 1/2/3 schedules. In conjunction with other Design, Construction, Portfolio Management and Project Management colleagues, the Design manager will determine the magnitude of project Consultancy fees and other required budgets for incorporation into the Investment Committee funding process.


Your Profile

  • Typically a Bachelor’s degree in one of the CS/MEPH engineering disciplines or Architecture - equivalent experience in a related engineering, architecture or other discipline field will be considered;
  • A minimum of 3 to 10 years mission critical building delivery experience ideally in a multi-disciplinary design environment;
  • Data centre design experience is preferred or experience of highly serviced building designs;
  • Familiarity of gating processes/change control within an Owner Operator Development organisation;
  • An awareness of contractual responsibilities and internal/external interfaces;
  • Familiarity of multi-disciplinary subject matters within the Group to cover the key technical areas relevant to the data centre industry inclusive of all CSA and MEPH disciplines;
  • Ability to clearly explain complex technical issues while driving solutions in a multi-stakeholder environment;
  • Confidence to defend design decisions taken to key senior internal and external stakeholders;
  • Experience of ensuring that the design process is followed inclusive of required change control;
  • An ability to succinctly and confidently communicate complex technical challenges at a range of levels of detail to a range of technical and non-technical audiences.


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

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.