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Lead Engineer

  The chess building, London

Overview

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 supports the world's leading enterprises and service providers by delivering the full spectrum of data center, colocation and interconnection solutions. PlatformDIGITAL®, our global data center platform, gives customers a reliable foundation for scaling their digital business and efficiently managing data gravity challenges. The size and scale of our business puts us in a unique position to offer customers access to 290 facilities in 49 metros across 24 countries and six continents

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.

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.

Want to know more about this position?

Get in touch with:

Angelique Smith

Recruiter

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