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Date Added: Mon 20/05/2024

Data Centre Design Engineer

Oldham, OL8, UK
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Company: SUDLOWS

Job Type: Permanent, Full Time

Due to the continued expansion of our Critical Infrastructures division, including our award winning data centre design and build team, we have an exciting career opportunity for an experienced and enthusiastic Engineering Professional with Data Centre and Critical Infrastructure Experience.
Sudlows work throughout the UK and have a growing portfolio of clients globally. We have over 200 staff and have achieved recent growth with ongoing expansion plans. The successful candidate will be a valued member of one our key teams within the business.
To support current growth, this position will be based from head office in Manchester but will require travel as required on a project basis.
Role Purpose
The Data Centre Design Engineer would take a leading role as part of the Data Centre team as a specialist in Data Centre Engineering, supporting all disciplines around Data Centre projects and co-ordinating the production of data centre audits, proposals and design deliverables.
Sudlows Data Centre Design team work closely with clients throughout the lifecycle of a data centre project and therefore the Data Centre Designer is required to have a good level of understanding and experience allowing them to produce quality proposals, undertake facility audits, and develop designs as required to meet the requirements of the customer. The successful candidate will have experience in the industry to allow them to support the client in determining the best way to progress a project or requirement.
As part of project delivery, the data centre design engineer will continue to support the customer and client team as a single point of contact for the design deliverables of a project, working closely with the appointed Sudlows project manager to deliver high quality, award winning projects.
Personal Specification
The suitable candidate will have a strong experience in Data Centres and Critical Environments and will ideally be a qualified engineer with a bias towards either Mechanical or Electrical Engineering.
Separate from a professional engineering bias, you will have a good understanding of all data centre technologies including; Critical LV Switchgear arrangements, UPS systems, standby generation, critical cooling systems inc. chilled water, fire suppression, control and monitoring systems (e.g. BMS, PMS and EMS etc).
The suitable candidate will be capable of working both independently and as part of a team as required for the delivery of a project. You will also be able to take a leadership role where a team is required for the technical delivery of the works.
You will be a good communicator, able to establish productive, professional relationships with key personnel both internally and externally. You will also have understanding and experience of working with Data Centre standards such as Uptime Institute, BS EN 50600 and TIA-942.
The suitable candidate will be capable of undertaking audits of smaller data centre environments independently, commenting on elements such as Resilience, Reliability, Sustainability, Energy Efficiency, Maintainability, and Compliance with Relevant Data Centre Standards, and will be able to manage and co-ordinate a small team with the production of audits of larger environments.
The suitable candidate will be fully proficient with typical office software e.g MS Office (Word/Excel/Powerpoint) and a basic understanding of AutoCAD / Revit and BIM would be preferred although not essential.
Although experience of all the above is preferable, Sudlows are committed to supporting the development of all our engineering team and therefore if additional support is required for some of the above, this can be considered subject to further discussion.
Key Tasks and Responsibilities.
1. Produce Audits, Concept Designs and Proposals for Data Centres and Critical Facilitates, co-ordinating with the wider design team as required.
2. Manage the technical development of Proposals and Tender Responses, supporting the Bid Team as required.
3. Produce and/or manage the production of specifications for Data Centre and Critical Environment projects.
4. Undertake reviews of design drawings and specifications providing feedback and comment as applicable.
5. Produce, co-ordinate and/or review technical submittals prior to submission to client teams completing trackers and/or using project specific project management portals as required.
6. Work closely with Sudlows costing team to obtain quotations from subcontractors and specialists as required and to review quotations for compliance.
7. Carry out site surveys to allow the accurate production of tender responses and the production of concept designs.
8. Undertake site audits either individually or as part of a team as required for the size of the site. Reviewing Layout and Configuration with respect to usability, resilience, reliability, Sustainability, Energy Efficiency, Maintainability, and Compliance with Relevant Data Centre Standards.
9. To liaise with other Sudlows divisions and departments, and with specialist sub-contractors and ensure that all drawings and specifications are issued with all required information.
10. To liaise with the procurement team to ensure all necessary specifications and drawings and available for procurement use. To check and approve technical submittals from suppliers.
Skills and Qualifications
* A strong technical experience in data centre engineering projects is essential.
* Fully proficient with all office software and able to produce high quality professional documents, presentations and reports. Experience of working with CAD, 3D, BIM software however support from our dedicated CAD team will be provided where needed.
* A good communicator, both in writing and on the telephone.
* Able to prioritise tasks and manage time, in order to meet tender return deadlines.
* Achieved or working towards Chartered status with a related recognised body (e.g CIBSE, IET, IMechE)
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