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    Senior Data Center Engineer


    Job Description

    Brussels, Belgium
    The Client

    Datacenter People is working with the leading provider of reliable, sustainable and highly connected edge data centers in Europe, with locations in Germany, France, The Netherlands, Belgium and Denmark.

    What the Job Involves

    • To operate the Critical Processes to ensure the mitigation of risk to the operation of critical plant and equipment. 
    • To follow EOPs and escalate accordingly when an incident occur. 
    • To follow and create MOPs and SOPs. 
    • Ensure that routine PPM is carried out to all mechanical and electrical plant in accordance with Site task schedules and asset lists. 
    • Write the statements of work (SOW) to define the scope of service contracts with the vendors/suppliers. 
    • Ensure that reactive tasks throughout the building are completed and be proactive in highlighting areas where improvements can be made. These reactive calls to also include concessionary stores and fabric related items. 
    • Ensure that plant faults and defects are swiftly remedied to maintain plant in serviceable order at all times. 
    • Ensure that suitable spares are available to carry out both maintenance and reactive works. To provide parts lists and estimated timescales to carry out remedial works. 
    • Ensure that all relevant paperwork is completed regarding PPM, reactive and breakdown works and that it is passed without delay to the contract administrator. 
    • Ensure that Method Statements and Risk Assessments are prepared and used for all tasks undertaken to ensure safe working practices at all times. 
    • Carry out AP duties (training provided) and the issuing of permits to work. 
    • Ensure the provision of a Safe and Healthy working environment.  To include the wearing of uniform and PPE at all times.    
    • To develop a good working relationship with all members of Penta Infra’s staff and clients. 
    • Ensure the professional image of Penta Infra is presented to clients at all times. 
    • Ensure that all of Penta Infra’s security concept and principles are executed at all times. 
    • Supervising and monitoring of Penta Infra sub-contractors works whilst they are on site undertaking maintenance. 
    • To arrange and provide holiday and sickness cover at short notice and be flexible in their working patterns. 
    • Be able to fullfill Standby duty services on a monthly basis in collaboration with the other site DSE’s.  

    We’re Looking for Someone Who

    • A real team player; you enjoy to increase productivity by working together. 
    • Have been responsible for the operation of a datacenter. 
    • Experience in main distribution board switching of ACB’s. 
    • Experience in changing modes of UPS i.e. start-up / Maintenance bypass / Eco-Ess Mode / VMMS Energy management mode.
    • Knowledge of Critical cooling systems and SLA’s / KPI’s within a critical environment.
    • Knowledge of basic Air Conditioning and humidity control. 
    • Experience in the operation and control of generators and UPS. 
    • Experience in use and interrogation of BMS systems in monitoring plant.
    • Experienced in vendor management. 
    • Self-motivated and professional manner. 
    • Good communication skills (English Language as well as French or Dutch).
    • Basic knowledge of MS office applications. 
    • Experience with an asset management tool.

    We regret that due to the high volume of applications we are unable to acknowledge each one. Please bear in mind that if you are selected for interview we will contact you within the next seven days.

    • Data Center Technician

      Slough/Woking, UK
      The Client

      Datacenter People has been instructed by a leading provider of technology managed services and smart building solutions for data centers and critical workspaces.

      What The Job Involves 

      • Perform and deliver patching and jumpering on infrastructure frames.
      • Provide 1st and 2nd line fault finding diagnosis and fixing of SCS and Switch Connectivity.
      • Conduct infrastructure testing with Fluke test equipment and management software (Linkware) and ensure compliance with manufacturer, customer and published standards.
      • Provide LAN technology support, with the ability to configure IP addresses on devices.
      • Coordinate and deliver Data Centre moves, including decommissioning, recommissioning, and testing equipment.
      • Interact with end users to diagnose issues and to understand their specific requirements.
      • Liaise directly with the Client to ensure that projects are meeting requirements and being delivered within the agreed timeframe.
      • Supervise onsite teams for installation purposes
      • Report on progress and any issues affecting the work to relevant managers, both internal and external, using designated systems and agreed processes.
      • Act as a single point of contact for IT equipment moves.
      • Facilitate communication between various stakeholders, both technical and non-technical, to ensure the successful delivery of moves and support.
      • Complete accurate, timely documentation and provide appropriate certification to the Client.
      • Survey, quote, and plan installations/projects on a small to medium scale in line with Client requests.
      • Comply with Risk Assessment, Method Statement (RAMS) and on-site Health and Safety requirements.
      • Work from construction drawings, diagrams and schematics, scopes and specifications, ensuring responsibilities under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974; in particular, the need to take care of own health and safety in the workplace, whilst also being responsible for those that might be affected by own actions.

      We’re Looking for Someone With

      • Understand the basic elements of IT network architecture, including the range of cable types and networking equipment.
      • Understand the test parameters for copper and fibre cable certification in accordance with appropriate industry standards e.g., BSEN 50346 – Information Technology-Testing of Installed Cables, the routine for test equipment service and calibration.
      • Understand the types of health and safety risk that could be incurred whilst carrying out cabling connectivity tasks, who might be affected by the risk, and what actions can be taken to mitigate the risk.
      • Familiar with the concept of the ‘internet of things’ (IoT) and the effects of emerging technologies on media selection, installation practices and additional testing requirements.
      • Familiar with the structural components of equipment racks/cabinets and how to assemble them to meet the requirements of the infrastructure design.
      • Understand the need to maintain accurate documentation and the depth of information required for successful completion and handover to the Client. 
      • Good communication skills, both written and verbal, in order to communicate effectively with colleagues and key stakeholders in the customer’s organisation.
      • Good MS Office Suite (Outlook, Excel, Word, Teams etc.) and general IT skills.
      • Ability to follow clear directions and work in accordance with agreed processes.
      • Use literacy and numeracy skills to quantify requirements and timelines for tasks to be carried out.
      • Follow best technical practices to maintain quality standards whilst meeting agreed timescales.
      • Interpret detailed project plans to construct and fix network equipment cabinets, prepare cable pathways, and install cable support and containment systems.
      • Proficient in the use of testing equipment, including OTDR and Fluke DTX 5000.
      • Comply with Risk Assessment, Method Statement (RAMS) and on-site Health and Safety requirements.
      • Reduce the danger of working in confined spaces by implementing appropriate health and safety procedures, using and maintaining personal protective equipment.
      • First Aid (preferrable).
      • Minimum 5 A*-C GCSE's, including Maths and English.
      • At least 3 years relevant practical experience in a similar role.
      • Experience installing mainstream copper and fibre ICT cabling
      • systems.
      • General understanding and knowledge of Data Centre Services.
      • Awareness of Audio Visual, Electronic Security, IoT, and Wired & Wireless Network architecture.

      We regret that due to the high volume of applications we are unable to acknowledge each one. Please bear in mind that if you are selected for interview we will contact you within the next seven days.

    • Legrand - Project Engineer UK - June 2024

      Remote, UK
      The Client

      Datacenter People is partnering with a global leader in power infrastructure for data centers and other mission-critical environments.

      What The Job Involves 

      • Develop project plans outlining scope, objectives, timelines, and resource requirements. 
      • Coordinate with stakeholders to define project specifications and requirements. 
      • Ensure alignment of project goals with organizational objectives. 
      • Provide project forecasts to assist in production and material planning process. 
      • Maintain a high level expertise of product knowledge. 
      • Provide technical guidance to project stakeholders throughout the project lifecycle.  
      • Plan resources to meet project requirements.  
      • Monitor and manage project budgets, expenses and resource utilisation. 
      • Collaborate with procurement and planning teams to acquire material and equipment. 
      • Collaborate with engineering and construction teams to uphold standards in design and quality of site workmanship. 
      • Troubleshoot technical issues and propose effective solutions. 
      • Attend customer meetings to present project updates and solutions to overcome issues. 
      • Address client concerns to maintain a high level of customer satisfaction. 
      • Implement and enforce quality control measures for site installations. 
      • Conduct inspections and audits on installations to ensure quality and compliance with project requirements and address issues promptly. 
      • Report on project progress and milestones. 
      • Maintain accurate project documentation in compliance with company and regulatory standards.   

      We’re Looking for Someone With

      • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or a related field or equivalent proven experience. 
      • Proven experience in project engineering or management of electrical installations. 
      • Strong technical knowledge in electrical distribution systems. 
      • Proficient in project management tools and techniques.  
      • Proficient in BIM processes and procedures. 
      • Familiar with regulatory requirements and standards. Attention to detail and exceptional organisation and follow up skills 
      • Ability to interface effectively with customer and internal groups at all levels 
      • Strong problem solving and decision making abilities. 
      • Ability to work independently while still maintaining strong ties throughout organisation.  
      • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously. 
      • Ability to travel throughout Europe (up to 50%). 
      • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. 
      • Proficient in project management tools and software. 

      We regret that due to the high volume of applications we are unable to acknowledge each one. Please bear in mind that if you are selected for interview we will contact you within the next seven days.

    • Data Center Engineer

      Paris, France
      The Client

      Datacenter People is working with the largest global provider of cloud and carrier neutral data center, colocation and interconnection solutions.

      What The Job Involves 

      • Anticipate and diagnose infrastructure-related issues by planning corrective interventions.
      • Support our service providers throughout their on-site interventions.
      • Propose corrections related to procedures (MOP).
      • Ensure the quality of services delivered by our service providers.
      • Anticipate and develop the annual maintenance schedule.
      • Be a force for proposals as part of our continuous improvement.
      • Produce any indicator allowing good continuity of service.

      We’re Looking for Someone With

      • Significant experience in facility management.
      • Technical expertise in electricity (HT/LV), air conditioning, ventilation and fire safety.
      • Mastery of IT tools (Autocad, CMMS, MS project, etc.).
      • Fluent or bilingual English required.
      • Ability to manage and supervise a long-term relationship with suppliers/service
      • providers.
      • Team spirit.
      • Rigor and method.

      We regret that due to the high volume of applications we are unable to acknowledge each one. Please bear in mind that if you are selected for interview we will contact you within the next seven days.