Adam Paris

COO

Born and bred in Hertfordshire, Adam was always destined for a career in recruitment given his sparkling personality and boyish good looks. Having started out in the construction industry, Adam moved into recruitment with a London based IT recruitment company. After 5 years working hard and playing hard he joined DCP where he now works even harder but doesn’t have time to play as a young family keeps him busy at home.

Adam is a Spurs season ticket holder and can be heard commenting every Monday morning “that’s it, I am never going again”. When not hunting out the world’s datacenter talent, he can be found arguing with Steve over the best team in London.  His biggest achievements include becoming top biller at DCP and eating a whole Victoria sponge cake on his most recent birthday.

 
 
 

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Competitive

Oregon, United States of America

The Client

Datacenter People is working with the largest building commissioning and operational risk management providers in the world.

What the Job Involves…

  • Provides engineering and technical support to plan, schedule, coordinate and execute full life cycle commissioning of critical facilities. 
  • Participates in the MEP design process; witnesses the static and dynamic testing of complex mechanical, electrical and controls systems and operates the system in normal, maintenance and failure modes of operations by performing the following duties.
  • Performs Test Procedures. 
  • Work with fundamental test equipment.
  • Electrical Discipline should be comfortable working around live components, three phase AC Power Systems and Direct Current (DC) power systems. Mechanical Discipline should be comfortable working with chilled water distribution and commercial HVAC systems.
  • Conducts site observation surveys and prepares field reports on the status of projects and completion of projects with respect to compliance to the plans and specifications.
  • Prepares punch list reports and determines corrective measures for on-site problems. 
  • Acts as project coordinator with other field engineers, coordinating printing, presentation and administration procedures.
  • Develops MEP test and operating procedures. 
  • Performs other duties as assigned. 

We’re Looking for Someone Who…

  • Is able to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. 
  • Can write routine reports and correspondence. 
  • Has knowledge of engineering principles. 
  • Has basic knowledge of your principle (mechanical or electrical). 
  • Has knowledge of electrical or mechanical system from operations point of view. 
  • Can speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization. 
  • Is able to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. 
  • Can apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry. 
  • Is able to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. 
  • Can deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations. To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Microsoft Word; Microsoft Excel and Deltek. 
  • Has a Bachelor's degree (BA./BSc.) and two to four years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. 
  • Can travel domestically and internationally as needed. 

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.

Competitive

Limburg an der Lahn, Germany

The Client

Datacenter People is working with a leading international cloud computing company.

What the Job Inolves…

  • Install and set up services.
  • Assemble, install, repair and set up the infrastructure equipment: container, cooling, optical fibers, electrical equipment etc.
  • Install the probes and alerts needed to manage installations.
  • Validate that the different deployments function correctly to ensure continuous service.
  • Follow the set-up procedures for equipment.
  • Manage the logistics of orders and dispatch.
  • Comply with all policies for the safe storage, usage and disposal of hazardous materials.
  • Maintain a clean and safe work environment.
  • Carry out preventative and recurred maintenance operations.
  • Respond quickly in the event of an emergency, notify appropriate personnel, and follow safety protocol.
  • Conduct maintenance of electrical systems.
  • Survey buildings and repair mechanical systems to ensure they are consistent with health and safety regulations.
  • Support the setup of ventilation, refrigeration, cooling/watercooling systems and conduct repairs when necessary.
  • Aid in budget development and ensure it is followed.
  • Maintain heating and plumbing systems to ensure functionality.
  • Inspect alarm and DC monitoring systems and quickly schedule repairs when needed.
  • Make preventative and recurred diagnostics on the infrastructure’s equipment.
  • Uninstall and replace faulty components (pumps, ventilators, air coolers, etc.)
  • Carry out maintenance operations on the infrastructures (change filters, programmed tests, cleaning, etc.)
  • Relay reported anomalies to maintain service quality.
  • Make suggestions for possible improvements to equipment.


We’re Looking for Someone Who…

  • Has knowledge of the diverse types of physical interconnections and their categories on networks.
  • Has knowledge of the data environment (network, electrics, ventilation, filtration, air conditioning, watercooling, etc.)
  • Has knowledge of working in a production environment (delivered servers).
  • Has command of the main installation techniques (interior work).
  • Is able to work independently.
  • Has previous working experience as a Maintenance Technician for 3/5 years’.
  • Has a High School diploma.
  • Any additional relevant certification will be considered an advantage (Power,HVAC…)
  • Has an advanced understanding of electrical systems.
  • Has in-depth knowledge of general maintenance processes and methods.
  • Has applicable knowledge of tools, common appliances, and devices.


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

Competitive

Limburg an der Lahn, Germany

The Client

Datacenter People is working with a leading international cloud computing company.

What the Job Involves…

  • Deployment and maintenance of data centers.
  • Responsible for defining a development strategy for data centers that meet growth targets.
  • Manage all IT/RUN technicians in your DC working 24/7 and strive to improve customer relations.
  • Manage the team and provide managerial support required : annual appraisal, salary reviews, individual and collective feedbacks, days-off monitoring.
  • Ensure good customer relations and customer satisfaction are maintained on a daily basis.
  • Identify training needs and develop skills within the team.
  • Supervise the DC system architecture and maintenance activity.
  • Carry out regular audits on internal technical procedures to check operations.
  • Deploy the Lean Management tools recommended by the RUN DC Manager.
  • Ensure that operational planning and fixed objectives are respected.
  • Manage the activity of the technicians.
  • Manage monitoring alerts and customer ticket escalations.
  • Ensure technicians provide a high level service.
  • Prepare and manage preventive maintenance campaigns.
  • Ensure major defaults on installations are escalated to the on-call datacenter technician and/or administrator team.
  • Ensure the service is available 24/7.

We’re Looking for Someone Who…

  • Has excellent knowledge of management techniques.
  • Has the ability to follow and document internal procedures.
  • Possess knowledge of the data center sector.
  • Has strong managerial skills to coordinate the activity of the technicians.
  • Has excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Has excellent communication skills within a team.
  • Has proven organisational skills, autonomous and adaptable.
  • Has 2 years’ higher education in IT.
  • Has a minimum of 3/5 years’ as Manager in IT/Data center/Industrial companies.

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

Competitive

Singapore

The Client

Datacenter People is working with a leading international cloud computing company.

What the Job Inolves…

  • Contribute to data center systems architecture, as the first level of support (L1).
  • Optimise bays for new servers.
  • Wire the incoming cables and network of servers within a bay, respecting the wiring scheme.
  • Install servers as required by the Team Leaders and in accordance with the operational plan.
  • Assemble and install computer hardware (assemble/install/ upgrade/update computers).
  • Follow safety rules and regulatory requirements.
  • Call in an L2 technician if needed.
  • Contribute to data center maintenance, as the first level of support (L1).
  • Intervene on the servers in response to monitoring alerts or customer tickets.
  • Upgrade the servers (change obsolete components) according to the list of work to be carried out.
  • Undertake curative maintenance on delivered servers.
  • Identify intervention stages using diagnostic information.
  • Apply maintenance procedures.
  • Update wiring systems.
  • Restructure computer bays.
  • Implement actions to resolve problems related to the server environment.
  • Ensure computers are functioning properly via analysis and monitoring.
  • Set up specifications and maintain databases (server, components and other).
  • Manage and resolve system failures quickly and well.
  • Call in an L2 technician and escalate incident tickets to L2 support if needed.

We’re Looking for Someone Who…

  • Has 2 years' higher education in electronics/electrical engineering/IT/maintenance.
  • Has knowledge of physical datacenter infrastructure.
  • Has understanding of OVH products desirable but not essential.
  • Is able to follow and document internal procedures.
  • Has an advanced sense of service.
  • Has good communication skills within a team.
  • Is organised, autonomous and adaptable.

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.

Competitive

Berlin, Germany

The Client

Datacenter People is working with a leading data center solutions provider, ranging from colocation to build-to-suit data centers. 

What the Job Involves…

  • To operate the Critical Processes to ensure the mitigation of risk to the operation of critical plant and equipment.
  • 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 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.   
  • Ensure the professional image of Penta Infra is presented to clients at all times
  • Have meetings with customers on SLA performance and write reports about SLA performance.

We’re Looking for Someone Who…

  • Has experience managing operations in data centers.
  • Has experience in main distribution board switching of ACB’s.
  • Has experience in changing modes of UPS i.e. start-up/Maintenance bypass/Eco-Ess Mode/VMMS Energy management mode.
  • Has experience in use and interrogation of BMS systems in monitoring plant
  • Has practical knowledge of H&S requirements including RA’s, Lock out Tag out, permits to work.
  • Is experienced in vendor management.
  • Has good communication skills (German and English Language).
  • Has basic knowledge of MS office applications.
  • Has 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.

Competitive

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

The Client

Datacenter People is working with a global colocation data center operator.

What the Job Involves…

  • Supports site visits, presentations, customer workshops based on exceptional knowledge of market and infrastructure in all countries.
  • Acts as second pair of eyes to all technical country and HQ input and provides all technical information not available in country as part of RFP and tender processes.
  • Collaborates with clients on their requirements to favourably influence specifications in RFPs.
  • Builds and maintains effective long-term relationships and a high level of satisfaction with key senior-level decision makers and influencers at a selected group of major customers.
  • Works with a defined set of customers to meet revenue targets of the company and supports sales team in the closing process.
  • Conducts regular status and strategy meetings with the International Sales and Bid-Management as well as customer’s senior management or Subject Matter Experts to understand their needs and link them to the organization’s product/services strategy.
  • Supports the national or major account sales team in the management of/building strong relationship to selected customers.
  • Conducts environmental scans, organizational positioning analyses and other studies.
  • Develops and keeps up to date a data base for standardized answers to RFP's in line with the standardized data center design.
  • Provides external clients with objective strategic advisory services to improve organizational performance and long-term competitiveness.
  • Supports the design, implementation, and delivery of business performance/improvement programs in areas such as customer relationship management and business process engineering.

We’re Looking for Someone Who…

  • Has a technical knowledge of electrical and mechanical systems in a data center
  • Has a clear sales orientation, proven ability to articulate clear value propositions at executive level in multinational setting.
  • Has a university degree in engineering would be beneficial, but not required; alternatively, comparable vocational education (e.g. in industries like pharmaceutical, petro-chemical, or other critical industries) with extensive working experience in the required sectors.
  • Has ideally 3-5 years’ of experience in data center or telecommunication sector, and 3-5 years of project management or consultancy desired.
  • Excellent understanding of Microsoft Office applications (e.g. Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Fluent in English, both written and speaking and ideally one additional European language.

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.

Competitive

London, United Kingdom

The Client

Datacenter People are working with a data center company who powers, cools, protects and connects the technology of the world’s well-known hyper-scalers, cloud providers and large enterprises. Developing and operating across six markets in North America and five markets in Europe.

What the Job Involves…

  • Participate in all aspects of mechanical design and engineering including conceptual design, basis of design, scope of work, development of construction documents. 
  • Drive project level tasks and milestones assigned by the project management team 
  • Create and/or review project plans and specifications.
  • Subject matter expert responsible for technical reviews including submittals, RFIs and engineering studies/analysis. 
  • Visit job sites for field investigations and coordination meetings.
  • Creation and/or review of the following: Project specifications, schematic drawings, design and construction documents, submittals, sequence of operations, test and balance reports, commissioning scripts. 
  • Attend project design team meetings and interface with various team members.
  • Review, comment and process project plans and actively participate at various gating approvals.
  • Participation in on-site job walks and meetings. 
  • Review complete sequence of operations for all designed mechanical systems
  • Project coordination and commissioning support. 
  • Review documentation for the mechanical part of the commissioning efforts of each project.
  • Work with Site Operations to find balance between cost-effective solutions & operational sustainability. 
  • Support Site Operations to troubleshoot/tune existing systems.
  • Additional duties as assigned from time to time by management.

We’re Looking for Someone Who…

  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from an accredited university or college.
  • 6 years of experience in Mechanical engineering design and construction required, 8-12 years preferred. 
  • Data center experience is strongly preferred. 
  • Proficient in AutoCAD, Excel, Word and Sigma6 modelling software. 
  • Working knowledge of critical cooling infrastructure within a data center.  
  • Working knowledge of all building codes and ordinances, including ASHRAE. 
  • Travel required is expected to be 5 to 10%, but may increase over time as the business evolves.

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.

Geneva, Switzerland

The Client

Datacenter People is partnering with the leading data center colocation company in Switzerland, delivering scalable and secure services through its facilities throughout the country. 

What the Job Involves…

  • Participate in RFI and RFP studies for prospective customers.
  • Determine and allocate project estimate in relation with Construction and Finance Departments.
  • Coordinate with internal teams to facilitate facility planning, budgeting, and scheduling.
  • Ensure the successful on time delivery of build-out and retrofit of Data Center infrastructure.
  • Supervise medium-to-large projects from conception to completion.
  • Ensure large amounts of independent work as well as collaboration with external support groups including engineering, automation, processing, & finance in both local & global settings.
  • Maintain schedule and budget until project completion.
  • Supervise the 3-D coordination process to resolve all conflicts prior to installation.
  • Handle billings and contract management; control billings to accounting for timely payment in relation with the Finance Department.
  • Identify risks, gaps, and opportunities and communicate to stakeholders and other teams to drive resolution. 
  • Monitor, document and report on all phases of planning and construction on structure, electrical, mechanical, fire suppression, security and building controls. 
  • Direct and manage the commissioning process (level 1 through level 5) on the project inclusive of the start-up plan, commissioning schedule and functional testing.
  • Lead all activities required in the project closeout inclusive of operations and maintenance manuals, model turn over, and training.

We’re Looking for Someone Who…

  • Has an Associates or Bachelors in applicable engineering field or mechanical or electrical trades.
  • Has an operating engineering licenses such as DC II, DC III, or equivalent.
  • Has a Stationary Engineering or Building Engineering License.
  • Is able to prove their experience as project engineer in a data center (5 years).
  • Has a good understanding of security standards.
  • Can demonstrable ability to construction project and adheres to deadlines.
  • Has the ability to comprehend, analyse, and interpret complex documents. Ability to suggest and recommend high-qualified technical solutions.
  • Possesses high skills with Microsoft Office Suite, MS Project, Outlook, and intranet/internet. Working knowledge of architectural, electrical and mechanical systems. Working knowledge of project management.
  • Speaks fluently French, English and German with the ability to read and write in the other language. German is mandatory.
  • Has a valid driver's license.


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.

Competitive

Strasbourg, France

The Client

Datacenter People are working with a global technology company serving developers, entrepreneurs, and businesses with the dedicated server, software and infrastructure building blocks to manage, secure and scale their data.

What the Job Involves…

  • Maintain and operate infrastructures (server environment).
  • Work in all areas of the data center environment: HT, BT, HVAC, Water-Cooling, Building.
  • You will carry out operations of driving and/or preventive maintenance and corrective maintenance of the facilities entrusted to you in the different areas mentioned above.
  • You will ensure that the elements that make up the installation are in good working order.
  • Perform complementary missions based on service needs.
  • Actively participate in data center's ongoing and development projects.
  • Animation and technical coordination of a team of about 5 people: prioritising tasks, planning tasks, supporting, organising resources according to the tasks to be accomplished.
  • To be the local technical reference for your field.
  • Organise the activity of a domain such as Elec, Watercooling, HVAC or Building.
  • Enforcing data center safety guidelines.
  • Ensure compliance with technical procedures by the teams and the quality of interventions.

We’re Looking for Someone Who…

  • Has knowledge on Elec or HVAC or Watercooling.
  • Has good knowledge of data centers.
  • Has knowledge of theomaine of industrial maintenance.
  • Has 5 years’ of experience in data centers or industrial maintenance.
  • Has general electricity knowledge: Low Tension or HVAC.

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.

Competitive

Zurich, Switzerland

The Client

Datacenter People is working with the leading data center colocation company in Switzerland delivering scalable and secure services through its facilities in the country. The company has been the preferred data center provider for multinationals and United Nations agencies.

What the Job Involves…

  • Participate in RFI and RFP studies for prospective customers.
  • Determine and allocate project estimate in relation with Construction and Finance Departments.
  • Ensure the successful on time delivery of build-out and retrofit of Data Center infrastructure.
  • Supervise medium-to-large projects from conception to completion.
  • Ensure large amounts of independent work as well as collaboration with external support groups including engineering, automation, processing, & finance in both local & global settings.
  • Supervise the 3-D coordination process to resolve all conflicts prior to installation.
  • Handle billings and contract management; control billings to accounting for timely payment in relation with the Finance Department.
  • Monitor, document and report on all phases of planning and construction on structure, electrical, mechanical, fire suppression, security and building controls. 
  • Direct and manage the commissioning process (level 1 through level 5) on the project inclusive of the start-up plan, commissioning schedule and functional testing.
  • Lead all activities required in the project closeout inclusive of operations and maintenance manuals, model turn over, and training.
  • Empower a culture of safety, security, and compliance in all aspect of data centre activities. 
  • Drive innovation and resiliency while reducing operational costs in the facilities.
  • Suggest, document, and implement company policies to gain efficiencies.

We’re Looking for Someone Who…

  • Has an Associates or Bachelors in applicable engineering field or mechanical or electrical trades.
  • Has operating engineering licenses such as DC II, DC III, or equivalent.
  • Has a Stationary Engineering or Building Engineering License.
  • Has proven experience as a project engineer in a data center (at least 5 years).
  • Has a good understanding of security standards.
  • Can demonstrate ability to construction project and adheres to deadlines.
  • Is able to comprehend, analyse, and interpret complex documents. Ability to suggest and recommend high-qualified technical solutions.
  • Is able to speak fluently French, English and German with the ability to read and write in the other language. German is mandatory.
  • An on-duty service required.
  • A driver's license is required.

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.

Competitive

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

The Client

Datacenter People is working with the leading operator and investor in digital infrastructure to fuel the growth of the digital economy. The company owns high quality data centers and fibre assets across Europe, and thereby serves its customers with a high quality and reliable infrastructure.

What the Job Involves…

  • Basic design and calculation of data centers.
  • Proactive involvement in the on-going technical evaluation of all plant and equipment, suggestion improvements, innovation where appropriate.
  • Accurate recording and reporting of update, upgrade and maintenance activity to ensure Ultimo database is correctly updated.
  • Assisting with incident management and subsequent investigation to establish root cause.
  • Overseeing the monitoring, operation and maintenance of datacenter mission critical systems.
  • Working closely with the data center Service Manager to ensure correct operation of the critical services of the data centers, through timely engagement of Sub-contractor to execute identified works.
  • Work closely with all technicians to sustain a culture of continuous service delivery improvement.
  • Assist sales projects as sales engineer.
  • The candidate is capable of coordinating all maintenance and operations activities within the data centers.


We’re Looking for Someone Who…

  • Has spent time served in an electrical apprenticeship or equivalent in an Industrial/Manufacturing/Commercial or Critical environment focusing on operation and maintenance of plant.    
  • Has experience in main distribution board switching of ACB’s.
  • Has experience in changing modes of UPS i.e. start-up/Maintenance bypass/Eco-Ess Mode / VMMS Energy management mode.
  • Has knowledge of Critical cooling systems and SLA’s/KPI’s within a critical environment.
  • Has knowledge of basic Air Conditioning and humidity control.
  • Has experience in the operation and control of generators and UPS.
  • Has experience in use and interrogation of BMS systems in monitoring plant.
  • Has good communication skills in Dutch and English (German is a big plus).
  • Is knowledgeable on AutoCAD and technical drawings.


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.

Competitive

Geneva, Switzerland

The Client

Datacenter People is working with the leading data center colocation company in Switzerland delivering scalable and secure services through its facilities in the country. The company has been the preferred data center provider for multinationals and United Nations agencies.

What the Job Involves…

  • Participate in RFI and RFP studies for prospective customers.
  • Determine and allocate project estimate in relation with Construction and Finance Departments.
  • Ensure the successful on time delivery of build-out and retrofit of Data Center infrastructure.
  • Supervise medium-to-large projects from conception to completion.
  • Ensure large amounts of independent work as well as collaboration with external support groups including engineering, automation, processing, & finance in both local & global settings.
  • Supervise the 3-D coordination process to resolve all conflicts prior to installation.
  • Handle billings and contract management; control billings to accounting for timely payment in relation with the Finance Department.
  • Monitor, document and report on all phases of planning and construction on structure, electrical, mechanical, fire suppression, security and building controls. 
  • Direct and manage the commissioning process (level 1 through level 5) on the project inclusive of the start-up plan, commissioning schedule and functional testing.
  • Lead all activities required in the project closeout inclusive of operations and maintenance manuals, model turn over, and training.
  • Empower a culture of safety, security, and compliance in all aspect of data centre activities. 
  • Drive innovation and resiliency while reducing operational costs in the facilities.
  • Suggest, document, and implement company policies to gain efficiencies.

We’re Looking for Someone Who…

  • Has an Associates or Bachelors in applicable engineering field or mechanical or electrical trades.
  • Has operating engineering licenses such as DC II, DC III, or equivalent.
  • Has a Stationary Engineering or Building Engineering License.
  • Has proven experience as a project engineer in a data center (at least 5 years).
  • Has a good understanding of security standards.
  • Can demonstrate ability to construction project and adheres to deadlines.
  • Is able to comprehend, analyse, and interpret complex documents. Ability to suggest and recommend high-qualified technical solutions.
  • Is able to speak fluently French, English and German with the ability to read and write in the other language. German is mandatory.
  • An on-duty service required.
  • A driver's license is required.

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.