Adam Paris

Chief Operating Officer

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

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

The Client

Datacenter People is working with one of Europe’s leading cololocation operators.

The Role

  • The Candidate is capable of basic design and calculation of data centers
  • Customer focused service delivery.
  • 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 data center 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.

The Experience Profile    

  • Experience in a time served electrical apprenticeship or equivalent in an Industrial/Manufacturing/Commercial or Critical environment, focusing on the operation and maintenance of plant is essential.
  • 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.
  • Self-motivated and professional manner.
  • Good communication skills in Dutch and English (German is a big plus).
  • Knowledge on AutoCAD and technical drawings.
  • Knowledge of working with Office 365.

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, Singapore

The Client

Datacenter People is working with a leading data center operator with over 60 years’ experience designing, building and operating facilities across the South-East Asia region.

The Role

  • Be responsible for the technical expertise and design support on technical requirements or all electrical, structural and mechanical engineering on the project. 
  • Evaluate the design and construction and operation of mission-critical facilities and associated MEP components. 
  • Evaluate existing construction designs and offer advice on all technical aspects of construction. 
  • Collaborate with other disciplines to create a construction document set. 
  • Work with commissioning teams to properly test and validate installation, operation, 
  • and performance of all systems. 
  • Support the project managers in an engineering review of the project so to date. 
  • Subsequent to the engineering review, provide engineering input as required for 
  • resolution of non-conformance reports. 
  • Escalate any technical risks or issues that may affect project delivery. 
  • Knowledge of local building codes and regulations. 
  • Be aware of the project scope and provide technical support for information 
  • requests prior to and during construction phases. 
  • Ability to work on concurrent projects in multiple geographical regions. 
  • Travel to sites for site review and supervision. 
  • Work with onsite field engineers, as well as provide advice on engineering 
  • evaluations, mechanical systems audits, and start up as needed. 

The Experience Profile

  • Bachelor’s degree or diploma in electrical engineering. 
  • Data center design and build experience. 
  • Demonstrate professional skill and knowledge in the field of technical engineering 
  • expertise specifically related to data centers. 
  • 4-5 years’ experience as an electrical engineer, 
  • Experienced in working in the design and construction of a data center operations. 
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to prioritize workload in order to meet tight deadlines in a fast paced and dynamic work environment. 
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills. 
  • Interpret and evaluate results of analysis to prepare documentation and create 
  • relevant project reports and/or presentations. 
  • Be able to demonstrate attention to detail and good record keeping. 
  • Independent: able to work with a minimum supervision. 
  • Ability to be a team player and can collaborate with other teams in the organization 
  • Excellent communication skills, written and verbal, with the ability to clearly 
  • communicate issues to all levels of management 
  • High level of interpersonal skills with demonstrated poise, tact and diplomacy 
  • Experience with construction and design or data centre projects. 
  • Professionally qualified in the related discipline. 
  • Conversant to a competent level with Microsoft Windows, MS-Office (especially MS 
  • Project Management). 
  • Proficient in English and other languages is a plus. 
  • Strong leadership, communication and interpersonal skills. 
  • Experience to supervise team and lead teams. 
  • Experience with relevant industry 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.

Competitive

Frankfurt, Germany

The Client


Datacenter People is working with an international telecomms operator opening a new datacenter in Frankfurt.

The Role

  • Daily facilities inspection and maintenance for Data Center E&M facilities.
  • Perform re-lamping and facilities repairs.
  • Supervise Vendors to carry out scheduled facilities maintenance during weekend.
  • Escort Vendors for regular cleaning in data halls/critical areas.
  • Escalate problem/incident to Engineer or Manager.
  • Incident handling.
  • Assist Manager/Engineer to handle customers’ IT equipment racks & equipment move-in.
  • Perform Burn-in Test & Current Leakage Test for customers’ IT equipment.
  • Provide 7 x 24 shift duty service.
  • Manage and Monitor the Data Center Infrastructure Management System (DCIM) and all sub systems including but not limited to BMS, PMS, and SMS.
  • Assist Engineer to update Inventory list/Asset list etc.
  • Coordinate with local utility company and conduct routine check and maintenance.

The Experience Profile

  • Certificate/education in Mechanical, Electrical or Building Services Engineering 
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience of facilities operation in Data Center/Telecommunications industry.
  • Familiar with a minimum of two types of critical facilities (Chiller/Cooling Tower, CRAC, UPS, STS, Genset, Nitrogen gas suppression System).
  • 7 x 24 shift duty or day only duty.

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

Frankfurt, Germany

The Client

Datacenter People is working with a global leading provider of hyperscale data center campuses.

The Role

  • Ensure the completion of the maintenance activities to the highest quality level of planification, preparation, execution, and reporting.
  • Ensure the full reliability of the infrastructures with the focus on continuity of services, energy efficiency and budgetary constraints.
  • Use the BMS (Backup Management System) and all available systems and do regular walkthroughs to keep up to date at all time the appropriate monitoring on site
  • Participate in the implementation of the site-specific crisis management plan and in the tests and implementation exercises concerning this plan.
  • Monitor very closely the capacities of the infrastructure equipment at their different levels and their load of use / demand, and report back to the Site Manager.
  • Anticipate the impact of the future development of customer loads on these infrastructures. 
  • Participate with the construction team to any site construction phase including the commissioning, and specifically to ensure service continuity to the customers.
  • Actively contribute to all improvement actions in the site PUE.
  • Proactively raise awareness of the need to increase the power level that is contractually agreed with the energy provider.
  • Develop energy quality indicators as provided on behalf of infrastructures, by keeping appropriate records.
  • Ensure highest standards of cleanliness by adapting the ad-hoc services.
  • Beyond the context of the technical infrastructures of the Data Centre area, manage all services/suppliers concerned and the external appearance of the building.
  • With the assistance of the IT and Controls departments, ensure the proper operation of the site’s BMS.
  • Ensure that resources allow for the monitoring of infrastructures and their use at all times and as closely and as efficiently as possible.
  • Support and monitor the maintenance service providers daily and keep up to date the Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) in accordance with VANTAGE’s requirements.
  • Participate in regular audits which are designed to assess the level of service continuity and analyse risks.
  • Implement improvement plans arising from the observations made during audits or in response to incidents arising in the infrastructures.

The Experience Profile

  • Technical training (advanced technician or engineer level) in one of the following fields: electricity (electric generators, UPS, low-voltage distribution), air conditioning, fire and physical safety and security (access control, video and anti-intrusion systems) or centralized building management systems.
  • At least 3 years’ experience in these types of functions, ideally in a similar environment to data center operations.
  • Demonstrate knowledge in operating, maintaining, repairing, inspecting, and testing critical electrical distribution systems, HVAC systems and building management/automation equipment.
  • Supervision of Level II, III and IV maintenance works on the site infrastructure.
  • Good communication skills with third parties and internal customers.
  • Ability to demonstrate a proactive approach and the capacity to generate new ideas.
  • Highly motivated at problem-solving.
  • Attention to detail and a genuine commitment to following up actions.
  • Good writing skills.
  • Proven skills in the use of software, such as, BMS, Computerized Maintenance Management Systems and MS Project.
  • Travel is expected to be less than 5%, occasionally for training purposes.
  • English and German language minimum level B2.

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.