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    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

    London, UK
     
    The Client

    Datacenter People has been instructed by a global data center business committed to being a positive force for technology, people, and the planet. With a world-class team of trusted industry leaders this client is positioned to lead the industry in reliable, safe, secure, and sustainable digital infrastructure.

    What The Job Involves 

    • Develop and lead the electrical design direction that is coordinated with our global program. Including but not limited to electrical systems for hyperscale data centers, including sub-station, site & facility power distribution and backup power systems. 
    • Contribute to the development of our global electrical design roadmap. Knowledge of new technologies and the evaluation to determine their value in support of our customers’ future needs, our business objectives and the development of strategies for implementation into our program seamlessly. 
    • Stay up-to-date with advancements in electrical engineering and data center technologies, and recommend new technologies to improve the reliability and efficiency of our data center infrastructure. 
    • Provide leadership and direction to consulting engineering partners in support of implementing (“localizing”) electrical design strategies in various EU locations.  
    • Collaborate with other stakeholders to develop design criteria and support project budget development that is responsive to customer requirements and aligned with our business objectives. 
    • Provide technical review and design direction for site selection due diligence in various EU locations that is aligned with our global site selection program. Including coordinating sub-station design and site utility power distribution with electrical utility providers. 
    • Support the technical review and qualification of our global equipment vendor selections. 
    • Support review and selection of global consultant teams. 
    • Evaluate customer requirements / requests for proposals and provide the technical responses and documentation. Interface with customers directly to understand requirements, look at options and develop solutions. 
    • Ensure compliance with industry standards, codes, and regulations. 

    We’re Looking for Someone With

    • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering or related field. 
    • 10 years of relevant data center experience in electrical engineering. 
    • Experience with high-density data centers and hyperscale environments. 
    • Professional Engineering license. 
    • Strong knowledge of electrical design, utility sub-stations (HV), power distribution systems (MV & LV), UPS, and backup power systems. 
    • Knowledge of industry standards, codes, and regulations. 
    • Experience with electrical safety processes & procedures and SCCAF studies, including implementation. 
    • Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills. 
    • Strong communication and collaboration skills, with the ability to work effectively with a cross-functional team.
    • Experience in construction methods, schedules and budgets as it relates to the data center electrical systems. 
    • Experience with prefabrication/modular construction and manufacturing techniques. 
    • Thrives in a fast-paced and continuously developing environment. 
    • Exhibits strong interpersonal skills, communication and collaboration in a team environment. 
    • Self-starter with superior analytical skills; a problem solver with an astute attention to detail. 
    • Possesses good judgment, honesty, and utmost integrity.

      
    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, UK
     
    The Client

    Datacenter People has been instructed by a global data center business committed to being a positive force for technology, people, and the planet. With a world-class team of trusted industry leaders this client is positioned to lead the industry in reliable, safe, secure, and sustainable digital infrastructure.

    What The Job Involves 

    • Lead a team of Data Center Site Managers and personnel directly responsible for the operations, maintenance, building services, and physical security of critical Data Center facilities. 
    • Work collaboratively with global and local site teams to manage and ensure compliance with global engineering and operational policies, processes, and standards including uptime requirements. 
    • Build strong relationships with customers and drive customer success including meeting/exceeding customer SLA’s and reporting. 
    • Lead Change Management, Equipment Asset and Lifecycle, and Maintenance Management framework and processes for the region. 
    • Lead incident response processes for all engineering and security related incidents including participating in response efforts during emergencies, root cause analyses, corrective actions, and customer communications. 
    • Review and approve critical MOP’s, SOP’s, and EOP’s focusing on personnel health & safety and infrastructure reliability. 
    • Manage Operating Vendor/Partner relationship and selection process for the region. 
    • Develop and implement regional Quality Management Programs and KPI’s and conduct site assessments to ensure compliance with global standards and customer SLA’s. 
    • Partner with Design and Delivery Teams to review engineering design documentation, and to commission and transition data center infrastructure into production. 
    • Partner with Finance Team to manage Operating costs/budgets for the region including development of capital replacement and upgrade plans. 
    • Identify, champion and lead innovation throughout operations functions by thinking outside of the box, researching new technologies, and methods of management. 
    • Promote and build inclusive and transparent teams. 
    • Manage and deliver regional training programs including recurring emergency drills program based on global operational policies, processes, and standards. 
    • Conduct Corporate Audit and Certification processes as the business requires. 

    We’re Looking for Someone With

    • Bachelor of Science degree in an engineering discipline. 
    • Master’s degree preferred. 
    • Minimum 5 years' experience in Data Center Operations in a leadership role of a global organisation. 
    • Minimum 7 years' experience working in a mission critical environment. 
    • In-depth knowledge of Data Center electrical and mechanical infrastructure including fire protection, safety, and building automation systems. 
    • Experience in property & building services, health & safety, energy management, financial budgets & reporting, physical security, and building relationships with customers. 
    • Familiarity with industry standards such as ISO, ASHRAE, IEEE, Uptime Institute, etc. 
    • Experience with Data Center management systems including BMS, EPMS, CMMS, and DCIM. 
    • Proficient in MS Products, AutoCAD and/or other engineering software packages. 
    • Thrives in a fast-paced and continuously developing environment. 
    • Exhibits strong interpersonal skills, communication, and collaboration in a team environment. 
    • Self-starter with superior analytical skills; a problem solver with an astute attention to detail. 
    • Possesses good judgment, honesty, and utmost integrity. 

      
    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.