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

Zurich, Switzerland

The Client

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

What the Job Involves...

  • Working with a team of highly qualified Technicians, the role offers huge development potential for any candidate wanting to work on the leading edge of the growing data centre industry. 
  • Operation and maintenance of all critical facility systems, areas include: Electrical, Mechanical, Building and Control.
  • Monitor the EPMS, BMS, Fire Systems Alarms and respond in a timely manner.
  • Operate, monitor, maintain and respond to abnormal conditions in critical facility systems.
  • Perform preventative, corrective and emergency maintenance on state of the art medium & low voltage, high availability power systems.
  • Ensure all subcontractors are inducted & permitted to work.
  • Ensure that documents library and workshop are clean & tidy always.
  • Provide input into and develop site specific procedures including EOPs, SOPs and MOPS.

We're Looking for Someone Who...

  • A fully verifiable trade qualification in a relevant engineering discipline & verifiable additional training that is relevant to the proposed environment.
  • Understanding of LV power distribution and loading.
  • A strong understanding and experience of the electrical & mechanical systems used in a data centre environment, including: Feeders, Transformers, Generators, Fuel Systems, Switchgear, UPS Systems, Battery Banks, ATS / STS Units, Chillers, Air Handling Units, CRAC Units, Fire Alarm Systems and Fire Suppression Systems.
  • Experience of complex automatic control equipment, including relay logic, programmable logic controllers (PLCs), building management systems and their integration with the data center infrastructure.
  • Experience of low & medium voltage distribution systems & associated switch gear and protection equipment is preferred.
  • Availability to work shift and to provide emergency cover as required. 
  • No prior data center experience is required as full training can be provided.

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

Oklahoma, United States of America

The Client

Datacenter People is working with the leading data center commissioning and quality services firm in the world.

What the Job Involves...

  • Actively supports the company’s commitment to safety and its core values.
  • Provides full time onsite 3rd Party Quality Control oversight reporting directly to the client while interacting with the Construction Team on a daily basis. 
  • Performs quality inspections in accordance with program quality control documentation.
  • Participate and guide project quality control from kick-off until hand-off.
  • Provides oversight of the implementation of the QA/QC management system at site.
  • Coordinates the quality inspections with the site sub-contractors and vendors.
  • Coordinates with the customers representative on all quality matters.
  • Provides oversight in the distribution of relevant QA/QC documentation to site subcontractors while reviewing that completed documentation is stored appropriately upon completion.
  • Verifies that the quality related site activities are in accordance with the design documents and program standards.
  • Participates in the internal and external site audits.
  • Coordinates all the quality site inspections through the Contractor QC team.
  • Ensures all quality control documentation is compiled and competed for as-built hand over through the Contractor QC team.
  • Provide review and reporting of all non-conformance reports and undertake remedial action.
  • Monitors the implementation of the approved site QC Plan.
  • Completes and coordinates the approval of the sites QC technical submittals to the customer.
  • Coordinates with the Client and Contractor QA/QC team on all quality issues.
  •  Coordinate and chair the QA/QC site weekly meetings with the Contractor QC personnel.
  • Assures all technical documents relative to site quality control are of current status. 


We're Looking for Someone Who...

  • Has data center or mission-critical experience. 
  • Has a Bachelor's degree in an engineering discipline preferred (electrical or mechanical).
  • Has certifications in Lean, Six Sigma, Quality Auditor, and/or Quality Engineer a plus Experience with ISO 9001 certification process.
  • Has a proven history and experience driving improved Quality at scale.
  • Is able to work seamlessly across functional and department lines.
  • Has experience with standard Datacenter equipment to include: electrical distribution equipment from switchgear to panelboards, VFDs, low voltage power and molded case circuit breakers, overhead IT busway, Diesel Generators, DX units, air handlers, water treatment equipment, BMS modules, and hot aisle containment accessories.
  • Is able to 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

Reading, United Kingdom

The Client


Datacenter People are working with global pioneers in data center consultancy services and technical solutions, providing M&A, investment, design, project management and operations focussed services. The company is an independent organisation made up of designers, engineers, consultants, project managers, technical specialists, and Revit/BIM operators.  

What the Job Involves…

  • To ensure that all maintenance work progress at a robust, business-like pace so that financial margin is not eroded by staff or contractors dawdling or pursuing other time wasting practices on site.
  • To maintain the Site Files in accordance with company standards.
  • To read, understand & to maintain the site in accordance with all H&S regulations & guidance.
  • To familiarise yourself with Method Statements & Risk Assessments & ensure that they are adhered to closely. Also, to ensure that all 3rd party contractors provide copies of their own Method Statements and Risk Assessments & adhere to those.
  • To ensure that each member of staff & contractor receive Site Induction training before commencing works.
  • To maintain accurate service reports of FT & contract staff attending the site, including precise description of works completed.
  • To inspect works undertaken by external contractors to ensure that the works are to the highest industry standard & in accordance with company expectations. 
  • To wear the necessary and appropriate PPE when on site.
     

We’re Looking for Someone Who…

  • Has a strong understanding of data center related technologies, such as UPS systems.
  • Is experienced in working with mission critical equipment.
  • Has industry recognised qualifications, such as a university degree, City & Guilds, or an apprenticeship.
  • Has an understanding of Mechanical and Electrical systems.

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

Slough, United Kingdom

The Client


Datacenter People are working with global pioneers in data center consultancy services and technical solutions, providing M&A, investment, design, project management and operations focussed services. The company is an independent organisation made up of designers, engineers, consultants, project managers, technical specialists, and Revit/BIM operators.  

What the Job Involves…

  • To ensure that all maintenance work progress at a robust, business-like pace so that financial margin is not eroded by staff or contractors dawdling or pursuing other time wasting practices on site.
  • To maintain the Site Files in accordance with company standards.
  • To read, understand & to maintain the site in accordance with all H&S regulations & guidance.
  • To familiarise yourself with Method Statements & Risk Assessments & ensure that they are adhered to closely. Also, to ensure that all 3rd party contractors provide copies of their own Method Statements and Risk Assessments & adhere to those.
  • To ensure that each member of staff & contractor receive Site Induction training before commencing works.
  • To maintain accurate service reports of FT & contract staff attending the site, including precise description of works completed.
  • To inspect works undertaken by external contractors to ensure that the works are to the highest industry standard & in accordance with company expectations. 
  • To wear the necessary and appropriate PPE when on site.
     

We’re Looking for Someone Who…

  • Has a strong understanding of data center related technologies, such as UPS systems.
  • Is experienced in working with mission critical equipment.
  • Has industry recognised qualifications, such as a university degree, City & Guilds, or an apprenticeship.
  • Has an understanding of Mechanical and Electrical systems.

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

Oregon, United States of America

The Client


Datacenter People is working with a leading provider of facility solutions. Their comprehensive capabilities include electrical & lighting, energy solutions, facilities engineering, HVAC & mechanical, janitorial, landscape & turf, mission critical solutions and parking, provided through stand-alone or integrated solutions.

What the Job Involves…

  • Inspects building HVAC and plumbing systems to ensure operation of equipment is within design capabilities and achieves environmental conditions prescribed by client.
  • Reviews assigned work orders.
  • Estimates time and materials needed to complete repair.
  • Orders necessary materials and supplies to complete all tasks.
  • Reviews historical maintenance records to develop proactive inspection, testing and preventive maintenance schedule.
  • Operation, maintenance, installation, replacement and repair of all boilers, heating pumps, valves, appurtenances and lines used in the distribution of steam and heated or processed water.
  • Operation, maintenance, installation, replacement and repair of refrigerant compressors, condensers, evaporators, traps, transfer pumps, expansion valves, stop valves and float valves, together with all refrigerant lines and devices used to control temperature, and air conditioning systems in their entirety.
  • Operation, maintenance, installation, replacement and repair of pumps handling brines or other secondary refrigerating liquids together with all valves, appurtenances and lines used in the system.
  • Operation, maintenance, installation, replacement and repair of air compressors, together with distribution lines and all valves and devices for air control.
  • Operation, maintenance, installation, replacement and repair of all natural and manufactured gas distribution lines, including all valves and devices for air control.
  • Operation, maintenance, installation, replacement and repair of water filters, softeners, piping and pumps used in conjunction with water distribution, including all sinks and toilet bowls, including all supply lines, drains, water lines, control devices, and sprinkler systems.
  • Operation, maintenance, installation, replacement, and repair of all types of electrical motors and engines used to power pumps, compressors, and fans.
  • Responds quickly to emergency situations, summoning additional assistance as needed.
  • Maintains an energy management program to ensure measures are taken to operate all systems in the most efficient manner to keep operating costs at a minimum.

We’re Looking for Someone Who…

  • Has 3-5 years of related work in the maintenance and repair of HVAC, electrical and power production systems.
  • Has basic computer skills. 
  • Holds knowledge of basic building automation system.
  • Has a High School diploma or GED.
  • Has additional trade school training or college coursework. 
  • Holds a Universal CFC, EPA – refrigerant.

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

Oregon, United States of America

The Client


Datacenter People is working with a leading provider of facility solutions. Their comprehensive capabilities include electrical & lighting, energy solutions, facilities engineering, HVAC & mechanical, janitorial, landscape & turf, mission critical solutions and parking, provided through stand-alone or integrated solutions.

What the Job Involves…

  • Perform maintenance/engineering tasks as required.
  • Adhere to Standard Operating Procedures and safety procedure and ensure compliance by vendors, customers, and other parties.
  • Wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment and ensure that contractors are suited appropriately for the work being performed.
  • Recommend/implement improvements for the preventive maintenance program on an on-going basis.
  • Coordinate maintenance efforts with outside contractors, vendors, customers, and other parties.
  • Oversee all building systems.
  • Assist the Assistant Chief with Incident Reporting, Change Management Documents, Switching Procedures, Method of Operations.
  • Maintain positive communication with customers, owners, property management, contractors, and vendors.
  • Assist in the development of operating and capital budgets.
  • Coordinate development of and/or maintain as-built drawings and other building documentation.
  • Respond to emergency situations.
  • Track inventory of critical spare parts to ensure adequate stock is always maintained.
  • Ensure compliance with applicable codes (OSHA, NFPA, NEC, ASHRAE and others as applicable), government agencies and company directives as related to building equipment upgrades, retrofits, buildouts, maintenance, and operations.
  • Purchase parts and supplies as necessary per the purchase approval process.
  • Assist Technical Operations Manager with load management and capacity planning for all data centers areas.
  • Ability to read and analyze Electrical, Mechanical, and Plumbing drawings.

We’re Looking for Someone Who…

  • Has an associate's degree (AA/AS) or an equivalent combination of education and experience; data center experience is strongly preferred.
  • Has a trade license or certification acquired through technical education/training.
  • Has a facilities maintenance certification.
  • Has experience working with mission-critical data equipment, and the willingness to work in a fast-paced, mission-critical environment.
  • Has strong HVAC, mechanical, and electrical skills and experience.
  • Holds an understanding of computer systems, and is skilled with Microsoft Office products.
  • Has strong verbal and written communication skills.

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

Slough, United Kingdom

The Client

Datacenter People is working with a Global Leading Data Center services provider.

The Role

  • You’ll be part of a 27/7/365 shift team to carry out Planned Preventative Maintenance (PPM), reactive and breakdown works to all mechanical and electrical systems within the site.  
  • Demonstrate relevant knowledge of UPS, Generators, HV, PDU’s, CRAC units or equivalent 
  • Ability to fault find using the production of graphical information and the utilisation of current alarm data.

The Experience Profile 

  • Time served electrical apprenticeship or equivalent in an ndustrial/manufacturing/commercial/critical environment focusing on operation and maintenance.
  • 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.
  • Practical knowledge of H&S requirements.

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

Slough, United Kingdom

The Client

Datacenter People is working with a Global Leading Data Center services provider.

The Role

  • Lead a team of engineers, supervising all maintenance and operations activities within the data centres, co-ordinating shift activities.
  • Ensure activity records, shift logs and statutory logbooks are maintained and accurate. 
  • Carry out Planned Preventative Maintenance (PPM), reactive and breakdown works to all mechanical and electrical systems within the site.  
  • Demonstrate relevant knowledge of UPS, Generators, HV, PDU’s, CRAC units or equivalent, which will include the ability to fault find using the production of graphical information and the utilisation of current alarm data.

The Experience Profile 

  • Time served electrical apprenticeship or equivalent in an industrial/manufacturing/commercial/critical environment focusing on operation and maintenance.
  • 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.
  • Practical knowledge of H&S requirements.

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 M&E 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 an international telecomms operator opening a new Data center in Frankfurt.

The Role

  • Responsible for Data Center Facility Management operations.    
  • Establish engineering and operation procedures and roll out for site staff.
  • Observe and control of the laws and regulations, organize and manage the onsite electrical organization as an electrical specialist (GVEFK, Gesamt verantwortliche Elektro Fachkraft) with overall responsibility (qualification minimum Bachelor Professional/Master Professional Electrical).
  • Ensure compliance with all local statutory regulations.
  • Emergency call support and site attendance for trouble shooting.
  • Implement the energy/cost initiative program.
  • Managing all vendors to carry out maintenance for all installations during weekend and review maintenancereports.
  • Development of technical service standard.
  • Assist manager to prepare Critical Environment procedures.
  • Provide solutions for technical issues.
  • Initiate a system to measure the quality of performance.
  • Initiate a preventive management programme.
  • Participate in Disaster Recovery Plan per the Client’s requirement.
  • Manage and monitor the Data Center Infrastructure Management System (DCIM) and all sub-systems including but not limited to BMS, PMS, and SMS. 
  • Update technical drawing regularly/Inventory list/Asset list etc.
  • Ensure all certificates are not expired, arrange renewal when required.
  • Handle customers’ IT equipment racks & equipment move-in.
  • Perform Burn-in Test & Current Leakage Test for customers’ IT equipment
  • Incident handling.
  • Coordinate with local utility company and conduct routine check and maintenance.

The Experience Profile

  • Practical experience in facilities operation in Data Center/Telecommunications industry desireable.
  • With local certified license and abilities to coordinate with utility company and deal with High Voltage.
  • Familiar with critical facilities including Chiller/Cooling Tower, CRAC, UPS, STS, Genset, Novec 1230/Nitrogen, Pre-action Sprinkler System etc.
  • Strong leadership, people and communication skills.
  • Strong PC literacy and proven ability to manage daily activities using various systems including MS Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Good command of both written and spoken English and German.
  • Holder of national certified qualification in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering. 
  • Provide 7 x 24 Emergency service (non-office hours standby).

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

Tennessee, United States of America

The Client

Datacenter People is working with the leading data center commissioning and quality services firm in the world.

The Role

  • Provide engineering and technical support to plan, schedule, coordinate and execute full life cycle commissioning of critical facilities.
  • Participate in the MEP design process.
  • Witnesses the static and dynamic testing of complex mechanical systems. 
  • Perform Test Procedures.
  • Prepare meeting minutes.
  • Interact with contractors, interpreting design and specifications. 
  • Conduct 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.
  • Prepare punch list reports and determines corrective measures for on-site problems.
  • Prepare general condition survey reports.
  • Familiarise oneself with codes, local project regulations, construction practices and the latest equipment functional concepts.
  • Obey all the projects safety requirements including specific on-site regulations.
  • Performs routine calculations.
  • Act as project coordinator with other field engineers, coordinating printing, presentation and administration procedures.
  • Review shop drawings and submittals.

The Experience Profile

  • Experience of commissioning mechanical systems in a data center or large commercial/industrial setting – typically 500kVA or above. OR a number of years’ experience in a senior commissioning role with the ability to interpret the same, in lieu of this a technical background.
  • Ability to determine and interpret data from various sources such as external PQM waveforms, data logs etc.
  • Ability to determine pass/fail criteria.
  • Conversant in data center topologies across varied designs: N+1, N+2, 2N etc.
  • Fault finding/trouble-shooting knowledge of various integrated systems such as HVAC/chillers/CRAC units.
  • Ability to interpret overall design intent of integrated systems and advise on various operational aspects to ensure the system will perform correctly. This will be determined through both through design reviews and on-site knowledge.
  • Working knowledge of network and communications – Modbus/ethernet, SCADA systems etc.
  • Understanding of data center commissioning levels and the requirements to move from level-to-level.
  • Knowledge of scheduling/planning/reporting.

We regret that due to a high volume of applicants we are unable to acknowledge each one. Please bear in mind that if you are selected for an 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.