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    Ashley Clark

    Consultant

    Recently moving to London after growing up in Buckinghamshire, Ashley’s career started in the police where he gained significant life experience on the beat. Ashley then transitioned his career into recruitment 5 years ago, initially in the finance industry and then in the logistics sector. He is now continuing his recruitment success at Datacenter People searching and hunting out the best data center talent globally.
     
    Outside of work, you can find Ashley picking baby clothes for his young son, playing football, watching football, dreaming football (he likes football!) or eating something sweet. His love for football will also see him arguing in the office that Spurs are the best team in London, an argument that he generally loses given that there are both Chelsea and Arsenal supporters in the office.

     
     
     

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    Competitive

    Brussels, Belgium
     
    The Client

    Datacenter People is recruiting for a company dedicated to prefabricated modular data centers, with an installed base of 600 units ranging from cable landing stations, repeater stations to disaster recovery sites, covering all-in-one prefabricated data centers, modular utility platforms composed of IT modules and facilities modules, tailor-made as well as co-developed solutions.

    What the Job Involves…

    • Organising the workflow to meet specifications and deadlines.
    • Controlling production to prevent problems and solve them if necessary.  
    • Monitoring and evaluating the performance of production personnel.
    • Determine the amount of resources needed (personnel, machines, etc.) and ensure that these resources are available. 
    • Approval of maintenance work, purchase of equipment, etc.  
    • Ensuring that the output meets quality standards and in line with the promised delivery time. 
    • Ensuring that his/her department makes the products in accordance with the production records. 
    • Enforce health and safety precautions. 
    • Search for efficiency improvements and implement them. 
    • Reporting and budget management of production costs on a frequent basis. 
    • Reporting to senior management.
    • Day-to-day management of production.
    • Creation and updating of the production schedule based on the released work orders. 
    • Defining the needs of personnel and machines. 
    • Monitoring production efficiency, checking registered production times. 
    • Participate in studies of method / productivity / organisation / layout 
    • Reporting production statistics. 
    • Recruiting, onboarding, and training new employees. 
    • Maintaining safety, including VCA.  

    We’re Looking for Someone Who…

    • Higher (non) university level or equivalent through experience.
    • Proven experience as a production team lead. 
    • MS Office en ERP software. 
    • Understanding Quality Standards and Health & Safety Regulations.
    • Knowledge of performance evaluation and budgeting concepts. 
    • Languages: fluent Dutch and French, good knowledge of English  
    • Lean management. 

    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/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 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.

    We’re Looking for Someone Who…

    • 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.
    • A valid ECS/CSCS Card.
    • A relevant qualification, e.g., CNet CNCI®, CNet CNIT ®, BICSI
    • Installer Level 2/3 or a recognised equivalent.

    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

    Dublin, Ireland
     
    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…

    • Plan, implement, coordinate and oversees all mechanical/ electrical operations, maintenance and energy management programmes; ensuring risk is minimised and all works are compliant with safe systems of work. 
    • Oversee scheduling of preventive maintenance, contracted maintenance, and general maintenance with minimum disruption of building services; recommend and implement improvements to the preventative maintenance program. 
    • Understand the engineering design and operational aspect of each building system. 
    • Act as HV, LV Senior Approved Person as well as the technical lead in the event of emergencies. 
    • Be part of the Call Out Rota as escalation.  
    • Ensure that the engineering teams receive adequate technical, administrative, scenario and any other training as required in conjunction with local code, and act as primary technical resource for various DLR groups. 
    • Utilise maximum capabilities of Computerised Maintenance Management System control system, ensuring that all appropriate data is entered into the CMMS system in a timely and accurate manner. 
    • Manage, direct, and coordinate the activities of contracted personnel and third parties who are providing services or performing work within the assigned property, and ensure all method statements and permits are in order. 
    • Ensure Compliance with all statutory H&S policies, all applicable local codes, government agencies and ISO standards. 
    • Maintain ongoing communication with tenants, owners, property management. 
    • Understand the budgeting process and work with the relevant internal stake holders and Property Management team on tracking, managing operational and capital project and expenditure. 
    • Implement and administer inventory control programs/purchase parts and supplies. 
    • Maintain cost effective and efficient operation of all building systems. 
    • Monitor all allocations of building system capabilities to various base building and tenant needs.
    • Act as primary technical resource for Building Engineers, Property Management and various DLR groups. 
    • Ensure compliance with all safety procedures as well as utilisation of protective equipment. 
    • Respond quickly to emergency situations (i.e. fire, evacuation, equipment failure etc.) and customer responsibilities.  

    We’re Looking for Someone Who…

    • Extensive engineering experience gained within a technically focused industry e.g. telecoms, data centers, construction etc. Degree level qualification in mechanical or electrical engineering an advantage. 
    • Knowledge and understanding of UPS systems from a maintenance perspective. 
    • Recognized formal electrical training (City and Guilds etc). 
    • Experience and knowledge of Operation of Critical Building infrastructure (Electrical, Mechanical and Building Fabric). 
    • AP15 course and experience as an HV Authorised Person. 
    • Ability to diagnose and resolve customer operational requirements in an effective timely manner. 
    • Maintain high standards for self and others and drive a programme of continuous improvement. 
    • Ability to provide clear guidance and support to team members even when under pressure. 
    • Ability to live the Company values: Customers, Excellence, Talent, Success, Teamwork. 
    • Experience dealing with critical crisis situations. 
    • Experience on structuring policies and procedures. 
    • Computer literate (Ms Office).  

    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

    Copenhagen, Denmark
     
    The Client


    Datacenter People has been instructed by a European leader in mission critical air cooling solutions.

    What the Job Involves…

    • The Commissioning Engineer will be responsible for ensuring that commissioning activities are carried out, completed, and accepted to the satisfaction of the general contractor and the customer. 
    • Responsible for carrying out the Air Handling Unit (AHU) commissioning tasks according to the established script. 
    • Responsible for working with the Project Manager to ensure that the site team complies with the health and safety measures required for each intervention site activity, in line with the clients’ expectations and requirements. 
    • Responsible for the delivery of the Commissioning Programme. 
    • Responsible for actively managing allocated resources to enable project deadlines to be met. 
    • You will report directly to the Company Project Manager. 

    We’re Looking for Someone Who…

    • Very good electrical and mechanical problem-solving skills. 
    • Highly desirable previous experience in HVAC 
    • Must understand the principles of air flow and taking measurements, i.e. electricity, pressure, temperature, humidity. 
    • Fluency in English (verbal and written). 
    • Driving license required. 
    • Able to work well under pressure. 
    • Methodical thinker with excellent planning skills. 
    • Team player with good communications skills, verbally and written. 
    • Computer literate with knowledge of Office365 suite of products, emails, etc.

    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

    Sterling, Northern Virginia
     
    The Client

    Datacenter People is partnering with one of the world's leading data center operators, delivering digital infrastructure to scale the world's most innovative companies, through a comprehensive suite of wholesale, colocation, build-to-suit, and powered shell solutions.

    What The Job Involves

    • Implement and follow the standardized culture of always working safely across all STACK data centers.  
    • Operate, monitor, maintain, and respond to abnormal conditions in facilities systems. Areas include Electrical, Mechanical, Building Monitoring, and Control.  
    • Tracking and trending operational characteristics.  
    • Provide feedback to management on the effectiveness of existing standards and processes  
    • Work with the Critical Operations Manager to complete an aggressive preventive and predictive maintenance schedule  
    • Assist with the database management of maintenance discrepancies and work with site management to resolve site issues based on agreed-upon priorities.  
    • Ensure data center operates at maximum operational efficiency, including analyzing existing operating conditions, recommending new technologies, and improving overall efficiency.  
    • Manage systems to avoid unplanned, customer-impacting outages  
    • Follow direction from data center management regarding the data floor and back of house mechanical loading capacity thereby ensuring that the cooling system is operating at its highest efficiency  
    • Coordinate and oversee power installations and upgrades  
    • Navigate and utilize a CMMS system.  
    • Use developed procedures to solve problems  
    • Assist in asset and consumable inventory management.  
    • Responsible for the tracking and proper labelling of all equipment per established procedures.  
    • Provide day-to-day exceptional customer service and support.  
    • Incident escalation, response, and follow-up report writing  
    • Maintain and complete regular facility and security tours documenting and responding to found issues.  
    • Provide applied mechanical and integrated control expertise for the entire data center  
    • Serve in a technical writing capacity in regard to the derivation of procedures for preventative or corrective maintenance activities.  
    • The job may require taking on on-call duties outside of normal working hours.  
    • Taking on other duties as required by STACK. Job duties, roles, and responsibilities are subject to change over time.  

    We're Looking For Someone With

    • High school diploma or equivalent.
    • Minimum of 1-3 years experience in a data center or other related mission-critical operations role.  
    • Experience working with various Microsoft Office applications and other database housing software  
    • Ability to handle a multitude of tasks and work well in stressful situations.  
    • Strong understanding of the electrical and mechanical systems used in a data center environment. These include, but are not limited to UPS, Transformers, PDU’s, RPP’s, Chillers, CRAH, CRAC, STS, ATS, and Pre-action systems.  
    • Strong knowledge of NFPA70e, NFPA72, NFPA25, and compliance issues as well as building codes in regard to fire life safety.  
    • Familiarity and experience in data center trending and analysis, with the ability to rapidly learn and use PC-based site monitoring systems.  
    • United States Navy Nuclear Engineering – preferred.   
    • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience – preferred.  
    • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, sit, use hands to handle, reach or feel objects, climb stairs, balance, stoop or kneel, talk, see at close range, and hear for extended periods of time. 
    • Must be able to lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  
    • Must be willing to work outside normal business hours, including weekends, late nights, holidays, and on-call support.  
    • Must be comfortable working in a high stress, fast paced environment with shifting priorities.  

    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

    Dublin, Ireland
     
    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

    • Work with the team to ensure our data centers are running smoothly and efficiently at all times. 
    • Carry out technical maintenance, repairs, and installations whilst providing support to our customers to meet SLAs.  
    • Involved with the day-to-day surveillance of buildings and equipment, liaising with contractors and acting as the first point of contact for the escalations of alarms.

    We're Looking For Someone With

    • Proven engineering experience in air conditioning, UPS, generators, and LV systems.  
    • Experience working as a technician in an electrical or industrial environment.
    • Strong technical fault-finding skills. 
    • A thorough, accurate approach to completing tasks.  
    • Good communication skills in English, including report writing.  
    • Ability to adapt quickly to changing priorities.  
    • A can-do attitude, with the drive to take on new responsibilities.   


    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

    Manassas, Northern Virginia
     
    The Client

    Datacenter People is partnering with one of the world's leading data center operators, delivering digital infrastructure to scale the world's most innovative companies, through a comprehensive suite of wholesale, colocation, build-to-suit, and powered shell solutions.

    What The Job Involves

    • Implement and follow the standardized culture of always working safely across all STACK data centers.  
    • Operate, monitor, maintain, and respond to abnormal conditions in facilities systems. Areas include Electrical, Mechanical, Building Monitoring, and Control.  
    • Tracking and trending operational characteristics.  
    • Provide feedback to management on the effectiveness of existing standards and processes  
    • Work with the Critical Operations Manager to complete an aggressive preventive and predictive maintenance schedule  
    • Assist with the database management of maintenance discrepancies and work with site management to resolve site issues based on agreed-upon priorities.  
    • Ensure data center operates at maximum operational efficiency, including analyzing existing operating conditions, recommending new technologies, and improving overall efficiency.  
    • Manage systems to avoid unplanned, customer-impacting outages  
    • Follow direction from data center management regarding the data floor and back of house mechanical loading capacity thereby ensuring that the cooling system is operating at its highest efficiency  
    • Coordinate and oversee power installations and upgrades  
    • Navigate and utilize a CMMS system.  
    • Use developed procedures to solve problems  
    • Assist in asset and consumable inventory management.  
    • Responsible for the tracking and proper labeling of all equipment per established procedures.  
    • Provide day-to-day exceptional customer service and support.  
    • Incident escalation, response, and follow-up report writing  
    • Maintain and complete regular facility and security tours documenting and responding to found issues.  
    • Provide applied mechanical and integrated control expertise for the entire data center  
    • Serve in a technical writing capacity in regard to the derivation of procedures for preventative or corrective maintenance activities.  
    • The job may require taking on on-call duties outside of normal working hours.  
    • Taking on other duties as required by STACK. 

    We're Looking For Someone With

    • High school diploma or equivalent.  
    • Minimum of 1-3 years experience in a data center or other related mission-critical operations role.  
    • Experience working with various Microsoft Office applications and other database housing software  
    • Ability to handle a multitude of tasks and work well in stressful situations.  
    • Strong understanding of the electrical and mechanical systems used in a data center environment. These include, but are not limited to UPS, Transformers, PDU’s, RPP’s, Chillers, CRAH, CRAC, STS, ATS, and Pre-action systems.  
    • Strong knowledge of NFPA70e, NFPA72, NFPA25, and compliance issues as well as building codes in regard to fire life safety.  
    • Familiarity and experience in data center trending and analysis, with the ability to rapidly learn and use PC-based site monitoring systems.  
    • United States Navy Nuclear Engineering – preferred.   
    • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience – preferred.  
    • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, sit, use hands to handle, reach or feel objects, climb stairs, balance, stoop or kneel, talk, see at close range, and hear for extended periods of time. 
    • Must be able to lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  
    • Must be willing to work outside normal business hours, including weekends, late nights, holidays, and on-call support.  
    • Must be comfortable working in a high stress, fast paced environment with shifting priorities.  

    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