Sean Oaten

Delivery Manager

After graduating in History, the early part of Sean’s career was in film and television as a Researcher and then Producer. With the path to Hollywood fame and glory proving to be a rocky and uncertain one, Sean moved into Executive Search, initially as a Researcher and then as Consultant specialising in leadership and strategy roles across Europe. This was followed by a period of time spent travelling through South-East Asia before joining Datacenter People.

Having climbed Mount Fuji and cycled up Alpe d’Huez, Sean is now rising to the challenge of finding great datacenter talent around the world. As an Arsenal supporter he is also joining in the sometimes heated office discussion about who follows the best team in London.

 
 
 

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Competitive

London, United Kingdom

The Client

Datacenter People is working with a global leader in mission critical power equipment.

What the Job Involves…

  • Maintain high-level expertise of product knowledge and application.
  • Complete System Layouts; design layouts of busduct systems based on site surveys, customer drawings, project tenders and field input.
  • Working knowledge of Autocad mechanical and electrical preferred.
  • Create product technical documentation (catalog sheets, FAQ’s, Tech Briefs, Reports, installation instructions, etc.)
  • Provide technical support to sales and to customers onsite or remotely as required on topics including but not limited to product ratings, compliance with local regulations and Standards, safety, functionality, customisation, troubleshooting, installation, and pricing.
  • Attend customer facing meetings which may include providing customer facing presentations for product solutions, project management updates.
  • Drafting offers related to bus duct products, verifies the technical aspects of the application (based on the technical needs expressed by the customer, drawings of the installation layout.)
  • Verifying the technical characteristics (operating temperature, power, installation, material, quantity, etc.)
  • Supports the management of the customer’s project through the entire sales cycle
  • Onsite troubleshooting and rework.
  • Technical liaison to the sales team.
  • Training on busduct product to Sales network, Customers and installing contractors.
  • Provides Service Group through helping to project manage installations.

We’re Looking for Someone Who…

  • Aptitude for electrical product design and application in power distribution and busduct products.
  • Familiarity with the IEC standards and various IEC certifications.
  • Persuasive and articulate, with an ability to communicate and influence people at all levels, verbally, in writing and by presentation.
  • Stable, loyal and reliable, with a customer focused personality.
  • Self-reliant, flexible and resourceful.
  • BS Electrical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering - Electrical Engineering Preferred.
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in the Electrical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering field.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office.
  • Familiar with project management tools such as Prince2.
  • Proficient in technical writing and communication.
  • Prior experience with busduct products is preferred.
  • Ability to travel up to 15% on a regular basis and 20% occasionally, mainly in EMEA, other locations as required.
  • The performance of this position may occasionally require exposure to the manufacturing and construction areas where, under certain areas, the use of personal protective equipment such as safety glasses and mandatory hearing protection are 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

Virginia, United States of America

The Client

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

What the Job Involves...

  • Create invoices (services and expenses) and submit to client for payment.
  • Review employee expense reimbursements for accuracy and completeness.
  • Prepare Accounts Payable Vouchers and Disbursements for vendor invoices.
  • Enter cash receipts into accounting system.
  • Prepare bank reconciliations.
  • Assist with the month end close process to ensure all close deadlines are met in a timely manner.
  • Assist with annual audit.
  • Perform administrative duties including, but not limited to, filing and making copies.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

We're Looking for Someone Who...

  • Can calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. 
  • Is able to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.
  • I able to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
  • Has knowledge of MS Office, particularly MS Excel. 
  • Deltek experience is a plus.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent accounting experience.
  • Has good oral Communication skills, written communication skills, interpersonal communication skills, diplomacy, organization, planning, professionalism, reading skills and self-motivated.

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 a company who are at the heart of the global digital economy, providing fast secure connections that enable businesses to thrive and people to access online services.

What the Job Involves…

  • Execute maintenance and repairs of buildings and equipment in order to minimize downtime.
  • Day-to-day surveillance of building and equipment and reports all building and customer defects to the relevant superior.
  • Monitors and directs repairs and maintenance executed by subcontractors and documents the results.
  • Monitor equipment to ensure adherence to agreed SLA.
  • Pro-actively indicate if SLAs are under pressure.
  • Maximise efficiency of Operations by utilising all available systems and technologies
  • Consistently strive to develop and increase skills & expertise.
  • Be an active participant and make observations & suggestions towards the improvement of the data centre effectiveness and efficiency.
  • Works in line with standard operating manuals and may help determine the appropriate approach for new assignments.

We’re Looking for Someone Who…

  • Has data center experience.
  • Has experience working with Data Center M&E equipment (UPS/Generators/HVAC/Air Handling Units/BMS).
  • Has previous experience as a technician in an electrical or industrious environment.
  • Is fluent in English, both written and orally; Other European languages an advantage.
  • Has the ability to work in a fast paced and dynamic environment.
  • Is pro-active with a can-do attitude.
  • Is a team player with ability to work autonomously.
  • Has secondary education in a technical field.

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 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

Paris, France

The Client

Datacenter People is working with the global leader in Real Estate Services and Facilities Management, working with one of the largest Data Center Providers.

What the Job Involves...

  • Perform permanent control and regular maintenances (preventive maintenance).
  • Perform reactive maintenances.
  • Establish a diagnosis in the event of a failure and detect its origin then intervene accordingly.
  • Provide troubleshooting for the installations as well as all the sub-equipment of the installations you are in charge of (main switchboard, electrical cabinet, HVAC, etc.)
  • Ensure electrical work.
  • Monitor the interventions of technical subcontractors related to the activity.
  • Provide technical support to local teams.
  • Be proactive in order to optimize safety, equipment performance and energy expenditure.
  • Report the monitoring of activities to the technical coordinator.
  • Maintain the technical rooms in line with our service (cleaning, lighting and security, etc.)
  • Work in a team 24/24.
  • Provide troubleshooting for the main equipment/installations as well as all the sub-equipment of the installations you are in charge of (Generators/UPS/PDUs/CRAC/electrical cabinet/HVAC).

We're Looking for Someone Who...

  • Bac Pro/BTS industrial maintenance/electrical engineering or adequate experience.
  • Proven technical knowledge in electricity, HV/LV accreditation.
  • Technical knowledge in industrial refrigeration (cooling towers, chillers, Crac units, etc.)
  • 5 years of experience in a similar position.
  • Mastering industrial computing (CMMS).
  • Flexible and able to work in a team and independently.
  • Sense of customer relations and good communication skills.
  • Must have High Voltage accreditation.

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 global leader in commercial real estate services, helping clients transform how people work, shop and live. With firms in more than 60 countries, they provide local and global insights that create significant value for occupiers and investors around the world.

What the Job Involves…

  • Managing strategy and delivery whilst supporting aims and goals of the associated existing business lines.
  • Supporting the Head of Data Centers EMEA to build and grow the Data Center business by developing value proposition, and preparing a go-to market strategy.
  • Manage/oversee pricing and contract negotiations.
  • Tracking and driving activity using a sales management database.
  • Identify and communicate market trends, opportunities and competitive threats.
  • Supporting the Head of Data Centers EMEA to develop and maintain a top pursuit list for the year with reviews/quarterly updates.
  • Supporting Sales Management initiatives as advised by Brokerage leadership.
  • Ensuring that a consistent high-quality level of service delivery is provided to all data center clients across all EMEA markets 
  • Ensuring projects, reports, etc are delivered on time and in budget.
  • Strengthen Cushman & Wakefield’s integrated portfolio by building links across business groups and global office network and working collaboratively to generate new instructions, pool expertise and provide advice.
  • Proactively looks for and is able to target new business and revenue opportunities with new and existing clients.
  • Managing and liaising with internal teams and external consultants to provide a full service to the client.
  • Leading and co-ordinating the work of team on client projects; prioritise activities and delegate on the basis of appropriate expertise and development needs of team.
  • Sets and achieves own objectives in line with business plan and update with line manager as necessary.
  • Undertake and record the requisite amount of Continuing Professional Development (CPD).

We’re Looking for Someone Who…

  • Has experience of leading projects to deliver seamless client service.
  • Has a track record delivering data center acquisition, disposal and associated services for clients in an international capacity.
  • Can provide a track record across a variety of sectors working in the Data Centers space. 
  • Has experience in networking and building relationships internally and externally. 
  • Has experience in lead client contact positions, conducting pitches and presentations. 
  • Has demonstrable technical competence in areas relevant to role. 
  • Displays an in-depth knowledge of the real estate industry sector.
  • Has financial acumen and budget management.
  • Has a high level business and report writing experience.
  • Displays an in-depth knowledge of current legislation and case law relevant to role. 
  • Has some experience in managing people and teams.

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

United Kingdom

The Client

Datacenter People is working with the leading global Design & Consultancy firm for natural and built assets. They apply their skills and expertise across design, consultancy, engineering, project and management services. They are dedicated to working in partnership with their clients to deliver exceptional and sustainable outcomes.

What the Job Involves…

  • Ownership of the Client’s end to end (E2E) risk and change management process.
  • Day to day management of the E2E log and approvals process.
  • Running risk and change meetings with all Project stakeholders.
  • Issuing of risk and change status reports.
  • Having a strong grasp on each EWN/Risk/Change in order to be able to inform the senior leadership prior to gaining approvals.
  • Identify and implementing areas of efficiency and process improvement.
  • Training of client and contractor staff on the process.
  • Understanding and owning Client’s drive for a zero change culture.
  • Ensuring quality of EWN submissions and where necessary challenging submissions that fall short of the quality standard.
  • Developing Monte Carlo models and analysis of project cost and schedule for client funding stages.

We’re Looking for Someone Who…

  • Can demonstrate previous Risk & Change experience, ideally while working for a Consultancy or Contactor on Data Centres or other large-scale complex led projects.
  • Is prepared to work on a Fly in/Fly Out basis from UK to Finland on a rotation schedule.

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 global leader in Real Estate Services and Facilities Management, working with one of the largest Data Center Providers.

What the Job Involves...

  • Perform permanent control and regular maintenances (preventive maintenance).
  • Perform reactive maintenances.
  • Establish a diagnosis in the event of a failure and detect its origin then intervene accordingly.
  • Provide troubleshooting for the installations as well as all the sub-equipment of the installations you are in charge of (main switchboard, electrical cabinet, HVAC, etc.)
  • Ensure electrical work.
  • Monitor the interventions of technical subcontractors related to the activity.
  • Provide technical support to local teams.
  • Be proactive in order to optimize safety, equipment performance and energy expenditure.
  • Report the monitoring of activities to the technical coordinator.
  • Maintain the technical rooms in line with our service (cleaning, lighting and security, etc.)
  • Work in a team 24/24.
  • Provide troubleshooting for the main equipment/installations as well as all the sub-equipment of the installations you are in charge of (Generators/UPS/PDUs/CRAC/electrical cabinet/HVAC).

We're Looking for Someone Who...

  • Bac Pro/BTS industrial maintenance/electrical engineering or adequate experience.
  • Proven technical knowledge in electricity, HV/LV accreditation.
  • Technical knowledge in industrial refrigeration (cooling towers, chillers, Crac units, etc.)
  • 5 years of experience in a similar position.
  • Mastering industrial computing (CMMS).
  • Flexible and able to work in a team and independently.
  • Sense of customer relations and good communication skills.
  • Must have High Voltage accreditation.

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.