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    Sean Oaten

    Principal

    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

    Dusseldorf, Germany
     
    The Client

    Datacenter People is working with the leading provider of reliable, sustainable and highly connected edge data centers in Europe, with locations in Germany, France, The Netherlands, Belgium and Denmark.

    What The Job Involves 

    • To operate the Critical Processes to ensure the mitigation of risk to the operation of critical plant and equipment. 
    • To follow EOPs and escalate accordingly when an incident occur. 
    • To follow and create MOPs and SOPs. 
    • Ensure that routine PPM is carried out to all mechanical and electrical plant in accordance with Site task schedules and asset lists. 
    • Write the statements of work (SOW) to define the scope of service contracts with the vendors/suppliers. 
    • Ensure that reactive tasks throughout the building are completed and be proactive in highlighting areas where improvements can be made. These reactive calls to also include concessionary stores and fabric related items. 
    • Ensure that plant faults and defects are swiftly remedied to maintain plant in serviceable order at all times. 
    • Ensure that suitable spares are available to carry out both maintenance and reactive works.  To provide parts lists and estimated timescales to carry out remedial works. 
    • Ensure that all relevant paperwork is completed regarding PPM, reactive and breakdown works and that it is passed without delay to the contract administrator. 
    • Ensure that Method Statements and Risk Assessments are prepared and used for all tasks undertaken to ensure safe working practices at all times. 
    • Carry out AP duties (training provided) and the issuing of permits to work 
    • Ensure the provision of a Safe and Healthy working environment.  To include the wearing of uniform and PPE at all times.    
    • To develop a good working relationship with all members of Penta Infra’s staff and clients. 
    • Ensure the professional image of Penta Infra is presented to clients at all times 
    • Ensure that all of Penta Infra’s security concept and principles are executed at all times. 
    • Supervising and monitoring of Penta Infra sub-contractors works whilst they are on site undertaking maintenance. 
    • To arrange and provide holiday and sickness cover at short notice and be flexible in their working patterns. 
    • Be able to fullfill Standby duty services on a monthly basis in collaboration with the other site DSE’s.

    We’re Looking for Someone With

    • A real team player; you enjoy to increase productivity by working together.
    • Have been responsible for the operation of a data center.
    • 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 including RA’s, Lock out Tag out, permits to work. 
    • Experienced in vendor management. 
    • Self-motivated and professional manner.
    • Good communication skills (German and English Language).
    • Basic knowledge of MS office applications.
    • Experience with an asset management tool.

      
    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 leading provider of reliable, sustainable and highly connected edge data centers in Europe, with locations in Germany, France, The Netherlands, Belgium and Denmark.
     
    What the Job Involves

    • Management of customer requests through telephone calls and/or tickets received.
    • Management of tickets until they are closed.
    • Contacting customers before, during and after interventions 
    • End of intervention report.
    • Install, configure, and deploy IT equipment such as servers, network switches, and storage systems.
    • Management of deliveries (receipt, shipping). 
    • Visual inspections and operations (Leds, lights, cable positioning, etc.).
    • Manage structured cabling and cable organization to ensure reliable and efficient connectivity. 
    • Checked the redundancy of the electrical power supply of the equipment. 
    • Transport of bands or equipment.
    • Tape rotation management.
    • IP address setting. 
    • Implementation of cross connect.
    • Creation of optical test.
    • Knowledge of Pack Office.

    We’re Looking for Someone With

    • A real team player; you enjoy to increase productivity by working together.
    • Experience in main distribution board switching of ACB’s.
    • Practical knowledge of H&S requirements including RA’s, Lock out Tag out, permits to work. 
    • Experienced in vendor management. 
    • Self-motivated and professional manner.
    • Good communication skills.  
    • Basic knowledge of MS office applications.
    • Experience with an asset management tool.  

    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

    Remote Based UK, France, Germany, Spain, Italy
     
    The Client

    Datacenter People is working with a global leader in designing, building and servicing critical power and cooling infrastructure for the data center industry.
     
    What the Job Involves

    • Consult with clients: Understand their IT infrastructure needs, challenges, and business objectives. Analyse requirements and translate them into tailored data centre solutions. 
    • Solution design: Leverage your deep understanding of white space, power, cooling, thermal management, and the latest IT/data centre technologies to create robust and scalable solutions. 
    • Technology expertise: Recommend and implement best-in-class hardware, software, and infrastructure solutions, ensuring alignment with industry standards and best practices (EN50600, Uptime Institute’s Tier Certification, C-Net’s CDCDP or equivalent). 
    • Project management: Lead and manage data centre projects from inception to completion, ensuring on-time and on-budget delivery. Oversee project teams, delegate tasks effectively, and maintain clear communication with stakeholders. 
    • Presentation & communication: Clearly present complex technical concepts to diverse audiences, including clients, internal teams, senior management, consultants, and partners. 
    • Technology expert: take part in in major events across EMEA as a speaker, panellist, technical expert. 
    • Networking and collaboration: Build and maintain strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders, actively seeking new opportunities and partnerships. 
    • Collaborate with and support internal Sales Teams and external Partners. 
    • Play active role in defining solution gaps; collaborate with regional and global offering team to improve and launch new solutions. 
    • Professional development: Stay ahead of the curve by continuously learning about emerging data centre technologies and trends. 
    • Becoming fluent in Company's internal quoting and design tools. 

    We’re Looking for Someone With

    • Minimum 5 years' experience as a Solutions Architect, Systems Engineer, Sales Engineer, or similar role in the data centre industry. 
    • Proven track record of success in designing, implementing, and managing data centre projects. Use of design tools, like AutoCAD, Revit or similar is welcome. 
    • Deep understanding of data centre concepts, including white space, power, cooling, thermal management, and latest IT infrastructure technology (OPC, GenAI, Blockchain). 
    • Proven strong knowledge of industry standards and best practices (EN50600, Uptime Institute’s Data Centre Tier Certification, C-Net’s CDCDP or equivalent). 
    • Minimum bachelor’s degree in engineering (mechanical, electrical, telecommunication, computer systems) preferred. 
    • Excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills. 
    • Ability to work independently and as part of a team. 
    • Creative problem-solving and critical thinking skills. 
    • Fluency in English and native proficiency in local language (German, Italian, Spanish French) 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.