Commissioning Specialist Engineer London Colt Data Centre Services (DCS) offers flexible and affordable colocation and IT infrastructure solutions. Our connectivity and colocation solutions allow our customers freedom to plan effectively for the growth of their business, knowing that their data centre strategy is future-proof.
Commissioning Specialist Engineer
In todays world, great businesses must be secure, resilient, scalable and above all - connected.
At Colt Data Centre Services this is our business. Colt Data Centre Services offers flexible and affordable colocation and IT infrastructure solutions. Our connectivity and colocation solutions allow our customers freedom to plan effectively for the growth of their business, knowing that their data centre strategy is future-proof. We operate 29 state-of-the-art data centres across Europe and Asia Pacific, offering 24/7 security and local language support. We are connected to a further 530+ third party data centres across our network and are able to offer private links... into the major public cloud providers.
As the only data centre provider in the world to secure the highest M&O certification by the Uptime Institute, our operational standards are recognised as industry-leading. Data centre services is offering a carrier neutral data centre setting and new commercial and operational solutions for our customers.
Colt Data Centre Services has over 20 years experience in designing, building and operating energy-efficient, reliable data centres - hosting significant financial, media, corporate and cloud wholesale providers across the world.
We are at a critical turning point as we become an independently focused business and at the same time, supported with the strong backing and investment of Fidelity. We expand our footprint in Asia and Europe which enables us to invest and leverage our real estate and infrastructure to expand our current sites and open up new ones.
Youll be part of a dynamic, agile , forward thinking team of individuals that are looking to significantly grow the business.
This is an exciting time and a new beginning for Colt DCS.
We are seeking a Commissioning Specialist Engineer to support our Design and Engineering Team within the Delivery Team. You will report to the Head of DCIM (which includes BMS, Security and Commissioning), part of the Design and Engineering Team of the Major Builds Delivery Team in Colt DCS.
You will play a leading role in the reviewing the MEP design, overseeing commissioning activities in line with programme constraints, managing external Commissioning Agents consultants and contractors to meet programme, design and other requirements for the successful delivery of the project and to achieve cost effective and resilient infrastructures.
You will apply a commercial approach in all aspects of the work including design, engineering and construction, working with other engineering functions, Procurement and Delivery to ensure that the procurement of all items is conducted on the most cost effective basis. This procurement should, where possible, cover not just initial acquisition costs but total cost of ownership costs.
You will also actively participate to the team workload to ensure that all project documentation internal governance approvals are completed in a detailed and timely fashion.
The Commissioning Specialist Engineer will be required to analyse, review and approve design proposals, specifications, manuals, and other data submitted for Colt DCS review on BIM 360 Platform and to evaluate the feasibility, cost, and maintenance requirements of designs or applications.
The ideal candidate should have strong design management skills, a proven track record in Cx Activities in Mission Critical facilities and a strong background in all aspects of MEP Engineering.
A thorough understanding of design planning and interdependent disciplines and project delivery processes needed to support our growing fleet of Data Centres, is strongly desired.
This person shall be detail-oriented, possess strong organizational skills, and be a self-starter that can excel with little direction.
You will be required to steer and guide the external CxA Consultants and Contractors, to ensure they deliver a design to meet the requirements of the Design Brief, periodically assessing and evaluating all project related design decisions presented by consultants and contractors with support if required from Senior DCS staff.
You will support Sales requests and liaise with customers to develop specific project design requirements, as well as liaise and collaborate with other Colt engineering teams and stakeholders, providing support as and when required.
You should manage the Commissioning Programme to ensure delivery on time and in line with testing and commissioning Employer requirements (Colt DCS) and Customer requirements (End Users).
You will work hand-in-hand with more senior staff, delivery managers, general contractors and subcontractors to deliver projects during construction and ensure projects are fully documented and closed out, but also supporting the Project managers to drive project programmes while working closely with the other design Engineers and construction team to ensure milestones and completion dates are on track.
Main tasks for this role are:
The review and approval of commissioning and testing documentation, such as Commissioning Reports, Commissioning Plan and Procedures.
The quality of test execution and test records.
Ensuring coordination of the associated interfaces of different MEP systems for the successful outcome of the IST.
Facilitating the coordination of all interfacing teams/departments and sub-contractors that support commissioning.
The Commissioning Specialist will maintain responsibility for the management of safety during commissioning, up to the point at which the new plant/equipment is transferred to Operations.
Maximising the efficiency of commissioning activities, including determining the logical sequence of activities.
Facilitating effective Handover of equipment from construction to commissioning, ensuring relevant certification and associated records are provided by construction and agreed by commissioning.
Ensuring that any design changes will not affect commissioning activities and programmes and identifying mitigation plans.
Overseeing all commissioning activities, monitoring and ensuring effective tests attendance of external consultants Resident Engineers and Commissioning Agents to all Cx levels (particularly at L1, L4 and L5).
Give updates of any progress and non-conformances to the Design Manager and Project Manager.
Preferred but not essential Professional Registered Engineer (IET, IMechE)
Minimum of 10 years of professional experience in MEP Engineering
Minimum of 5 years of experience in Mission Critical facility, healthcare, laboratories, industrial or aerospace industry, design, construction, operations, and/or maintenance
Clients representative experience
Working at Senior/Principal level for design consultancy and contracting firms.
Fluent in English; preferred other languages like French, German, Japanese.
Working knowledge of the Commissioning and Design of HVAC, Electrical and BMS/EPMS systems
Essential Skills and Experience
Expert in ASHRAE Testing and Commissioning Levels and Commissioning Planning of mission critical systems.
Experience with industry standards, building codes and safety standards
Experience with BIM360, Revit/BIM and Bluebeam
Experience improving cost assessment and design through different applications
Experience with cross-discipline teams to design critical facility systems
Proven experience of writing feasibility studies, design briefs, policy statements and guidance documents
Direct experience of conducting site reviews
Good understanding of Construction Contracts.
Experience with project management approaches, tools and phases of the project lifecycle
Good understanding of Design Consultants appointments.
Excellent working knowledge of Design Management processes.
Experience with formal change management processes
Must be able to demonstrate initiative.
Must have the ability to work accurately under pressure.
Must be able to operate in an open management style and structure with an emphasis on team working and within a global matrix
Excellent Time Management Skills.
Ability to travel at short notice to visit projects sites or existing facilities across the globe.
Excellent communication skills verbally and written.
Interact with CSA and MEP consultancies, and other design partners to deliver world class data centres.
Provide technical design support to both sales and local operations teams. Work with peers in other regions to ensure consistency and technical excellence on design and delivery practices and methodologies
Think and act in a global manner, ensuring design decisions are developed and discussed with more senior staff to ensure appropriateness on a global basis.
Maintain and deploy technical expertise in Industry best practices and Colt policy requirements. Support Colts aims to always improve Health and Safety at all stages of DCS projects.
Support Sales and Operations activities requiring the involvement of Technical Infrastructure.
Agility of a Start-Up
In this role you will demonstrate the Agility of a Start-Up by tracking of all major new technologies and design solutions that may have application to Colts data centres, and then preparing and updating the Test and Commissioning guides for all new and existing data centres.
Collaborate to perform
In this role you will Collaborate to perform by ensuring that the team will support you in providing advice and technical assistance during the Projects delivery phases, as well as to the Sales Team during customers engagement initiatives or the Operations Team on all matters relating to engineering and commissioning on live facilities.
You will participate in a culture of a teamwork and continuous improvement, leading by example, to work with all other functions in a proactive and energetic way to promote the Engineering & Delivery agenda.
In this role you will create value by identifying, evaluating and implementing plans to improve the commissionability of all new data centres.
You will also actively build relationships with our Customers to understand their views on the service provided sharing these views with others to identify areas of improvement, benefiting the overall service for the Customer.
You will review working methods regularly to identify ways of improving Customer experience making recommendations on what improvement can be made and owning delivery of agreed action plan and outcomes.
Step Up to Challenges
In this role you will Step Up to Challenges by delivering Testing and Commissioning technical support to ensure that Colt utilises optimal designs to meet programme at faster speed to market.
What we offer:
Colt DCS is a growing business that is investing in its people. Our people are defined by their ability to make things happen and deliver on their promises. We offer skill development, learning pathways and accreditation to help our people perform at their best, regardless of role and location.
In addition to offering competitive salaries and incentive plans, a range of benefits and local rewards packages are offered to staff. Colt DCS recognises the importance of a work life balance.
Some benefit examples are: Pension and insurance options Access to a virtual business school for on-going learning Business mentoring Discounts with local hospitality and retail providers Flexible working and relaxed dress code Two days annually to spend on volunteering opportunities
Who we are
Colt DCS has a vision to to be the most customer centric data centre provider. We have over 20 years experience in designing, building and operating energy-efficient, reliable data centres - hosting significant financial, media, corporate and cloud wholesale providers across the world.
We operate 29 state-of-the-art data centres across Europe and Asia Pacific, offering 24/7 security and local language support. We are connected to a further 530+ third party data centres across our network and are able to offer private links into the major public cloud providers.
Privately owned, Colt DCS is one of the most financially sound companies in its industry and able to provide the best customer experience at a competitive price.
For more information, please visit www.colt.net
We strongly encourage candidates of all different backgrounds and identities to apply. We are committed to making Colt an inclusive and supportive workplace London UK
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