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DCS - APAC Head of Engineering

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Engineering & Delivery at Colt DCS


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.

You’ll be part of a dynamic, agile, forward thinking team of individuals that are looking to significantly grow the business.


Role Purpose:


  • To manage direct engineering reports within the APAC region
  • To provide advice and assistance to other Engineering, Delivery & commissioning teams, site management teams and operations on all matters relating to engineering and design.
  • The preparation of regular independent assessments of the mechanical and electrical integrity of data centres, including the possible identification and remediation of Single Points of Failure.
  • The development and production of reporting systems to monitor the engineering efficiency and cost effectiveness of different mechanical and electrical systems employed by Colt.
  • To deliver engineering support to ensure that Colt utilises optimal technologies and designs on the most cost effective (TCO) basis available in the market


Key Responsablities:


  • To implement, and standardise as far as practically possible, Colt’s highest standards of cost, quality and programme control throughout  the design and build phases  of  multiple projects  in  multiple countries in APAC but predominately Japan and India.
  • Responsible for coordination of all technical activities on assigned projects. Project planning, feasibility and evaluation, scheduling and coordination of projects, monitors work for compliance to applicable codes and accepted engineering practices.
  • Analyse design proposals, specifications, manuals, and other data to evaluate the feasibility, cost, and maintenance requirements of designs or applications.
  • Coordinate and direct the integration of technical activities to achieve business goals
  • Assist in developing capital project programs and budgets for new equipment and major repairs.
  • Review equipment failures and diagnose faulty operation
  • Collect and analyse data relating to operating efficiency of installed systems and equipment
  • Identify suitable consultants and contractors.
  • Play a leading role in the delivery of the MEP design and assist with MEP Consultants in achieving cost effective and resilient infrastructures on each site they work on.
  • Ensure compliance with all relevant local permitting and government/local authority regulations.
  • Ensure timely resolution of issues and deficiencies and develop and implement contingency plans to recover project slippage when appropriate.
  • Play a leading role in the operations and maintenance review ensuring the proper and complete handover of the completed works to the Colt operations teams.


Skills & Expereince:

  • Proficient in the use MS Office programmes.
  • In depth knowledge of MEP works and local authority approval process.
  • Recent Data Centre design experience.
  • Health and Safety legislation in particular CDM Regulations or similar.
  • Strong time management skills.
  • Must be able to demonstrate initiative.
  • Must have the ability to work accurately under pressure.
  • Proficiency in the use of AutoCAD / Revit / BiM
  • Must be able to operate in an open management style and structure with an emphasis on team working and within a global matrix
  • Substantial experience of working in the data centre and engineering industry.
  • Working at engineer level for design consultancy and contracting firms.
  • Delivery of large capital expenditure projects with a high dependence on MEP.
  • Manage and supervise both mechanical & electrical installations on-site
  • Testing and Commissioning of critical systems
  • Relevant senior engineer experience.
  • Worked in Mission Critical Environments.
  • Previous experience in an Asia-Pacific environment particularly Japan and India.
  • Works on mission critical and complex services oriented buildings
  • Must be willing to travel on reasonable short notice within APAC and occasionally to EMEA region


What are we looking for?



We are looking for someone that can lead from the front and be a collaborative team player. At Colt DCS, we value your drive, determination and vision. We believe that people are built from more than just education. It's motivation and collaboration that inspire us as a company. Our values – agility of a start-up, collaborate to perform, step up to challenges, and value creation - underpin who we are as a business. You’ll be part of a dynamic, agile, forward thinking team of individuals that are looking significantly grow the business. You will be and have:

Degree qualified in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering

Working knowledge of critical systems equipment

10 years’ experience in data centres


Job Segment: Data Center, Technology

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