IT Planning Engineer

IT Planning Engineer

The IT Facilities Planning Engineer is primarily responsible for the leading the design and modification of Data Centers, Computer Rooms and Telecommunications Facilities for the companies global IT facilities.

Job Description

IT Planning Engineer (IT Facilities)
Brentwood, Essex
12 months
£35ph

Position Description:
The IT Facilities Planning Engineer is primarily responsible for the leading the design and modification of Data Centers, Computer Rooms and Telecommunications Facilities for the companies global IT facilities.

This includes but is not limited to:
- Leading the design, engineering and specification writing to implement new data centers, computer rooms and telecommunication closets in office buildings and manufacturing facilities
- Working with IT Site Managers and leading design and engineering modifications to data centers, computer rooms and telecommunication closets to accommodate changing capacity requirements with respect to space, power and cooling
- Brokering key supplier/partner relationships to communicate requirements
- Providing technical consultation to Senior Management, Skilled Trades, IT Application Owners and Business Managed Application Owners for IT facility upgrades and major disruption
- Working with North American, Asia Pacific, and Middle East and Africa Facilities Planning and Engineering Teams to establish facility standards
- Understanding industry advancements, standards and regulations and advancing Company standards, guidelines and practices to industry standards
- Setup and perform meetings with the supervisors and managers, manage actions at the remote site and follow up with the team/business to keep things on track (Project Coordination and Execution)
- Maintain SharePoint site data and create and/or manage project plans
- Working across time zones - position requires exceptional work hour flexibility

Skills Required:
- Technical knowledge of IT Facility / Data Center infrastructure (cooling, power, and facility construction technologies)
- Strong interpersonal and technical writing skills
- Excellent networking and relationship building skills
- Proven ability to own-working-together with the global IT team Passion for functional and technical excellence
- Accountability for ensuring process discipline globally
- Capable of formulating compelling and comprehensive plans that management will use to secure funding for facility improvements
- Demonstrated ability to establish/coordinate agreements with service providers for provisioning/installation of infrastructure and utilities
- Excellent organisation skills to support working in a dynamic and fast-paced environment
- Self-motivated and able to perform tasks under pressure
- Consult with other technical experts to determine/decide IT facility directions
- This position requires flexible work hours
- Regular International travel may be required
- Proficient with MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint

Skills Preferred:
- Knowledge of data center network configurations, technologies and services
- Understanding of IT use within manufacturing plants
- Understanding of data center physical security
- Proficient with MS Project, Visio, SharePoint
- Proficient with AutoCAD

Experience Required:
- Led the design, engineering and specification writing of new data centers, computer rooms and telecommunication closets in office buildings and manufacturing facilities
- Worked with managers and lead design and engineering modifications for data centers, computer rooms and telecommunication closets to accommodate changing capacity requirements with respect to space, power and cooling
- Brokered key supplier / partner relationships to communicate requirements
- Provided technical consultation to Senior Management, Skilled Trades, IT Application Owners and Business Managed Application - Owners for IT facility upgrades and major disruptive works
- Established / contributed to corporate / company standards
- Good understanding industry standards, regulations and best practices
- Worked with regional and global teams

This vacancy is being advertised by Advanced Resource Managers. ARM is a specialist talent acquisition and management consultancy. We provide technical contingency recruitment and a portfolio of more complex resource solutions.

Our specialist recruitment divisions cover the entire technical arena, including some of the most economically and strategically important industries in the UK and the world today. We will never send your CV without your permission.

Advanced Resource Managers IT Limited operates & advertises as an Employment Agency for permanent positions and as an Employment Business for contract/temporary positions.

Key Consultant

Hose Edin

team member 15a

My clients range from high technology vendors, integrators and consultancies to finance, government and public sector. One of my strengths is definitely my ability to strike up a rapport from the very first call and to build and maintain that relationship.

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