Electrical Technical Director - Data Centres

Energi People
Blackburn, Lancashire
£100000 - £120001/annum fully remote + comprehensive benef
05 Dec 2021
06 Dec 2021
Professional / Specialist
Contract Type
Electrical Technical Director - Data Centres

M&E Building Services, MEP Design

London or remote working


£100,000-£115,000 + full benefits package

This exciting opportunity is for a Mechanical / Electrical Building Services Technical Director with natural flair and gravitas to lead, grow and develop the specialist Data Centre MEP Design Team of a global consultancy who offer both single discipline or multi-discipline services to their prestigious hyperscale & colocation clients across the globe.

"Bringing together the best people, ideas and technical expertise, we partner with clients to turn their ambitions into action."

Working within the Data Centres Market Sector, you will be an ambassador in the data centre community externally across EMEA and internally across the globe. With experience in technical design delivery of data centre projects for tech firms and a strong track record in tech firm business development you will lead a team of technical MEP Design experts across the UK and work closely with global colleagues in the Data Centre sector, for one of the world's leading, award winning, multi-disciplinary engineering consultants.

This Electrical Technical Director - Data Centres role will be pivotal in maintaining and growing the position of my client as an established player in the Hyperscale and Co-location segments of the Data Centre market both in EMEA and Globally. Being a major contributor to Thought Leadership and the strategic objectives of the Sector.

Electrical Technical Director - Data Centres Role Profile:

This role will suit a tenacious, career driven and technically gifted Electrical MEP/M&E building services design engineer with proven experience of building services design within Data Centres (e.g. UPS, generators, MV / LV switchgear, N+1, N+N redundant systems etc).

Lead and develop the growing and expanding Data Centre team
Provide management, leadership and a strong grounding in engineering & technical skills in the Data centre sector.
Ensure projects achieve their required results, deliverables are full developed and meet the needs our all our diverse clients
Demonstrates creativity, foresight, and skilled sector engineering judgment in solving problems.
Determine project deliverables, objectives and requirements, organise schedules, manage teams and resources and develop Standards, Quality and guidelines for the Data Centre Mechanical sector
Work Winning and Business Development - leveraging a strong pipeline of opportunities with existing and new clients to provide MEP solutions within the DC Sector
Provide a seamless, consistent, co-ordinated and on time delivery of all Mechanical services across the region
Fully partner with our clients to fully understand their business, organisation structure and culture, being proactive to their needs and market changes.Electrical Technical Director - Data Centres, Role Requirements:

Strong career background in the delivery of electrical design project work across Data Centres and Mission Critical Environments.
The ability to think outside of your discipline; (MEP, Civils, Structures, Arch) & the impact/s of each, throughout the entire project lifecycle
Demonstrable client facing and work winning experience.
Able to demonstrate excellent team leadership and development capability.
Detailed Knowledge of Mechanical or electrical building services design, engineering practices, techniques and procedures for Data Centres and how it ultimately interfaces with the client.
Strong commercial acumen and experience in managing project financials.
A good financial understanding of projects and the requirements needed to ensure the success of a ProjectElectrical Technical Director - Data Centres, Preferred Qualifications:

Degree qualified (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline such as mechanical, electrical or building services engineering
Strong MEP Building Services design background, coming ideally from a consultancy design background, or contractor design background.
Uptime Institute Accredited Tier Designer (ATD) and/or Certified Data Centre Design Professional (CDCDP®)
Chartered Engineer (CEng) with CIBSE or equivalent institute.To apply for this fantastic opportunity, please contact James Mowat, Associate Director of Energi People for a confidential conversation about this opportunity.


Energi People are a privately owned global multi-disciplinary recruitment consultancy, established in 2002.

We are one of the most experienced and successful recruitment consultancies in the built environment & have successfully helped some of the largest and most technically advanced building construction projects across the world be completed by bringing the best technical people in our industry together. We strive to help companies grow & careers flourish.

Our Building Services consultancy team have in excess of 40 years recruitment experience within building services engineering recruitment within the UK & Internationally, including a previous building services design and project engineer as part of our dedicated, highly skilled & passionate team