Data Centre Services Engineering

The data centre industry has never been in such demand, with the vast increase in data consumption and the need to store and manage that data in a secure and reliable way. Colt Data Centre Services (DCS) is a leading operator that has been providing colocation services for more than 20 years at our 24 carrier-neutral data centres across Europe and Asia. Engineering at DCS plays a lead role in the design, delivery and operations of our data centres.

By joining the Engineering graduate programme at DCS, you’ll be part of one of the fastest growing industries in technology today, one that is always innovating and driving things forward. As part of the graduate programme, you will complete a series of rotations across a number of business areas which will give you a depth and breadth of experience. Rotating between four areas - Operations, Design, Commercial & Real Estate and Pre-Sales - you will develop a wider understanding of the business in parallel to completing an industry relevant certification.

Pre - Sales - Pre-Sales play a key role in the acquisition of new business by supporting the Global sales team in securing new and retaining existing customers. They consult with prospective customers, using their expert knowledge and experience of electrical and mechanical infrastructure to support customer installations, transitions and migrations. The team support every potential customer; from a single rack, right the way up to the delivery of a large scale data centre space (Hyperscale). The Pre-sales team is fundamental to the smooth running fo DCS; whether it’s supporting capacity planning dilemmas, providing Technical tours of facilities, providing guidance on cooling considerations, outlining security requirements or training internal and external sales teams.

Operations - Operations is responsible for keeping the ‘lights on’, ensuring our services are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, for our customers across the globe. The team’s primary focus is the maintenance and repair of all services to the data centres themselves; such as power, cooling, security and fire systems. Data Centres are, by nature, power-hungry buildings, some consuming the equivalent power of a small city.

Design - Design is responsible for the technical specification, creation and implementation of our Data Centres. This involves taking an initial business concept through to final “fit out”. To make this all work we cover a number of specialisms such as cooling, electrical knowledge, and computer aided design. 
It is critical keep everything up to date and adhering to various industry standards. We work closely with Operations to replace, renew and refresh existing equipment. This might range from the changing-out a single mechanical system, through to replacing an uninterruptible power supply system that powers a complete data hall. 

Commercial and Real Estate - Commercial & Real Estate is responsible for the management of our real estate portfolio, asset management and commercial governance. The team is also responsible for the acquisition and development of new sites, as well as our product portfolio and capacity management. A graduate could expect to be involved in all of these aspects, giving them a breadth of experience and insight into what drives the company forward. 

Eagerness to learn, develop and grow is essential at DCS. We're a globally dispersed team, so strong communication skills and the ability to work with stakeholders, as well as an ability to work under pressure, are key to being successful with us.

Our values underpin who we are as a business - Agility of a startup; Collaborate to perform; Step up to the challenges; Value creation; are the essence that enables our vision to be the most customer-centric data centre provider in the world.

  • Mechanical, Electrical or Building Services Engineering degree
  • Spanish or German speakers at business level and above are highly desirable
  • Fluent in Japanese combined with a good level of written and spoken English is required for the role that is based out of Tokyo, and is suitable for a graduate looking to return to Japan in 2020

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