Senior / Design Manager -Data Centres

Senior Design Manager
Location: Hybrid – Hemel Hempstead
£80-110k DOE + package

The company
Our client is one of the leading and largest data centre providers and have been supporting clients from a wide variety of industries for more than 20 years. Today, they are designing and operating 18 data centre locations in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, the Netherlands and in Great Britain and expanding into further markets.
As a performance-oriented company, they value expert knowledge and people who want to shape the future. They are growing internationally and offer people the opportunity to work if they are suitably qualified and interested.
The role
Currently we are looking for a Senior Design Manager to primarily support projects in the UK but will also have input on projects across the wider region which will include a variety of new construction, phased expansion, upgrade and fitout projects.
You will drive a multi-disciplinary design delivery process acting as the primary contact to external design vendors, liaising with various internal stakeholders and consulting with other members of D&E team to ensure best design decisions are made with careful assessment of risks and opportunities.
Your responsibilities

  • Drive/support end to end design delivery process starting from brief definition and internal alignment with various stakeholders, to appointment, management and review of external design vendors that carry out design work for projects.
  • Work in conjunction with associated Project Manager for each project to ensure design delivery is progressing in line with projects brief, agreed budget and programme from throughout design and construction until hand over to Operations.
  • Undertake and/or supervise design reviews to ensure compliance with company design standards, local code requirements and the project brief.
  • Ensure regular reporting of progress against agreed plans to senior members of Design and Engineering and the associated project managers.
  • Undertake specialist reviews within scope of your technical expertise.
  • Help development of new tools, processes, and procedures for best practice design management
  • Contribute driving innovation in design to improve reliability, constructability and ease of operation keeping a focus on sustainability as an overarching requirement in line with NTTs commitment to UN Sustainable Development Goals
  • Develop and manage long term relationships with key third party design and equipment vendors.
  • Interface with peers within other departments within the region and with peers in D&E teams globally

Could this be for you?

  • University Degree in Architecture, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Building Engineering or equivalent.
  • Data Centre Design experience
  • Experience working within multi-disciplinary design teams, preferably in a leading role.
  • Good written and oral communication skills in English. Other language skills would be beneficial.

Why apply?
Career development encouraged
Fast, flexible and agile with short communication lines and swift decision making across the business
Healthy ethos across the business including fitness training, sport events, regular medical checks and healthcare events.
Work:life balance focussed business
Regular social events

Highfield are a Certified Carbon Neutral Business