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18 Aug 2021

Full-Time Engineer: Development

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Job Description

Engineer: Development


The Engineer is part of the Development Team and will be reporting to the Manager Engineering. Responsible for the technical aspects of new build, expansion and major upgrade of Data Centres across the continent for Africa Data Centres, predominantly in East Africa. Responsible for engineering decisions, project design deliverables and acceptance of all major mechanical or electrical deployments completed for Africa Data Centres. Responsible to update and improve Design and Group Standards based on lessons learnt on previous projects and in order to comply to latest customer requirements and industry trends.


Accountable for specific aspects of the overall design, compliance to local regulation and Group standards for the infrastructure serving the Data Centres. Gets involved during technical design phases for each project from inception to hand-over to Operations team. This includes oversight of professional engineering consultants and technical sign-off & acceptance of their deliverables.

Engineer: Development

Responsible for technical sign-off during all significant design, construction and commissioning activities for specific activities of the data centre infrastructure. Provides technical support to the Project team, in house Sales teams and Operations teams as required.


Duties & Responsibilities

Key Performance AREA (Objective):

  • Data Centre Design Managemeant
  • Data Centre Construction
  • Data Centre Commissioning and Testing
  • Data Centre Technical handover to Operations
  • Team player / Communication

Key decisions:

  • Decides on specific aspects of the Design and Specification
  • Decides on specific Controls and Energy Management
  • Decides on Data Centre commissioning requirements
  • Decides on Quality acceptance for all works
  • Decides on technical acceptance and compliance for any technical document received from Consultants, Contractors and Suppliers

Accountable for:

Accountable for specific  element of the facility Design

Accountable for specific training and handover process to technical elements

Accountable for Supervision of design consultants and contractors during the design and construction project phases

Desired Experience & Qualification


  • Bachelor Degree in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering  
  • Professionally registeredCertified Data Centre Professional or UTI Tier Designer


  • 5 years experience in Data Centre design & delivery
  • 5 years experience with M&E project design & delivery
  • 5 years significant Data Centre commissioning and acceptance experience 
  • 5 years experience in an operational mission critical environment
  • 5 years working experience in occupational health and safety


Knowledge areas

  • In-depth knowledge of technical infrastructure requirements for mission critical facilities
  • Design knowledge in M&E equipment and infrastructure sizing
  • Knowledge of applicable South African legislation and regulations
  • Knowledge of the South African Data Centre industry and market
  • Good understanding of technology, products and services offered In-depth knowledge of Data Centre infrastructure, including MV / LV electrical systems, HVAC / cooling, security, fire systems, and BMS


Please Note: If you have not heard anything from us after 2 weeks of applying, please consider your application unsuccessful.



Job Categories: Engineering Jobs. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: Engineer and Fulltime. Salaries: 80,000 - 100,000.


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