Design Senior Manager

Equinix

4.7

(51)

Multiple Locations

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  • 4.8/5 in supportive management
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  • 94% would recommend this company to other women
  • 100% say the CEO supports gender diversity
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    Design Senior Manager

    Job Summary

    The Design Delivery Principal is responsible for design decisions related to a portfolio of data center projects which can include: new construction, phased expansion, retrofits and upgrades, acquisition conversions, mechanical and electrical equipment selections, and standards upgrades in either a specific region or globally. They are an exceptional industry professional progressing toward becoming a recognized expert in data center design. The Design Senior Manager critically assesses design decisions with consultation with more senior staff across disciplines. They required Equinix standards and country-specific regulations to make the best design choices. They manage the relationship and output of key design partners and equipment suppliers for their assigned projects and critically assess and escalate issues where the relationship with such partners is not meeting expectations.

    What you will be doing

    Design Process

    • Owns and leads a design process, interacting with Architectural, Mechanical, and Electrical Partners (MEPs), and other design partners to deliver a portfolio of world-class data centers with a strong focus on technical excellence, mission-critical resilience, and cost management

    • Reviews and contributes to the development of globally standardized tools, techniques, and processes for the management and reporting of the design process

    • Works with peers in other regions to drive consistency and technical excellence in design and delivery practices and methodologies

    • Thinks and acts globally, considering the applicability of any design decision, innovations, or standards changes for all regions

    In the regional role:

    • Obtains site-specific conditions, utility and infrastructure design, costs and availability of utilities, liaison with planning authorities and local logistics including site logistics during construction and phasing

    • Provides locally informed and compliant infrastructure design, supplies information to and collaborates with the master planning function

    • Provides local design engineering to support site-specific changes to templates

    • Review the masterplan for delivery and submit to senior staff for approval

    In the Center of Excellence role:

    • Conducts the master planning of expansion portfolio using global design standards and templates; incorporating regional information to apply these to the inception of projects

    • Generates project visualization, initial model using reference design templates, and cost estimate for business case inception

    • Liaises with the regional team to incorporate local infrastructure into the design

    • Liaises with construction cost team regionally and globally to assist business case generation

    Cross-Functional Coordination

    • Maintains interpersonal relationships with internal technical staff, external design consulting partners, construction management, commercial management, and regional P&L holders to ensure appropriate stakeholder exposure and buy-in to Data Center projects

    • Appropriately leverages the center of excellence teams and more senior Design staff to augment their technical expertise to ensure all facets of the data center design are adequately considered and approved

    • Manages internal and external resources via their influence and outstanding competencies

    Project Management

    • Indirectly manages experienced electrical and mechanical engineering staff in the Independent Technical Review and Innovation & Development teams to deliver a portfolio of world-class data center designs on time and to budget

    • Directly responsible for managing the design schedule for assigned projects to ensure on-time creation and review of Basis of Designs (BODs), Real Estate Investment Committee (REIC) Submissions, and design documentation for Issued for Permit (IFP) and Issued for Construction (IFC) sets

    In the regional role:

    • Works hand-in-hand with construction managers, general contractors, and subcontractors to deliver projects during construction once the design phase is completed and ensure projects are fully documented and closed out

    • Manages, with the aid of the commercial management team, design budgets and controls change management requests during the construction phase, in consultation with the Construction Manager

    In the Center of Excellence role:

    • Works hand-in-hand with the regional design teams and Construction Managers to deliver Concept Designs and Standards that support the delivery of world-class data centers

    • Manages, with the aid of the commercial management team, the costs of the designs to ensure appropriate balancing of cost flexibility and global standardization

    Design Oversight

    • Stays up-to-date on advancements in design being investigated by the centers of excellence teams to ensure technologies support future data center design and construction needs and feeds back information to construction for incorporation of changes

    • Ensures designs meet Equinix's Global Design Standards and the business needs for capacity, density, and function

    What we'll expect from you

    • Extensive experience in a Design MEP Firm or the design team of a Mission Critical Building operator or subcontractor, or strong experience as an Architectural lead in a Mission Critical Architectural Design Practice preferred.

    • MSc in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering OR MSc in Architecture is preferred, BSc acceptable, or extensive and demonstrable experience in the role.

    • Fluency in Portuguese and English is a must. Spanish language skills will be a plus.

    Why Equinix

    Equinix is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, place of birth, citizenship, sex, pregnancy/childbirth or related medical conditions, sexual orientation, gender identity, or expression, marital or domestic partnership status, age, veteran or military status, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, political/organizational affiliation, status as a victim or family member of a victim of crime or abuse, or any other status protected by applicable law.

    Why you should apply for a job to Equinix:

  • 4.7/5 in overall job satisfaction
  • 4.8/5 in supportive management
  • 92% say women are treated fairly and equally to men
  • 94% would recommend this company to other women
  • 100% say the CEO supports gender diversity
  • Ratings are based on anonymous reviews by Fairygodboss members.
  • Health, Dental, Vision, Life, Temporary & Long-term Disability Insurance
  • Internship Programs with Universities by partnering with local universities all over the world
  • Education, Training, Tuition & Certification Reimbursement