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Frankfurt am Main, DE, 60311

Date:  6 Jul 2024
Category:  Data Center Design & Construction

(Senior) Design Manager (m/f/d)

The Design and Construction team is currently recruiting Design Manager (m/f/d) or Senior Design Manager (m/f/d). You will primarily support projects in London, Amsterdam and Germany but will also have input on projects across the wider EMEA region which will include a variety of new construction, phased expansion, upgrade and fitout projects.


Our Design and Construction department

To build a new data center requires building and environmental permits, lots of equipment including pipes, wires, concrete, steel and drawings and specs showing where to put them and how they should work. The Design and Construction team  manage a large group of external designers, specialists and consultants who create all the drawings, specifications, calculations, and reports that are required for our procurement and construction colleagues to be able to purchase and build our data centers on time, on budget and as sustainably as possible.

The successful candidate will drive a multi-disciplinary design delivery process acting as the primary contact to NTT's 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.You will help develop and promote adoption of best practice process and procedures in both the design and engineering and wider construction teams.

What you will do

  • 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. Proactively involve other members of Design and Engineering team or wider NTT team where required
  • Ensure regular reporting of progress against agreed plans to senior members of Design and Engineering and the associated project managers
  • Advise and ensure corrective action taken promptly to address any design issues
  • Ensure quality and value for money received through third party appointments
  • Technical & Process Improvement
  • 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 NTT's 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

What we are looking for

  • University Degree in Architecture, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Building Engineering or equivalent 
  • Demonstratable experience in design of mission critical and/or similar hi-tech content M&E led industries (e.g., Pharmaceutical, Food and Drink manufacturing, Oil andGas, Energy, etc.)
  • Experience working within multi-disciplinary design teams, preferably in a leading role
  • Experience in design consultant/client engineer/site engineer/contractor engineer roles
  • International experience and outlook both in type of company (multi-national Consultant/ Contractor/Operator) and project experience (have worked on projects outside home country, ideally have lived outside home country for a period)
  • Good written and oral communication skills in English. German language skills would be beneficial
  • For UK: Undergo full security checks to BS7858:2019

What we offer you

  • An agile company culture with short decision-making paths and plenty of opportunities to show personal initiative​
  • Company pension
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Flexible working time models and mobile working (depending on your role)​
  • Allowance for the use of public transport and bike scheme
  • Allowance for the use of Health and Wellness ​
  • Individual training and development opportunities​
  • Numerous other additional benefits such as birthday vouchers, employee advisory program, employee referral scheme
  • Lunch allowance company events and much more 


Please send us your CV in English

We look forward to hearing from you!

About the Global Data Centers division of NTT Ltd.
Global Data Centers is a division of NTT Ltd. Our global platform is one of the largest in the world. NTT is ranked as one of the top three leaders worldwide by IDC in their Colocation and Interconnection Services MarketScape, spanning more than 20 countries and regions including North America, Europe, Africa, India and APAC. 

As a neutral operator, we offer access to multiple cloud providers, a large variety of Internet Exchanges and telecommunication network providers including our own IPv6 compliant, tier 1 global IP network. Our clients benefit from tailored infrastructure and experience consistent best practices in design and operations across all of our reliable, scalable and customizable data centers. 

Working for Global Data Centers EMEA
We are one of the leading and largest data center provider and for more than 20 years we have been supporting our clients from a wide variety of industries with our talented team of nearly 900 people (m/f/d). Today, we are designing and operating 18 data center locations across 160,000 sqm in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, in the Netherlands and in Great Britain and expanding into further markets. Our people come from a variety of industries and work together to find the best solution for every challenge. Due to the diversity of backgrounds our people (m/f/d) come from, the ability to work in teams and good communication skills are very important to us.

As a performance-oriented company, we value expert knowledge and people who want to shape the future. We are growing internationally and offer our people (m/f/d) the opportunity to work worldwide within the NTT Group if they are suitably qualified and interested.

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