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Hemel Hempstead, GB, HP2 7DF

Date:  4 Jul 2024
Category:  Data Center Operations

Principal Engineer EMEA (m/f/d)

As the Principal Engineer Manager EMEA (m/f/d), you will be a key member of our Central Engineering team, providing strategic direction and advanced technical support to local operational teams across the EMEA region. You will manage and set the direction within Central Engineering for a team of Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) to ensure the reliability, efficiency, and scalability of our data centre infrastructure. This role demands a combination of technical leadership, strategic vision, and hands-on expertise to drive innovation and operational excellence. This role is full-time, hybrid-working and can either be located in the UK, the Netherlands or Germany.


Your Responsibilities 

  • Develop technical strategies for the operation and expansion of data centers in the EMEA Region
  • Lead and develop a team of experts (electrical and mechanical engineers) in central engineering
  • Advise on mechanical and electrical upgrades, planning, design and commissioning of data centres and other critical infrastructure projects
  • Ensure the availability and performance of data centre infrastructure
  • Develop and implement standardized processes and best practices
  • Manage technical projects involving complex infrastructure and asset replacement
  • Work closely with local teams to align technical initiatives
  • Identify and implement imrpovements to enhance energy efficiency in collaboration with other departments
  • Review and approve safety guidelines in electrical, mechanical areas 


Your Profile 

  • Engineering degree, higher qualifications with related professional experiences or equivalent qualification
  • Proven experience in critical environments such as data centres, civil construction of complex infrastructure projects, power plants or comparable demanding industries
  • Professional experience in comparable roles such as Project Manager, Engineer Manager, Lead Mechanical, Electrical Engineer 
  • Ability to lead and develop larger technical teams
  • Strong strategic and planning skills
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving abilities
  • Experience managing large scale, complex projects
  • Excellent communication skills, with proficiency in a second European language being a plus
  • Ability to quickly adapt to new technologies and business requirements
  • Relevant certifications and memberships are advantageous
  • UK: To undergo full security checks to BS7858:2019 standard

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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