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Rozenburg, 1473 ED Frankfurt am Main, DE, 60311 London, GB, EC4N 7AR Berlin, DE, 13599

Date:  24 May 2024
Category:  Data Center Design & Construction

Design Manager (m/f/d)

Our Design and Construction team is looking to recruit Design Manager (m/f/d) you will be a part of the Design & Engineering department, working on a portfolio of all types of Expansion, Upgrade and Fitout projects across the EMEA-region for our Data Centers.


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 senior members of our Design & Engineering (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 delivery teams.


Your responsibilities

Design Delivery:

  • Drive the end-to-end design delivery process starting from brief definition and internal alignment with various stakeholders, to appointment, management and review of external vendors that carry out design work for projects
  • Work in conjunction with associated Project and Cost Managers for each project to ensure design delivery is progressing in line with projects brief, budget and programme throughout design and construction and 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 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


Your profile

  • University Degree in Architecture, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Building Engineering or equivalent
  • Demonstratable experience in design of mission critical or similar critical M&E led industries (Pharmaceutical, Hospitals, Oil & Gas, Energy)
  • 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)
  • Strategic thinking with structured and target oriented approach
  • Strong quantitative and analytic skills
  • Ability to work in multinational, interdisciplinary and culturally diverse teams
  • Passion for start-up and ramp up environments
  • Passion for listening to stakeholders and customers and a world-class service mentality
  • Outstanding relationship-builder and communicator, both internally and externally
  • Good written and oral communication skills in English. German language skills would be beneficial
  • For UK: Undergo full security checks to BS7858:2019

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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