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Director, Design Delivery

 

Director, Design Delivery

  • JR-131332
  • Singapore
  • Operations
  • Full time
Director, Design Delivery

Equinix is the world’s digital infrastructure company, operating 245+ data centers across the globe and providing interconnections to all the key clouds and networks. Businesses need one place to simplify and bring together fragmented, complex infrastructure that spans private and public cloud environments. Our global platform allows customers to place infrastructure wherever they need it and connect it to everything they need to succeed.

We are a fast-growing global company with 70+ quarters of growth. Through our innovative portfolio of high-performance products and services, we have created the largest, most active global ecosystem of 10,000+ companies, including 2,000+ networks and 3,000 cloud and IT service providers in 32 countries spanning six continents.  

Joining our operations team means that you will be at the forefront of all we do, maintaining critical facilities infrastructure as part of a close-knit team delivering best-in-class service to our data center customers. We embrace diversity in thought and contribution and are committed to providing an equitable work environment. that is foundational to our core values as a company and is vital to our success.

Job Summary

The Director, Design leads a team of multi-disciplinary engineers and architects and will be responsible for a portfolio of datacenter projects. These projects can include: new construction, phased expansion, retrofits and upgrades, acquisition conversions, and mechanical and electrical equipment selections. As an industry recognized leader on datacenter design, this position involves critically assessing design decisions across subject areas and applies required Equinix standards and country specific regulations to make the best design choices. You will lead and provide mentorship to more junior staff on the relationship and output of key design partners and equipment suppliers and be responsible for the relationship management with such partners.

Responsibilities

Personnel Management

  • Have outstanding communications skills and interpersonal relationships with internal technical staff and external design consulting partners to ensure designs meet Equinix’s Global Design Standards and the business needs for capacity, density and function

  • Mentors those that work for them or in related design delivery teams to ensure the design delivery function grows in line with the Company's needs and continues to lead the industry

Design Process

  • Ensures accurate execution of the design process and interacts with key consulting and construction partners to deliver datacenters with a strong focus on cost management

  • As a senior individual contributor you are required to collaborate with the leaders of the ITR and I&R teams and act as the senior design authority for Equinix in interactions with design and construction partners

  • Leads internal and external resources by way of their influence, outstanding interpersonal skills and industry-recognized competencies

Multi-functional Coordination

  • Works multi-functionally to ensure accurate tracking of all design construction projects from inception, due diligence, Basis of Design (BOD) creation, and Real Estate Investment Committee (REIC) presentation through to successful close-out, with specific focus on the timely delivery of a quality design

  • Maintains positive relationships with design partners and subcontractors to ensure visibility, high quality and on-time delivery of projects meeting Equinix's design standards

  • Works closely with Asset Management, Real Estate, Corporate Development, Construction, Operations and Capacity Management to lead the overall design portfolio, ensuring projects are prioritized to meet commercial requirements and deliver timely designs consistent with our global design standards

Project Management

  • Leads assigned development tasks to schedule/plan, provides leadership and planning for completing development for large improvements and projects

  • Responsible for the management of departmental schedules for assigned projects to ensure on time creation and review of BODs, REIC Submissions, and design documentation as needed

  • Reviews design budgets, with the aid of the commercial management team, and controls organisational change requests during the construction phase in consultation with the Construction Manager and Center of Excellence staffs

  • Ensures designs are aligned with Global Design Standards while incorporating the most cost effect approach for the local market ensuring the maximum amount of standard design

Design Oversight

  • To meet the evolving needs of the customer, stays ahead of advancements in design being investigated by the Center of Excellence departments to ensure technologies support future IBX design and construction needs

Qualifications

  • 7+ years management experience preferred

  • Demonstrated ability in a Design MEP Firm or in the design team of a Mission Critical Building operator or subcontractor, OR Proven experience as an Architectural lead in a critical Architectural Design Practice preferred

  • MSc in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering OR MSc in Architecture is helpful, BSc acceptable or extensive and proven experience in role, Architects to hold RA or AIA

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

Equinix is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, colour, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

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