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Lead Mechanical Engineer


Lead Mechanical Engineer

  • JR-122733
  • Singapore
  • Operations
  • Full time
Lead Mechanical Engineer

Who are we?

Equinix is the world’s digital infrastructure company, operating 200+ 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+ consecutive quarters of growth. Through our innovative portfolio of high-performance products and services, we have created the largest, most active global ecosystem of nearly 10,000 companies, including 1,800+ networks and 2,900+ cloud and IT service providers in over 26 countries spanning five 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 Profile Summary

  • Mentors engineers within the regional engineering, design, construction and site operations job families.

  • Performs the planning, system design, system implementation, system maintenance and support.

  • Leads medium to large scale projects and the roll out of engineering initiatives.

  • Develops and implements policies and procedures.

  • Effectively interacts with other internal and external teams, including the design engineering, site engineering, construction management and regional operations teams, onsite support vendors and consultants on projects, policies and procedures.

  • Plans and directs day to day operations and strategic direction of delivery of either multiple, large construction projects or delivery of operations for an IBX portfolio


Project Management

  • Leads and manages multiple projects or other design and engineering initiatives

  • Provides guidance, technical expertise and project leadership in ensuring projects or other design and engineering initiatives are meeting or exceeding company expectations 

System Operation and Work Practices (incl Capacity Planning)

  • Expert operating knowledge of mechanical engineering systems to include advanced diagnostics and repairs

  • Ability to apply knowledge of Equinix processes and procedures and industry standards to resolve non-routine issues

  • Works with vendors to identify and resolve hardware and software issues with vendors products which affect Equinix operations

  • Utilizes safe working practices at an EXPERT level (e.g. can apply procedure for lockout/tag out, can explain MSDS, etc.)

  • Evaluates and assures the safe working practices of others

  • Reviews and recommends work practice guidelines and policies

  • Interacts with other engineering, design and construction disciplines

  • Works with the capacity and site engineering teams to formulate long term strategies for managing power and cooling resources


  • Contributes to identifying and developing training programs

  • Provides cross-functional training

  • Acquires knowledge by expanding experience with systems, vendor training, participation in industry groups or meetings and shadowing others

  • Is SME with many mechanical engineering systems and trains others inside and outside of the group

Contract Administration

  • Contributes to developing and executing effective contract administration procedures including generation, review, and monitoring of contracts, change orders, cost forecasts, and other pertinent documents and documentation

Leadership and Communications  (incl Vendor Mgmt)

  • Mentors junior team members

  • Directs all internal and external project team members

  • Directs external vendors per project or initiative such as General Contractors, A&E design teams, commissioning agents, equipment suppliers, etc.

  • Significantly contributes to establishing and maintaining high value relationships

  • Provides executive level communication including business requirements documents and advanced technical writing

  • Communicates Equinix operations decisions to customers and conducts post incident communications with customers

  • Conduct quarterly business reviews with vendors to assess performance, discuss issues and align expectations

Policy & Procedure Development and Adherence

  • Significantly contributes to creating and maintaining best in class policies and procedures

  • Assures adherence to developed standards and policy through review of documentation, participation in commissioning activities, design summits and IBX physicals

  • Develops high level reporting / summaries of policy compliance information

Problem Solving

  • Consistently solves complex, cross-functional issues requiring independent action and a high degree of initiative to resolve

  • Makes recommendations for system level enhancements to eliminate potential operational problems and to remove single point of failures to enhance system reliability

  • Tests suitability of components or action plans for deployments

  • Perform root cause analysis and provide recommendations based on cost benefit analysis

Technical Expertise

  • Has an expert level system knowledge on mechanical engineering systems in data centers

  • Is a subject matter expert to others in and outside of the group

  • Extensive knowledge of multiple facets of the relevant engineering discipline

  • Develops and executes projects

  • Reviews budget and scope, calculates savings pertaining to system improvement and PUE improvement projects

  • Calculates savings and profitability of energy efficiency projects

  • Leads internal and/or external engineering, design or construction related seminars/conferences

Requirements :

  • Bachelor Degree in Engineering in Mechanical engineering or any other relevant engineering qualifications

  • 8-10 years’ of relevant experience in mechanical systems design, installation and operations in data centers or other mission critical facilities preferred

  • Excellent application knowledge of mechanical engineering systems, concepts and principles

  • Proficient in the application of reliability engineering principles

  • Well experienced in the profitability analysis and the implementation of energy efficiency projects and PUE improvement initiatives in data centers.





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