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    Job Description
    TitleSenior Infrastructure engineer
    Job posted on08/05/2016
    Contract typePermanent
    Start datewithin 2 months
    Job Description

    We are looking to further enhance our team by adding a

    Senior Infrastructure engineer

    You will be based initially for 2 years at our client’s headquarters in Darmstadt, Germany. Extension of a further 2 years may be possible. In this large European Agency you will find an excellent and modern working environment with challenging tasks and responsibilities.

    Your Tasks Include:

    The Infrastructure Engineer shall work in the Technical and Scientific Support Department

    within the Generic Systems and Infrastructure Division. He will report to the GSI Technical

    Infrastructure Manager.

    The tasks of the Infrastructure Engineer will include:

    Taking charge and full responsibility of infrastructure projects assigned to him by the Technical Infrastructure Manager from the infrastructure project portfolio. These projects can be migrations and relocations of existing infrastructure, building new infrastructure for future programmes, additions and enhancements to existing infrastructure elements such as video and workstations, new builds and changes to power and cooling infrastructure, fibre and copper cabling, rack assembly. Project management activity also includes defining the demand for external resources and the management thereof when on site.

    Conducting communication of technical nature with contractors, suppliers and project stakeholders.

    Supporting the IM&E CA Manager in project scheduling.

    Supporting IM&E CA Manager in project related procurements by sourcing different materials and equipment and collecting price offers for these. This does not imply budget responsibility for the incumbent.

    Properly using the Infrastructure productivity tools such as iPatch for cable management, the Schneider Electric StruxtureWare DCIM package.

    Preparing design documents for complex projects that are assigned to or initiated by the GSI/IM&E CA.

    Preparing design drawings using Visio for the projects mentioned above.

    Perform hands-on tasks such as server, workstation, communication and video equipment installation for existing and new operational programmes and moving material out and into the Infrastructure storage areas.

    Outside peak periods when external resources are not available the Infrastructure Engineer is required to carry out additional hands on tasks such as rack assembly, patch cable installation, assisting in power box installation

    Perform other tasks as directed by the IM&E CA Manager.


    Your Profile:

    The candidate shall have the following educational background and 5 to 10 years overall working experience and 3 to 5 years specific experience in the areas mentioned below:

    Bachelor degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering or equivalent.

    Familiarity with data centre infrastructure elements: power, cooling, space management, racks, cabling and patching (copper and fibre).

    Familiarity with data centre operations procedures: access, security, maintenance windows, mission critical processes, etc.

    Experience in coordinating simple projects (5-10 resources, project budget order of magnitude up to 20K EUR).

    Good communications skills with external and internal resources and stakeholders.

    Business acumen to identify financially viable and sustainable technical solutions.

    User experience related to some current ERP or workflow management system such as SAP, Oracle, Siebel or Remedy.

    Proficiency in work procedures related to server, workstation, communication equipment installation as well as rack assembly, electrical installations, cabling, patching and other maintenance activity around control and data centres.

    The person needs to be a licensed electrician.

    Experience in a 24/7, mission critical environment.

    The knowledge of a cabling management system and/or a DCIM system such as APC Struxtureware , Nlyte, ABB Decathlon, Emerson Trellis is a distinct advantage.

    The official languages are English and French. However for this position, taking into account the need of relationships primarily with local companies, a good knowledge of written and spoken German is desirable.


    REFERENCE: 16-212343

    LOCATION: Darmstadt, Germany


    CLOSING DATE: 17th June 2016

    MOLTEK has been serving the space and aerospace industries since 1995, providing international consultancy services for a wide variety of clients from private and public corporations to national and international authorities and agencies.

    Contact information
    CompanyMoltek Consultants Ltd
    Contact namePeter Clarke
    AddressThe Business Centre
    Green Road
    United Kingdom
    TN12 8JS
    Phone+44(0)1892 725000
    Fax+44(0)1892 725001
    Web Page

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