Data Center Mechanical Engineer Career Opportunity in Kenya

Position Title: Data Center Mechanical Engineer

Major / Primary Responsibilities

  • Support projects team to engage clients and consultant teams.
  • Support projects during the tender as solution engineer or as part of the solutions team.
  • Develop local resources to support the DC facility business.
  • Promote and present DCsolutions, as well as manage client relationships.
  • Integrate design requirements as defined by client, electrical & civil/structural engineers (internal and external), as well as product specialists to compile requirements for bid High Level Designs (HLD), often from the start, including:
    • All mechanical systems / infrastructure components;
    • Baseline / Concept scheme drawings and schedules (layouts, heat load calculations, coordination);
    • Baseline bill of quantities (BoQ); Concept reports;
    • All documentation required to compile high level project costs and in order to advise final design brief for completion by relevant country’s local consultants.
  • Compile mechanical infrastructure design-&-build RFPs.
  • Development and maintenance of Concept scheme design, prototype design, and template specifications for main building mechanical elements; Create/maintain project documentation before, during, and after construction.
  • Summarize project cost and generate baselines and valuation models; Construct and maintain the pricing models; Project cost management and optimization; Lead initiatives aimed at improving cost, quality, schedule, and consistency
  • Manage the work of our external architectural / mechanical design consultants.
  • Provide support for: Project management, including sub-contractor selection & management, supply chain, procurement, process management and acceptance.
  • Provide general and project support and guidance to all local project teams in the region to develop their delivery skills; Formulate delivery construction solution standards and guides; Formulate project acceptance criteria;

Other Competencies / Attributes:

  • Effective communications skills
  • Persuasive and good presentation skills
  • Proven ability to work in teams
  • Must be able to work in a structured manner
  • Collect information and refining ideas
  • Market analysis tools and models
  • Basic finance knowledge to understand mobile operator finance report
  • Proven marketing skills, understanding of the marketing process and methods. Collect and information analysis skills
  • Strong consulting skills with excellent commercial awareness.
  • Advanced interpersonal skills and excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Proven conflict and issue management skills
  • Goal-oriented analysis and research skills and a professional ability to output analysis report interims of specific ICT fields
  • Experience of working with ICT fields enterprise or organization with varying levels of marketing understanding in different cultures
  • Experience of working with audiences with varying levels of technical understanding in different cultures
  • Team-oriented leadership and management skills and a professional attitude towards colleagues and clients
  • Must be presentable, articulate, reliable, committed and resilient
  • Work on multiple data center construction projects and capital improvement projects simultaneously
  • Motivated, dependable and capable of working with limited oversight.

Qualifications / Experience

  • Degree in Engineering (Mechanical) non-negotiable.
  • Professional registration preferred.
  • IT / ICT or any business related qualification will be an advantage.
  • Minimum +5year’s mechanical engineering experience, involving medium to large scale and complex projects (experience with data center, mission critical and industrial projects preferred).
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in consulting engineering firm.
  • Minimum 2 large scale (no less than 1 megawatts) Data Center projects design or build experience.
  • In-depth knowledge of mechanical engineering for the construction of buildings, including:
    • Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) systems design and integration such as:
      • Chilled water systems
      • DX systems
      • AHU systems
      • Ventilation systems
    • Fire systems design and integration such as:
      • Fire suppression systems
      • Automatic fire alarm systems
      • Fire water systems
      • Fire foam systems
      • Water leak detection systems
    • Plumbing and Drainage systems design and integration such as:
      • Internal plumbing systems
      • Internal drainage systems
    • General: Heat load calculations, pressure drop calculations, equipment selections etc.
    • Complex services co-ordination
  • Possess a strong awareness of current and emerging industry standards including Uptime Institute, TIA 942 and local standards well as vendors and technologies as that relate to the Data Centre facilities.
  • Proficiency in AutoCAD, MS Office, Revit and industry standard mechanical modelling software.
  • Working experience with other MEP engineering consultants.
  • Vendor and consultant management skills.
  • Ability and willingness to think outside of the box to find innovative solutions prior to and during the construction process to reduce costs without negative impacts on quality or reliability.
  • Proficiency in building codes, regulations, and standards across the Southern Africa region. International project and program experience.
  • Excellent communication skills capability, attention to detail, and high quality standards.
  • Ability to effectively communicate design standards to internal and external project partners.
  • Ability to manage multiple fast paced projects simultaneously and good project management capability.
  • Ability to travel internationally.


  • Very Competitive

How to Apply

Send your updated CV to on or before 07th March 2023.

Kindly indicate the job title in the subject line: DATA CENTER MECHANICAL ENGINEER

(Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted