ICT Infrastructure Resident Site Engineer - Europe Locations

Location London or Oxford or Guildford or Newcastle or Dublin or Cork or Frankfurt or Berlin or Düsseldorf or Bicester
Region EMEA
Flexibility Site-based
Discipline Engineering

RED are an expanding international M&E consultancy, with a proven track record in low energy design, focused on providing excellent design solutions to clients.

To meet their continued expansion in the design of critical facilities such as Hyperscale and multi-tenanted co location data centres, RED ICT has a requirement for a site based ICT Resident Engineer. 

The position will be based on our client construction sites, primarily in Western Europe, with the potential for wider international travel.  In addition to English, the ideal candidate with have multi-lingual skills in a leading European language.

The successful candidate will have experience in the delivery of critical facilities/data centres, the ability to run large and complex projects. 

This is a client facing role in the development, design and co-ordination of engineering projects.  Practical experience in construction site design coordination is essential

Further pre-requisite skills include; detailed critical facilities design with experience of working on a range of other building types being an advantage, together with the coordination of engineering project services, and a proven track record in project management and delivery of technically complex mission critical projects.

The successful candidates excellent communication and interpersonal skills, both with colleagues and clients, and experience working on innovative projects with leading client organisations, and contractors will equip you to take a future pro-active role in forging client relationships of our sector portfolio.

The successful candidate will possess good commercial awareness, in addition to having robust technical knowledge relevant to building services design, and capable of incorporating those technologies into the data centre sector. 

The necessary ICT / telecommunications experience may have been gained in these examples; international consulting engineering practice, an ICT systems or services contractor or manufacturer (for example fibre optic data cabling), systems integration business, related building services engineering industry.

As a key member of the existing ICT design team, the successful candidate will work closely with the RED Engineering design team members and other relevant project stakeholders; other design disciplines (Electrical/Mechanical/Civil/Structural), general and specialist contractors, cost consultants and project managers.

The role typically involves acting as ‘Employers Engineer’ with responsibility for the coordination of ICT infrastructure design interpretation for new construction projects. It involves helping the adoption of specification documents and design drawings to ensure contractor compliance.

Role Responsibilities

  • Facilitating quality inspections, witness testing, liaising between the RED team, the client and contractor, management of key milestone dates and sectional handovers, compilation of weekly reports, regular updates to the project QA/QC/Commissioning Management Portal, and assisting with the review of O&M manuals and record drawings.
  • Familiarisation with the contract, contract drawings, specifications, etc.
  • Day to day utilisation of the project electronic document management system, in conjunction and liaising with the front office engineering team, including:
  • Technical submittals
  • Request for Information
  • AE clarifications and instructions
  • QA/QC Reports and schedules of defects
  • Logging and recording health and safety incidents
  • Method Statements/risk assessments (maintaining risk register)
  • Monitoring site health and safety
  • Maintain a site diary and record:
  • All significant daily activities and progress.
  • Summary of critical telephone conversations/messages.
  • Documents received or issued.
  • Problems, comments or special situations and their resolution.
  • Critical events and work observations.
  • Critical instructions given or received.
  • Requests for decisions or actions to be taken
  • Discuss the need for special inspections or tests arising during the construction of the Works
  • Advise on issues relating to health and safety to the Principal/Main Contractor and Project Manager/Contract Administrator in relation to the services and general observations on a day-to-day basis
  • Attend and contribute to Project, Contractor and/or Sub-Contractor site meetings.  Prepare meeting notes, (where applicable), for circulation to agreed parties.
  • Set up and maintain agreed procedures, (including a schedule of RFIs and their status), for receipt and response to Contractors and/or Sub-Contractors design/co-ordination queries/requests for information. Respond to design/co-ordination queries/requests for information in conjunction with the design team.  Be a participant on the BIW system as required.
  • Provide support where requested to the various authorities concerned to assist final Building Regulations Approval.
  • Where agreed with the client, attend the witnessing of factory testing of equipment, (where applicable – and in conjunction with office-based staff), where this is seen as a pre-requisite to commissioning.
  • In conjunction with the design team examine the detailed proposals of Contractors and/or Sub-Contractors for carrying out commissioning procedures and performance testing including proposed documentation to be used.
  • Monitor pre-commissioning checks undertaken by the Contractors and/or Sub-Contractors.
  • Monitor and report against the agreed pre-commissioning, commissioning and testing programme. Identify and report any problems, delays or shortcomings of the agreed procedures and in conjunction with the design team advise corrective actions.
  • Witness any testing or commissioning undertaken by the Contractors and/or Sub-Contractors and keep a record of dates and results. Review register of calibration of test and commissioning equipment used.
  • Subsequent to final setting to work and regulation of the buildings, plant and equipment of the Works by Contractors and/or Sub-Contractors, examine the results of pre-commissioning, commissioning and the documentary records thereof. Examine the commissioning status report prepared by the Contractors and/or Sub-Contractors for the final setting to work and regulation of the Works and report on these.
  • Review IST procedures and method statements proposed by contractor, understate pre-IST tasks and check, participate in IST meetings and workshops.
  • Participate in the IST as required.
  • Monitor and comment on record documentation ensuring that all documentation is updated by the Contractors and/or Sub-Contractors as the Works progress and is provided in accordance with the contract requirements for practical completion. Be a participant on the BIW system as required.
  • Receive and comment on copies of the final record drawings, operating instructions and maintenance manuals prepared by Contractors and/or Sub-Contractors if so required under their contracts for construction. Ensure that record documentation prepared by the Contractors and/or Sub-Contractors is provided in accordance with the contract requirements for practical completion.
  • Monitor and check the issue of spares and tools to the Client as required by the Contractors and/or Sub-Contractors.
  • Monitor that the training of the Client's staff in the maintenance and general usage of systems is given, and that the Contractor prepares records that the training has been carried out to the Client's satisfaction.
  • In conjunction with the Contract Administrator, and design team, maintain an agreed procedure to record and monitor defects including their clearance.
  • Inspect the Works on completion and, in conjunction with the Client, office-based staff and the design team and any other site staff, record any defects.
  • Liaise with Contractors and/or Sub-Contractors to review that all defects are cleared before completion, as appropriate.
  • Day to day decision making on project progress and direct liaison with and provides advice to client
  • Represents Company at technical meetings with client, professional teams and contractors teams
  • Maintain site diary and records.

Role Requirements

  • Either:

    • Engineering degree in appropriate ICT infrastructure design engineering discipline with at least a minimum 2 years’ appropriate experience


    • A-Level secondary education, HNC/HND or CNIDP plus at minimum 4 years appropriate
    • Appropriate experience includes:
      • Data cabling manufacture/contracting
      • IT /IP network systems integration
      • Network technology vendor/manufacturer
      • IT/Multi-disciplinary consulting firm
      • Construction project management


    • Previous project experience in ICT infrastructure for data centre construction; commercial building construction ICT infrastructure
    • Technical qualifications and design experience in the following technologies
    • Structured Cabling Systems
    • Fibre Optic Networks
    • Data Cabling containment systems
    • LAN Ethernet Switching
    • Wi-Fi Network Communications
    • Telecommunication Network Infrastructure and Services
  • Industry qualifications such as Cisco CCNA, CNet training, Bicsi
  • Appreciation of the ICT implications related to MEP building services, network security engineering and power supply and cooling systems
  • Ability to use to a high competency level, AutoCAD and Bluebeam (production of overlay drawings, schematics and markups)
  • Working knowledge of Revit is desirable but not essential
  • Navigation and interpretation of Navisworks models desirable, but not essential
  • Familiarity with BIM levels and processes
  • Understanding of design and construction stages from conception to practical completion and LoD required
  • Good working knowledge of MS Office applications Word, Excel, Visio etc. Ability to use IT based calculation and spreadsheet software
  • Good understanding of building design standards/regulations/codes and relevant IT systems certification standards
  • Ability to prioritise own workload, work to deadlines
  • Act in an ethical manner and follows the principles of the Ethics Charter and Ethics in Practice Guidelines
  • Sound knowledge of key Health and Safety issues and legislation
  • Technical ownership of work packages, ability to problem solve
  • Good communication, presentation and engagement skills
  • Sound commercial awareness


RED offers a variety of benefits, including but not limited to:

  • Wellness days/ initiatives.
  • Salary commensurate with experience.
  • Our people work in friendly teams with a collaborative approach and mentoring support from talented leaders.
  • We offer a comprehensive benefits package and are an equal opportunities employer.
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