Senior Commissioning Manager

London, Dublin, Pantin, Helsinki and Stockholm
Closing date
11 Apr 2021

Job Details

Senior Commissioning Manager

London, Dublin, Pantin, Helsinki and Stockholm

Equinix is the world leader in the global data centre market, growing connectivity between our clients and working towards our goal of global interconnection. In our 69th consecutive quarter of growth, and with over 500 data centres on 5 continents, we support over 1000 cloud and IT service companies across the world.


Responsible for the planning and coordinating of the commissioning for large-scale greenfield data centers and retrofit live data centers.

Project Management

Creates and implements multi-facility, standards-based commissioning plans and schedules

· Provides input and suggestions on new and existing Critical Environment Programs

· Communicates effectively with both business operations and construction managers

· Responsible for regional, short- to medium-term pipeline management to inform resource planning

· Liaises with internal construction managers and external general contractors on the planning and execution of all commissioning activities

· Maintains commissioning logs, equipment checklist, and other tools to track commissioning projects

· Responsible to the construction project manager for input into the project budget for all commissioning activities

· Develops electrical and mechanical Functional Performance Test procedures and Factory Acceptance Test Procedures

Customer Interface

· Issues customer-facing reports

· Interacts with and presents to key customers on progress against commissioning plans and achievement of Ready for Sales (RFS) dates

· Acts as point of contact for customer escalations throughout the commissioning process

Process Management

· Follows all commissioning processes and escalates any potential improvements to senior management

· Develops standardized schedules and commissioning scopes based on specific customer contract requirements


· Responsible for all internal and external progress reporting for all projects during the commissioning phase, in coordination with construction project manager

· Prepares commissioning test procedures and reports

· Writes comprehensive reports that include recommendations for optimizing building operations, functional checklists, list of deficiencies, equipment operation and maintenance manuals

· Responsible for collating historical data regarding specific equipment startup and testing challenges and reporting back to all Owner Furnished Contractor Installed (OFCI) equipment vendors

·Provides input into data analytics/metrics reporting

Vendor Management

· Undertakes quarterly business reviews with vendors to review performance and ways to improve interaction

· Responsible for production of project-specific commissioning RFPs and responding to bid clarifications

· Responsible for leveling and recommending commissioning consultant award

· Leads and manages external resources

· Schedules and directs periodic commissioning meetings

· Determines vendor KPIs and conducts lessons learned reviews


· 7+ years of data center commissioning experience preferred

· 3+ years leadership experience in a mission-critical environment preferred

· Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering / Mechanical Engineering preferred

What we Offer

At Equinix, we believe that our culture and values are at the heart of our success and it’s our authentic, humble, and dedicated people who create the Magic of Equinix. We know we are only as successful as our people, so strive to offer a supportive and progressive working environment where we actively promote learning and development so our people can grow their careers with us. Additionally, we offer a competitive salary and comprehensive flexible benefits package.

Equinix is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified 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. We actively champion diversity with a series of networks including Black Connect, Equinix Women’s Leadership Network, and Pride Connect.


Equinix is the world’s digital infrastructure company, operating 200+ data centres 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 hire hardworking people who thrive on solving challenging problems and give them opportunities to hone new skills, and try new approaches. Whether you join our Operations team, delivering best in class service to our customers while maintaining critical infrastructure, or our Product team as we grow our portfolio with new software and network architecture solutions, you will find that we embrace diversity in thought and contribution. We are committed to providing an equitable work environment that is foundational to our core values as a company and is vital to our success.

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