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Critical Facilities Engineer

London (Central), London (Greater)
Closing date
12 Oct 2022

Job Details

Equinix is the one of the largest growing data centre companies, growing connectivity between clients worldwide, currently in our 61st quarter of growth.

That’s why we're always looking for creative and visionary people who can help us achieve our goal – global interconnection. With over 190 data centres in over 24 countries spanning across 5 continents, we are home of the Cloud, supporting over 1000 Cloud and IT services companies that are directly engaged in technological innovation and development. We are passionate about further evolving the specific areas of software development, software and network architecture, network operations, and complex cloud and application solutions.

In the Engineering team at Equinix, we keep the lights on! We are responsible for maintaining the electrical and mechanical infrastructure across the various sites. This is including and not limited to stand by power generators, AC units, chilled water systems. This is a shift position including days and nights.


  • In this critical role you will be responsible for the facility infrastructure maintenance
  • You will perform the site inspections and monitor the building and datacentre alarms
  • You ensure preventative maintenance on site infrastructure is run (e.g. maintenance of primary infrastructures), or handled by vendors with your oversight, managing permit to work system
  • You are able to maintain repairs and run corrective maintenance on equipment
  • In the role you are also responsible for preparing and carrying out planned maintenance
  • Completion of site logs and data gathering including MOPs and scripts are key part of this position
  • You will assist more senior staff with responding to all on-site incidents and act as directed
  • You may request to begin responding to basic incidents based on own knowledge and experience
  • Completes basic work requests and circuit installations
  • Participates in ongoing infrastructure projects
  • Carry out small works projects i.e. lighting upgrades etc


  • You have ONC/BTEC/NVQ or equivalent qualification in Electrical / Mechanical Engineering
  • You have previous data centre / critical environment experience
  • Comprehensive knowledge of critical infrastructure i.e. UPS, generator, BMS, chillers, life safety systems
  • You are self-motivated and flexible

Why should you apply?

  • Competitive salary
  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays, with the opportunity to purchase more (pro rata for shift positions)
  • Insurance and Health: Life Assurance, Income Protection, Critical Illness Insurance, Private Healthcare, Eye Care Coverage and Gymflex Membership
  • Investment: Employee Stock Purchase Plan and Company Pension Plan
  • Travel: Cycle to Work Scheme and Annual Season Ticket Loan
  • Family: Childcare Vouchers and Merlin Entertainment Pass
  • Excellent growth and advancement opportunities


Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or would like to know more about the role, or check out our YouTube page to find out more.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.


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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