Director, Data Center Engineering & Construction

EdgeConneX® is the only global Edge Data Center® provider. Creating purpose-built, edge-of-network infrastructure solutions that extend the internet’s reach, EdgeConneX enables the fastest and most secure delivery of content, cloud services and applications. Edge Data Centers host bandwidth intensive and latency sensitive data closer to end-users, establishing a more secure, reliable and cost effective distribution model for the internet. For more information, please visit our EdgeConneX Internet of Everywhere®.

Director, Data Center Engineering

The Director, Data Center Engineering and Construction will work closely with entire EdgeConneX team, customers, and vendors to plan growth and implement solutions for current and future Data Centers. Currently, this role is an individual contributor role.

Overall Duties

  • Develop floor plan, mechanical and electrical designs for new sites and optimization for existing sites
  • Support pre-sales and post-sales activities developing floor plans, cable management and electrical distribution solutions
  • Evaluate vendor proposals and evaluate design and construction services
  • Develop budget and track versus project progress
  • Lead technical issue resolution including cabinet floor placement, electrical distribution and mechanical/cooling solutions

Operational Duties

  • Contribute/lead design process by developing or modifying floor plans using AutoCAD
  • Support construction process especially during Commissioning activities
  • Manage vendors to ensure installed systems are architected and built properly
  • Provide design, solutions and technical support for customer builds
  •  Develop and evaluate vendor proposals
  • Perform site survey and selections
  • Develop project budgets
  • Report progress against budgets
  • Interface with customer on design/build requirements and progress reports
  • Maintain thorough knowledge, accurately enforce and revise as needed all SOPs and company practices
  • Continuously review process and implement improvements

Managerial Duties

  • Provide direct leadership/management to operations staff, to included outsourced personnel – performance management/reporting, delegation, conflict resolution, training/mentoring, hiring & termination recommendations (no direct reports now but there may be in the future)
  • Customer Support
  • Assist with Product Implementation
  • Cost Control
  • Process Management
  • Business Reporting
  • Vendor Management

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Proven extensive Data Center design and build experience
  • Experience using AutoCAD and similar design tools
  • Review, optimize, and innovate on site designs
  • Ability to work with and manage many groups and disciplines included vendors
  • Ability to prepare and manage to budgets and forecasts
  • Strong customer communication skills

Experience and Education requirements

  • Extensive experience with Data Center Engineering and Construction
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or equivalent work experience


  • Travel will be required


  • Full time position with competitive compensation and benefits

EdgeConneX believes diversity – of thought, backgrounds and experiences – affects all that we do, from our employees to the solutions we deliver. Our goal is to create an environment in which inclusion through diversity helps deepen the lives and work experience of our employees, enhances our innovation and creativity, and enriches our involvement in our communities. EdgeConneX is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, as well as any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.

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