Mechanical & Electrical Engineer – ECMWF – Bologna, Italy

Bologna, Italy
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International Public Sector
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Mechanical & Electrical Engineer – ECMWF – Bologna, Italy

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Mechanical & Electrical Engineer – ECMWF – Bologna, Italy

Main duties and key responsibilities

  • Maintaining a thorough technical understanding of the day-to-day operation of building services throughout the facility including, for example, electrical and mechanical systems, data cabling infrastructure, fire detection and suppression systems, security and access control etc.
  • Planning and organisation of day to day work including o Design, installation, modification and maintenance of electrical supplies o Specification and ordering of materials/services o Installation, maintenance and modification of structured cabling systems o Installation, relocation and maintenance of IT equipment, i.e. servers, network equipment and storage systems
  • Monitoring the data centre whitespace and infrastructure using building management system, power and energy management system • Troubleshooting electrical and mechanical systems and advising on their capabilities, particularly when faults have occurred
  • Supervising and managing mechanical and electrical contractors that provide routine maintenance and installation work on site
  • Contributing to the specification of new and replacement infrastructure and participating in procurements, to ensure that new infrastructure is implemented successfully
  • Improving operational resilience and operating efficiency where possible
  • Overseeing the Data Centre infrastructure, provisioning of power, cooling and network connectivity to assets
  • Producing and maintaining procedures/documentation for safe operation of the facilities systems and infrastructure
  • Managing, updating and maintaining the DCIM and power / energy management packages
  • Switching LV electrical supplies
  • Setting cooling units
  • Providing 24*7 on-call support as part of a rota

Qualifications and experience required

  • A technical degree in mechanical engineering with an electrical experience or electrical/electronical engineering with a mechanical bias.
  • Substantial background and demonstrated relevant experience of working in a mission critical data centre or similar 24/7 environment.
  • Demonstrated relevant professional experience in electrical and mechanical services, preferably in a 24/7 mission critical data centre environment.
  • Experience with the practical application of Italian technical standards and knowledge of the Italian health and safety regulations and practices would be an advantage.
Knowledge and skills (including language)
  • Candidates must hold all relevant qualifications necessary to perform the above-mentioned duties and responsibilities in an Italian-based data centre.
  • Candidates must be fluent in both Italian and English as this role will involve reading and communicating highly technical documentation in both languages.
  • All interviews will be conducted in English.
Closing date for applications 20 December 2019 before midnight.

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European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF)

ECMWF is both a research institute and a 24/7 operational service, producing and disseminating numerical weather predictions to its Member States. This data is fully available to the national meteorological services in the Member States. The Centre also offers a catalogue of forecast data that can be purchased by businesses worldwide and other commercial customers. The supercomputer facility (and associated data archive) at ECMWF is one of the largest of its type in Europe and Member States can use 25% of its capacity for their own purposes.

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