Data Centre -Technical Design Lead

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Job Description

Technical Design Lead – Data Centre Projects

AECOM have a multidisciplinary team working with Data Centre clients across both Hyperscale and Colocation and also Enterprise on projects across Europe. These projects are led by our specialist data centre team based in the UK in conjunction with our local teams across Europe who ensure localisation and permitting delivery, but also other global design teams providing resources and capability to the projects.

We are seeking someone with a strong technical background in the DC sector who can lead multi-disciplinary architectural and engineering projects at a Technical Design Lead level but also establish, build, and maintain strong relationships with key clients both through successful project delivery but also through building a trusted Client Account Manager (CAM) approach.

This will require being across multiple projects at once and being responsible for identifying potential issues and troubleshooting before they materialize, to ensure timely delivery of outputs to meet the client’s demands. They must ensure the right level and capability of resources are deployed on a project, be involved in bidding and pricing of new opportunities, and ensure that those opportunities deliver to the as-sold fees and margins. The role will need to understand the internal commercial and contractual governance for the key client/s projects, ensuring compliance with internal processes, managing risk to AECOM, and ensuring profitable delivery.

The location of the role is flexible within the UK/ Ireland however it will be important that it is local to one of our hubs of expertise – London, Dublin, Belfast, and Manchester and the role will require travel within the UK&I and Europe.

The candidate must be strong in multidisciplinary team collaboration and technical design content. They will ideally have a DC experience, with skills in design management, digital technologies, and design workflow. They will be expected to manage and take accountability for design activities and the production of design information across all DC disciplines and maintain the level of quality that is expected throughout these projects. They will have to manage this delivery to very demanding timelines and programs with immovable deadlines.

You’ll be working closely with the multi-disciplinary design teams, clients, and contractors in the UK and Europe. Excellent communication skills are essential.

Job Responsibilities:

Technical Design Lead on a portfolio of projects supporting Project Managers

Covering a multidisciplinary Team of CSA & MEP sitting across UK&I and Europe

Assisting bids commercially and technically for multi-disciplinary opportunities with key clients

Ensuring all internal governance is followed both at bid stage and throughout the delivery of projects

Presenting to clients and prospective clients

Supporting Directors in this sector with internal management and strategy

General administrative and management duties appropriate to data centre team



  • Working and collaborating with a team sitting across UK&I and Europe
  • Fully Qualified Engineer (Chartered or equivalent)
  • Proven related technical experience
  • Recent experience having worked on Data Centre projects.
  • Working knowledge of Permitting processes, Building Systems, Regulations, and construction types
  • IT literate, with knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and Google Docs.
  • Ability to manage a busy workload and deadlines
  • Work experience within a similar consultancy or other relevant business

Additional Information



AECOM is the world’s trusted infrastructure consulting firm, delivering professional services throughout the project lifecycle – from advisory, planning, design and engineering to program and construction management. On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, new energy and the environment, our public- and private-sector clients trust us to solve their most complex challenges. Our teams are driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world through our unrivaled technical and digital expertise, a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion, and a commitment to environmental, social and governance priorities. AECOM is a Fortune 500 firm and its Professional Services business had revenue of $14.4 billion in fiscal year 2023. See how we are delivering sustainable legacies for generations to come at and @AECOM.

Freedom to Grow in a World of Opportunity

You will have the flexibility you need to do your best work with hybrid work options. Whether you’re working from an AECOM office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed.

You will help us foster a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion – a safe and respectful workplace, where we invite everyone to bring their whole selves to work using their unique talents, backgrounds and expertise to create transformational outcomes for our clients.

AECOM provides a wide array of compensation and benefits programs to meet the diverse needs of our employees and their families. We also provide a robust global well-being program. We’re the world’s trusted global infrastructure firm, and we’re in this together – your growth and success are ours too.

Join us, and you’ll get all the benefits of being a part of a global, publicly traded firm – access to industry-leading technology and thinking and transformational work with big impact and work flexibility. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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