M&E Design Manager

Job Title: M&E Design Manager
Contract Type: Freelance
Location: Dublin, Republic of Ireland
Salary: €600 - €800 per day
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: DR70870_1624833524
Contact Name: Dan Risby
Contact Email:
Job Published: June 27, 2021 23:38

Job Description

M&E Design Manager

Dublin, Ireland

Rate: Up to €800 per day

Job Ref: DR70870

A fantastic job opportunity to join a global technology giant as an in-house M&E Design Manager. The M&E Design Manager will join the Retrofit team who run all projects that fall outside of new build, such as major upgrades and extensions, on all existing hyper-scale data centre sites in EMEA.

The ideal M&E Design Manager will already be based in Ireland; however, my client is happy to consider relevant Design Managers who can permanently relocate to the Dublin area, and remain largely in-country. The M&E Design Manager will preferably have a Mechanical, or Electrical Design Engineering background. However, Data Centre experienced M&E Design Managers with a general contractor background will be considered.

The Data Centre Engineering team collaborates with all key stakeholders to ensure engineering and design of their Data Centres incorporate considerations from micro-levels (servers and IT equipment design requirements) to macro-levels (mechanical cooling and power distribution options), to ensure maximum efficiency and reliability.

The MEP Design Manager will play a key role in supporting all aspects of Data Centre design retrofit project management and administration. The M&E Design Manager will partner with all levels across the organisation to gather information that form part of the retrofit design.

The Design Manager will manage a variety of design projects. You will partner closely with cross-functional stakeholders to drive a cohesive and high impact project. You will also work to find opportunities for process improvement within the retrofit space.


  • Coordinate with both internal stakeholders and external teams.
  • Issue RFP's to consultants and review proposals and resource loaders for projects.
  • Coordinate and validate design deliverable schedules from Pre-Design to Construction Administration phase.
  • Issue/manage the in-house Project Managers review comments to external teams.
  • Tracking of the design schedule and deliverable due dates.
  • Escalate design changes impacting scope and cost to all pertinent stakeholders to align on criticality and necessity.
  • Coordinate with document control teams to ensure closeout timeline and deliverables are met per contract requirements.


  • Minimum of 8 years professional experience in Design Engineering / Design Management in design which must have been gained in the EMEA region.
  • Must be Mechanical or Electrical bias.
  • Must have recent Data Centre projects, seen through to completion, gain in a Senior Design Engineer / Design Manager remit.
  • Familiarity with the construction and cost estimating process.
  • Experience with retrofits in operational facilities is ideal not essential.
  • Experience with cross-discipline critical facility systems.

To apply for the position of MEP Design Manager, or to find out what other opportunities we can offer in the data centre construction sector, please contact Dan Risby at Project Resource

Services advertised by Project Resource are that of an Employment Agency/Business. Project Resource is an equality and diversity recruitment agent and employer.

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