Mechanical Engineer

About the role: 

As part of our continued growth, Gyron, one of the UK's leading retail colocation providers and owned by NTT, is expanding its Technical Department. We are looking for an energetic and ambitious Mechanical Engineer who wishes to develop their career within the Data Centre environment. This will include Critical Facilities Maintenance support, design, construction and management.

Working within the Mechanical Engineering Team this role provides support, expertise and preventative maintenance suggestions of power generators, chilled water and HVAC systems amongst others, to the business to ensure the successful and efficient operation of Gyron’s Data Centre estate. 


Specifically, you will:

  • Provide day to day technical support/liaison to the Mechanical Engineering Manager, Operational teams and Critical FM in general.
  • Operate and fault find for Control Systems (e.g. Trend, Carel, Tridium etc.)
  • Navigate and interrogate Programmable Logic Controllers and Building Management Systems (PLC & BMS).
  • Interpret and communicate technical information and share this information with non-technical colleagues.
  • Provide technical support and witnessing to commissioning activities to ensure installed infrastructure meets bespoke design intent.
  • Identify non-compliant areas/faulty equipment and take corrective actions to address these within required timescales.
  • Enquire about and support the evaluation of technical specifications that capture key design requirements and protect Gyron's interests.
  • Undertake product comparison/selection reviews and recommend new and traditional approaches/suppliers based on project needs.
  • Assist the Account Management team by producing technical documentation and both preparing and attending technical presentations and workshops with clients.
  • Analyse supplier technical submittals, drawings and reports for operational impact.
  • Attend Factory Acceptance Tests (FAT’s) for new equipment, this may include travelling outside of the UK on some occasions. 
  • Assist in writing, evaluating and approving Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) and Emergency Operating Procedures (EOP’s).
  • Develop the process of verifying and compiling all Operation and Maintenance Documents (O&M manuals including up-to-date descriptions, manufacturers literature, drawings etc.).


Required experience:

  • An Engineering Based Hons Degree (BEng/MEng/BSc) or HNC/HND with experience.
  • 5+ years technical experience working in a Mechanical/Building Services environment and working on systems including Heating Ventilating and Air Conditioning (HVAC), Building/Energy Management (BMS, EMS), controls, cooling (e.g. ADC’s) etc.
  • Knowledge of Data Centre cooling; specifically including closed and open water-cooling systems, cooling towers, refrigeration systems etc.
  • Previous experience working operationally as a primary supplier.
  • Proven track record in technical analysis and problem solving.
  • Microsoft Office proficient with ability to present report information to groups.
  • Experience of strong relationships with internal customers.
  • Track record in delivering to specified service level response times.


About you:

 To succeed in this role, you will need:

  • Excellent engineering skills, knowledge and experience.
  • A passion for continued learning.
  • Strong report writing skills for technical reports, proposals and designs.
  • Strong communication skills that include the ability to translate technical information, so it can be clearly understood by operational teams.
  • Ability to analyse and solve technical challenges.
  • A keen eye for spotting details and discrepancies in information.
  • Strong customer focus ethics.
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to respond well to pressing deadlines and pressure.
  • Ability to work under pressure in a fast paced, dynamic, and growing working environment.
  • Consistent approach to own continual professional development.
  • Possess a full UK driving licence.
  • Undergo full security checks to BS7858:2012.