The African Talent Company | TATC

Data Centre Electrical & Mechanical Engineer


Job Summary

The Talent African company seeks qualified candidates to fill this role for a client in Nigeria

  • Minimum Qualification: Degree
  • Experience Level: Senior level
  • Experience Length: 7 years

Job Description

Reporting to: Head: Data Centre and Facility Operations 

Qualifications Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering or a related discipline with very strong hands-on M & E experience in data centre/mission critical facilities Industry Experience

• 7+ years of relevant hands-on work experience.

• Willing to learn and ability to acquire multi-skills set to handle different processes & tasks.

• Hardworking and possess high level of initiative and self-motivation.

• Willingness to work under pressure and perform duties based on shift rosters

• Good communication and teamwork skills.

• Hands-on with experience in ATS, STS, HVAC, generator paralleling controller troubleshooting & repairs

• Must be able to read schematics and complex drawings/diagrams

• Ability to work with minimal supervision and adjust to rapidly changing priorities.

• Fundamental knowledge of network design and layout as well as low voltage (copper/ fibre) cabling management

. Support and maintain HVAC, Generators, Power Distribution systems-LV & HV, UPS, fuel supply pipe lines, and lighting installations to maintain 100% service uptime.

• Troubleshoot and diagnose failed equipment to determine root cause of equipment failure; take corrective action and ensure reliability improvements.

• Support and perform preventive maintenance & calibration to ensure optimum working condition of supporting infrastructure

• Assist in mechanical systems and electrical infrastructure improvement projects

• Installs, maintains and repairs automation and control systems

• Assist in mechanical and electrical equipment set up and installation

• Responsible for spares inventory management

• Carry out mechanical & Electrical related task as assigned by superior.

• Participate in technical audits and compliance assessments, and ensure closure of corrective action plans

• Carry out other tasks as assigned within the scope of the job position.

• Ensures preventative and predictive maintenance program is implemented and followed throughout

• Mandatory to be available on 24/7 basis to respond to all infrastructure emergencies.

• Coordinate and manage all facility housekeeping (Cleaning of offices and critical environments) through a janitorial service vendor


• Responsible for tracking equipment performance and maintaining logs and reports.

• Equipment calibration & Preventive Maintenance logs.

• Responsible for generating daily report on electrical infrastructure and mechanical system

Department Support:

• Assist facilities team in achieving daily performance output.

• Technical support of other groups in the department.

• Assist vendors and contractors with new equipment specification & installation.

• Comply with all department and data centre policies.

• Supports Rack Centre safety, health and environmental projects

Key internal interface

• Facilities Management team • Technology Architecture

• Command Centre team

• IT infrastructure companies

Key external interface

• Key Equipment Suppliers

• Maintenance contractors

 • IT Infrastructure Companies

The person

• Strong commitment to high standards and quality service.

• Capacity to understand a range of engineering functions and procedures

• Good diagnostic and problem-solving skills

• High level of integrity and ethical behaviour – sets a good example.

• Good communication skills – oral, written, IT and presentation.

• Highly motivated and performance orientated.

• Understands and adherences to all safety requirements; strives to promote a safe work environment.

• Teamwork; ability to work cooperatively and liaise with people at all levels

• Committed to development of team talent. Hands-on, performance oriented, practical and pragmatic, with a proven ability to “get the job done”.

• Proven A1+ physical health is a must. Strong work ethic, endurance and ability to work long hours under challenging operating conditions.

• Proven “staying record” – no job hopping.

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