IT Infrastructure Consultant - Perm
Posted on Aug 30, 2019 by Mercator IT Solutions
Due to continued growth and expansion my client is currently looking for an experienced IT Physical Infrastructure consultant.
The candidate will have experience of designing solutions in the following:
IT Comms spaces and IT related M&E and Architectural requirements (Mandatory)
Structured Cabling Systems (Mandatory)
Logical/physical Data Network architectures - working knowledge
Voice Systems and Unified Communications - working knowledge
IP Networks - working knowledge
Smart Buildings experience would be advantageous although not essential
AutoCAD experience would be advantageous although not essential
Ideally the candidate will have worked on office fit out, refurbishment or relocation projects and have exposure to RIBA work stages.
This will be a technically varied role with the chance to be exposed to some of the most prestigious construction/fit out/refurbishment projects across a broad range of market sectors. There are also opportunities for international travel (though this is not mandatory).
The role will include the preparation and co-ordination of IT design documentation/drawings for the development of projects. It will also require project management skills both during design and implementation phases.
You will work within their IT and Audio Visual Consultancy Group and be based in their London office.
Key duties and responsibilities:
Engage with Clients to establish clear IT Briefs and technology requirements
Provide input into technology strategy and briefing documentation
Provide advisory and co-ordinate with Design team to agree Comms Room spaces, associated IT infrastructure and IT related M&E system requirements
Design & specify IT/Structured Cabling systems
Coordinate & Manage the competitive procurement process
Provide M&E, architectural & IT information to the professional team on the IT design
Project Manage appointed contractors through project delivery including approving design submittals, site inspections, final commissioning & acceptance and client handover
Oversee contractor off site and on site testing works
Anticipated Person Profile:
Minimum of 5 years' experience, both technical and commercial, demonstrating the ability to provide high quality consultancy to clients.
Proven track record of designing and specifying IT infrastructure in areas such as commercial office buildings, hotels, high end residential, sports stadia, university campuses etc.
Some previous experience in consultancy with exposure to projects in the built environment is desirable. Otherwise work with a user, manufacturer, communications provider or systems house may be acceptable.
A detailed working knowledge in some or all of the following: Comms Spaces, Cabling Systems; Physical and Logical Architectures and Configuration of Data Networks; Voice Systems and Unified Communications; and convergence of Business and Building systems.
An understanding of associated design practices, performance standards and regulations.
A team player who can work effectively with personnel at all levels
Creative and persuasive personality, a self-starter, able to be both forceful and tactful
Business oriented with the ability to address complex IT issues
Clear and fluent communicator, both in written and spoken delivery.
Graduate or graduate calibre, with a qualification in telecommunications, computing or electronics.
Education: Degree level educated or relevant industry experience ideally with appropriate technology qualification such as CNID/CNIDP or BICSI.