Technical Consultant - Uptime Institute Professional Services (London)

Title: Technical Consultant
Location: London

Uptime Institute is an unbiased advisory organization focused on improving the performance, efficiency, and reliability of business critical infrastructure through innovation, collaboration, and independent certifications. Uptime Institute serves all stakeholders responsible for IT service availability through industry leading standards, education, peer-to-peer networking, consulting, and award programs delivered to enterprise organizations and third-party operators, manufacturers, and providers.

Uptime Institute is recognized globally for the creation and administration of the Tier Standards & Certifications for Data Center Design, Construction, and Operational Sustainability along with its Management & Operations reviews, FORCSS™ methodology, and energy efficiency initiatives. Uptime Institute – The Global Data Center Authority®, a division of The 451 Group, has office locations in the U.S., Mexico, Costa Rica, Brazil, U.K., Spain, U.A.E., Russia, Taiwan, Singapore, and Malaysia.

Visit for more information. Uptime Institute Professional Services is growing to meet the demand of the industry and seeks a senior individual to assist in its vigorous global expansion.

Position Description:

Reporting to the Managing Director of the region while performing all consulting & technical responsibilities within the guidelines and standards defined by the Chief Technology Officer, the principal role will be to deliver a variety of consulting & Certification services globally: custom strategic-level engagements (Facilities Management & Operations Advisory) preliminary or initial assessments, Management & Operations Stamp of Approval, and Tier Certification of Operational Sustainability.

The Consultant will assist in developing narrative-based reports, memos, or other deliverables that, in a clear, concise, and accurate fashion, document both shortcomings and solutions to achieving owner’s expected outcomes, meeting with data center teams, as required, to discuss findings and recommendations. Additionally, the Consultant will participate in, or be responsible for, development of IP including publications, concepts, presentations, and/or educational program materials. Presentation of this new and existing IP in Uptime Institute, 451

Requirements and Qualifications:

  • 5 years of experience in developing data center designs in the following areas
    • Engine Generator Systems
    • Uninterruptable Power Supplies
    • Electrical Distribution Systems
    • Chilled Water Cooling Systems
    • Direct Expansion Cooling Systems
    • Diesel Fuel Systems
  • 5 years of Experience in the startup and Commissioning of data center facilities
  • A motivation to learn detailed aspects of data center.
  • Strong understanding of typical data center electrical and mechanical systems.
  • A willingness to learn and apply the Uptime Institute Tier Classification System concepts
  • Acceptance of domestic and international travel requirements
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Fluency in English – written and spoken


  • Familiarity with electronic control systems
  • Experience managing or operating a data center’s facility infrastructure with experience in:
    • Preventive Maintenance Programs
    • Maintenance Management Systems
    • Standard Operating Procedures
    • Methods of Procedures
    • Space, Power, and Cooling Management
    • Diesel Fuel Systems
  • Experience with developing/justifying staffing and budget requirements
  • Familiarity with the training programs required for data center personnel
  • Engineering degree (mechanical, electrical, civil, industrial, facilities)
  • Facility Management degree
  • Post-graduate degree
  • Proven experience in delivering high reliability and high-efficiency solutions

To be considered for this opportunity, please send your CV, salary requirement with “Your Name-Consultant" on the subject line to