Implementation Engineering Manager/DC Operations/
Osaka or Tokyo


Coordinates the deployment, installation and test and commissioning (T&C) of equipment or infrastructure within a datacenter or property necessary for operations or to support the tenant’s installation obligations pursuant to a lease or license agreement. This position will lead and organize deployment, installation and T&C activities for multiple customers within a single building or group of buildings and in cooperation with Design and Construction, DC Management, Sales and Customer Success.



  • Academic background: Bachelor’s degree (BE/BS) in Electrical/Mechanical Engineering or similar Tech College degree/diploma
  • Preferably 5 years or more of work experience in Data Center or related industry related experience
  • Business level of English and Japanese communication skills – especially requires excellent verbal and written communications in both languages
  • Able to comprehend, analyze, and interpret complex engineering documents.
  • Able to manage engineering project effectively.
  • Able to develop installation standards and project tracking/management documents.
  • Basic working knowledge of mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems supporting a critical DC environment.
  • Able to effectively respond, verbally or written, to sensitive issues, complex enquiries or complaints from the customers.
  • Able to make effective presentations and respond to questions from groups of internal managers, clients, customers and the general public.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Able to track costs for all projects, using purchase orders and other tracking methods.
  • Able to analyze and solve problems involving several options with limited information.
  • Able to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form and to work independently.
  • Strong organizational skills, attention to detail and openness to new ideas and procedures.
  • Demonstrate ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, mission critical facilities environment.




  • Manage the installation of equipment or infrastructure such as cabinets, racks, power/telecommunication cables, cable trays, ladder rack, power circuits, grounding and other telecom and datacenter related equipment to support Landlord’s installation obligations, datacenter and portfolio operations.
  • Provide expertise and oversight on all tenant fit-out construction projects for start-up and commissioning.
  • Ensure quality standards and client expectations are met per DLR standards and per lease or license obligations.
  • Produce customer work orders associated with customer deployments and installation costs.
  • Ensure that customer installation costs are kept within the projected budgets.
  • Organize and work with external suppliers to maintain necessary equipment stock levels needed to support customer installations.
  • Utilize the Company’s ticketing system, as necessary, to ensure that tickets are being dealt with in a timely and professional fashion and that the various departments are addressing tickets assigned to them.
  • Ensure Health & Safety requirements are met in the DLR area of responsibility.
  • Contribute to the disaster recovery and contingency planning efforts.
  • Technical Support for Data Center Managers’ operations for repair, major retrofit, engineering assessment, long-term capital planning, electricity forecast, MOP/SOP/EOP review, etc.



  • Understand all leases associated with datacenter and property and escalate engineering non-compliance with lease terms to correct departments.
  • Work with Operations team to resolve any customer concerns related to the leases or service level obligations (SLAs).
  • Monitor and solve customer service problems with the support of the operations team.



  • Participate in the annual budget, quarterly reforecast and monthly variance reporting process by identifying and explaining budget requirements and variances for construction projects.
  • Review invoices for work initiated or managed.
  • Recommend cost and efficiency improvements.



  • Manage, direct and coordinate the activities of internal or contracted personnel or third parties who are providing services or performing work for the deployment projects or the property.
  • Evaluate, assign and monitor the safe work responsibilities and capabilities of employees and contractors; ensure adherence to safety requirements and prescribed procedures.
  • Qualify vendors and implement the company’s procurement procedures including tendering projects, using RFPs, purchase orders and cost tracking templates.
  • Obtain and negotiate pricing for services in conjunction with the Operations team.
  • Track vendor performance against contracts and SLAs.
  • Track vendors’ documents: Insurance, NDA, Screening, Schedule, Quotation, Invoice. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


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