Commissioning Director

Posted 25 October 2023
Job type Full-Time

Company's Benefits

  • Leadership Development Program

    Leadership Development Program

  • Mentorship Program

    Mentorship Program

  • Paid Parental Leave

    Paid Parental Leave

  • Return to Work Policy

    Return to Work Policy

  • Childcare Facilities

    Childcare Facilities

  • Flexible Working Arrangements

    Flexible Working Arrangements

  • Breastfeeding Rooms

    Breastfeeding Rooms

  • Sponsorship Program

    Sponsorship Program

  • Coaching Program

    Coaching Program

  • Raise Numbers Of Women In Leadership

    Raise Numbers Of Women In Leadership

  • Internal Women's Networking Group

    Internal Women's Networking Group

  • Equal Pay Initiatives

    Equal Pay Initiatives

Job Description

Commissioning Director

Equinix is the world’s digital infrastructure company, operating 240+ data centers across the globe and providing interconnections to all the key clouds and networks. Businesses need one place to simplify and bring together fragmented, complex infrastructure that spans private and public cloud environments. Our global platform allows customers to place infrastructure wherever they need it and connect it to everything they need to succeed.

We are a fast-growing global company with 20 years of continuous growth. Through our innovative portfolio of high-performance products and services, we have created the largest, most active global ecosystem of 10,000+ companies, including 2,100 networks and 3,000+ cloud and IT service providers in 32 countries spanning six continents.  

Joining our operations team means that you will be at the forefront of all we do, maintaining critical facilities infrastructure as part of a close-knit team delivering best-in-class service to our data center customers. We embrace diversity in thought and contribution and are committed to providing an equitable work environment. that is foundational to our core values as a company and is vital to our success.

Job Summary

Responsible for the planning and coordinating of the commissioning for large-scale greenfield data centres and retrofit live data centres.


Project Management

  • Creates and implements multi-facility, standards-based commissioning plans and schedules

  • Provides input and suggestions on new and existing Critical Environment Programs

  • Communicates effectively with both business operations and construction managers

  • Responsible for regional, short- to medium-term pipeline management to inform resource planning

  • Liaises with internal construction managers and external general contractors on the planning and execution of all commissioning activities

  • Maintains commissioning logs, equipment checklist, and other tools to track commissioning projects

  • Responsible to the construction project manager for input into the project budget for all commissioning activities

  • Develops electrical and mechanical Functional Performance Test procedures and Factory Acceptance Test Procedures

Customer Interface

  • Issues customer-facing reports

  • Interacts with and presents to key customers on progress against commissioning plans and achievement of Ready for Sales (RFS) dates

  • Acts as point of contact for customer escalations throughout the commissioning process

Process Management

  • Follows all commissioning processes and escalates any potential improvements to senior management

  • Develops standardized schedules and commissioning scopes based on specific customer contract requirements


  • Responsible for all internal and external progress reporting for all projects during the commissioning phase, in coordination with construction project manager

  • Prepares commissioning test procedures and reports

  • Writes comprehensive reports that include recommendations for optimizing building operations, functional checklists, list of deficiencies, equipment operation and maintenance manuals

  • Responsible for collating historical data regarding specific equipment start-up and testing challenges and reporting back to all Owner Furnished Contractor Installed (OFCI) equipment vendors

  • Provides input into data analytics/metrics reporting

Vendor Management

  • Undertakes quarterly business reviews with vendors to review performance and ways to improve interaction

  • Responsible for production of project-specific commissioning RFPs and responding to bid clarifications

  • Responsible for levelling and recommending commissioning consultant award

  • Leads and manages external resources

  • Schedules and directs periodic commissioning meetings

  • Determines vendor KPIs and conducts lessons learned reviews


  • 7+ years of data centre commissioning experience preferred

  • 3+ years leadership experience in a mission-critical environment preferred

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering / Mechanical Engineering preferred

Equinix is committed to ensuring that our employment process is open to all individuals, including those with a disability. If you are a qualified candidate and need assistance or an accommodation, please let us know.

Equinix is an Equal Employment Opportunity and, in the U.S., an Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to unlawful consideration of race, color, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, place of birth, citizenship, sex, pregnancy / childbirth or related medical conditions, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or domestic partnership status, age, veteran or military status, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, political / organizational affiliation, status as a victim or family member of a victim of crime or abuse, or any other status protected by applicable law.