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Director, Connectivity Engineering

Company: Digital Realty
Location: Dallas
Posted on: October 19, 2020

Job Description:

Director, Connectivity Engineering


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Responsible for overall Design of POP/MMR rooms, OSP duct banks and ISP designs. Working in conjunction with Design and Construction teams and outside A&E consultants on all projects globally.


  • Work directly with design and construction during early design phase to determine future state of property/project (scale or colocation).
  • Working with A&E once developed design document have been completed to finalize the OSP duct bank and ISP designs.
  • Design of the POP/POE rooms and any other Telecom related items related to the OSP/ISP or POP/POEs at this time.
  • Provide complete design to A&C for inclusion in the project construction drawing set
  • Direct coordination with all trades on site regarding utilities below ground (OSP) and overhead in corridors (ISP) in keeping with local code and our industry standards.
  • create and submit the Build Out Package (BOP) for the POP/POE rooms.
  • During construction manage the OSP/POP/ISP builds (Fit outs) from a technical standpoint.
  • Review Submittals and RFIs to provide answers and solutions to any construction related items to the OSP/ISP or POP
  • Attend weekly GC construction calls
  • Provide Telecom or technical support during duration of project
  • Interact with any carrier or customer installing fiber on campus (OSP only) for DAY ONE requirements. Coordinate with GC and or DLR local property team
  • Provide SE team any documentation or drawing needed for customer OSP builds.
  • Provide carriers (or DLR carrier acct mgrs.) documentation or drawings needed for their OSP builds onto our campus(es) as well as into any POP or POE.
  • Make site visits to verify the builds are following the designs provided and provide a punch-list of comments and issues seen or foresee.
  • Do walk through with the GC and his contractor(s) and either sign off on the builds or provide a punch-list on final items needed correcting.

    Responsibilities per product/solution:

    POP Rooms

    • Verify install is per the design/drawings provided & the DEG (elevations and equipment footprint location)
    • Verify all parts and materials are per specification.
    • Verify all conduit routing from the OSP & ISP are built according to DLR spec while adhering to code/regulation of that country/region
    • Verify the Network BMS & Security (NBS) cable plant are installed per those teams' requirements in adherence to the POP room install specs.
    • Create the final as-builts of the POP rooms
    • Document changes as per field conditions, other trades scopes and construction issues in all the drawings and documentation provided to the internal teams.
    • Document regional differences or changes in materials and or equipment (electrical and mechanical) for future installs, adds or changes in those POPs

      Outside Plant (OSP) Duct Bank System

      • Verify install is per the design/drawings provided & the DEG
      • Physical inspection of all the manholes and verify conduit entries with the butterflies that are provided by the GC
      • Verify the conduit labeling
      • Verify subduct (maxcell is properly placed and labeled within conduits)
      • Verify MH labeling and proper MH security locking mechanisms are installed
      • Create the final as-builts of the OSP DB. This includes all the conduit administration (labeling).

        Inside Plant (ISP) POPs to Data Halls (DHs)

        • Verify install per the design drawings provided & the DEG.
        • Verify locations of where these conduits enter and land in the DHs
        • Create the final as-builts of the ISP.

          Structure Cabling (OSP & ISP Fiber Builds)

          • During the early stages of construction, design the "ecosystem" Aka Connected Campus fiber build out
          • Create a SOW/RFP for pricing.
          • Create scope, bill of materials, design drawings needed (routes, A & Z locations), rack elevations and testing requirements.
          • Manage build/install with install contractor while coordinating with construction GC for the overall construction build.
          • Create As-builts for fiber pathway, A & Z locations and rack elevations.
          • Turn over deliverables to colo or DCMs for inventory management.

            Note: this description is intended to give you a general overview of the position and is not an exhaustive listing of duties and responsibilities.

            Digital Realty: Where the cloud lives and business thrives

            We built the global standard for technical real estate, developing a unique capability to acquire, manage, and scale data center campuses. Now, Digital Realty is building a unique ecosystem of open solutions that power customer growth through exceptional service on a foundation of unrivaled data center expertise. The new Digital Realty combines unparalleled data center services, carrier-dense interconnection, real estate acumen, and financial strength to create unique power of choice and value when and where our customers need it.

            Our Mission

            To provide our customers with the trusted foundation for the digital world.

            Our Vision

            To build a network of connected campuses and internet gateways that become the heart of the internet and cloud, powering growth and prosperity for customers, employees and shareholders.

            Our Values

            Guide our decisions and actions every day-above all else, we value customers, excellence, talent, teamwork and success.

            About Digital Realty

            Digital Realty Trust, Inc. supports the data center and colocation strategies of more than 2,000 firms across its secure, network-rich portfolio of data centers located throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. Digital Realty's clients include companies of all sizes, ranging from financial services, cloud and information technology services, to manufacturing, energy, gaming, life sciences and consumer products.

            Digital Realty is a publicly traded company (NYSE: DLR) with investment grade ratings from all three major ratings agencies.

            Digital Realty offers a highly competitive compensation package, excellent benefits, and an environment that recognizes and rewards your contributions.

            Digital Realty is an equal opportunity employer, EOE/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled.

            Please do not forward unsolicited resumes to any employee of Digital Realty and its subsidiaries. Digital Realty is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited referrals.

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