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Mechanical Engineer/Designer

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Job description Mechanical Engineer/Designer

What exactly does a mechanical engineer/designer do? In short, the mechanical engineer designs, develops and maintains the mechanical systems and/or components according to the required specifications, with a focus on safety, reliability, quality and sustainability. Do you want to work as a mechanical engineer or do you want to hire a mechanical engineer? Then click on one of the buttons above to see the open vacancies or the available candidates. Do you want to know more about what a mechanical engineer does? Then read more about the salary, education level, general skills, main tasks and qualifications of mechanical engineers below.

What does a mechanical engineer earn?

A starting mechanical engineer without experience earns around € 4500 gross per month. This salary can amount to € 8,000 if the mechanical engineer has a senior position.

What training must a mechanical engineer have completed?

A completed HBO/WO education in Mechanical Engineering is often requested. If the applicant has not completed this training but has a lot of experience in similar positions, this is just as valuable.

DCCF skills

The DCCF, or Data Center Competence Framework, is an international technical framework containing guidelines that data center employees must comply with. This ranges from skills and responsibilities to qualifications. In this way, no ambiguities can arise for both the employee and the employer.

Skills Mechanical Engineer

  • Designs the mechanical infrastructure (e.g. cooling and ventilation, water, plumbing, elevators, firefighting, etc.), both on the supply and distribution side.
  • Develops detailed mechanical schematics and specifications with appropriate structural calculations and layouts to meet customer requirements (current and future) in accordance with local architectural and structural codes and industry requirements.
  • Provide technical expertise to train the customer’s Facility Engineer personnel on the safe and optimal operation of the facility.
  • Supports, advises and substantiates the specialist content to contribute to the data center design (architect), operations and data center facilities.


Main tasks

  • Drawing mechanical diagrams (single lines, etc.).
  • Define and execute mechanical design (specifications and calculations).
  • Comparing mechanical data center networks with regulations and standards.
  • Choosing materials and equipment for the mechanical infrastructure.
  • Guiding and preparing the roll-out of new mechanical installations.
  • Advise and support with mechanical changes, adjustments and extensions.
  • Manage failure analysis and testing.
  • Can use best practices and new technologies.



  • Mechanical infrastructure design



  • Mechanical distribution diagram
  • Mechanical distribution specification and calculation



  • Project Management


Qualifications and Competencies

DC competence (From DCCF©)

See the competence framework for clarification .

A.6. Architecture Design – Level 3

A.7. Sustainable Development – Level 3

B.3. Mechanical Engineering – Level 3-4

B.8. Documentation Production – Level 2

KPI area – Efficiency and effectiveness of mechanical design and engineering

EPI-DC Framework© Disciplines

  • Project Management
  • ICT Infrastructure
  • Physical Infrastructure
  • Monitoring/Reporting/Control
  • Sustainability


EPI courses required;

  • CDCP
  • CDCS


Added value;

  • CTDC
Senior datacenter engineer inhuren

'I like working in a
clean technical high
quality environment'

Bart CDCP has been working at DC People since 2017
as Senior Datacenter Engineer

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