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Capacity Planner

Equinix - Mascot, NSW

Source: uWorkin


Capacity Planner

Who are we?

Equinix is the world’s digital infrastructure company, operating 200+ 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 70+ consecutive quarters of growth. Through our innovative portfolio of high-performance products and services, we have created the largest, most active global ecosystem of nearly 10,000 companies, including 1,800+ networks and 2,900+ cloud and IT service providers in over 26 countries spanning five 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:

A member of the APAC regional Capacity Management team, this person will be responsible for generating capacity proposals and reviewing and processing capacity feasibility requests (CFRs) for IBX’s across multiple countries.


Space Planning & Design
· Creates standard Cage-Cabinet design options, or assists more senior members with complex design options, that respond to customer requirements, Equinix requirements and physical site constraints
· Prepares notional Cage-Cabinet layouts, area calculations and diagrams for each individual standard data center
· Has a focus on space optimization to improve inventory utilization.

Problem Solving
· Solves standard, cross-functional issues that span multiple groups
· Identifies and understands underlying issues
· Understands when and to whom to escalate

Data & Drawing Management
· Works with site operations to address discrepancies with documentation of facility infrastructure and installation of customer cages
· Ensures that AutoCAD drawings and CapLogix correctly represent existing status of the IBX
· Identifies and makes corrections as necessary
· Identifies and leads the investigation of data issues with the support of senior staff
· Produces drawings and space plans for use by Sales, Site Operation and other teams
· Creates spatial layouts of each customer cage which are used by the other capacity teams for their reviews, and by the Sales Engineers and site teams for customer installations
· May require supervision from more senior staff
· Drawing and inventory preparation, which may be reviewed by more senior members. This includes creating a numbering plans for new sites, compiling inventory list, and preparing the drawings files used to track assignments
· Compiles as-built underground utility drawings as required to create a comprehensive record drawing for each site

· Collaborates with various teams to identify any power/cooling issues that affect space capacity
· Answers standard inventory-related questions from cross-functional departments
· Ability to engage and gather input from appropriate stakeholders to reach the right solution for the company and the customer
· Where planning decisions are in dispute between sales and operational needs, the Analyst is expected to escalate to the right level. May require supervision in answering more complex questions

Capacity Feasibility & Optimization
· Works with site engineers to identify power and cooling limitations, discuss potential modifications and develop standard solutions
· Acts as the first point of contact for the CFR process to ensure that space is being assigned maximizes the value of our data centers by optimizing the efficiency of our space. May require supervision for more complex solutions

Skills: (Must Have)

  • 3+ years’ experience in a Data Centre environment
  • Excellent English language communication skills
  • Excellent problem-solving ability
  • Attention to detail.

Skills: (Good to Have)

  • Proficiency in AutoCAD
  • Academic degree / professional certification in a field of Engineering
  • Cultural awareness working with different countries in Asia