AirTrunk is a rapidly growing technology company that exists to reimagine, build and operate data centres to meet the needs of the world’s most influential technology companies today and into the future. Having opened Australia’s first and largest hyperscale data centres in Western Sydney and Melbourne, we set our eyes on rapid expansion across Asia Pacific. Since then, we’ve launched in Singapore, Hong Kong and Sydney North, and commenced development on a Tokyo data centre, set to open soon.


A Snapshot

As the Senior Architect & Master Planner, you will report to the Technical Director and work closely with the rest of the Technology team, making your mark in a number of ways:

  • You are the key individual for the production of site plans for proposed sites, including macro and micro masterplanning
  • You act as the Architect Lead and are responsible for successful collaboration with external architects, civil and structural engineers
  • You act as a connecting bridge between the stakeholder teams within AirTrunk, especially the Technology, Development and Operations teams


Your Day to Day

Master planning

  • Test standardized ‘sweet-spot’ designs in both plan and 3D format to produce speculative decks and initial phases of Design Development DD
  • Assist in the development of Basis-Of-Design BOD documents for projects based on an understanding of AirTrunk requirements and any discernible local conditions provided or understood at the time
  • Initial ability to test the eligibility of proposed sites with a pre-DD understanding of the site constraints
  • Maintain a dialogue about requirements for
    • Operations requirements for NOC / SOC / Staging / Store etc. using the existing Operations Matrix allowing initial planning of required spaces for individual buildings of a certain capacity vs full campus solutions
    • Operations requirements for Facilities Management including schematic diagrams for initial sign-off involving rack delivery / pedestrian and vehicular movement around the site
    • Technology requirements to achieve design sweet-spots with electrical design / infrastructure and overall spatial requirements
    • Technology requirements for sweet-spot design of data halls as well as local code requirements for fire compartments
  • Initial rack layouts for both brownfield and greenfield sites
  • Be present with Developments and Site Selection team at meetings with local authorities to represent the initial interests of the Technology team during the first stages of design


Architecture and Design

  • Assist in maintaining the Architectural, Civil and Structural Principal Project requirements PPR
  • Production of Architectural Briefing Package and then manage the selected architect, civl and structural engineers throughout to completion
  • Production of standardised NOC and SOC layouts as a Basis of Design and then managing any diversions with Operations and Developments
  • Review of tendered designs and finished interior design packages while maintaining consistency across all interior design of both data centres and AirTrunk offices by ensuring compliance to the current interior design guidelines
  • Assist with graphic design for decks as well as producing a consistency ‘Style-Guide’ for all graphics involving Site Plans / Floor plans / Elevations + Sections as well as any in-house renderings


Stakeholder Management

  • During both master planning and site suitability testing, maintain a connection between the stakeholder teams within AirTrunk, especially the Technology, Development and Operations teams
  • Assess important milestones through the project land maintaining a constant dialogue during a project between teams
  • Assess on-going architectural drawings and provide milestone points during the concept and design process to ensure that all teams have had input and discussion during the process



  • Contributing to the on-going technology innovation discussion with a focus on construction and design such as
    • construction techniques
    • materials / cladding
    • passive / environmental innovations
    • data hall constraints – ceiling heights / layouts / sweet-spot designs



  • You have 15+ years of experience in both architecture and design management
  • You speak English and Japanese fluently
  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in architecture or architectural engineering, is a plus
  • You have experience working on innovative design solutions for complex projects, ideally for data centres or mission critical facilities, in Japan
  • You are well versed in MEP design as well as project management
  • You are proficient in Revit
  • You are incredibly flexible and forward-thinking as you have to be ready for a continuous change of directions
  • You excel at communication; you can deliver effective presentations on data centre/mission critical operations to customers, peers and management
  • You have the ability for foster strong relationships with cross-functional teams
  • You are willing to travel to other APAC regions on a regular basis


The AirTrunk Culture

The pace of our industry and the world of data means you’ll feel an electrifying buzz here at AirTrunk.

AirTrunkers are ever-ready, adaptable and intuitive. We’re a company of challengers – constantly seeing every situation, big and small, as an opportunity to reinvent and change the game.

Each and every AirTrunker brings their unique background, experiences and perspective to help us to be a place where the best, or those with the potential to be, come to work and thrive.


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