Amazon is looking for an energetic, detail-oriented individual to join our Data Center Engineering Operations Team. This committed group works to maintain the critical physical infrastructure that supports Amazon Web Services. Specifically, this team works to ensure that the data center's MEP operates at 100% availability while maintaining first-class customer service to the teams and groups within the data centers.
The Data Center Chief Engineer (CE) is responsible for ensuring that all electrical, mechanical, and fire/life safety equipment within the data center is operating within contract parameters within third party Colocation facilities. Often this will be including risk management and mitigation, corrective and preventative maintenance of critical infrastructure, vendor management and metric reporting.
Management and leadership of DCEO Engineering Team
Establish performance benchmarks, conduct analyses, and prepare reports on all aspects of the critical facility operations and maintenance
Responsible for the on-site management of shift technicians, senior shift technicians, sub-contractors and vendors, ensuring that all work performed is in accordance with established practices and procedures.
Manage relationship with third party Colocation providers and their facility staff
Responsible for the operation of and management of both routine and emergency services on a variety of critical systems such as: switchgear, generators, UPS systems, power distribution equipment, chillers, cooling towers, computer room air handlers, building monitoring systems, etc
Data Center capacity planning and reporting
May assist in the design and build out of new facilities
May assist in projects to increase current Facility efficiency
Work with IT managers and other business leaders to coordinate projects, manage capacity, and optimize plant safety, performance, reliability and efficiency
Deliver quality service and ensure all customer demands are met
Procurement for DCEO related expenditure
Responsible for asset and inventory management
Assist in recruiting efforts
Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or relevant discipline preferred
5+ years of Data Center Engineering Experience
4+ years of Facilities Management Experience
Fundamental knowledge of network design and layout (copper / fibre) as well as low / high voltage (copper/ fiber) cabling, BMS Systems, Monitoring and alarming systems
In depth knowledge of Data Center Facilities such as generators, chillers, cooling towers, air handling units, UPS and DRUPS, electrical sub distribution systems, fire detection and suppression systems, cable reticulation systems
In depth knowledge of Data Center capacity planning and reporting
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Strong leadership and organizational skills
Strong attention to detail
Ability to prioritize in complex environment
Ability to deliver colo facility expansion projects on time and within budget
Work for periods of longer than eight hours in duration where required
Respond to out of hours emergency calls – second level escalation point for Data Center facilities related issues / failures
An excellent understanding of the Electrical systems in critical Data Center operations that include but not limited to utility substation feeds, transformers, switchgear, VFI Class UPS, DRUPS, PDUs, ATS, STS, SLA/VRLA batteries and associated systems, diesel/gas turbine generators and related fuel systems, Surge Suppression, Active Harmonic Filtering, battery monitoring systems, branch circuit monitoring systems, SCADA systems.
An excellent understanding of the Mechanical systems in critical Data Center operations include but not limited to CRAC/CRAHs/AHUs, chillers, cooling towers, storage tanks, chemical system, heat exchangers, piping systems, pumps, valves, duct systems, fans, dampers. An excellent understanding of other facilities systems used in Data Centers and Mission critical facilities, including but not limited to fire detection and suppression systems, plumbing and drainage systems, Building Monitoring Systems, automatic control systems.
An excellent understanding of design, procurement, suitability of application, testing and commissioning.
Certifications/Accreditations that will be viewed positively: PMP; Prince2; ITIL v2/3; BICSI; ASHRAE, CDCP/S/E or equivalent