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Facilities Engineer -Third Shift
VA - Chantilly

Opportunity Snapshot

This position offers you the opportunity to expand your skills and experience in critical infrastructure facilities operations with the largest wholesale data center provider in the world. On a daily basis you will be involved with operations, project management, construction management and more, enjoying the opportunity to gain additional skills and further enhance your resume.  Quick question for you - click here  As you know, critical infrastructure is the wave of the future in facilities management, and as Digital Realty continues to grow, we'll be looking for proven players to move up within our organization.

Digital Realty Trust, Inc. focuses on delivering customer driven data center solutions by providing secure, reliable and cost effective facilities that meet each customer's unique data center needs. Digital Realty's customers include domestic and international companies across multiple industry verticals ranging from information technology and Internet enterprises, to manufacturing and financial services. Digital Realty's 122 properties, excluding three properties held as investments in unconsolidated joint ventures, comprise approximately 22.7 million square feet as of April 26, 2013, including 2.6 million square feet of space held for development. Digital Realty's portfolio is located in 32 markets throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Australia.

Pictured: Digital Realty data centers feature advanced technical systems to support the most demanding operations of our customers.

The Requirements

To be a good fit for this opportunity you will have:
  • Journeyman level experience in mission critical facilities operating / engineering, including experience with mission critical infrastructure (UPS, HVAC, generators, fire/life safety systems).  
  • Expert, hands-on electrical or mechanical skill, and competence in the area of non-expertise (for example, electrical expertise with mechanical competence, or vice-versa).  
  • The ability to:
    • Comprehend, analyze and interpret complex project documents, including AutoCAD, Visio and PDF documents.
    • Manage projects effectively. 
    • Develop installation standards and project tracking / management documents.
    • Respond effectively, verbally and in writing, to sensitive issues, complex inquiries or complaints.
    • Interact effectively with managers, clients, customers and the general public.
  • A high level of commitment to customer service to both co-workers and clients.
Preferred but not required:
  • Electrical, HVAC and / or mechanical licenses.
  • Experience writing technical methods of procedure.
  • Change management experience.
  • Experience with incident reporting.
We are currently hiring for the third shift.  Additionally, shift flexibility will be required.  Training may last three to six months.

The Role

Reporting to the Property Manager / Chief Engineer, you will join the Facilities Engineering team at this site. This role involves making rounds and responding to issues that arise, but also contributing to all aspects of the oversight and monitoring of building operations including adjustments to the HVAC, electrical, BMS, emergency generators and  fire/life safety systems. You'll maintain chilled water, air conditioning, ventilating and other mechanical and electrical equipment. Pivotal to your success will be your ability to troubleshoot and repair equipment and systems independently. Quick question for you - click here

Your specific activities will include:
  • Monitoring and maintaining all building systems and mission critical facilities equipment and other equipment associated with the raised floor environment including mechanical, electrical, emergency generators, fire/life safety systems and associated equipment.
  • Conducting routine, ongoing assessment of the building systems operations.
  • Performing tests and rounds, and analyzing data to assure the proper functioning of equipment.
  • Performing preventive maintenance on all building equipment.
  • Working on building management programs for a mission critical facilities environment.
  • Ensuring efficient operation of all building systems.
  • Assisting, as necessary, with scheduling of preventive maintenance, contracted maintenance and general maintenance with minimum disruption of building services.
  • Coordinating maintenance efforts, as needed, with outside contractors, tenant finish personnel and engineers.
  • Maintaining lighting in all areas of the building.
  • Ensuring compliance with all safety procedures as well as utilization of protective equipment.
  • Maintaining ongoing communication with tenants, owners, property management and vendors.
  • Assisting in updating and / or maintaining as-built drawings.
  • Responding quickly to emergency situations (fire, evacuation, equipment failure etc.) and customer concerns.
  • Assisting with maintaining inventory control programs / purchasing parts and supplies.
  • Ensuring compliance with applicable codes, requisitions, government agencies and DLR directives as relates to building operations.
Note: this description is intended to give you a general overview of the position and is not an exhaustive listing of duties and responsibilities.

Why Digital Realty

Professional development -- your primary focus, of course, will be on the critical infrastructure, but you'll be responsible for the entire site and most likely you'll gain experience in areas that are new to you. In addition, we are committed to helping our people grow professionally, including providing training opportunities.

Career options -- this role can provide you with challenges and fulfillment for years to come. At the same time, if you have the aptitude and ambition, our ongoing growth will create advancement opportunities for strong performers.

Great environment -- at Digital Realty you'll join a great team made up of diverse personalities in an easy-going but results oriented atmosphere. We value transparency and collaboration, and understand the value that each employee brings.

Green standard for sustainability -- we are committed to improving the performance and energy efficiency of our data centers through the creation, adoption and promotion of industry-leading best data center practices (pictured). Not only do we build to LEED and BREEAM certification requirements, but we also are pioneers in thinking about green data centers, including being a contributing member of The Green Grid.

Stable profile -- our financial strength and stability provide our customers with the assurance that Digital Realty will be their data center partner for current data center needs and those in the future. Our investment-grade debt ratings provide us with access to capital to support the growth of our company, provide financing options for our customers, and continually invest in our properties.

Excellent compensation -- in addition to a competitive salary, we offer a comprehensive benefits package.

Keys to Success

It should be clear by now that this is a hands-on role; you'll need much more in your background than experience with rounds and readings. In addition, to be an outstanding Facilities Engineer, you will:
  • Achieve goals independently, but also know when to ask for help.
  • Remain open to learning new things, including the Digital Realty way of doing business.
  • Be willing to dig in to discover the cause of issues, and be creative in solving them.
  • Demonstrate a strong sense of ownership and pride in your work.
  • Bring a commitment to teamwork.

About Digital Realty

Since the Company's initial public offering in November 2004, Digital Realty has been a fast-growing leader in the design, development and operation of data centers worldwide. We focus on delivering customer driven data center solutions by providing secure, reliable and cost effective facilities that meet each customer's unique data center needs. Our customers include leading media, financial services, communications and technology-based businesses. Our portfolio is located in 32 markets around the world and consists of more than 100 properties, totaling over 21 million square feet.

Digital Realty's portfolio is located in more than 30 markets across nine countries throughout North America, Europe, Australia, Singapore and Hong Kong. Our global presence is supported by local experts in the markets we serve. And we stand out in the marketplace by offering innovative solutions driven by customers who see data centers not just as a technical investment, but also as a strategic platform for success.

Digital Realty is a publicly traded company (NYSE: DLR) with investment grade ratings from all three major ratings agencies.
Digital Realty is an equal opportunity employer. EOE/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled
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Are you legally authorized to work permanently in the United States for any employer WITHOUT REQUIRING A VISA TRANSFER or VISA SPONSORSHIP?
Do you currently live within a reasonable and realistic commuting distance from Chantilly, VA?
To your knowledge, do you have any immediate or extended family members currently employed by Digital Realty? If YES, please provide the name of the family member and describe the relationship.
Are you able to work the third shift (Tues-Saturday 10:00PM to 6:30 am) without issue?
Do you have hands on critical Facilities Management/Engineering experience WORKING IN A DATA CENTER, including experience with critical infrastructure (generators, UPS, HVAC)?
Do you have facilities management experience working in a Data Center within the past 3 years?
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Within the last 5 years, what role did the following play in your job:
Writing SOP's or MOP's for automated building controls?
Analyzing and interpreting complex project documents including AutoCAD, Visio and PDF documents.
Developing installation standards and project tracking / management documents.
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Are you a time served Journeyman in either Electrical, Mechanical or HVAC engineering? If so, which?
How many years of hands on critical Facilities Management/Engineering experience WORKING IN A DATA CENTER do you have, including experience with critical infrastructure (generators, UPS, HVAC) ?
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