The RequirementsTo meet the basic qualification for this position you must have legal authorization to work permanently in the United States for any employer without requiring a visa transfer or visa sponsorship. To be a good fit for the Data Center Facilities Engineer II opportunity, you also should have:
- 3+ years of experience in mission critical facilities operating / engineering, including experience with mission critical infrastructure (e.g. UPS, HVAC, generators, cooling, fire/life safety systems, BMS) required. 5+ years of experience preferred.
- Data center experience strongly preferred. We may also consider other mission-critical facilities (e.g. hospitals, nuclear plants, military, etc.).
- 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 ideal candidate will have both.
- 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.
- Interact effectively with managers, clients, customers and vendors.
- Experience using MS Office applications (Word, Excel)
- Strong technical writing skills, with the ability to effectively write SOPs or MOPs for automated building controls.
- Ability to work independently while also serving as a strong member of the team.
- Professional communication and interpersonal skills to effectively interact with internal and external clients.
- A high level of commitment to customer service to both co-workers and clients.
- Journeyman or military background.
- Electrical, HVAC and/or mechanical licenses.
- Experience writing technical methods of procedure.
- Change management experience.
- Experience with incident reporting.
- Universal CFC certification.
- Maintenance and installation of fire/life safety systems.
- HVAC field service or installation.
- Electrical field service or installation.
The RoleReporting to the Manager – Facility Engineering, you will join a talented and growing team covering several data centers across Digital Realty's expanding Northern Virginia portfolio. You will be assigned to our state-of-the-art "L" building. Pivotal to your success will be your ability to troubleshoot and repair equipment and systems independently. You should enjoy learning and soak up information from peers and leaders, be eager to expand your skills, and willing to step up and take on a variety of duties.
On your assigned shift, you will make rounds and respond to issues that arise, but you also will contribute to all aspects of the oversight and monitoring of building operations, including HVAC, electrical, BMS, emergency generators and fire/life safety systems. You will maintain critical cooling equipment, comfort cooling equipment and other mechanical and electrical equipment.
More specifically, your responsibilities 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 with all building equipment.
- Working with 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 personnel and engineers.
- Maintaining lighting, plumbing and doors 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 company directives as they relate to building operations.
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What's in It for YouProfessional development
Your primary focus, of course, will be on the critical infrastructure, but you'll share responsibility for the entire site and most likely will gain experience in areas that are new to you, including IT. In addition, we are committed to helping our people grow professionally, including providing training opportunities. You'll also won't bounce for building to building at the campus, but will focus on your assigned location, meaning you'll have the opportunity to learn it very well.
While you could be challenged in this role for years to come, if you're driven to further advance your career, success in this position could set you up for a Facilities Engineer III role, and beyond. In time you could work up to Data Center Manager if you have the drive and desire! We more than two million feet of data floor and strong demand and ongoing growth, we anticipate ample opportunity in Ashburn.
In addition to a competitive wage and discretionary bonus potential, we offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes all you'd expect such as insurances, multiple flexible spending accounts, and a 401(k) plan, along with some nice surprises, such as a low employee contribution on health insurance, a generous match for the 401(k), a pet insurance offering and more! We think you'll find our benefits meet and exceed your expectations.
Strong work/life balance
We work hard, but know that overwork leads to burnout and an unhappy, less effective team. While you will flex on occasion to meet demand, you will also enjoy work/life balance and have time in your life for important endeavors outside of work.
We are a collaborative, people-focused company dedicated to quality and continuous improvement. When you become a member of our team, you receive our commitment to your continued development and support.
Growth without limits
We merged with DuPont Fabros Technology (DFT), effective in September, accelerating our commitment to provide the most comprehensive set of data center solutions and expertise in the market. We now are able to support deployments ranging from single-cabinet colocation and interconnection to multi-megawatt to hyperscale. The combined company has an equity market cap of approximately $27 billion, and a total enterprise value of over $35 billion.
Green standard for sustainability
At Digital Realty 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 and experience. We are pioneers in thinking about green data centers, as well as, adopting and building to LEED and BREEAM certification requirements. We are also a Contributing Member of The Green Grid.
Keys to SuccessTo excel in this position, you will grasp the important role played by the equipment and infrastructure in the data center, and the critical role played by the data center in our customers' businesses. Billions and even trillions of dollars are transacted over the networks we support. Downtime of even a few minutes can cost millions. Digital Realty has achieved key metrics in uptime, in no small part because of the dedication and passion of our Facilities Engineers. To be successful on this team, you'll need to see this as much more than a job -- you'll need to see it as a mission.
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. A combination of strong technical and communication skills are a must, as is a good deal of knowledge, instinct and logic around when to escalate and/or reach out for assistance. In addition, to be an outstanding Data Center 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 UsGlobally delivering the Right Workload, in the Right Place, at the Right Value℠.
Digital Realty Trust, Inc. supports the data center and colocation strategies of more than 600 firms across its secure, network-rich portfolio of data centers located throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. Digital Realty's clients include domestic and international companies of all sizes, ranging from financial services, cloud and information technology services, to manufacturing, energy, gaming, life sciences and consumer products.
Digital Realty is uniquely positioned to provide a complete range of data center solutions on a global scale that best fit our customers" needs. We can connect them to the cloud and their critical partners on an open platform that includes 156 data centers in 33 global markets on 4 continents.
Digital Realty is a publicly traded company (NYSE: DLR) with investment grade ratings from all three major ratings agencies.
To provide our customers with the trusted foundation for the digital world
To build a network of connected campuses and internet gateways that become the heart of the internet and cloud, powering growth and prosperity for customers, employees and shareholders.
Guide our decisions and actions every day -- above all else, we value customers, excellence, talent, teamwork and success.
Digital Realty offers a highly competitive compensation package, excellent benefits, and an environment that recognizes and rewards your contributions.
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