Chief Engineer

Description

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 withing 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.

Responsibilities:

  1. Management and leadership of DCEO Engineering Team

  2. Establish performance benchmarks, conduct analyses, and prepare reports on all aspects of the critical facility operations and maintenance

  3. 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.

  4. Manage relationship with third party Colocation providers and their facility staff

  5. 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

  6. Data Center capacity planning and reporting

  7. May assist in the design and build out of new facilities

  8. May assist in projects to increase current Facility efficiency

  9. Work with IT managers and other business leaders to coordinate projects, manage capacity, and optimize plant safety, performance, reliability and efficiency

  10. Deliver quality service and ensure all customer demands are met

  11. Procurement for DCEO related expenditure

  12. Responsible for asset and inventory management

  13. Assist in recruiting efforts

Basic Qualifications

  • 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, fast-paced 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

Preferred Qualifications

  • 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, fast-paced 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

Amazon is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation.


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