Data Center Facilities Engineering, Controls Engineer

    • Washington, DC

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Facebook is seeking an experienced Controls Engineer to join our Data Center Facility Operations team. Our data centers serve as the foundation upon which our software operates to meet the demands of our customers. Our controls systems, direct digital controller and programmable logic controller, provides the smarts to efficiently and reliably run our data centers. The candidate will provide site support, where a Facility Operations team operates multiple data centers, for facility retrofits, optimization efforts, escalated technical issues, and new construction 'ready for operations' activities. The ideal candidate shall be able to work both broadly leading critical projects cross-functionally, as well as work independently through deep dives and expert analyses.

  • Serve as the principal liaison for all controls systems related issues, coordinating efforts of external activities necessary to support assigned site operations.
  • Develop and implement engineering standards/best practices.
  • Develop and generate specifications, RFPs, ROMs and SOWs for assigned projects.
  • Serve as the point of escalation for complex control system malfunctions.
  • Coordinating the associated troubleshooting and response.
  • Facilitate change control reviews activities for assigned projects.
  • Perform readiness review of assigned new build projects to inform overall building acceptance.
  • Travel to data center sites in support of pre-engineering, implementation, startup testing, and commissioning of projects at the assigned site.
  • 30% domestic and international travel.
  • 5+ years controls experience in programming development, start-up and commissioning of electrical monitoring systems, central plants, air handling units, evaporative cooling/humidification systems, or other industrial automation systems.
  • Associates in Engineering/Technical studies, Military Technical School, or equivalent working experience.
  • Working knowledge of mechanical, electrical and life safety systems associated with critical environments.
  • Experience auditing blueprints/CAD drawings and controls diagrams.
  • Communication and organizational experience.
  • Bachelor's degree in engineering discipline
  • Experience with software programming languages such as Python, PHP, SQL
  • Experience beyond field technician level such as project management, project engineering, and operations management
  • IT/Networking Certification
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