Data Center Site Selection Project Coordinator
(Menlo Park, CA)
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Facebook designs, builds, leases and operates the most innovative and efficient data centers in the world. Locating, developing and managing this data center infrastructure the "right" way is synonymous with ensuring high uptime, capacity availability, flexibility and capital and operational cost efficiency. Facebook is seeking an organized, efficient and energetic project coordinator to join the Data Center Site Selection team and help the Site Selection Team manage its rapidly scaling portfolio of leased and owned data center projects. A strong Data Center Project Coordinator candidate has a keen ability to think both tactically and analytically, and to develop and implement scalable solutions that optimize existing process and create meaningful new process where needed. The Data Center Project Coordinator is proactive, results driven and detail-oriented. An ability to communicate effectively, form partnerships and drive processes (both internal and external) is a requirement for this position. This position is full-time and located in our Menlo Park office.
- Support the Site Selection Manager and Project Manager in key operational aspects of the site selection process including project setup, site access and due diligence, data management, project research, and schedule and transition support.
- Own project controls data gathering and reporting to internal teams including data management around vendor on-boarding, purchase order support and troubleshooting, project entity formation and budget and accounting forecasting and coordination.
- Support the Site Selection team in creating scalable processes, relieving pain points in existing operational processes, and tracking progress towards on-time delivery of projects by developing new tooling and finding broader utility in existing tooling.
- Support the preparation of project recommendation materials for presentation to senior management for approval.
- Support due diligence and site selection efforts by researching, compiling and analyzing land use, entitlements, and permitting data on prospective sites, and gathering other ad hoc data as needed to support site decision process.
- Own the major project intake and handoff checklists and associated materials to ensure a smooth transition to other project partners.
- Support the entitlements process to ensure accurate and timely submission and execution of the necessary site entitlements and permits to meet project timelines.
- Bachelor's degree in a business or technical discipline
- 2+ years of project coordination and/or contracts management experience on large-scale complex projects
- Ability to manage multiple projects and coordinate with internal staff and external consultants, vendors and other stakeholders
- Research and data analysis skills
- Experience with process improvement and project management at scale
- Ability to travel domestically and internationally as needed (10% of time)
- Must be familiar with Excel, project management software, and Powerpoint and/or Keynote
- Experience in data center infrastructure
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