Electrical Design Engineer, Data Centers

(Menlo Park, CA)

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Facebook is seeking an Electrical Engineer experienced in the design and operations of Critical Facilities to become part of our data center engineering team. Our data centers are the foundation upon which our software operates with efficient ease. Building and operating data centers the "right" way from the day they go live is synonymous with ensuring capacity availability and capital conservatism. The data center design engineering team approaches facility design from the chips on the server boards to the facility mechanical and electrical distribution systems which ensure and maximize efficiency of our compute infrastructure. This position is full-time and located in our Menlo Park office.


  • Collaborate with internal stake-holders to define project design criteria and develop Basis of Design
  • Technical leader managing the consultants to implement the project through schematic design, design development, to construction documents
  • Technical leader managing the design build contractor to ensure the project meets the business and technical needs defined in the BOD
  • Provide construction administrative support to the project manager during construction. Task include but not limited to, responding to RFI's, issuance of technical bulletins, review submittals and shop-drawings, conducting source inspections at vendor factories and participating in the data center construction commissioning process
  • Provide and analyze energy efficient solutions to minimize power losses
  • Review and develop detailed scripts for change management request (CMR) activities
  • Travel to data center sites for engineering studies, electrical systems audits, startup testing, and full commissioning, as required
  • Provide electrical mission critical system review services to local data center operations teams
  • Participate in equipment failure or power outage related incident Root-Cause-Analysis (RCA)
  • Provide instructions to design consultants, installation contractors and validate quality of installed works
  • Respond on an as-needed basis to emergencies

Minimum Qualifications

  • BS in Electrical Engineering
  • Minimum of five (5) years professional experience in building design and construction
  • Knowledge of high voltage (115kV, 12kV) substation design and mission critical power distribution systems (data center topologies, PLC based transfer controllers, generators, UPS, PDU, and Building Management System)
  • Knowledge of industry standards, building codes and safety standards including NFPA, UFC and UBC
  • Experience with the construction and cost estimating process
  • Cross-discipline knowledge of complete critical facility systems
  • Trouble shooting and analytical skills
  • Ability to provide solutions to projects under pressure
  • Experience with AutoCAD, Visio, Bluebeam and SKM software

Preferred Qualifications

  • Electrical Professional Engineer registration
  • Data center or mission critical design, construction and operations

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