Manager, Facility Engineering

Employer
Digital Realty
Location
Ashburn, VA
Posted
Jun 20, 2017
Closes
Jun 21, 2017
Function
Engineer, Management
Hours
Full Time
Tracking Code 1180 Job Description POSITION: Manager, Facility EngineeringOpportunity SnapshotThis unique position offers you the opportunity to make an impact on a busy data center - and beyond. You will play a key role aswe continue to evolve processes and procedures; in addition to shaping the Technical Operations department and team, you couldhelp establish the best practices we use across the company. Leading the Engineering team, you will provide technicalmanagement for critical facilities operations. Pivotal to your success will be your ability to manage multiple activities with shifting andcompeting priorities in an environment in which customer expectations are very high. This campus is growing, which will meanopportunities for proven players.The RequirementsTo be a good fit for this opportunity you will have: A bachelor's degree; we also will consider non-degreed candidates with significant relevant experience. Significant experience in raised floor data centers and solid understanding of critical electrical and critical mechanicalsystems. Proven management skills and a track record of success in managing staff in critical facilities environments (ideally in datacenters, but it may also be in other critical operations situations, such as in the military). The ability to:o Manage projects effectively.o Develop installation standards and project tracking / management documents.o Respond effectively, verbally or in writing, to sensitive issues, complex inquiries and complaints.o Make effective presentations and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers and thegeneral public. Knowledge of all applicable laws, rules, codes, regulations and ordinances in performing data / communications andmechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) projects. Experience developing and managing operating and capital budgets.The ability to estimate costs of projects, including:o Tracking costs for projects.o Processing and tracking purchase order requests and invoices.o Developing appropriate RFP processes. Experience with autoCAD and MS Office applications and the ability to comprehend, analyze and interpret complexproject, autoCAD, Visio and PDF documents. An Operating Engineers license (SMA) or equivalent is a plus, preferably electrical and / or mechanical. The ability to be available and contacted during off hours.Just as important as your skills and experience are the following characteristics and competencies: A high level of commitment to customer service toward both co-workers and clients.A demonstrated ability to:o Achieve goals under pressure of time and productivity.o Work well under pressure and bring a proactive approach to unusual occurrences.o Interact effectively with diverse personalities. Excellent problem solving skills, including the ability to:o Analyze and solve problems involving several options and limited information.o Interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form and to work independently. Advanced analytical and quantitative skills. Good organizational skills, attention to detail and openness to new ideas and proceduresThe RoleYou will report to the Real Estate Manager and will provide leadership for the Engineering staff.You'll invest the largest part of your time in managerial activities such as coordinating the Technical Operations staff, meeting withcustomers, processing paperwork, contributing to business cases to support development initiatives, and more. At the same time,you'll also need to remain willing to get "hands on"; when necessary. In addition to daily operations, you'll be involved in a variety of projects, such as ongoing construction.More specifically, you and/or your staff will: Oversee all building systems and critical facilities equipment and other equipment associated with the raised floorenvironment including fire / life safety, plumbing, mechanical, bonding, inner duct, wire ways and electrical systems andequipment. Plan, implement, coordinate and supervise all mechanical / electrical operations, maintenance and energy managementprograms for a critical facilities environment. Maintain cost effective and efficient operation of all building systems. Manage, direct and coordinate the activities of contracted personnel or third parties who are providing services orperforming work at this facility. Oversee scheduling of preventative maintenance, contracted maintenance and general maintenance with minimumdisruption of building services. Coordinate the input and output of the preventative maintenance system and review the status on a monthly basis. Recommend / implement improvements to the preventative maintenance program on an ongoing basis. This will includedevising technical enhancements to improve various aspects of building operations. Maintain lighting in all areas of the building. Understand the engineering design and operation aspect of each building system. Monitor all allocations of building system capabilities to various base building and tenant needs. Act as primary technical resource for building engineers, property management and various DLR groups. Evaluate, assign and monitor the safe work responsibilities and capabilities of employees and contractors; ensureadherence to safety requirements and prescribed procedures. Ensure compliance with all safety procedures as well as utilization of protective equipment. Coordinate maintenance efforts with outside contractors, tenant finish personnel and engineers. Maintain ongoing communication with tenants, owners, property management and vendors. Coordinate development of and / or maintain as-built drawings. Respond quickly to emergency situations (such as fire, evacuation, equipment failures, etc.) and customer concerns. Implement and administer inventory control programs, and purchase parts and supplies. Ensure compliance with applicable codes, requisitions, government agencies and DLR directives as they related tobuilding operations.Note: this description is intended to give you a general overview of the position and is not an exhaustive listing of duties andresponsibilities.Digital Realty: Where the cloud lives and business thrivesWe built the global standard for technical real estate, developing a unique capability to acquire, manage, and scale data centercampuses. Now, Digital Realty is building a unique ecosystem of open solutions that power customer growth through exceptionalservice on a foundation of unrivaled data center expertise. The new Digital Realty combines unparalleled data center services,carrier-dense interconnection, real estate acumen, and financial strength to create unique power of choice and value when andwhere our customers need it.Our MissionTo provide our customers with the trusted foundation for the digital worldOur VisionTo build a network of connected campuses and internet gateways that become the heart of the internet and cloud, powering growthand prosperity for customers, employees and shareholders.Our ValuesGuide our decisions and actions every day-above all else, we value customers, excellence, talent, teamwork and success.About Digital RealtyDigital Realty Trust, Inc. supports the data center and colocation strategies of more than 2,000 firms across its secure, network-richportfolio of data centers located throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. Digital Realty's clients include companies ofall sizes, ranging from financial services, cloud and information technology services, to manufacturing, energy, gaming, life sciencesand consumer products.Digital Realty is a publicly traded company (NYSE: DLR) with investment grade ratings from all three major ratings agencies.Digital Realty offers a highly competitive compensation package, excellent benefits, and an environment that recognizes andrewards your contributions.Digital Realty is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not bediscriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability orprotected veteran status.Please do not forward unsolicited resumes to any employee of Digital Realty and its subsidiaries. Digital Realty is not responsible forany fees related to unsolicited referrals. Job Location Ashburn, Virginia, United States Position Type Full-Time/Regular