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Chief Engineer – Atlanta Data Center (729)

Posted on April 16, 2019

Department: Engineering
City/State: Atlanta, GA
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Position Description:

Site Specific Information/Responsibilities

Responsible for the administrative and operational management for multi-shift engineering operations of a 1.2 million square foot facility including critical data center environments, IDF/MDF functions also to include Class A building operations and structure.

Position Purpose

Influence effective daily leadership and administration of the engineering team with the objectives of safely, efficiently, and effectively operating machinery and systems in a cost-effective manner. The Chief Engineer must ensure the highest level of professionalism, while meeting the client’s needs, and a commitment to achieving the goal of 100% uptime throughout the engineering team. Responsible for protecting and improving the value of the client’s assets and ensuring that building engineering systems continue to perform their intended function at the highest efficiencies.


Oversee the maintenance and continuous operation of all building systems including: fire/life safety, mechanical (HVAC, plumbing, BAS controls) electrical (lighting, UPS, PDU, generators, primary switch gear), cabling (data and voice, broad band), lighting and temperature controls systems, critical environments, light construction (painting, doors, re-lamps, locks), digital systems (fire alarm, duress, card access, CCTV), and Audio/Visual services. Utilize staff and contracting with outside vendors as necessary.

Supervise and manage engineers and maintenance staff including hiring, training and personal development

Identify the maintenance objectives of the facility and incorporate those objectives into a documented plan that includes preventive, predictive and reactive maintenance procedures.

Identify safety hazards within the building and incorporate the remediation of such hazards to ensure that the building’s staff and occupants work in a safe environment. Implement, administer, and manage safety training program.

Ensure that compliance of all regulatory laws and guidelines are met as they relate to the operation of the building’s infrastructure. Responsible for alerting management of building discrepancies.

Assist in the development of a Capital plan which would include planning for infra-structure upgrades, equipment replacements and building modifications to ensure the building’s future capabilities are maintained.

Ensure that major projects performed at the building are properly planned, executed and closed out in accordance with standard industry practices.

Maintain all infrastructure and compliance documentation for the building including up-to-date building drawings and single-lines as well as documentation mandated for the purpose of maintaining regulatory compliance with Federal, State or Local law.

Oversee the activities of contractors working within the building either as representatives of the building itself or tenants operating within the buildings.

Maintain records of buildings rounds and readings, all engineering logs and engineering data sheets.

Responsible for advance training and notification to all contractors so that they are informed and knowledgeable with respects to the building’s critical functions and the work they are to perform, including an incident contact response list.

Understand and comply with emergency escalation procedures.

Ensure that the MOP’s (Method of Procedures) is a well-understood process among the building staff, engineers, tenants and contractors who perform work on the building’s critical infrastructure.

Attend Data Center Meetings to discuss on-going and projected critical work projects and discussions.

Ensure strict adherence to the Client’s Critical Awareness Process, Technical Bulletins, established engineering guidelines, processes, and procedures.

Performs additional job duties as requested.

Job Requirements

Must have hands-on experience in a data center/critical facility, including UPS Systems, emergency generators, and switch-gear

High School diploma or GED equivalent

10+ years related work experience, including supervisory experience

Operating Engineers license (SMA) or equivalent

Certification as a Universal Technician for CFC’s

Working knowledge of computer applications including Word, Excel, and CADD.

Demonstrated verbal/written communication skills.

Proven record of excellent internal and external customer service.

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