Electrical Engineer, Design Change

Electrical Engineer, Design Change
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Meta is seeking a high-performing Electrical Engineer to join the Center of Excellence (CoE) team within the DEC Design pillar. In this role, you will provide electrical engineering subject matter expertise and leadership for Data Center designs and systems with the goal of deploying concepts quickly and at scale in a global environment. This position is full-time. The CoE team is comprised of in-house engineers and architects who focus on streamlining our Data Center design program to enable fast deployment by the site-specific design teams. We also focus on technical evaluation of new data center concepts and technologies as well as staying engaged with emerging industry trends and building codes. Our data centers are the foundation upon which our software operates. Building and operating reliable and efficient data centers is essential to support the growth of Meta. The DEC Design pillar collaborates with all key stake-holders to ensure engineering and design of our data centers incorporate considerations from micro-levels (servers and IT equipment design requirements) to macro-levels (mechanical cooling and power distribution options) to ensure maximum efficiency and reliability of our compute infrastructure. The ideal candidate will have strong independent work skills and a strong background in all aspects of Electrical Engineering for Data Center/Mission Critical environments on a global scale. A thorough understanding of interdependent disciplines, such as mechanical and controls, is strongly desired. This person shall be detail-oriented, possess strong organizational skills, and be a self-starter that can excel with little direction.
Electrical Engineer, Design Change Responsibilities
  • Be the Electrical lead in the technical evaluation of first-of-kind concepts and prototypes for Data Center critical infrastructure systems
  • Lead global change management and standardization of Electrical Engineering related efforts, programmatically
  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders and cross-functional teams to define design criteria and standards at the program level
  • Work with and direct efforts of consulting engineers, including authoring scopes of work, reviewing proposals, and supporting Business Reviews both Quarterly (QBRs) and Annually (ABRs)
  • Review, edit, and contribute to engineering studies (power system studies, PUE studies, redundancy calculations, lighting calculations, load studies, heat loss calculations, etc.)
  • Review, edit, and contribute to design standards, specifications, commissioning scripts, and Facilities Operations’ guides (MOPs, SOPs, EOPs, etc.)
  • Support CoE team management in the development of project briefs, budgets, presentations, and complex business case analyses
  • Travel (approximately 25%) to data center sites, equipment manufacturing plants or Meta offices as necessary for engineering studies, electrical systems audits, startup testing, Factory Witness Testing (FWT), commissioning support, and/or team meetings and working sessions. Some international travel may be required
  • Participate in equipment failure or power outage related incident Root Cause Analysis (RCA)
  • Participate and/or lead supply-chain de-risking initiatives, globally
  • Support unique emergency situations in real-time on an as-needed/as-requested basis
  • Act as discipline Technical Lead, globally, ensuring continuity between distributed Meta engineers within your discipline (sharing lessons learned, leading industry update discussions, preparing training material, etc.)
  • Support onboarding of new people within discipline
  • foster a culture of support and inclusion for new team members
Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering, or related field
  • Professional Engineer (PE) registration, Electrical or related field
  • 10+ years professional experience in Data Center/Mission Critical design, construction, commissioning, retrofitting, operations and maintenance
  • Experience in high voltage (>115kV), medium voltage (35kV, 20kV 12kV) substation design, low voltage (480V/400V) power distribution, and UPS systems
  • Experience in substation design, mission critical power distribution, UPS, PDU, grounding, generator systems and Building Management System (BMS)
  • Experience creating technical standards for use within a portfolio of facilities and design efforts
  • Experience with industry standards, building codes, and safety standards including NFPA, IBC, and IEEE
  • Experience with the building design and construction process, including commissioning
  • Cross-discipline experience in Data Center/Mission Critical facility systems (i.e. Mechanical, Building Management Systems, Fire Alarm/Fire Protection, etc.)
  • Experience with trouble shooting and problem solving
  • Experience with electrical equipment specification and evaluation
  • Experience providing solutions to complex projects under pressure
  • Effective communications skills, fluent in English
  • Experience with AutoCAD and/or Revit, MS office suite, Bluebeam, and SKM software or other power system analytical programs and tools
Preferred Qualifications
  • Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering or related field
  • 12+ years of Data Center/Mission Critical experience
  • Experience with electrical engineering, design, and construction globally, including North America, EMEA and/or APAC
  • Experience with Electrical Power Management Systems (EPMS)/SCADA systems
  • Published research experience
  • Experience with Fire Alarm systems
  • Experience acting as owner or owner’s representative
  • Sustainable design accreditation (LEED certification, or similar)
About Meta
Meta builds technologies that help people connect, find communities, and grow businesses. When Facebook launched in 2004, it changed the way people connect. Apps like Messenger, Instagram and WhatsApp further empowered billions around the world. Now, Meta is moving beyond 2D screens toward immersive experiences like augmented and virtual reality to help build the next evolution in social technology. People who choose to build their careers by building with us at Meta help shape a future that will take us beyond what digital connection makes possible today—beyond the constraints of screens, the limits of distance, and even the rules of physics.
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(Colorado only*) Estimated salary of $204,000/year + bonus + equity + benefits
*Note: Disclosure as required by sb19-085(8-5-20)
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