Architect, Data Center Design (Retrofits)

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Dublin, Ireland
Meta is seeking an Architect experienced in the design and planning of mission-critical facilities to become part of our Data Center Design Retrofits Team. The successful Candidate will possess strong knowledge in Architectural, Civil, Structural and Landscape design (CSLA), site planning, cooling and electrical systems and project delivery processes needed to support our growing fleet of Data Centres. The Meta Data Centre Design Retrofits team leads the design execution process of our EMEA-regional Data Centre Retrofit Projects, taking a project from Site Schematic stage through full Design to Tender & Construction Documentation stages, through to Site Execution, partnering with our Infra Construction Management Team. This role will join a team focused on implementing the technical scope for our data center retrofit design and construction projects. This position is full-time and located in our Dublin, Ireland office.
Architect, Data Center Design (Retrofits) Responsibilities
  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders to define project design criteria and develop Basis of Design
  • Technical leader managing the Consultants to implement the project through Design stages to Construction documents to project Handover
  • Provide design support to the project Construction Manager during construction. Tasks include but not limited to, responding to RFI’s, issuance of Technical Bulletins, review Submittals and shop-drawings and conducting source inspections at Vendor factories
  • Provide review services to local Data Centre Operations teams
  • Travel to Data Centre sites for project review and site walks as required
  • Review and update Data Centre "as-built" documentation as re-configurations occur
  • Respond on an as-needed basis to emergencies
  • Approximately 25% travel to both domestic and international project locations
Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor of Architecture or Architectural Science (B.Arch or Dip Arch, B Arch Sc) (or B.Eng in related Civil/ Structural Engineering Disciplines)
  • Registered Architect (RIAI, RIBA (or MIEI) or equivalent) is beneficial
  • Experience as an Owner’s Representative is a plus
  • Minimum of 10+ years of professional architectural experience
  • Minimum of three (3) years experience in mission-critical facility design, construction. Operations and maintenance is a plus
  • Must hold good working knowledge of mission-critical power distribution, mechanical systems and data systems
  • Should possess knowledge of industry standards, building codes and safety standards
  • Must have strong cross-discipline knowledge of complete critical facility systems
  • Strong trouble-shooting and analytical skills
  • Ability to provide solutions to complex projects under pressure
  • Must have effective written and verbal communications skills
  • Must be familiar with AutoCAD, Visio, and BIM360 software
  • Experience with overseas projects is a plus
  • Experience with retrofits in operational facilities
Preferred Qualifications
  • Owner’s representative experience
  • BTO or Colocation experience
  • PMP certification
  • LEED accreditation
About Meta
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