Data Center Facilities Engineering, Controls Engineer

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Meta is seeking a Controls Engineer to become part of our Data Center Facilities Engineering team. Our data centers are the foundation upon which our rapidly growing infrastructure efficiently operates and our innovative services are delivered. The Facilities Engineering team delivers proactive and responsive full-life-cycle engineering expertise to the teams who operate and support our expanding global fleet of data centers. Controls Engineers are involved in all aspects of data center operations, essential to ensuring effective sequenced system operations, monitoring feedback, and analysis. They provide direct support to our field teams for new construction, site specific projects, and global level programmatic efforts. The establishment of new regions in the US, Europe, and Asia are important next steps in the evolution of Meta's infrastructure expansion.
Data Center Facilities Engineering, Controls Engineer Responsibilities
  • Lead technically complex controls engineering projects for the facilities infrastructure operations team. This includes working cross functionally with other technical organizations including design teams, construction, field operations, vendors and R&D.
  • Engineering point of escalation for technically complex controls system issues that occur in our data centers.
  • Troubleshoot and engineer enhancements and corrective actions for designs and implementation processes/methods.
  • Conduct detailed analyses and audits of controls system utilization.
  • Develop effective measurements and reports from Building Management System (BMS) and other monitoring systems to optimize performance and reliability.
  • Evaluate systems to perform effective and efficient load management and capacity planning. Monitor, trend, and develop engineering metrics and statistical data for strategic planning.
  • Review new and retrofit controls designs, commissioning plans, and critical operational procedures.
  • Review controls "as-built" technical documentation and verify accuracy. Investigate actual site conditions and update records.
  • Develop and generate specifications, RFPs, ROMs and SOWs for projects.
  • Evaluate facility processes and industry best practices to drive efficiencies and effectiveness.
  • Routinely report and present to peers, partners and leadership.
  • Up to 30% travel to data center and vendor sites for engineering studies, on-site technical support, controls systems audits, startup testing, and full commissioning.
Minimum Qualifications
  • 4+ years professional experience in data center engineering, mission critical design, construction, operations, maintenance or related industry.
  • BS degree in Controls, Mechanical, or Electrical Engineering, or related field.
  • In lieu of a Bachelor's Degree, either 10+ years of professional experience or an Associates degree in Engineering (or related Technical School certification) plus 6+ years professional experience will be considered.
  • Troubleshooting and analytical experience.
  • Experience clearly communicating technical issues.
  • Presentation, project management, and reporting skills.
  • Experience with computer based mathematical analysis and data analysis.
  • Experience driving complex projects under pressure.
  • Experience working independently and as a member of a cross functional team.
  • Applied controls experience in programming development, start-up, and commissioning of electrical monitoring systems, central plants, air handling units, and evaporative cooling/humidification systems.
  • Working knowledge of mechanical, electrical and life safety systems associated with critical environments.
  • Experience understanding and auditing blueprints/CAD drawings and controls diagrams.
  • Knowledge navigating Building Management System programs.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Professional experience in data center engineering, mission critical design, construction, operations, maintenance or related industry
  • Cross-discipline knowledge of multiple critical facility systems
  • Familiarity with industry software tools
  • Organizational skills and experience beyond the field technician level in activities such as project management, project engineering, and operations management
  • Experience with software programming languages such as Python, PHP, SQL
  • Experience beyond field technician level such as project management, project engineering, and operations management
  • IT/Networking Certification
  • Professional Engineer (PE) registration or local equivalent
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 $140,000/year + bonus + equity + benefits
*Note: Disclosure as required by sb19-085(8-5-20)
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