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Meta Mechanical Engineer, Data Center Design - Equipment Standards in Pierre, South Dakota


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Facebook is seeking a Mechanical Engineer, Data Center Design - Equipment Standards to support equipment standardization within the Data Center Design team. In this role you will provide oversight of large equipment standardization and procurement for multiple data center projects around the world.This role will be with our Data Center Design Global Standards team and will partner with Sourcing Engineering and Equipment Strategy (DES) teams to provide an industry-leading approach to data center equipment standardization and deployment strategies. This role will develop and maintain equipment standards globally as well as manage equipment changes that arise during construction.Our data centers are the foundation upon which our software operates enabling innovation for the company. Building and operating data centers the "right" way from the day they go live is synonymous with ensuring capacity availability and capital conservatism. The data center design team approaches facility design from the chips on the server boards to the facility mechanical and electrical distribution systems which ensure and maximize efficiency of our compute infrastructure. This position is full-time.The ideal candidate will have strong leadership skills, a proven track record in proactive team leadership and a strong background in all aspects of mechanical engineering. A thorough understanding of interdependent disciplines, such as electrical 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.

Required Skills:

  1. Collaborate with the DES and Sourcing teams to ensure OFCI Equipment designs are ready for project deployment

  2. Develop and streamline OFCI workflows within the Data Center Design organization

  3. Evaluate mechanical equipment change requests from stakeholders and approve additions and revisions of mechanical equipment to the Approved Product List (APL)

  4. Provide technical due diligence review and evaluation of Design Change Improvements (DCI) related to OFCI equipment

  5. Reconcile and bring to closure technical differences from site conditions versus Standards submittals

  6. Review and approve Project Bill of Material (BOM) with Sourcing team

  7. Develop strong industry relationships with other data center peers and organizations to maintain current knowledge on industry trends

  8. Assume the role of a “Subject Matter Expert” within Facebook for all Owner-furnished mechanical equipment used in datacenters and provide technical inputs to other cross-functional teams within Facebook as needed

  9. Up to 25% travel domestically and internationally when needed for engineering studies, systems audits, testing, and commissioning

  10. Participate in system failure or related incident Root-Cause-Analysis (RCA)

  11. Respond on an as-needed basis to emergencies

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. BS in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent field experience

  2. Mechanical Professional Engineer registration

  3. Minimum of twelve (12) years of work experience in data center design, construction, operations, maintenance, or R&D - with specific expertise in mechanical equipment

  4. Working knowledge of cooling system design and installation, including evaporative cooling, chilled water, process ventilation, and other cooling technologies

  5. Working knowledge of water distribution system design and installation

  6. Working knowledge of refrigerant-based systems and technology, including operation and code requirements/limitations

  7. Working knowledge of equipment manufacturing standards and design

  8. Experience working with interrelated mission critical building systems, including mechanical, civil, fire protection, automation, structural, and architectural systems

  9. Working knowledge of industry standards, building codes and safety standards including IBC, IMC, ASHRAE, NEC, ANSI, NFPA, UL, AMCA, AHRI, and UFC

  10. Working knowledge of international standards including IEC, CE and EN

  11. Experience providing solutions to complex projects under pressure

  12. Effective communications skills, fluent in English

  13. Familiar with AutoCAD, Revit, MS Office, Visio, SKM, Agile software

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Masters Degree in Mechanical Engineering or related field

  2. Familiar with construction processes, cost estimating processes, and BOM structures

  3. Familiar with global supply chain processes and practices

  4. Equipment-specific certifications

  5. Strong cross-discipline knowledge of complete critical facility systems

  6. PMP Certification

Industry: Internet

Equal Opportunity: Facebook is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, sexual stereotypes, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law. Facebook is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for candidates with disabilities in our recruiting process. If you need any assistance or accommodations due to a disability, please let us know at accommodations-ext@fb.com.