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Senior Controls Engineer

 

Senior Controls Engineer

  • JR-118624
  • Manchester
  • Operations
  • Full time
Senior Controls Engineer

Equinix is the world’s digital infrastructure company, operating 200+ data centers across the globe and providing interconnections to all the key clouds and networks. Businesses need one place to simplify and bring together fragmented, complex infrastructure that spans private and public cloud environments. Our global platform allows customers to place infrastructure wherever they need it and connect it to everything they need to succeed.

 

We are a fast-growing global company with 70+ consecutive quarters of growth. Through our innovative portfolio of high-performance products and services, we have created the largest, most active global ecosystem of nearly 10,000 companies, including 1,800+ networks and 2,900+ cloud and IT service providers in over 26 countries spanning five continents.  

 

Joining our operations team means that you will be at the forefront of all we do, maintaining critical facilities infrastructure as part of a close-knit team delivering best in class service to our data center customers. We embrace diversity in thought and contribution and are committed to providing an equitable work environment. that is foundational to our core values as a company and is vital to our success

This position may be located in at any of our EMEA IBX (data center) locations.

Job Description

Effectively interact with and coordinate the efforts of inter-departmental team members, including the in-house corporate operations engineering personnel, the operations engineering staff at all IBX sites, information technology, information security, networking, marketing, outside support vendors and consultants.  Effectively communicate with customers where necessary.


Responsibilities

  • Develop and update design standards for IBX controls systems.
  • Review controls design documents for IBX construction.
  • Review controls submittal documents for IBX construction.
  • Mentor junior engineers.
  • Lead small to medium scale projects.
  • Assist in managing the commissioning process, including test procedures, schedule, coordination and teaming with on-site IBX Ops Engineering personnel. Effectively communicate with major commissioning stakeholders. 
  • Lead internal engineering training and seminars.
  • Provide logic and graphical programming for controls systems. Maintain Equinix control program libraries.  Maintain Eqinix standard graphic object libraries.
  • Troubleshoot all elements of the controls system, including field devices, controllers, network components and software systems.
  • Ensure "as-built" controls documentation is accurate and maintained.
  • Assist on-site IBX engineering personnel in working with local controls vendors.
  • Investigates incidents and provide root cause analysis.
  • Review existing controls systems for single points of failure and provide suggestions for remediation.
  • Use data analysis including machine learning to optimize systems, increase energy efficiency and lower power usage.
  • Assist with development, implementation and troubleshooting of IBX SmartView, Equinix's Data Center Infrastructure Management system (DCIM).
  • Utilize safe working practices at an expert level.  Evaluate and assure the safe working practices of others.  Review and recommend work practice guidelines and policy.
  • Travel, including overseas and other assignments as required.
  • Respond to emergency incidents on an as-needed basis.

Required Skills & Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering preferred.
  • Proven professional experience in control system design, operations, maintenance, and project planning.  Emphasis & special focus on controls.
  • Experience with one or more brands of control systems including: ABB, Siemens, Automated Logic Corporation (ALC), Johnson Controls, Rockwell Controllogix and FactoryTalk, Johnson Controls Metasys, Honeywell, Schneider Electric, Delta Controls, Delta-V, OSIsoft Pi, Quantum, Andover or Aveva (Wonderware).
  • Experience with data collection and conversion software such as Kepware, Matricon, TopView, OSISoft Pi or equivalent.
  • Must be conversant with direct digital control (DDC) systems, Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC), and Distributed Control Systems (DCS) debugging and programming.
  • Able to understand and implement control strategies and architecture using Sequence of Operation and P&ID drawings, SAMA diagrams or equivalent.
  •  Must be able to understand control schemes for troubleshooting and optimizing operations.
  • Personnel shall be able to travel and will be on-call.
  • Must be able to use Microsoft Excel, Bluebeam, and Visio effectively.
  • Familiar with building codes and safety standards including UMC, NFPA, NEC.
  • Excellent communication skills, including the ability to compose technical and position papers for publication internal and external to the company.

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