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Senior Mechanical Engineer

 

Senior Mechanical Engineer

  • JR-132767
  • Sofia
  • Milan
  • Barka
  • Portugal
  • Madrid
  • Istanbul
  • Dubai

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  • Operations
  • Full time
Senior Mechanical Engineer

Equinix is the world’s digital infrastructure company, operating 245+ 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+ quarters of growth. Through our innovative portfolio of high-performance products and services, we have created the largest, most active global ecosystem of 10,000+ companies, including 2,000+ networks and 3,000 cloud and IT service providers in 32 countries spanning six 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.

Job Summary

Performs the planning, system design, system implementation, system maintenance and support. Lead small to medium scale Sustainability projects and the roll out of engineering initiatives. Assists with development and implementation of engineering design standards, policies and procedures. Effectively interacts with other internal and external teams, including the design engineering, site engineering, construction management and regional operations teams, onsite support vendors and consultants on projects, policies and procedures. Plans and directs day to day operations and strategic direction of delivery of either a project or delivery of operations for an data centre facility.


Responsibilities
Project Management

  • Leads, manages and executes Sustainability projects or other design and engineering initiatives

  • Provides guidance and project leadership in ensuring project or other design and engineering initiatives are meeting or exceeding company expectations


System Operation and Work Practices (incl Capacity Planning)

  • Interacts with other engineering, design and construction disciplines

  • Works with the capacity and site engineering teams to resolve power and/or cooling limitations and optimize resource utilization

  • Liaise with the Artificial Intelligence developing team, to coordinate pilot projects and optimization exercises using DCIM data to improve Energy Efficiency

  • Engage with Global Design & Construction team to review cooling designs for new data centres. Support for the configuration of Mechanical Equipment/Systems, and subsequent adjustments as IT load increases

  • Raise awareness of local operations teams on good energy efficiency practices in cooling, following the guidelines of the Centre of Excellence

  • Lead air flow management & cooling optimization, detecting & implementing improvements

  • Responsible for Sustainability KPIs monitoring and improvement

  • Prepare feasibility studies for projects (e.g.: reconfiguration of the Mechanical Equipment/Systems settings)

Leadership and Communications (incl Vendor Mgmt)

  • Contributes to mentoring junior team members

  • Directs all internal and external project team members

  • Directs external vendors per project or initiative such as General Contractors, A&E design teams, commissioning agents, equipment suppliers, etc


Support, Recommendations and Problem Solving

  • Consistently solves complex, cross-functional issues requiring independent action and a high degree of initiative to resolve

  • Makes recommendations for system level enhancements to eliminate potential problems

  • Tests suitability of components or action plans for deployments

  • Provides support to local Ops Engineering teams to manage and optimize air flow and Mechanical Equipment/Systems settings

Training

  • Contributes to identifying and developing training programs

  • Acquires knowledge by expanding experience with systems, vendor training, participation in industry groups or meetings and shadowing others

  • Is SME with many systems and trains others inside and outside of the group in cooling optimization & operation


Technical Expertise

  • Has an expert level system knowledge

  • Is a subject matter expert to others in and outside of the group

  • Extensive knowledge of multiple facets of the relevant engineering discipline

  • Leads internal and/or external engineering or construction related seminars/conferences


Qualifications

Leadership characteristics of the role

  • Was exposed to matrix type of organization, global environments

  • Demonstrates and instills the Equinix culture and values

  • Organized and capable of working on independently with good communication and co-operation skills, open and sharing, to deal with country-based staff and internal customers

  • Team working skills with the ability to work in an international environment

  • Self-contained and proactive - Solution and delivery oriented

  • Demonstrates influencing skills to achieve solutions and dealing with challenging stakeholder situations

Knowledge and Experience

  • Degree in Electrical/Mechanical Engineering, or relevant discipline with 5+ experience within HVAC system from data centre/ critical environment industry

  • Strong technical background. Mechanical Engineering

  • Have experience in working with a wide range of stakeholders, both internally and externally

  • Expert operating knowledge of engineering systems to include advanced diagnostics and repairs

  • Ability to apply knowledge of Equinix processes and procedures and industry standards to resolve non-routine issues

  • Utilizes safe working practices at an EXPERT level (e.g., can apply procedure for lockout/tag out, can explain MSDS, etc.). Evaluates and assures the safe working practices of others

  • Familiar with BMS, being able to analyze and review control strategies for Mechanical Equipment/Systems

Skills and Attributes

  • Self-disciplined with good time management and planning skills

  • Delivering results and meeting customer expectations

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and great command of the English language

  • Ability to include executive-level communications in standardized templates

  • Expert level communication to include cross functional SOP development and relevant technical writing

Data show that many applicants apply for a job when they have 100% of what is required. We encourage people to bring their different experiences and background to work. If you are interested in working for Equinix and have found a role that challenges you, please don’t let your reservations hold you back!

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

Equinix is an Equal Employment Opportunity and, in the U.S., an Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to unlawful consideration of race, color, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, place of birth, citizenship, sex, pregnancy / childbirth or related medical conditions, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or domestic partnership status, age, veteran or military status, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, political / organizational affiliation, status as a victim or family member of a victim of crime or abuse, or any other status protected by applicable law. 

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