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Chief Engineer

Company:, Inc.
Location: Sterling
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is looking for an individual to join our Data Center Engineering Operations Team. This committed group works to maintain the critical physical infrastructure that supports Amazon Web Services. Specifically, this team works to ensure that the data center's MEP operates at 100% availability while maintaining first-class customer service to the teams and groups within the data centers.

The Data Center Chief Engineer (CE) is responsible for ensuring that all electrical, mechanical, and fire/life safety equipment within the data center is operating at peak efficiency. This involves planned preventative maintenance of equipment, daily corrective work, and emergency response. The CE serves as an expert technical resource interacting with onsite Engineering Operations Technicians (EOT) and any third party vendors. They are expected to be a singular focal point for all facility operations within a given data center and to support AWS.

This position will work with the night teams to ensure training and drills are conducted and completed successfully, ensuring properly trained night staff.


  • Management and leadership of DCEO Engineering Team
  • Establish performance benchmarks, conduct analyses, and prepare reports on all aspects of the critical facility operations and maintenance
  • Responsible for the on-site management of shift technicians, senior shift technicians, sub-contractors and vendors
  • Oversee operation and management of routine and emergency services on a variety of critical systems such as: switchgear, generators, UPS systems, power distribution equipment, chillers, cooling towers, computer room air handlers, building monitoring systems, etc
  • Data Center capacity planning and reporting
  • May assist in the design and build out of new facilities
  • Work with IT managers and other business leaders to coordinate projects, manage capacity, and optimize plant safety, performance, reliability and efficiency
  • Deliver quality service and ensure all customer demands are met
  • Responsible for asset and inventory management
  • Respond to out of hours emergency calls - second level escalation point for Data Center facilities related issues / failures
  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • 5+ years of relevant work experience in a data center or other critical environment
  • 4+ years of Facilities Management Experience
  • Associates or Bachelors in applicable engineering field or mechanical or electrical trades
  • Operating engineering licenses such as DC II, DC III, or equivalent
  • Stationary Engineering or Building Engineering License
  • Electrical or mechanical Journeyman License
  • CFC license
  • NFPA 70E
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Solid leadership and organizational skills

Amazon is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Amazon is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status. For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation, please visit

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