• Senior Chief Engineer Data Center Operations

    Location UK-London
    Posted Date 3 months ago(19/11/2018 10:27)
    Job ID
    Amazon Data Services UK Ltd
    Company/Location (search) : Country (Full Name)
    United Kingdom
  • Job Description

    Amazon is seeking a Senior Chief Engineer to support its Data Centre (DC) infrastructure in the Greater London Area.

    Our DC Engineering Operations Team is a committed group that works to maintain the critical physical infrastructure that supports Amazon Web Services. Specifically, this team works to ensure that the data centre’s MEP operates at 100% availability while maintaining first-class customer service to the teams and groups within the data centres.

    The DC Senior Chief Engineer (SCE) is responsible for ensuring that all electrical, mechanical, and fire/life safety equipment within the data center is operating at peak efficiency. This involves both planned preventative maintenance of equipment, daily corrective work, and emergency response to emergent issues. The SCE serves as an expert technical resource reporting to the DC Engineering Manager and 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 and to support Amazon within its owned and CoLo operated data centres. Data center equipment that supports mission-critical servers must maintain better than 99.9999% uptime.

    Also expected from the SCE is the ability to manage projects and new hall builds from conception to completion. The SCE contributes to new infrastructure designs/builds to enhance resiliency, redundancy and operational efficiency at the fore. The SCE has direct involvement in commissioning of new build design.

    The SCE directs, trains and supports EOTs in their role of providing hands-on electrical and mechanical equipment troubleshooting and operations. Implementation and execution of site/equipment-specific training exercises is also expected. This equipment includes, but is not limited to, stand-by diesel generators, switchgear, UPSs, PDUs, AHUs, chillers, cooling towers, chemical treatment systems, pumps, motors, VFDs, and building automation systems.

    • Drive strategic engineering programmes internally and with partner organisations.
    Large Scale Event preparation and management.
    • Act as an escalation point for all facilities-related issues.
    • Resolve technical issues.
    • Perform root cause analysis of outages and equipment failures.
    • Drive operational excellence.
    • Role model Safety.
    • Communicate complex technical information to a non-technical audience.

    Basic Qualifications

    · Bachelor’s degree in Electrical, Mechanical or relevant Engineering discipline.
    · 15+ years’ experience in HV/MV/ LV.
    · Deep understanding of local safety and electrical regulations.
    · In depth knowledge of DC infrastructure including UPS, generators, Chillers, Cooling Units and control systems.
    · Fundamental knowledge of network design and layout (copper / fibre) as well as low / high voltage (copper/ fiber) cabling, BMS Systems, Monitoring and alarming systems.
    · Excellent verbal, written and presentation skills.

    · Fluent in English.

    - Proficient in Microsoft Office.

    - Full driving license valid in the UK.

    Preferred Qualifications

    · Master’s degree in Electrical, Mechanical or relevant Engineering discipline.
    · 20+ years HV/MV/LV experience in DC industry.
    · Proficient in the use of MS Visio, CAD and MS Project packages.

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