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Meta is seeking a high-performing Civil Engineer to join the DEC Design Team. In this role, you will provide civil engineering subject matter expertise and leadership for Data Center designs and systems with the goal of deploying concepts at scale in a global environment.The Design Leadership & Standards (DL&S) Team is comprised of in-house engineers and architects who focus on streamlining our Data Center design program to enable fast deployment by the site-specific design teams. We also focus on technical evaluation of new data center concepts and technologies as well as staying engaged with emerging industry trends and building codes.The ideal candidate will have strong leadership skills, a proven track record in proactive cross-functional and team leadership, a strong background in all aspects of site development as well as experience working on large industrial development projects within a global portfolio. A thorough understanding of interdependent disciplines, such as electrical and fiber, is strongly desired. This person shall be detail-oriented, possess strong organizational skills, and be a self-starter that can excel with little direction. As an Owner Rep, the individual will be required to negotiate between competing priorities, manage risk to the business, and be held accountable for consultant performance.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.

Civil Engineer, Data Center Design Responsibilities:
  • Provide Civil and Geotechnical technical review and oversight of new data center designs
  • Provide Civil and Geotechnical technical support for site selection, due diligence, master planning and permitting.
  • Engage with Meta stakeholders, external architectural and engineering consultant teams, authorities having jurisdiction and site contractors to ensure that Meta’s data center design standards and quality are met.
  • Typical work tasks can include geotechnical report review, topographic and boundary survey review, traffic impact study evaluation, evaluation of site-specific schedules , review of offsite infrastructure plans, review of site civil plans including mass grading, site utilities or early enablement packages, coordination with AHJs and consultant teams.
  • Provide guidance as needed associated to overall construction schedule impacts from early civil works across all disciplines.
  • Lead program improvements to Meta’s civil and geotechnical design standards and support development of new products for civil discipline.
  • Travel (around 25%) to datacenter sites when needed for engineering studies, systems audits, testing, and commissioning
  • Participate in system failure or related incident Root-Cause-Analysis (RCA)
  • Respond on an as-needed basis to emergencies


Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering, or related field
  • Professional Engineer registration, or European equivalent
  • Experience creating technical playbooks, standards, and template documentation for use within a portfolio of facilities
  • Experience working on a program which includes global engineering
  • Minimum of seven (7) years professional experience supporting large industrial campus site and utility planning and construction
  • Experience managing the production of site infrastructure documents including preliminary utility, grading, and drainage plans as well as roadway infrastructure
  • Knowledge of Geophysics and Geotechnical engineering, including soil mechanics, grading, stormwater management, and erosion/sediment control engineering
  • Knowledge of campus planning strategies and regulatory processes, entitlement, and permitting
  • Knowledge of mission critical building systems, including mechanical, electrical, fire protection, structural, and architectural systems
  • Knowledge of industry standards, building codes and safety standards including IBC, ASCE, and European equivalents
  • Experience with troubleshooting and problem solving
  • Experience providing solutions to complex projects under pressure
  • Effective communications skills, fluent in English
  • Working knowledge of AutoCAD Civil 3D, Infraworks, ArcGIS, MS office, StormCAD, Hydroflow, ICPR or other industry accepted software


Preferred Qualifications:
  • Knowledge of mission critical projects (e.g. data centers, aviation, industrials, etc.)
  • Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering or related field
  • LEED Accreditation
  • Experience performing Program or Project Management, PMP Certification
  • Experience directly supporting data center engineering and construction
  • Experience in managing design consultants from the owner’ side


About Meta:
Meta builds technologies that help people connect, find communities, and grow businesses. When Facebook launched in 2004, it changed the way people connect. Apps like Messenger, Instagram and WhatsApp further empowered billions around the world. Now, Meta is moving beyond 2D screens toward immersive experiences like augmented and virtual reality to help build the next evolution in social technology. People who choose to build their careers by building with us at Meta help shape a future that will take us beyond what digital connection makes possible today—beyond the constraints of screens, the limits of distance, and even the rules of physics.

Meta is proud to be an Equal Employment 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. Meta participates in the E-Verify program in certain locations, as required by law. Please note that Meta may leverage artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies in connection with applications for employment.

Meta 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.
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