Posted 14 days ago
Facebook is seeking a Civil Engineer to support the execution and development for our Site Infrastructure Engineering program within the Data Center Design team. In this role, you will provide oversight of the civil engineering and site development aspects for multiple data center campuses around the world. 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. 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.

  • Manages multiple phases of site development and civil engineering projects and related consultants, including infrastructure design, site layout, building interface coordination, Civil3D modeling, geotechnical studies, and stormwater management
  • Manages documentation supporting the civil engineering and related disciplines
  • Manages the development of data center civil engineering standard processes and templates
  • Manages consultant scope, including authoring scope of work and developing proposals
  • Supports projects through agency permitting
  • Working knowledge of geotechnical engineering
  • Develops and updates the design standards and specifications for consistency
  • Provides engineering review services to data center operations teams
  • Supports the implementation of data center engineering and commissioning for new data center concepts under development
  • 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

  • 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 in civil engineering globally
  • Minimum of twelve (12) 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 trouble shooting 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

  • Knowledge of mission critical projects (e.g. data centers, aviation, industrials, etc.)
  • Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering or related field
  • PMP Certification
  • 8+ years experience supporting data center engineering and construction
  • Experience in managing design consultants from the owner’ side

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Civil Engineer, Data Center Design