Chief Engineer - Edge Data Center Operations

EdgeConneX   •  

Herndon, VA

Industry: Telecommunications.


11 - 15 years

Posted 241 days ago

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Chief Engineer – Edge Data Center Operations

The Chief Engineer will be responsible for overall site management and maintenance, client reporting, staff availability, emergency response coordination, incident and problem management, and participation in miscellaneous projects.  They will work closely with the Regional Director of Operations to maintain and support the dedicated power and cooling service level commitments for each of designated Edge Data Center facilities.


Monitor, maintain and operate all on-site mission critical equipment within SOP and EOP functionality including:

  • Primary Switch Gear
  • Medium Voltage Gear
  • Distributed Switch Gear
  • Automatic and Static Transfer Switches
  • Uninterruptable Power Supplies (UPS)
  • Diesel Generators
  • Power Distribution Units (PDU’s)
  • Remote Power Panels (RPP’s)
  • Main and sub breakers
  • HVAC, CRAC and mini-mate cooling units
  • Fire and Life Safety systems

Creating, managing, and executing standard Method of Procedures (MOP)

Support the Regional Director in implementing and managing the Preventative Maintenance program for the designated site

Work with our computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) and other monitoring systems to ensure they are current and contain accurate information for all critical components

Identify areas of improvement within the existing environment, particularly in the areas of efficiency and utilization (PUE)

Effectively manage, supervise, and evaluate contract technical labor team

Ensure compliance with all safety procedures as well as utilization of protective equipment

Maintain ongoing communications with tenant/s and vendors

Assist in updating and/or maintaining as-built drawings

Ensure compliance with applicable codes, requisitions, government agencies and EdgeConneX directives as it relates to building operations

Participate in on-call rotation when needed to cover evening and weekend incidents

Provide 1-hour response time for high priority incidents

Respond quickly and accordingly to all customer concerns

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Ability to operate, manage, and maintain critical electrical, mechanical, and fire and life safety systems

Comprehend, analyze and interrupt complex project documents, including AutoCAD, Visio and PDF documents

Vendor Management

Knowledge and capability of processing work orders, tickets, schedules and inventory within a formalized ticket management system

Knowledge of an automated building management system

Strong written and verbal communication


10 plus years of operations in a mission critical environment with superior communication and client management skills

Prior experience with the following:

  • Emerson-Liebert power and mechanical equipment
  • Square D switchgear
  • MTU, Caterpillar, or Cummins generators
  • Fire and Life safety system

Experience with an Incident, Problem, and Change Management ticketing system


This position will be located at the Chicago EdgeConneX Data Center facility however, regular travel will be required to manage additional Data Centers within the Region as well as for annual and quarterly company meetings.

EdgeConneX believes diversity – of thought, backgrounds and experiences – affects all that we do, from our employees to the solutions we deliver. Our goal is to create an environment in which inclusion through diversity helps deepen the lives and work experience of our employees, enhances our innovation and creativity, and enriches our involvement in our communities. EdgeConneX is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, as well as any othercategory protected by applicable federal, state and/or local laws.