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Facebook Electrical Design Engineer, New Build Data Centers in Jefferson City, Missouri


Facebook's mission is to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together. Through our family of apps and services, we're building a different kind of company that connects billions of people around the world, gives them ways to share what matters most to them, and helps bring people closer together. Whether we're creating new products or helping a small business expand its reach, people at Facebook are builders at heart. Our global teams are constantly iterating, solving problems, and working together to empower people around the world to build community and connect in meaningful ways. Together, we can help people build stronger communities - we're just getting started.


Facebook is seeking an Electrical Design Engineer experienced in the design and construction of critical facilities to become part of our Data Center Design engineering team. Our data centers are the foundation upon which our software operates with efficient ease. Designing and constructing our data centers the "right" way is critical to ensuring capacity availability.

The Data Center Design engineering team manages the campus design from the point of interconnection with our utility providers to the facility mechanical and electrical distribution systems which ensure and maximize the efficiency of our compute infrastructure. This role will join a team focused on implementing the technical scope for our greenfield data center construction projects. This position is full-time.

Required Skills:

  1. Manage the electrical scope of multiple data center projects from high voltage utility interconnection through to building infrastructure until the server rack interface

  2. Manage external consultants to implement project design through concept, construction documents, and construction administration

  3. Collaborate with internal stakeholders to define project electrical design criteria and manage change from project concept to substantial completion in order to meet the business and technical needs of Facebook

  4. Collaborate with external stakeholders including general contractors and electrical trade partners

  5. Interact and communicate Facebook requirements and needs to external partners, such as regional electric utility companies

  6. Provide construction administrative support to the project manager and consultants with tasks including, but not limited to, responding to RFI’s, issuance of technical bulletins, review submittals and shop-drawings, and conducting source inspections at vendor factories

  7. Develop and update the design standards and specifications for consistency and maximum system reliability

  8. Understand, develop and update electrical sequence of operations to ensure system reliability alignment with Facebook design philosophies

  9. Management of electrical OFCI program which includes review of BOM, spec compliance and travel to equipment manufacturing venues for Factory Witness Testing (FWT)

  10. Participate in the data center commissioning (Integrated System Test) for greenfield data center projects

  11. Provide and analyze energy efficient solutions to minimize power losses

  12. Travel to data center sites for engineering studies, electrical systems audits, startup testing, and full commissioning, as required (Approximately 25%)

  13. Participate in equipment failure or power outage related incident Root-Cause-Analysis (RCA)

  14. Provide instructions to design consultants, installation contractors and validate quality of installed works

  15. Assist in management of the Design Change Management Process

  16. Respond on an as-needed basis to emergencies

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Bachelor's in Electrical Engineering, or related degree

  2. Electrical Professional Engineer registration, or working towards it

  3. Minimum of eight (8) years professional experience in electrical distribution design and construction

  4. Knowledge of high voltage (>115kV), medium voltage (35kV, 12kV) substation design, low voltage (480V) power distribution, and UPS systems

  5. Knowledge of industry standards, building codes and safety standards including NFPA70, NFPA70E, and IEEE

  6. Familiar with construction and cost estimating processes

  7. Knowledge of electrical safety programs

  8. Knowledge of cross-discipline (i.e. Mechanical, Building Management Systems, Fire Alarm/Fire Protection, etc.) critical facility systems

  9. Troubleshooting and analytical skills

  10. Experience providing solutions to complex projects under pressure

  11. Experience communicating at all levels of the organization (up/down/across, technical/non-technical, etc.)

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Electrical Professional Engineer registration

  2. Experience on large scale electrical construction projects

  3. Project Management Experience

  4. Experience in data center or mission critical design and construction support

  5. Electrical Power Management/SCADA systems

  6. Experience performing short circuit and arc flash studies

  7. IEEE PES or IEEE IAS Membership

Industry: Internet

Equal Opportunity: Facebook is proud to be an Equal 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. Facebook 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.