Controls Engineer, Deployment, Data Center Capacity Delivery

Catharpin VA Amazon Data Services, Inc.

As part of the global controls team, you will work with highly motivated engineers, experts and innovators in the data center industry. You will be responsible for innovating, deploying and optimizing the automation systems within the data centers. Automation systems consist of building management system (BMS) and electrical power monitoring system (EPMS). Using Amazon leadership principles, you will develop new processes and standards while innovating in the controls space.
You will also be able to grow your career on technical or management track.

As a Controls Deployment Engineer you will:
• Manage scope, and schedule of BMS and EPMS vendors during construction of AWS data centers.
• Develop scope of work for site improvement projects.
• Manage multiple stakeholder deliverables, requirements and navigate complex situations.
• Review controls sequence of operation and provide feedback to design.
• Financially manage BMS and EPMS construction contracts and assist in procurement related activities including RFQs, responding to RFIs, review of vendors proposal and issuance of purchase orders.
• Perform comprehensive review of various BMS and EPMS submittals.
• Participate in AWS global on-call schedule to provide immediate BMS and EPMS technical support to in-service data centers.
• Ensure data center BMS and EPMS system are being deployed in accordance with scope of work (SOW) and specifications.
• Review and provide feedback on mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) drawings.
• Attend project related meetings, coordinate with project leaders and regularly report status to Controls Management.
• Work under tight project timelines.
• Interpret controls drawings and wiring diagrams.
• Interpret controls bill of material (BOM).
• Understand and modify controls logic programming.
• Understand and modify graphical user interface.
• Support Controls related Commissioning activities in field.
• Frequently visit (locally) assigned under construction data centers to supervise vendor’s work to ensure compliance with the design, submittal and applicable local electrical codes (NEC etc.).

We are open to hiring candidates to work out of one of the following locations:

Herndon, VA, USA


Basic Qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or an equivalent engineering science plus 5 years of relevant controls experience, Or 10 years of relevant controls experience in lieu of a degree.
• 5 years of experience with industrial controls in critical environment (data center, pharmaceutical, manufacturing, oil & gas, petrochemical, laboratory, power, water etc.).
• 4 years of general project or vendor management experience (request for proposals, bidding, change orders, quality control, and RFI and submittal tracking) associated with construction and project execution.


• MS in Engineering (Mechanical, Electrical, Chemical, Controls/Automation)
• Experience designing, configuring, programming, installing, troubleshooting or servicing HVAC Controls or Electrical SCADA systems application specific controllers, software and networks.
• Experiencing using common industrial communication protocols (MQTT, BACnet and/or MODBUS).
• Demonstrated understanding of engineering documentation, electrical and mechanical diagrams, and standard operating procedures.
• Ability to manage multiple stakeholder deliverables, requirements, and navigate difficult situations.
• Experience designing data centers or critical MEP infrastructure
• Registered as a Professional Engineer (PE), or certified Project Management Professional (PMP).
• Prior AWS/Amazon experience
• 4+ Yr. Military Service

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