Data Center Controls Engineer

Umatilla OR Amazon Data Services, Inc.

As part of the global controls team, you will work with highly motivated experts and innovators in the data center industry. You will be responsible for troubleshooting, project management, and maintaining the 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.

AWS Data centers have multiple components such as generators, uninterruptable power sources, diesel generators, electrical switchgear, power distribution units, variable frequency drives, automatic/static transfer switches, chillers [air-cooled and water-cooled], pumps, cooling towers, heat exchangers, CRAHs, air economizers, etc. All these components have local control systems that interact with each other via open and/or proprietary communications protocols. The BMS is the primary method of control of all mechanical systems within a data center. The EPMS is the primary method of monitoring all electrical systems within a data center.

Key job responsibilities
As a Data Center Controls Engineer you will:

• Troubleshoot and perform Root Cause Analysis or Corrective Action for BMS and EPMS related issues in AWS data centers.
• Train and assist internal customers and stakeholders with the creation, design, configuration, validation, installation, commissioning and operation of BMS and EPMS systems.
• Provide technical assistance and support to operations during life cycle of the data center.
• Review results and action items from the quarterly maintenances for BMS and EPMS and take actions to get them resolved.
• Develop BMS & EPMS projects scope of work, schedule, budget, and level of efforts (LOE) to projects requested by customers and stakeholders.
• Manage scope, schedule, finance and execution of BMS and EPMS improvement projects in AWS data centers.
• Assist in procurement related activities including request for quotation/proposals, responding to request for information, review of vendors proposal and issuance of purchase orders.
• Participate in AWS global on-call schedule to provide immediate BMS and EPMS technical support to in-service data centers.
• Attend project related meetings, coordinate with project leaders and regularly report status to Controls and stakeholders management.
• Support Controls projects related commissioning activities in the data centers.
• Review, implement, troubleshoot and iterate on the controls sequence of operation (SOO) and provide necessary feedback to the design team.
• Develop and modify controls logic programming and graphical user interfaces.
• Manage multiple stakeholder deliverables, requirements and navigate challenging situations.
• Financially manage BMS and EPMS service contracts.
• Frequently visit (locally) assigned in-operation data centers to troubleshoot, meet customers, supervise vendor’s work to ensure compliance with the scope, design, SOO and applicable local codes.

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

Umatilla, OR, USA


• B.S. in Electrical, Mechanical, or other related engineering degrees as well as 5+ years Controls related experience; or Associates degree and 7 years of Controls related experience; or High School diploma with 10 years of Controls related experience
• A minimum of two (2) years experience with industrial controls in critical environment (data center, pharmaceutical, manufacturing, oil & gas, petrochemical, laboratory, power, water etc.).
• A minimum of two (2) years of experience in Controls or Electrical construction project coordination with multiple teams or vendors to meet project requirements.


• M.S. in Mechanical, Electrical, or other related engineering degree.
• Experience designing, configuring, programming, installing, troubleshooting or servicing HVAC Controls and Electrical SCADA systems application specific controllers, software and networks.
• TCP/IP, MQTT, BACnet and/or MODBUS communication protocol experience.
• Experience with management of change.
• Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite and project management software.
• Demonstrated understanding of engineering documentation, electrical diagrams and standard operating procedures.
• Proven track record for cultivating strong relationships with internal stakeholders, vendors, or customers 8. Excellent communication skills, teamwork, organizational and problem-solving skills.
• Project Management Professional (PMP) or equivalent.

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