Mechanical Engineer, Data Center Design

San Francisco, California
$0.00 - $100.00 per hour

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Meta is seeking a high-performing Mechanical Engineer to join the Design Leadership & Standards (DL&S) Team within the DEC Design pillar. In this role, you will provide mechanical engineering subject matter expertise and leadership for Data Center designs and systems with the goal of deploying concepts quickly and at scale in a global environment. This position is full-time. The Design Leadership & Standards (DL&S) Team is comprised of in-house engineers and architects who focus on streamlining our Data Center design program to enable fast deployment by the site-specific design teams. We also focus on technical evaluation of new data center concepts and technologies as well as staying engaged with emerging industry trends and building codes. Our data centers are the foundation upon which our software operates. Building and operating reliable and efficient data centers is essential to support the growth of Meta. The DEC Design pillar collaborates with all key stakeholders to ensure engineering and design of our data centers incorporate considerations from micro-levels (servers and IT equipment design requirements) to macro-levels (mechanical cooling and power distribution options) to ensure maximum efficiency and reliability of our compute infrastructure. The ideal candidate will have strong independent work skills and a strong background in all aspects of Mechanical Engineering for Data Center / Mission Critical environments on a global scale. A thorough understanding of interdependent disciplines, such as electrical and controls, is strongly desired. This person shall be detail-oriented, possess strong organizational skills, and be a self-starter that can excel with little direction.

Mechanical Engineer, Data Center Design Responsibilities:

  • Be the Mechanical lead in the technical evaluation of first-of-kind concepts and prototypes for Data Center critical infrastructure systems
  • Lead global change management and standardization of Mechanical Engineering related efforts, programmatically
  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders and cross-functional teams to define design criteria and standards at the program level
  • Work with and direct efforts of consulting engineers, including authoring scopes of work, reviewing proposals, and supporting Business Reviews both Quarterly (QBRs) and Annually (ABRs)
  • Review, edit, and contribute to engineering studies (PUE/WUE studies, redundancy calculations, load studies, heat loss calculations, etc.)
  • Review, edit, and contribute to design standards, specifications, commissioning scripts, and Facilities Operations' guides (MOPs, SOPs, EOPs, etc.)
  • Support DL&S team management in the development of project briefs, budgets, presentations, and complex business case analyses
  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders to define project design criteria and manage change from project concept to substantial completion in order to meet the business and technical needs of Meta
  • Provide project management overseeing a site-specific design managing both internal and external stakeholders, associated contracts, and design quality through concept, construction documents, and construction administration
  • Collaborate with build contractors and trade partners in collaboration with consultants to ensure proper installation and to validate quality of installed works
  • 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
  • Travel (approximately 25%) to data center sites, equipment manufacturing plants or Meta offices as necessary for engineering studies, mechanical systems audits, startup testing, Factory Witness Testing (FWT), commissioning support, and/or team meetings and working sessions. Note: international travel may be required.
  • Participate in equipment failure or power outage related incident Root Cause Analysis (RCA)
  • Participate and/or lead supply-chain de-risking initiatives, globally
  • Support unique emergency situations in real-time on an as-needed / as-requested basis
  • Act as discipline Technical Lead, globally, ensuring continuity between distributed Meta engineers within your discipline (sharing lessons learned, leading industry update discussions, preparing training material, etc.)
  • Support onboarding of new people within discipline

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering, or related field
  • Professional Engineer (PE) registration, Mechanical or related field, or equivalent (Chartered Engineer)
  • Minimum of ten (10) years professional experience in Data Center / Mission Critical design, construction, commissioning, retrofitting, operations and maintenance
  • Knowledge of HVAC systems including Facility level/rack level liquid cooling, Direct Evaporative Systems, Chilled Water Systems, Condenser Water Systems, Pump Controls, Glycool/Glycol, AHU units (DX, split, RTU, CRAC, etc.), CRAH Units, Raised Floor Systems, Hot/Cold aisle containment, and Building Management System/Controls Automation
  • Knowledge of Plumbing systems including Electric Water Heaters, Water Treatment, Booster Pumps, Distribution, Sanitary/Waste Systems, and Storm Drainage Systems.
  • Familiarity of Fire Protection/Fire Alarm systems such as Early Warning/Detection Systems, Double Interlock Pre-Action, and Wet Pipe Systems.
  • Knowledge of industry standards, building codes and safety standards including UMC, NFPA, ASHRAE, UBC, UMC and LEED
  • Trouble shooting and analytical skills making data driven decisions. Gain consensus and provide solutions to fast paced projects with competing priorities
  • Experience with the design and construction process, including commissioning
  • Experience creating technical standards for use within a portfolio of facilities and design efforts
  • Cross-discipline knowledge of Data Center / Mission Critical facility systems (i.e. Electrical, Building Management Systems, Fire Alarm/Fire Protection, etc.)
  • Experience with mechanical equipment specification and evaluation
  • Desire to explore new and cutting-edge technologies
  • Effective communications skills, fluent in English
  • Familiar with AutoCAD and/or Revit, Google suite, ACC, and SKM software or other power system analytical programs and tools

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with mechanical engineering, design, and construction globally
  • Experience acting as owner, owner's representative, Program or Project Manager

About Meta:

Meta builds technologies that help people connect, find communities, and grow businesses. When Facebook launched in 2004, it changed the way people connect. Apps like Messenger, Instagram and WhatsApp further empowered billions around the world. Now, Meta is moving beyond 2D screens toward immersive experiences like augmented and virtual reality to help build the next evolution in social technology. People who choose to build their careers by building with us at Meta help shape a future that will take us beyond what digital connection makes possible today-beyond the constraints of screens, the limits of distance, and even the rules of physics.

Meta is proud to be an Equal Employment 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. Meta participates in the E-Verify program in certain locations, as required by law. Please note that Meta may leverage artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies in connection with applications for employment.

Meta 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

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