• Critical Environment (CE) Engineer - Degreed Engineer

    Job Locations US-TX-Irving
    Job ID
    Data Center Operations and Facilities

    The IT world is evolving. New technologies. New trends. New opportunities. There’s true excitement surrounding the future. That’s where QTS comes in. We’re fearlessly leading the way by redefining what it means to be a data center. We innovate next-generation cloud and hybrid solutions. We deliver a fully-integrated I.T. platform from top to bottom – one enabled by technology and world-class infrastructure. Simply put, we’re defining the curve.


    As one of the nation’s largest and fastest growing data center companies, we help manage and protect critical data during a time of unprecedented change. The power of QTS' innovation happens when smart, creative people with a unified vision collaborate to break new ground, solve new problems, and create new solutions to improve lives.


    We are powered by our people.


    At QTS, we know where IT is going. And we’d like to invite you to join us.


    The Data Center Critical Environment (CE) Engineer - Degreed Engineer will be responsible to assist with the engineering related to coordination, installation, and integration aspects of electrical and mechanical systems, operations, and maintenance for critical and non-critical electrical & mechanical systems alike within the QTS portfolio.  This role requires keen planning skills along with the ability to lead through influence and to be a proactive partner with a strong engineering orientation.


    The ideal candidate will have experience in the electrical, mechanical and possess knowledge of large scale data centers (or similar environments).  These environments may include state-of-the-art electrical distribution systems, static UPS, emergency standby generation, fire alarm/suppression, monitoring systems, as well as chiller and large scale cooling systems.


    This role will be a regional role that will require an estimated 10-25% travel to sites the two sites in the DFW area as well as future sites in the southwest.


    Please see this link to find out more about our Mega Data Center in Irving , TX:



    RESPONSIBILITIES, other duties may be assigned


    • Provide technical support to all aspects of data center operations including the operation, maintenance and repair of all mission critical equipment and systems supporting a 24x7 data center operation to achieve 100% uptime and 100% compliance with all customer SLAs.
    • Assist in all site construction activity and installations, in coordination with QTS Development Team, external construction resources, to ensure system design, installation and testing adhere to operational standards. Witness testing of all equipment during commissioning and validate sequence of operations and receipt of all operational documentation.
    • Supports for all local customer installations, in coordination with Sales Engineering, Design & Construction and Colocation Operations to coordinate customer move-ins and turn-ups, including deployments and power circuit installations.
    • Supports implementation and audit local standard operating procedures in conjunction with our Corporate Audit teams.
    • Support various accreditation, certification and compliance initiatives as may be required by QTS.
    • Maintain compliance with local health & safety (i.e. OSHA) standards and national electrical and building codes.
    • Interfaces with vendors, QTS Engineering, QTS Development and peer operations organizations.
    • Ensure adherence to all standard operating procedures (SOP), method of procedures (MOP), and emergency response procedures (ERP) established for the critical environments, as well as the formal change control process.
    •  Participates in the scheduling, coordination and completion all significant planned and emergency maintenance events for the facility and ensure these activities are executed in a controlled and proven method to ensure the reliability of the critical loads supported by these systems



    • Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering or similar HVAC or critical power certifications OR equivalent experience in lieu of degree
    • Five or more years of direct experience in a technical or critical environment field (data center, nuclear power, hospital, pharmaceutical, semiconductor)
    • Five or more years of direct experience with industrial or commercial field engineering in mission critical facilities



    • Ten or more years of direct experience in a technical or critical environment field (data center, nuclear power, hospital, pharmaceutical, semiconductor)
    • Ten or more years of direct experience with industrial or commercial field engineering in mission critical facilities



    • Must be fluent with and possesses an excellent working knowledge of Data Center Critical Environment
    • Ability to develop solutions and execute plans on complex projects.
    • An ability and willingness to think outside of the box to find creative and innovative solutions to improve quality / reliability and continuously drive down operating costs.
    • Advanced understanding of both mechanical and electrical equipment, systems and design related to data centers (Including but not limited to: 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.       
    • Extensive knowledge of electricity and medium / low voltage electrical distribution systems.
    • Extensive experience with emergency backup systems (generators, UPS, battery backup).
    • Familiarity with preventative maintenance and work order software systems.


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