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Senior Mechanical Engineer

Ashburn, VA 20147
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Senior Mechanical Engineer

Equinix is one of the fastest growing data center companies, growing connectivity between clients worldwide. Thats why we're always looking for creative and forward thinking people who can help us achieve our goal of global interconnection. With 200 data centers in over 24 countries spanning across 5 continents, we are home to the Cloud, supporting over 1000 Cloud and IT services companies that are directly engaged in technological innovation and development. We are passionate about further evolving the specific areas of software development, software and network architecture, network operations and complex cloud and application solutions.

At Equinix, we make the internet work faster, better, and more reliably. We hire talented people who thrive on solving hard problems and give them opportunities to hone new skills, try new approaches, and grow in new directions. Our culture is at the heart of our success and its our authentic, humble, gritty people who create The Magic of Equinix. We share a real passion for winning and put the customer at the center of everything we do.

Mentors junior engineers. Performs the planning, system design, system implementation, system maintenance and support. Lead small to medium scale projects and the roll out of engineering initiatives. Assists with development and implementation of engineering design standards, policies and procedures. Effectively interacts with other internal and external teams, including the design engineering, site engineering, construction management and regional operations teams, onsite support vendors and consultants on projects, policies and procedures. Plans and directs day to day operations and strategic direction of delivery of either a Construction project or delivery of operations for an IBX facility.


  • Leads and manages a project or other design and engineering initiatives

  • Provides guidance and project leadership in ensuring project or other design and engineering initiatives are meeting or exceeding company expectations
  • Expert operating knowledge of engineering systems to include advanced diagnostics and repairs
  • Ability to apply knowledge of Equinix processes and procedures and industry standards to resolve non-routine issues
  • Utilizes safe working practices at an expert level (e.g. can apply procedure for lockout/tag out, can explain MSDS, etc.)
  • Evaluates and assures the safe working practices of others
  • Interacts with other engineering, design and construction disciplines
  • Works with the capacity and site engineering teams to resolve power and/or cooling limitations and optimize resource utilization
  • Contributes to identifying and developing training programs
  • Acquires knowledge by expanding experience with systems, vendor training, participation in industry groups or meetings and shadowing others
  • Is SME with many systems and trains others inside and outside of the group
  • Executes effective contract administration procedures including generation, review, and monitoring of contracts, change orders, cost forecasts, and other pertinent documents and documentation
  • Contributes to mentoring junior team members
  • Directs all internal and external project team members
  • Directs external vendors per project or initiative such as general contractors, A&E design teams, commissioning agents, equipment suppliers, etc.
  • Expert level communication to include cross functional SOP development and relevant technical writing
  • Interactions are primarily to exchange information between departments within the organization
  • Includes executive level communications in standardized templates
  • Contributes to creating and maintaining best in class policies and procedures
  • Participates in review of policy and procedure documents
  • Develops policy documents with the input of others
  • Assures adherence to developed standards and policy through review of documentation, participation in commissioning activities, design summits and IBX physicals
  • Consistently solves complex, cross-functional issues requiring independent action and a high degree of initiative to resolve
  • Makes recommendations for system level enhancements to eliminate potential problems
  • Tests suitability of components or action plans for deployments
  • Has expert level system knowledge
  • Is a subject matter expert to others in and outside of the group
  • Extensive knowledge of multiple facets of the relevant engineering discipline
  • Develops and executes projects
  • Leads internal and/or external engineering or construction related seminars/conferences


  • 7+ years experience

  • Bachelors

Equinix is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

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Posted: 2019-11-24 Expires: 2019-12-23
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