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Data Center Facilities Manager

Company: CBRE
Location: Austin
Posted on: April 2, 2024

Job Description:

Data Center Facilities Manager

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GWS Segment

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Areas of Interest

Building Management, Data Centers, Facilities Management


Austin - Texas - United States of America, Dallas - Texas - United States of America, Houston - Texas - United States of America

CBRE is using this platform to provide general information to individuals who want to learn more about a career at CBRE. If an opportunity opens that matches your qualifications, we will reach out to you at that time. We are growing a world-class organization with a world-class team and appreciate your interest in CBRE. We welcome you to explore our Careers page and apply directly to any positions that interest you. We will not consider the submission of resumes on this platform as an expression of interest in any posted position at CBRE.

CBRE's Data Centre Solutions is the world's only fully integrated data center real estate firm, offering global strategy, acquisition and disposition representation, project management, and facilities management from a single provider. We serve 40% of the Fortune 100's data centers, spanning primary, secondary, and tertiary markets across the globe. As an employer of choice, we heavily invest in our people to best serve these state-of-the-art facilities by offering mission critical and leadership training.

About the Role:

- This role oversees the operations and development of a team of Critical Environment engineers onsite, ensuring they provide both Preventative Maintenance (PM) and Repair Services to the Client & their customers onsite (within agreed Service Level Agreement.) Also, assists the client's Data Center Manager, providing support for Data Center operations. Provide on-site support for the provision and maintenance of Critical Environment services.

What You'll Do:

Manage unforeseen circumstances that occur and provide relevant feedback to Client / CBRE management where necessary.

Mentor & motivate the Critical Environment team, providing them with regular feedback to ensure they continually improve. Identify areas for training where necessary.

Overall responsibility for Configuration Management (CM)MS Work Orders, Preventative Maintenance (PM), Configuration Management (CM), or Repairs within the agreed SLA timeframe, or escalate if issues cannot be resolved promptly.

Overall responsibility to ensure the completion of:

- Facility infrastructure equipment installations within the agreed SLA timeframe and to applicable internal, manufacture and industry standards.

- Information Technology equipment power installations, relocation and decommission requests within the agreed SLA timeframes and to applicable internal, manufacture and industry standards.

- Daily routine checks and cleanup of the data halls and record their findings.

- Mechanical and Electrical troubleshooting support (chiller, Computer Room Air Conditioning (CRAC), Computer Room Air Handler (CRAH), Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS), Power Distribution Unit (PDU), Static Transfer Switches (STS), etc.)

Ensure all deployments are installed to applicable internal, manufacture and industry standards.

Ensure that all records are updated following any changes made and that documentation is also kept up to date for all applicable processes.

Ensure that Method Statements and Risk Assessments are prepared and used for all tasks, providing safe working practices at all times.

What You'll Need:

- High School Diploma/GED required, Bachelors Degree preferred. 5-8 years of experience in mechanical or electrical engineering, preferred.

- Accredited training in the installation of DC Facilities Infrastructure and Building Management System (BMS), preferred.

- A proven knowledge of Critical Facility or DC equipment and their components including UPS, PDU, STS, EG, CRAC, CRAH , etc.

- A strong understanding of the Data Center environment, and the working restrictions applicable to such environments.

- Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Strong organizational and analytical skills. Ability to provide efficient, timely, reliable and courteous service to customers. Ability to effectively present information.

- Ability to respond effectively to sensitive issues.


Join our team! By joining CBRE, you'll have the support and resources of a global firm where an ambitious mind-set is supported. You will also be eligible for amazing benefits such as health, dental, vision, and matching 401k. We also offer adoption assistance, paid parental leave, and much more.

At CBRE, we believe we possess an encouraging environment where integrity, service and excellence crafts our approach to every opportunity.

CBRE is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity. We have a long-standing commitment to providing equal employment opportunity to all qualified applicants regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, veteran status, political belief, or any other basis protected by applicable law. We also provide reasonable accommodations, as needed, throughout the job application process. If you have a disability that inhibits your ability to apply for a position through our online application process, you may contact us via email at or via telephone at +1 866 225 3099 (U.S.) and +1 866 388 4346 (Canada).

NOTE: Some, but not all, of our positions may have an additional requirement to comply with COVID-19 health and safety protocols, including COVID-19 vaccination proof and/or rigorous testing. If you have questions about the requirement(s) for this position, please inform your Recruiter.


CBRE Global Workplace Solutions (GWS) works with clients to make real estate a meaningful contributor to organizational productivity and performance. Our account management model is at the heart of our client-centric approach to delivering integrated real estate solutions. Each client is entrusted with a dedicated leader and is supported by regional and global resources, leveraging the industry's most robust platform. CBRE GWS delivers consistent, measurably superior outcomes for our clients at every stage of the lifecycle, and across industries and geographies.

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Keywords: CBRE, Austin , Data Center Facilities Manager, Executive , Austin, Texas

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