Data Center Controls Technician

AECOM: Commercial Facilities Operations & Maintenance - Manassas, VA

Full-timeEstimated: $56,000 - $73,000 a year
Job Summary
AECOM is seeking Data Center Controls / Response Technicians to join our critical environment operations & maintenance team in a data center located in Manassas, VA.

Responsible for providing an advanced level of expertise in maintaining, troubleshooting, and servicing all aspects of the building automated systems.

Must have the ability to maintain, improve, and participate in troubleshooting for the associated HVAC equipment serving the spaces monitored.

Preferred experienced with Automated Logic Control and Tridium or other systems such as Honeywell, Edstrom, and Siemens Controls and associated instrumentation.

Preferred experience with Kyoto units.

These Data Center Controls / Response Technicians will provide critical site support by responding to alerts and alarms via the site-based building automated monitoring and control systems.

Must have the ability to maintain, improve, and participate in troubleshooting for the associated HVAC and electrical equipment serving the spaces monitored.

Oversight and hands-on troubleshooting experience with electrical and mechanical systems are desired, across the spectrum of technologies that support continuous operations – generators, transfer switches, power distribution equipment, cooling units, and fire suppression systems.

Solid written and verbal skills are required. Effectively communicates with the site management team and the customer to understand requirements, and solve complex facility system problems.

An understanding or ability to quickly learn electrical and mechanical systems along with prior experience with facilities system troubleshooting is highly desirable.

This position may collaborate with other specialized technicians, mechanics or subcontractors to perform facility-related maintenance and repairs.

Provides instruction, mentors and trains less skilled technicians as needed.

The Data Center Controls / Response Technician must have the ability to identify and correct any safety-related issues and perform independent equipment evaluations to identify potential equipment failures.


These positions typically work 12-hour shifts from 700am – 700pm OR 700pm – 700am; shifts alternate every 4 months.

Must be able to flex hours and work overtime to cover for team members and special projects to meet critical business demand. May be required to work weekends and holidays.

Mechanical and Electrical systems oversight, oversee and monitor all components of the site infrastructure to ensure operational integrity.

Interact with monitoring systems to ensure physical site conditions are mirrored within remote monitoring applications

Update and maintain site operational practices and policies

Responds to emergencies and immediately stabilizes the facility.

Monitors suppliers and third party vendors as required to facilitate Critical Environment workflows.

Acts as Point of Contact for after hour issues regarding the critical environment and schedules/coordinates third party suppliers including facility access.

Communicate with remote and local supporting personnel via email, telephone, and corporate ticketing system

Navigates Alertfind, DCO Runbook, Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) and Critical Environment SharePoint.

Perform scheduled walkthroughs of the environment to check for system faults, escalate as needed

Performs preventive maintenance on equipment as scheduled in the Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS).

Responds and provides service and feedback to the customer on all work orders while assuring compliance to codes, regulations and industry standards.

Analyzes and resolves work problems, or assists workers in solving work problems

Demonstrates attention to detail, good comprehensive and analytical skills, and excellent organizational skills.

Understands company policies and enforces safety regulations. Safely performs functions of the position including following proper safety guidelines such as job hazard analysis and lockout/tag-out procedures.

Operates a variety of equipment such as hand tools, laptop computers and diagnostic hardware to perform work.

Other duties as assigned by Manager or Supervisor.

Minimum Requirements

High school diploma or demonstrated equivalent.

Five years of experience performing Control System / Building Automation/Management System service and repair in a data center, heavy industrial, or pharmaceutical/biomedical environment, or demonstrated equivalent combination of education and experience.

Must have an active US Government Top Secret Security Clearance

Preferred Qualifications

Knowledge of data center infrastructure including related HVAC and electrical equipment.

Experienced with Automated Logic Control and Tridium or other systems such as Honeywell, Edstrom, and Siemens Controls and associated instrumentation. Experience with Kyoto units.

Associates Degree in Industrial Technology, Industrial Electrical, or related program.

Experience troubleshooting Control Systems, BAS/BMS systems including but not limited to (Automated Logic, Honeywell, Siemens, Edstrom, etc.)

Possess knowledge of Building Systems sequence of operations

Experience diagnosing, troubleshooting and repairing process mechanical systems such as HVAC equipment and utilities supporting same.

Experience working with Fire Protection Systems

Experience troubleshooting, repairing and working with electrical, mechanical, plumbing, and pneumatic systems.

Experience using testing equipment such as ir scanners, boroscopes, meggers, voltmeters, multi-meters, etc. used in maintenance and troubleshooting activities

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