Data Center Water Specialist

Facebook - Seattle, WA4.2

Full-timeEstimated: $80,000 - $110,000 a year
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Facebook designs, builds, leases and operates the most innovative and efficient data centers in the world. Developing, operating and managing the data center infrastructure and facilities the "right" way is synonymous with ensuring high uptime, capacity availability, flexibility and capital and operational cost efficiency in a safe working environment.
Facebook is seeking a Water Specialist to manage cross-functional program efforts for the large and growing water global Data Center portfolio during pre-development, construction, and operations phases. This position will report directly to the Data Center Environmental Manager on the Site Selection team, and will work closely with other Data Center teams. This position is full-time and located in our Menlo Park, Seattle, or Washington DC offices. Travel is needed to visit our data center sites and attend agency and stakeholder meetings.
Manage water program for Data Centers, including facilitating and driving communication and cross-team coordination between internal water stakeholders, including Sustainability, Strategic Engineering and Development, and Operations for entire life cycle of a project (pre-construction, construction, and operations)
Coordinate water due diligence activities across multiple development efforts throughout North America and Europe, including working closely with other internal teams to identify recommendations and risks during site selection
Manage water agreements during all phases of a project, including supporting agreement negotiations by internal partners, ensuring contract compliance by tracking and implementing ongoing obligations
Summarize and communicate water commitments and obligations across multiple diverse Facebook teams
Lead programmatic strategy and decisions on water evaluations, water rights, and water-related permits
Review and evaluate Stormwater Management practices during construction and operations, particularly if wetlands onsite
Scope, review findings, and provide direction to consultants and internal teams on water evaluations, when needed
Review and evaluate water monitoring data to compare against agreements, identify anomalies, and establish best practices
Work with internal partners on external stakeholder communication
Monitor state and local policies that could affect water
Provide expertise to diverse internal teams and coordinate with other teams about relevant water issues and requirements
Develop training and educational tools regarding water goals, compliance and awareness
Manage the preparation of Water Emergency Plans for Data Centers, including coordinating input from consultants and diverse internal teams
Assist in facilitating the growth of the environmental program within Facebook Data Centers as the company continues to grow and build environmental excellence
Ability to travel domestically and internationally as needed (up to 25%)
Bachelor’s degree and 10+ years experience in water resources management, hydrology, hydrogeology, or water and wastewater infrastructure projects
Technical experience related to industrial water use and wastewater discharge, water efficiency techniques, as well as water policy and permitting
Experience working with water utilities
Communication, organizational and program management experience
Experience in data management software, such as Excel
Experience in managing multiple projects and coordinating with internal staff and external consultants, vendors and other stakeholders
Experience working in teams, establishing and maintaining cross-functional and working relationships
Master’s degree in related field