Regional Manager - Data Center Operations

Digital Realty Trust Los Angeles , CA 90009

Posted 2 months ago

Location: Los Angeles, CA or Phoenix, AZ

Opportunity Snapshot

The Regional Manager - Data Center Operations, will give you the opportunity to expand your skills and experience working on mission critical infrastructure facilities operations for the largest wholesale data center provider in the world. This role coordinates and manages the technical, telecom, security, mechanical, HVAC, electrical and plumbing (MEP) systems and operations for the Regional Digital Realty property portfolio. The portfolio includes turn-key flex and power based building solutions and central plant systems. While you could be challenged in this role for years to come, if you're driven to further advance your career, success in this position could set you up for a director or other leadership position.

The Requirements

To be a good fit for this opportunity you will have:

  • A bachelor's degree (BA/BS) and a minimum of 10 years of related experience, or 15 years of data center related experience in lieu of a bachelor's degree

  • Expertise in the operations of critical MEP infrastructure, including UPS Systems, emergency generators, various critical cooling systems, computer room air handlers and air conditioners, and electrical distribution

  • Excellent understanding of various infrastructure redundancy configurations, and the related limitations of each

  • A comprehensive understanding of critical environment management and the challenges of multi-tenant data center occupancy

  • The ability to:

  • Manage multiple complex projects simultaneously

  • Estimate cost of client installations

  • Analyze and interpret complex project documents such as AutoCAD and Visio

  • Analyze and propose solutions with limited information

  • Interpret instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form

  • Advanced analytical and quantitative skills

  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills to effectively respond to sensitive and complex issues

  • The ability to create effective presentations and communicate with both internal and external customers

  • A demonstrated commitment to customer service for both coworkers and customers

  • Experience developing operating and maintenance standards and project tracking/management documents

  • Knowledge of applicable laws and ordinances in performing data, communications and MEP projects

  • The skill to provide oversight to team members for guidance and coaching

  • Experience working well under pressure with a proactive approach

  • Excellent attention to detail, strong organizational skills and a willingness to accept new ideas and procedures

  • Experience using Microsoft office tools like Excel, PowerPoint and Word to create presentations and reports

The Role

As Regional Manager, you'll be responsible for coordinating and managing the technical, telecom, security, mechanical, HVAC, electrical and plumbing (MEP) systems and operations for the Regional property portfolio. Once a month you'll travel to the properties, spending a few days at a time auditing and ensuring everything is being done as it should. In addition to your core properties, you'll be responsible for other properties located throughout the region. You'll only be responsible for the shell - this is purely building inspection - and visit, each just once per year for a day. In addition to your ongoing duties, you'll have several projects happening. They can be anything from large construction projects that you'll ensure are being built to specs to small projects that can be completed in short order. Specifically, you will:

  • Conduct facility site visits to audit and analyze current status, and direct operations and engineering personnel to insure established processes and procedures are followed

  • Perform periodic audits of maintenance MOPs and equipment SOPs to ensure quality and accuracy, and conformance with company standards

  • Perform periodic audits of site Change Management activity, to ensure accuracy of information and quality of supporting documentation

  • Collect and report operating metrics for sites to track and monitor site performance and efficiency

  • Coordinate major activities among sites and track major outstanding issues to resolution

  • Support the site team during construction, testing and commissioning of new data centers, to ensure that operational acceptance criteria are met

  • Provide input for the development of facility improvement measurement plans to include accurate descriptions, savings potential and cost estimates

  • Coordinate sales, design & construction, and onsite engineering staff in the development and installation of systems to meet customer expectations

  • Develop operating standards, processes and procedures, rules and regulations

  • Review drawings and perform site surveys to identify mechanical, electrical, and control systems and facility operational characteristics

  • Manage relationships with customer, property management and sales teams

  • Assist in the development and ongoing review of established standards for the installation of AC and DC power systems

  • Manage construction projects for execution between internal and external customers

  • Manage on-line project and assist in the preparation of monthly management reports

Keys to Success

To excel in this role you will need experience in data center facilities and understanding of HVAC, electrical, large chillers, diesel generators, cooling towers, UPS systems, large batteries, and more. You may be in front of customers, so you'll also need to be able to present yourself well and have great communication skills. To be an outstanding Technical Operations Manager, Regional you'll take full ownership of the properties for which you're responsible, thoroughly learning them and building relationships with the Real Estate Manager, Chief of Engineering and others with whom you'll work closely. It will be important to take a customer-centric approach, building a sense of teamwork and offering guidance and coaching.

Digital Realty: Where the cloud lives and business thrives

We built the global standard for technical real estate, developing a unique capability to acquire, manage, and scale data center campuses. Now, Digital Realty is building a unique ecosystem of open solutions that power customer growth through exceptional service on a foundation of unrivaled data center expertise. The new Digital Realty combines unparalleled data center services, carrier-dense interconnection, real estate acumen, and financial strength to create unique power of choice and value when and where our customers need it.

Our Mission

To provide our customers with the trusted foundation for the digital world

Our Vision

To build a network of connected campuses and internet gateways that become the heart of the internet and cloud, powering growth and prosperity for customers, employees and shareholders.

Our Values

Guide our decisions and actions every day-above all else, we value customers, excellence, talent, teamwork and success.

About Digital Realty

Digital Realty Trust, Inc. supports the data center and colocation strategies of more than 2,000 firms across its secure, network-rich portfolio of data centers located throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. Digital Realty's clients include companies of all sizes, ranging from financial services, cloud and information technology services, to manufacturing, energy, gaming, life sciences and consumer products

Digital Realty is a publicly traded company (NYSE: DLR) with investment grade ratings from all three major ratings agencies.

Digital Realty offers a highly competitive compensation package, excellent benefits, and an environment that recognizes and rewards your contributions.

Digital Realty is an equal opportunity employer, EOE/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled

Please do not forward unsolicited resumes to any employee of Digital Realty and its subsidiaries. Digital Realty is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited referrals.

Job Location Los Angeles, California, United States Position Type Full-Time/Regular


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