Data Center Infrastructure, Mission Critical Infrastructure, Mission Critical Operations
4 Year Degree
The Mission Critical Facility Consultant is a consummate technical professional with extraordinary verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills. The successful candidate will be comfortable in multiple roles – a naturally curious SME/engineer, an educator focusing on industry best practices, an author of detailed assessment reports, and a leader of diverse technical teams. The Consultant is equally comfortable with facilities technicians and managers, tradespersons as well as C-Level corporate officers. The Consultant is expected to present findings and recommendations to client decision makers with confidence and authority as well as make presentations to peers at conferences.
On a daily basis the Consultant will provide leadership and consultation to clients in the area of mission critical facility physical infrastructure. This includes facility structures, three phase electrical systems, uninterruptible power supplies (UPS), stationary battery installations, mechanical systems, life safety systems (including fire protection), physical security systems, video surveillance systems, intrusion detection systems, access control systems as well as inside and outside cable plant infrastructure. The Consultant should also be fully capable of performing site location studies, with particular attention paid to carrier fiber availability, utility availability and identification of hazards.
Aside from mission critical facilities, the Consultant will have sufficient technical knowledge and critical thinking skills to perform assignments related to but not necessarily focused on mission critical roles. This includes a wide range of specialized facilities that have unique mission, security, systems or operational challenges but may not require “7 X 24” uptime.
The successful candidate will have a thorough knowledge of mission critical facilities, particularly data centers and telecommunications facilities. The Consultant will possess the skills and ability to develop notional whole building designs and recommend high level system architectures based on client uptime requirements. Notional designs are expected to include estimated facility system capacities based on inventories of enterprise hardware.
The Consultant must be well versed in industry standards governing mission critical facilities and also familiar with non-standards-based industry best practices.
The Consultant will be a team player, able to function effectively as a valued resource within a multi-disciplinary team of consultants and engineers. The Consultant must also be a dynamic self-starting leader able to work without direct daily supervision and direct teams of co-consultants, engineers, technicians and tradespersons when required.
The successful candidate will have extensive prior mission critical facility experience, including a minimum of five (5) years in the mission critical facility field. The candidate is expected to understand the basics of enterprise computing architecture and hold a BS in mechanical, electrical or related engineering discipline at a minimum. Candidates who have earned a four-year degree in the liberal arts with extensive mission critical facilities experience will also be considered.
The Mission Critical Facility Consultant may be called upon to perform activities that include, but are not limited to, the following:
Conduct mission critical facility infrastructure assessments at locations both within the United States and occasionally at locations outside the continental US.
Write highly detailed analytical assessment reports detailing the Consultant’s observations, findings and recommendations including high level high level conceptual system architectures, facility designs and cost estimates.
Provide technical and professional leadership in customer environments
Work with clients to define facility system architectures, requirements and specifications
Implement temporary monitoring of existing data center facility resources (power, cooling and physical space) to collect operational data, analyze the data and extrapolate future requirements from existing system loads.
Work closely with clients, team members and partner firms.
Lead design teams consisting of engineers, architects and manufacturers.
Present facility concept and project status briefings to senior client leadership
Skills & Requirements
Hold or be able to qualify for a Top Secret security clearance with ability to acquire TS/SCI.
Extensive knowledge of mission critical facility best practices and industry standards including those by the Uptime Institute, ASHRAE, BICSI, ANSI, TIA ISO, NFPA (NEC), Green Grid Consortium, National Green Building Council,
Exceptional critical thinking, analytical and problem-solving skills
Ability to write in a clear, concise manner and develop documents with a well ordered, logical flow.
Ability to work both independently with little supervision as well as in a team environment
Able to multi-task in high pressure situations and take 'ownership' of projects/tasks.
Ability to learn quickly and be accepting of changing project requirements
A general understanding of networking technologies and principles
A general understanding of virtualization technology
Familiarity with enterprise hardware including traditional servers, blade servers, switches, routers, storage devices (NAS/SAN), backup devices and other devices commonly found in the data center environment
Be an advanced user of the Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Excel, Visio and PowerPoint.
A Bachelor’s degree in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering, Construction Management or related engineering field. A degree in the Liberal Arts with applicable past experience in a similar role would be considered.
Data Center Facility Certifications such as those by the Uptime Institute, Marist College, EPI, ICOR, etc. are desirable.
Additional Salary Information: Pergravis offers competitive salary and benefits package.
Internal Number: FC-001
Pergravis is a mission critical facility service firm that supports technology-dependent organizations with their facility assessment, design, improvement, maintenance, management and operational needs. Our highly experienced team holds a wealth of expertise in the areas of electrical distribution, UPS, generation, precision cooling and associated systems that comprise the foundation of all modern mission critical facilities. Because we support data centers, network operations centers, call centers and other facilities that must operate without interruption, we understand the importance of uptime and the constant care, attention and maintenance required to ensure critical systems remain operational week after week, year after year.
The Pergravis approach to service delivery employs a straight forward, phased model that ensures each phase is executed on the solid foundation of the preceding phase. This methodology provides a highly structured framework for project execution. Utilizing this phased approach, Pergravis provides our customers with the physical infrastructure solutions and services that best fit their organization’s needs. We work diligently to ensure our customer’s f...acilities operate in accordance with their design specifications. Our global delivery model provides this world-class service to our customers regardless of location.
Our passion for this line of work is reflected in our attention to detail and the fact that we care more. Ultimately, everything we do, from all phases of our work to the knowledge we pass on to our customers, to our superior customer service, is a testament to our commitment to customer success.