Data Centre Facilities Engineer

Data Center Operations Slough, Berkshire


The Data Center Facility Engineer is responsible for maintaining the operation and maintenance of all electrical, mechanical, life safety and monitoring equipment within the Data Center/Facility. This equipment supports mission-critical servers and is expected to maintain 100% customer uptime. 

Responsibilities include:

  • Maintaining facility appearance and integrity.
  • Successfully complete all aspects of assigned and/or shift projects, with little to no supervision.
  • Oversee potentially medium impacting projects and can handle the coordination of resources, project execution, & communication with supervision.
  • Conduct routine facility walk-throughs that identifies infrastructure risks and performance gaps
  • Read and understand drawings and prints including one-lines and floor plans.
  • Troubleshoot electrical and mechanical data center infrastructure enabling the quick identification of root cause solutions to technical problems.
  • Communicate technical activities relating to the facility, its assets, and their operation to relevant parties.
  • Assist in facilitating Root Cause Analysis (RCAs) to ensure the recurrence of issues or incidents are eliminated.
  • Assist in the preparation of detailed maintenance plans in accordance with Rackspace Technical Change Management guidelines.
  • Oversee the monitoring equipment and other critical systems.


  • Experience with the electrical, mechanical, life safety and monitoring equipment maintenance within data center or other critical environments
  • Electrical or Mechanical Journeyman or Equivalent qualifications
  • Advanced knowledge of HVAC, HV and LV switch boards, Transformers, Chillers, BMS (Trend), Fire Alarms,
  • Sprinkler systems, UPS, Lead acid batteries, Generators, PDUs, and RPPs
  • High Voltage qualification/current or expired for UK applicants.
  • Knowledge of Health and Safety at work acts, ie method statements, risk assessments.
  • Knowledge and experience with preventive maintenance tools & forecasting
  • Knowledge of Building Automation and Power Management Systems.
  • Knowledge in accessing and managing Work Permits and Risk Assessments.
  • Due to the 24x7 operation of the facility, must be able to work a flexible work schedule. May include nights, weekends, and holidays.


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