Education

Technical Consultant – remote in North America

Title: Technical Consultant

Report to: Chief Technical Officer
Location: Open – within North America

Uptime Institute is the Global Digital Infrastructure Authority. Its Tier Standard is the IT industry’s most trusted and adopted global standard for the proper design, construction, and operation of data centers – the backbone of the digital economy. For over 25 years, the company has served as the standard for data center reliability, sustainability, and efficiency, providing customers assurance that their digital infrastructure can perform at a level that is consistent with their business needs across a wide array of operating conditions. With its data center Tier Standard & Certifications, Management & Operations reviews, broad range of related risk and performance assessments, and accredited educational curriculum completed by over 10,000 data center professionals, Uptime Institute has helped thousands of companies, in over 100 countries to optimize critical IT assets while managing costs, resources, and efficiency.

Uptime Institute is headquartered in New York, NY, with offices in Seattle, London, Sao Paulo, Dubai, Singapore, and Taipei. For more information, please visit www.uptimeinstitute.com.

Uptime Institute Professional Services is growing to meet the demand of the industry and seeks a senior individual to assist in its vigorous global expansion.

Position Description:

Reporting to the Managing Director of the region while performing all consulting & technical responsibilities within the guidelines and standards defined by the Chief Technology Officer, the principal role will be to deliver a variety of consulting & Certification services globally: custom strategic-level engagements (Facilities Management & Operations Advisory) preliminary or initial assessments, Management & Operations Stamp of Approval, and Tier Certification of Operational Sustainability.

The Consultant will assist in developing narrative-based reports, memos, or other deliverables that, in a clear, concise, and accurate fashion, document both shortcomings and solutions to achieving owner’s expected outcomes, meeting with data center teams, as required, to discuss findings and recommendations.

Additionally, the Consultant will participate in, or be responsible for, development of IP including publications, concepts, presentations, and/or educational program materials. Presentation of this new and existing IP in Uptime Institute or other industry events is a key aspect of this job.

Work location is flexible.

In order to be successful in this position, Uptime Institute Professional Services seeks the following credentials and experience:

Required:

  • 5 years of experience in developing data center designs in the following areas
    • Engine Generator Systems
    • Uninterruptable Power Supplies
    • Electrical Distribution Systems
    • Chilled Water Cooling Systems
    • Direct Expansion Cooling Systems
    • Diesel Fuel Systems
  • 5 years of Experience in the startup and Commissioning of data center facilities
  • A motivation to learn detailed aspects of data center
  • Strong understanding of typical data center electrical and mechanical systems
  • A willingness to learn and apply the Uptime Institute Tier Classification System concepts
  • Acceptance of domestic and international travel requirements
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Fluency in English – written and spoken

Desired:

  • Familiarity with electronic control systems
  • Experience managing or operating a data center’s facility infrastructure with experience in:
    • Preventive Maintenance Programs
    • Maintenance Management Systems
    • Standard Operating Procedures
    • Methods of Procedures
    • Space, Power, and Cooling Management
  • Experience with developing/justifying staffing and budget requirements
  • Familiarity with the training programs required for data center personnel
  • Engineering degree (mechanical, electrical, civil, industrial, facilities)
  • Facility Management degree
  • Post-graduate degree
  • Proven experience in delivering high reliability and high efficiency solutions