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Nu Advisory Partners

Plant Engineer, Electrical, Data Center Operations



Other Engineering, Operations
Posted on Friday, May 19, 2023


Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in meMchanical Engineering, Industrial Design, Manufacturing, or equivalent practical experience.
  • Experience in project and facilities management.
  • Experience managing multiple projects with geographically dispersed, cross-functional stakeholders.

Preferred qualifications:

  • License/certification in one Mechanical, Electrical, or Plumbing (MEP) discipline or equivalent experience with facilities in a critical environment.
  • Experience as a supervisor/manager with an assigned technical team.
  • Ability to speak and write in English fluently.

About the job

The Data Center team designs and operates some of the most sophisticated electrical engineering, mechanical engineering and HVAC systems in the world. Facilities Technicians at Google data centers operate, monitor and support physical facilities conditions. Some of these duties will include heating and cooling of air and water, power supply, generators, UPS systems, electrical distribution and control and monitoring systems. You regularly help inspect, maintain and repair various data center systems such as piping and non-critical electrical or mechanical system components). You provide daily assistance to senior technicians as you read blueprints/schematics, conduct tours of systems and assess their working order.

As a master of exceptional practices, you develop creative approaches to reducing operational costs while improving overall data center efficiency. You ensure that environmental and safety standards are consistently met, identifying problems and making repairs quickly In emergency situations or abnormal conditions, you manage data center performance issues and outages to minimize the recovery time from failures.

As a Data Center Operations Plant Engineer, you are a leader of environmental practices. The Data Center team designs and operates some of the most sophisticated and efficient electrical and HVAC systems — using 50% less energy than most data centers around the world. Our engineers are continually seeking different approaches to reducing operational costs while improving efficiencies through the operation and maintenance of water pumps and treatment systems, HVAC, UPS, generators, electrical distribution, and control and monitoring systems.

Behind everything our users see online is the architecture built by the Technical Infrastructure team to keep it running. From developing and maintaining our data centers to building the next generation of Google platforms, we make Google's product portfolio possible. We're proud to be our engineers' engineers and love voiding warranties by taking things apart so we can rebuild them. We keep our networks up and running, ensuring our users have the best and fastest experience possible.


  • Provide effective shift leadership for successful critical system troubleshooting, unit commissioning, repairs/replacements with little to no supervision in quality, quantity, and timeliness as assigned.
  • Operate critical plant equipment as authorized by facilities manager.
  • Provide coordination/input for global facilities programs.
  • Respond to critical data center events and alarms in accordance with ERGs and be responsible for being a point of escalation on operational issues.

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Google is a global company and, in order to facilitate efficient collaboration and communication globally, English proficiency is a requirement for all roles.