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3 - 5 Years
Facilities Specialist, Third Party Data Center Operations
Note: By applying to this position your application is automatically submitted to the following locations: Amsterdam, Netherlands; Saint-Ghislain, Belgium
Associate's degree or equivalent practical experience.
Experience with office software applications and project management software.
Experience in accounting; managing accounts payable and accounts receivable.
Demonstrated experience with vendor relationships and contract management.
Experience providing support for budgeting, forecasting, and purchase orders.
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 an advocate for best 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 Facilities Specialist for Third Party Data Center Operations, you will manage the due diligence for site selection, sustain and improve the quality of vendor operated data centers, and mitigate and de-conflict critical work. You will also build requirements and tools that improve operations analytics and reliability.
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.
Manage accounting and purchase orders, including budget tracking, monthly accrual, vendor invoicing, etc.
Plan and execute work assignments under varying degrees of supervision.
Prepare statement of work (SoW) for critical and non-critical facility operations contracts. Under the direction of the Program Manager, work with the support service vendors and internal partners to resolve conflicts and issues.
Act as the point of contact for small to medium data center related projects.
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