Job Title: Data Center Facility Manager

Department: DC & Capital Projects
Location: Ajah, Lagos
Number to Hire: 1
Job Type: Permanent
Minimum years of Experience: 15


The Data Center Facility Manager will be responsible for the data center physical infrastructure; the White Space area and also the other supporting infrastructure. He/ She will maintain various sub-systems of the BMS like Chillers, Chilled water Pumps, CRAH units, Electrical Transformers and distribution panels, diesel generators equipment and all related infrastructure systems. 

He/ She also needs to work on systems to monitor and manage the power consumption by racks/IT Load while working closely with the BMS operators and Non-IT teams to ensure all the alerts/incidents/requests are handled and resolved within SLAs.

Key responsibilities will include but not limited to:

  • A thorough understanding of electrical systems for large campus from the supplier to the respective operational floor.
  • Thorough understanding of HT & LT electrical distribution systems and large capacity UPS systems.
  • Knowledge and experience handling HT & LT Control panels, LT&HT switchgear, CTs and AVRs etc.
  • Operations and maintenance of HT DG systems.
  • Operations and maintenance of UPS systems.
  • Excellent knowledge of Cooling systems namely Chillers, HPAC, CRAHs, DX Type units etc.
  • Cable of creating and understanding Single Line diagrams.
  • Capable of handling expansion projects in line with the customer requirements.
  • Excellent logical reasoning and troubleshooting skills
  • Plan & Execute all preventive maintenance schedules.
  • Maintain adequate records for undergoing operational audits both internal as well as external.
  • Evaluate new products and technologies
  • Thorough understanding of energy management and ensure optimal usage of power from the Grid.
  • Innovate, Implement and practice energy savings and reduce the cost of operations.
  • Expansion design ability, space planning and allocation.
  • Excellent second level ability to troubleshoot mechanical and electrical systems faults within the DC infrastructure.
  • Capacity planning and Upgrade; ability to plan and upgrade systems within the infrastructure.
  • Ability to support and ensure that all applicable security standards-including the PCI Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS) are duly complied to.

Qualifications, Skills & Competencies

  • Technical Knowledge of various Electrical Distribution and sub systems, HT DG, Large Chillers, HPACs and chilled water pumps.
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Windows 10,Microsoft Office Tools (Word, Excel, Outlook and power point).
  • Cost conscious professional, successfully exhibiting excellence in significant savings through effective execution and evaluation of projects.
  • Strong team player
  • Strong organizational skills and innovative problem solving abilities.
  • Good communication & interpersonal skills, multitasking with an ability to interact with a wide range of people and be a Good team player.
  • Ability to manage and resolve conflict within the team
  • Have a positive frame of mind and be open to acquiring new skills.
  • Manage both on-roll & outsourced employees.
  • Good communication skills both written and verbal
  • Capable of handling customer queries related to Non-IT systems
  • Handle shift planning and management
  • Proper documentation and reporting.
  • Experience handling customer and internal Audits.
  • At least 8+ years of exposure working in large campus/Data center establishments 
  • Any relevant Industry certifications will be an added advantage.
  • B-Eng. Electrical or Mechanical Engineering
  • Facility Management qualification will be added advantage.

Demands of the Job

Ability and willingness to the extra mile to get the job done.