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Critical Infrastructure Manager (Elk Grove)

Position Title: Critical Infrastructure Manager (Elk Grove)
Location: Chicago

Position Title: Critical Infrastructure Manager

Your role

The Critical Infrastructure Manager is a part of the Data Center Operations Team.  The Critical Infrastructure Manager shall provide leadership and management for day-to-day operations of a large scale Data Center mechanical plant, while ensuring the highest levels of reliability and availability are maintained.

What you’ll do 

  • Possess a solid background in Data Center electrical system operating experience
  • Possess a comprehensive knowledge of large scale Data Centers, including state-of-the-art electrical distribution systems, static and rotary UPS, emergency standby generation, fire alarm/suppression and security infrastructures
  • Possess a thorough understanding of building monitoring systems that assist in the operation and management of the electrical distribution infrastructure
  • Schedule, coordinate and participate in all significant planned and emergency maintenance for the facility
  • Shall ensure all maintenance for the facility is executed in a controlled and proven method that ensures uninterrupted integrity of the critical loads supported by these systems
  • Developing operating and maintenance strategies to ensure continuous availability of all critical systems
  • Developing and updating preventative and predictive maintenance programs for critical equipment
  • Ensuring that work and services performed by outsourced vendors is coordinated and inspected
  • Managing costs and annual budgets associated with the Critical Infrastructure Department and associated operations
  • Maintaining an environment where diligence to policies and proven policies processes are quintessential
  • Ensuring best practices and standards are adopted and enforced
  • Identifying and pursuing opportunities for innovation
  • Establishing and cultivating relationships with key contacts internally and externally

What you’ll need

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering
  • Five years of facility management or facility engineering in a high reliability Data Center environment
  • Expertise in Microsoft Office suite applications, preferably Microsoft Project, Visio or AutoCad
  • Advanced written communication skills and technical writing skills
  • Complex problem solving using analysis, technical and organizational expertise in order to develop creative innovative solutions
  • Must be able to create consensus around new ideas and initiatives
  • Identify industry trends and articulate implications that will have an impact on the Data Center operation
  • Actively solicits feedback to ensure all activities and deliverables meet expectations
  • Identifies opportunities to increase efficiency
  • Extended hours may be significant at times
  • Strong written and verbal command of the English language
  • Responsible attitude with strong work ethic; leading by example in attendance, attitude and technical work product
  • Ability and willingness to respond to emails after hours in the event of an emergency

A bit about us

Digital Realty brings companies and data together by delivering the full spectrum of data center, colocation and interconnection solutions. PlatformDIGITAL®, the company’s global data center platform, provides customers with a secure data meeting place and a proven Pervasive Datacenter Architecture (PDx®) solution methodology for powering innovation and efficiently managing Data Gravity challenges. Digital Realty gives its customers access to the connected data communities that matter to them with a global data center footprint of 300+ facilities in 50+ metros across 25+ countries on six continents.


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A bit about our Digital team

Our Operations team keeps our customers’ infrastructure running safely and securely. We get plenty of opportunities to take on a variety of tasks and develop our technical skills. From overseeing electrical power to cooling and fire suppression systems, our team plays a vital role in making sure everything in our data centers operates as it should.


What we can offer you

Our rapidly evolving business sector offers the opportunity to be part of a courageous and passionate team who work together to understand and meet the changing needs of our global customers. 


Join us and you’ll be part of a supportive and inclusive environment where you can bring your whole self to work. As part of our team, you’ll get to work with people from different business areas, challenge the way we do things and put your ideas into action. We’ll also give you plenty of development opportunities so you can build a rewarding and successful career with us. 


Our Compensation Philosophy

Digital Realty offers its employees a highly competitive compensation package, excellent benefits, and an environment that recognizes and rewards your contributions. Central to our compensation philosophy is rewarding our employees for achieving the values and objectives aligned to the company's overall goals and values.


This is an exciting time to join our business so apply now and make your mark on our future.



The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.


Digital Realty is an equal opportunity employer, EOE/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled.  All applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or protected veteran status, or other status protected by law or Company policy.


Digital Realty is a publicly traded company (NYSE: DLR) with investment grade ratings from all three major ratings agencies.


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