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Job Description: This role will have extensive domestic and International travel (approximately 50%).

Senior Mechanical Engineer
Job Number : 385050 Location : Sunnyvale, CA, UNITED STATES  

About Equinix
Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX) operates International Business Exchange (IBX) data centers offering businesses a place to reliably run their operations and securely exchange critical information in North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific. Every day, without compromise, the people who control the world's most valued information assets place their trust in us, leveraging our insight, expertise and world-class service to protect and connect what matters to them most--their information.

Why Equinix
As a recognized global leader in its industry, Equinix employs dedicated, driven experts who take pride in their work. When you choose to work for Equinix, you’re not just picking a job, you’re embarking on a career. You’re not just working at a company, you’re joining a vital, global team.

Influence: Effectively interact with other inter-departmental team members, including the in-house corporate operations engineering personnel, the operations staff at all IBX sites (data centers), the Sales personnel & cross enterprise groups, and outside support vendors and consultants.


  • Strategize Policy, Process, Standard, and Procedure for consistency and maximum system availability.
  • Provide technical review and oversight of consultant’s work associated with IBX construction and expansion projects.
  • Develop and maintain standard design and specifications, updating them as needed.
  • Participate and direct in the selection of long-lead equipment.
  • Implement and manage processes to assure quality control during design and construction phase of the projects.
  • Lead design decision-making in a manner that supports the reliability/availability objectives for the IBXs
  • Provide mechanical/HVAC system design upgrade or modifications
  • Oversee the commissioning and integrated systems testing of all of the mechanical systems for new and retrofitted IBXs
  • Provide energy efficient design and control solutions to optimize cooling systems.
  • Ensure "as-built" documentation is accurate & maintained
  • Develop capital project budgets & justification as required
  • Occasional "out of State" travel, and other assignments as required

Required Skills & Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering or related engineering
  • Minimum of twelve years professional experience with at least five years of experience in data center design, construction, operations, maintenance, and project planning. Emphasis & special focus on Mechanical Systems & Reliability.
  • Comprehensive understanding & application of Reliability Engineering principles
  • Must be conversant with specialized systems such as HVAC, Chilled Water Systems, Condenser Water Systems, Pumps, Glycols, AHU units, CRAC units, Raised Floor Systems, FP/FA, and DDC, PLC, DCS basedBMS, and Controls Control Systems
  • Should have working knowledge of industry standards, building codes and safety standards including OSHA, NFPA, ASHRAE, SMACNA, UBC, UPC, UMC, ASME
  • Effective trouble shooting and analytical skills and ability to manage complex & high-risk technical projects under pressure
  • Must have effective written and verbal communications skills and be able to effectively use spreadsheets, AutocCad (or Visio), and project management programs
  • Mechanical/Controls Professional Engineer registration highly desirable

**Equinix is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.