Reliability Engineer, Controls Systems


Location: Dallas, Texas (Headquarters)
Functions: Data Center Operations

The Reliability Engineering Team is responsible for the overall health of critical systems across Stream facilities.  For each of the major systems Electrical, Mechanical, and Controls, the Reliability Engineering team is responsible for ensuring success in the commissioning stages of new construction, evaluating and improving the reliability and performance of existing critical infrastructure, sustaining equipment operational availability through maintenance programming, providing technical support to the Site Operations Teams, and providing systems reliability and maintainability feedback to the Design Engineering teams for future design considerations.

The Reliability Engineer Control Systems is responsible for the overall functional health of critical monitoring and control systems and acts as the Controls Systems Subject Matter Export in the Site Operations organization. This responsibility includes oversight of facility acceptance testing, control system maintenance planning, and Site Operations technical support. Requirements for this position include full familiarity with control systems arrangements and control components for Power and Cooling systems from the field component to the integrated systems level.  The controls SME understands the functions of direct control devices and logic controllers as well as the extended effects of failure of those devices in the larger context of systems automation.  The controls SME has familiarity with sensors and monitoring devices and the ability to ensure data reliability. The controls SME acts as an advisor for Site Operations and has enough experience to guide technicians through effective troubleshooting.  The controls SME regularly interfaces the Electrical and Mechanical Engineering teams, the Automation Systems Group, Software Development team and Site Operations teams.

Stream Data Centers powers, cools, protects, and connects the technology of the world’s well-known hyperscale data companies, cloud providers and large enterprises. Developing and operating across eight markets in North America. Stream has evolved data center design in innovative ways to deliver dramatic gains in reliability, efficiency and sustainability in flexible environments that can scale as quickly as the market demands. Stream’s business is growing exponentially, through a combination of greenfield market expansion and acquisitions across North America.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering from an accredited university or equivalent field experience to successfully perform essential job functions.
  • PLC programming experience with Johnson Controls Automation and ALC Controls.
  • Modbus TCP/IP and RTU, BacNET and Ethernet/IP configuration knowledge.
  • Ability to read and interpret Electrical/Mechanical one-line diagrams.
  • Ability to travel up to 25% of total work time.

Essential Functions

  • Ensure newly built systems meet design intent and perform without issue during the facility acceptance testing phases of new construction.
  • Design maintenance programs to maximize equipment operability and efficiency while minimizing life cycle costs.
  • Understand potential equipment failures and provide full technical support Facility Operations teams in the event of a critical system failure.
  • Provide systems reliability and maintainability feedback to the Design Engineering teams for future design considerations.

Responsibilities

  • Work with Engineering and Construction teams to ensure the reliability of new and modified installations.
  • Review construction equipment submittals, identify potential deficiencies, and evaluate maintenance feasibility.
  • Attend factory witness testing to verify and validate equipment functionality.
  • Review site commissioning plans and ensure the thoroughness of control system startup testing.
  • Develop risk management plans that will anticipate reliability-related risks that could adversely impact plant operation.
  • Ensure data communications from monitored systems remains intact and data is properly collected and stored.
  • Analyze and process system collected data and recommend improvements to site operations and maintenance strategies.
  • Perform system component upgrades as required to ensure reliability and combat obsolescence.
  • Perform Root-Cause Failure Analysis and facilitate corrective action.
  • Design maintenance programs to minimize control systems maintenance complexity and reduce maintenance down time.
  • Design appropriate site response procedures based on potential control system failures.
  • Provide at request guidance and technical support to Site Teams.
  • Ensure Site Teams are proficient with Building Management Systems and controls system operation.