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Controls Manager, Mississippi

Job ID: 2551762 | Amazon Data Services, Inc.


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The Data Center Capacity Delivery team is looking for exceptional individuals to join our organization as Controls Manager, responsible for the building automation systems and electrical power monitoring system ((BMS/EPMS) deployment and service within Amazon data centers. If you are passionate about the Customer Experience, think and act globally and have the ability to contribute to major new innovations in the area of building controls and automation this is the challenge you are looking for!
The ideal candidate will have experience managing a local or remotely located team of highly technically skilled individuals. The candidate will possess a industrial Controls System, project/construction management, mechanical, electrical or technology background that enables him/her to undertake the challenges of sophisticated controls platforms and a demonstrated ability to think broadly and strategically in aligning building controls and automation with the larger objectives of the business.

Key job responsibilities
• Managing team of Data Center Controls Engineers and Technicians.
• Able to implement and track team goals, projects, budget, report the status of ongoing projects upwards.
• Experienced Interviewer, able to develop launch plans for new hires, and identify team needs.
• Strong writing skills, able to articulate thoughts clearly and concisely
• Experienced in Installation, Programming and troubleshooting of BMS/EPMS systems and/or industrial controls systems.
• Understanding of: electrical diagrams, control diagrams, building operations, control circuits, industrial HVAC.
• Ability to ascertain customer needs to help develop project scope and specifications.
• Ability to manage scope of work relative to the site specifics and customer needs.
• Ability to manage project engineering to determine the scope of work relative to the design intent of the customer needs.
• Ability to read and interpret specifications and implementing those specifications as they apply the work environment.
• Development of Scope of Work, Level of Efforts (LOE), project plan and budget.
• Development of control panel BOM’s
• Development of ISA data sheets for temperature, level, flow, and pressure transmitters along with ISA data sheets for control valves, positioners, analytical, and various other types of instrumentation.
• Preparation of cable, routing plans and schedules.
• Review of drawings for control panels, power distribution, junction boxes. Included in the drawings are the general arrangement, internal layout, schematics and interconnection and wire diagrams.
• Performing inspects, testing, and commission of the data centers related BMS and EPMS system.
• Work individually and as part of a team to develop new products, support existing products, test and evaluate equipment.
• Provide technical assistance as needed to internal customers.
• Coordinate project work internally within the department and externally with other departments to ensure on-time completion of projects within budget.
• Manage service and construction contracts with vendors.
• Able to operate with little to no supervision
Travel domestically, no more than 15%

We are open to hiring candidates to work out of one of the following locations:

Canton, MS, USA


• B.S. degree in Electrical, Mechanical or other related engineering degree with 4+ years of industrial controls system related work experience and 4 + years of leadership experience managing a team of Engineers.
• Experience working in high availability environments such as Data Centers, Oil & Gas, Energy, Water or Manufacturing Industries.
• Experience with at least one of the following: Mechanical, Electrical, or Controls systems.
• Windows Power User skill set, proficient with Microsoft Office Suite, and project management software.


• 10+ years of industry experience
• 6 + years of leadership experience, preferable in Controls (teams more than 10, or manager of managers)
• Ability to manage multiple (3-12) stakeholder deliverables, requirements, and navigate difficult situations.
• Project Management Professional (PMP).
• Demonstrated success in leading teams in construction or development environment.
• Excellent organizational and problem-solving skills.
• Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work both independently and in a team environment.
• Demonstrated experience developing and justifying budgets, and managing financial performance.
• Demonstrated experience developing, managing, or validating performance specifications and requirements.
• Ability to communicate to vendors and make decisions using industry standard knowledge (Controls theory, protocols Modbus / BACnet, mechanical / electrical systems, passive infrastructure).
Demonstrated experience expanding Controls knowledge base – new systems, technology, etc.

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