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Regional Engineer

CenturyLink, Inc Irvine, CA

Job Description

CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) is a global communications, hosting, cloud and IT services company enabling millions of customers to transform their businesses and their lives through innovative technology solutions. CenturyLink offers network and data systems management, Big Data analytics and IT consulting, and operates more than 55 data centers in North America, Europe and Asia. The company provides broadband, voice, video, data and managed services over a robust 250,000-route-mile U.S. fiber network and a 300,000-route-mile international transport network.


Job Title: Regional Engineer

CenturyLink is looking for five candidates, two electrical and three mechanical, to join the Regional Engineering Team inside Central Engineering to support of our Global portfolio of Data Centers.


In addition to specialized knowledge as a degreed Engineer, the successful candidate will have a working knowledge of both electrical and mechanical systems, and will be expected to remain current in industry knowledge and best practices through participation in engineering, codes and standards bodies such as NFPA, ASHRAE, IEEE, OSHA, NEC, NETA, including industry best practices and networking organizations such as Battcon, AFCOM, Green Grid, Uptime Institute, Data Center Dynamics, and 7X24 Exchange.


  • Cradle to grave Project life cycle support for technical issues to ensure technical needs are met.
  • Technical oversight of outside consultants for compliance to CenturyLink standards.
  • Provide assistance with design, business case creation, and project planning / implementation.
  • Conduct site inspections, surveys and develop recommendations and specifications to improve, repair or modify physical plants and building systems toward the highest operational integrity and energy efficiency.
  • Provide feedback and recommendations regarding site effectiveness.
  • Provide 24x7 technical support and subject matter expertise for the Data Center teams.
  • Provide pre-sales technical support for sales and systems engineering teams as appropriate.
  • Works with Facilities Managers to implement all standard operating procedures and practices,
  • Participate in change management process, including review / approval of SOPs / MOPs.
  • Support commissioning of new construction, expansion, and modifications at the site level.
  • 25-35% Travel required.

Position Objectives

  • Ensure operational efficiencies and best practices toward maintaining availability/uptime of all 24X7 facilities mission critical operations and infrastructure.
  • Provide expertise & guidance to Facilities Management related to energy efficiency.
  • Drive technical excellence, consistency and process maturity across all Data Center operations.
  • Share technical knowledge and operational experience with team members to enhance professional growth and effective cross training of the Data Center personnel.

Required skills

  • Ten (10) years experience supporting mission critical environment.
  • Experience as a design engineer in a consulting engineering firm a strong plus.
  • Experience in writing Requests For Proposal (RFPs) and evaluating contractor proposals.
  • Understands different project delivery conventions including: roles / responsibilities, design, construction, start up, commissioning and turn-over through operations.
  • Ability to simultaneously handle multiple projects.
  • Knowledgeable in conventional design, leading edge technologies, and best practices employed in mission critical facilities.
  • Ability to analyze complex system faults to identify a root cause and develop solutions to prevent reoccurrence.
  • Ability to effectively translate highly technical systems and concepts to a broad range of technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Strong communication (verbal and written) skills; experience in technical writing and customer-facing presentations.
  • Excellent computer skills required with working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, SharePoint, etc.).
  • Proficient with AutoCAD.

Required Electrical skills (electrical position only)

  • Strong background of electrical distribution, UPS and control concepts; competent in performing electrical load calculations and in the use of analyzing meters and tools associated with systems diagnostic tactics.
  • In depth understanding of all VRLA and Wet Cell battery technologies, battery theory, and lifecycle management.
  • Ability to develop and analyze short circuit, arc flash, and protection device coordination analyses.
  • General knowledge of mechanical systems.

Required Mechanical skills  (mechanical position only)

  • Experience with CFD simulation programs such as TileFlow.
  • Understanding of all HVAC systems operations, and control systems; competent in performing heat load and air balancing calculations.
  • Experience in writing Sequence of Operations, and debugging systems.
  • General knowledge of electrical systems.

Desired skills

  • Plant operations or startup / commissioning experience in critical facilities.
  • Experience in engineering economics, or working with business analysts in providing value-based solutions.
  • Proficient in the use of Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS).


  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering,
    • or Military training with Certifications.
  • Licensed Professional Engineer preferred



Alternate Location: Jersey City, NJ; Newark, NJ; Weekawken, NJ; Piscataway, NJ; Boston, MA; Waltham, MA; Seattle, WA; San Franscisco, CA; Sterling, VA; Irvine, CA; Burbank, CA; Denver, CO

Requisition #: 105308

This job may require successful completion of an online assessment. A brief description of the assessments can be viewed on our website at http://find.centurylink.jobs/testguides/ 

EEO Statement

No Discrimination. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all persons regardless of race, color, ancestry, citizenship, national origin, religion, veteran status, disability, genetic characteristic or information, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, family status, pregnancy, or other legally protected status (collectively, œprotected statuses). We do not tolerate unlawful discrimination in any employment decisions, including recruiting, hiring, compensation, promotion, benefits, discipline, termination, job assignments or training. Any offer of employment is contingent upon the results of a pre-employment drug test and background check.


The above job definition information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.  Job duties and responsibilities are subject to change based on changing business needs and conditions.

Nearest Major Market: Irvine California
Nearest Secondary Market: Los Angeles

Job Segment: Construction, Engineer, Electrical, Consulting, Developer, Engineering, Technology

Job Details

Date Posted February 2, 2019
Date Closes March 4, 2019
Requisition 366217600
Located In Irvine, CA
SOC Category 00-0000.00