Data Center Site Manager

Chicago, IL (On-Site)
Applications are considered on a rolling basis


The Data Center Site Manager will be a vital member of the leadership team of the North American division of Edged Data Centers. We are looking for someone who has experience in data center electrical, mechanical and network system operations and has knowledge of large-scale data centers, including state-of-the-art electrical distribution systems, emergency generation, fire alarm/suppression and monitoring systems. DCSM’s main mission will be to manage the DC uptime and safety while leveraging the maximum performance from our suppliers. Based in a broad technical knowledge, he/she will lead the day-to-day relationship in terms of planning, preparation, and field execution according to internal procedures.

Working very closely with the different suppliers and mainly with the Facility Maintenance company focused on: Planning maintenance, prepare corrective work (review and validation of changes and MOPs when required), attending dry runs, BMS follow up of the installation to ensure a good performance, supporting other operations teams that could require on the field support for projects (Construction, Service Delivery, Energy management, quality, and compliance team, among others). DCSM will be part of the on-call team.

The Data Center Site Manager needs to be an agile, team-focused individual, with proven professionalism, who is comfortable in a rapidly changing environment. The right person is trustworthy with confidential information, highly organized, self-motivated, has excellent communication skills, can think strategically, and works equally as well independently as with a team. Edged strives to maintain smooth operations and achieves this by empowering our people, by providing autonomy and flexibility in the way we work, by developing a habit of constant, open communication, and by creating a culture of excellence, appreciation, trust, and respect.

Edged is a fast-growing global network of carbon neutral, zero-water data centers that leads the industry in energy efficiency. Edged is backed by a deep proprietary technology stack including advanced waterless cooling, renewable microgrid systems, ultra-clean generators, and waste-to-fuel solutions. The platform is designed for rapid deployment and has so far announced nine major projects in construction in the U.S., with many more in development.

The North American division of Edged is a joint venture between an affiliate of Endeavour and one of the largest private multinational corporations with business lines including technology, energy, engineering, as well as other materially related economic sectors. Endeavour is a purpose-driven organization helping innovators to develop and launch solutions for global challenges in the areas of energy, water, and waste to guarantee renewable energy and clean water to everyone, everywhere. Endeavour companies are made up of passionate change-makers who want to leave the world better than the way we found it. Today, Endeavour is deploying solutions that are immediately scalable and profitable, including EV charging, data center cooling, and energy systems.

Reports to:
Director of Operations

Key Responsibilities

  • Execute all aspects of data center operations including the operation, maintenance and repair of all mission critical equipment and systems supporting a 24x7 data center operation to achieve 100% uptime and 100% compliance with all customer SLAs.
  • Manages provisioning of data center services including colocation, connectivity, raised floor services, deployment, and any additional services to be delivered to data center customers.
  • Supervise local engineering team to ensure adherence to standard operating procedures, sequence of operations and maintenance standards to guarantee execution of periodic maintenance program and maintenance calendar.
  • Develop, implement, and audit local standard operating procedures, sequence of operations and maintenance standards to follow our standards and industry best practices.
  • Supervise local change management processes including the review and approval of all Procedures (MOPs, SOPs, EOPs) for maintenance and one-time/emergency repair events in coordination with onsite personnel, contractors, and customers.
  • Manage all maintenance and repair contracts to ensure compliance with maintenance standards and operational requirements. Confirm all vendors are qualified and adhere to our performance standards and scope of work.
  • Act as primary technical and operational contact for data center customers – both as the technical lead and local point of escalation during emergency events and day to day operations. Develop knowledge of customer’s core business and the business function of the customer’s local datacenter operation.
  • Manage technical and operational incidents, including the implementation of emergency response procedures, resource coordination, customer communication, root-cause analysis, and post event remediation.
  • Identify trends and analyze risks to articulate implications and impact to data center operations. Track operational metrics and other data to provide Senior Management oversight and control for both snapshot data and long-term trend analysis.
  • Management of expenses and all budget, forecast and report requirements by providing capital and expense requirements and justifications.
  • Support pre-sales process, including, but not limited to, conducting sales tours and reviewing lease proposals and lease agreements to confirm compliance with Digital Realty standards and local requirements.
  • Support various accreditation initiatives.
  • Maintain compliance with local health & safety standards.

Education and Experience

  • 10+ years managing engineering or technical staff
  • 5+ years project/program management
  • 5+ years engaging internal or external customers and working directly with them to resolve issues
  • 4+ years managing multi-year budgets
  • Solid and proven experience in the commissioning, acceptance, and operation of mission critical systems.
  • Experience in colocation operations, including the installation and deployment of cage, rack and cable infrastructure, as well as power circuit installation and power monitoring.
  • Experience managing a change control environment
  • Certifications/Accreditations that will be viewed positively: ITIL v2/3/4, CDCP, AOS.
  • Advance in Microsoft Office 365

Specific Skills / Abilities

  • Strong quantitative and qualitative reasoning skills, with demonstrated ability to determine event root causes, performance shortfalls and required corrective actions.
  • Ability to interpret industry data center standards, policies & methodologies.
  • Ability to improve performance management & critical awareness methods and implementation standards thinking outside the box
  • Strong interpersonal, presentation and communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills and detail oriented
  • Ability to manage budgets and analyzing expenses
  • Ability to develop Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS), Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM), and power metering system

Great Place to Work

  • A fast-paced, entrepreneurial culture focused on innovation
  • A flexible, autonomous work environment
  • A culture of respect, learning, and excellence
  • Experienced, highly talented experts as team peers
  • Growth and travel opportunities
  • Be part of a team of change-makers having a significant impact on real people around the world



Edged is creating a global network of carbon neutral, zero-water edge infrastructure for data center and microgrid projects. Edged is an infrastructure solution that combines rapid deployment with sustainable operation. Modular components, including zero-water cooling and advanced electrical systems, help to lower costs, minimize the environmental footprint, and enable a new generation of on-demand infrastructure as a service.


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About Endeavour

Endeavour is taking on global challenges, and to create the appropriate global solutions is not easy. Our teams work extremely hard because we believe in Endeavour’s mission: to guarantee clean water and renewable energy to everyone, everywhere by decentralizing infrastructure, developing new technologies, & deploying energy, water, and waste treatment solutions that are more profitable than those that currently exist. We are a group of passionate change-makers who want to leave the world better than the way we found it. Endeavour prides itself on hiring talented, highly motivated people because that’s what our mission requires. There is a strong sense of camaraderie between good-natured people who bring their A-game to work every day to make a difference. To work at Endeavour is to know that you are part of something special—something bigger than yourself.

Today, we’re deploying solutions that are immediately scalable and profitable, including EV charging, data center cooling, and waste to fuel systems. As we look to the future, Endeavour intends to remain at the forefront of innovation, taking on grander challenges based on the needs of our clients and of local economies. We hope that our Sustainable Habitat for Innovation with a Purpose (SHIP) will be a model that inspires people and businesses to #jointhejourney so that together we can combine the best of what technology and the natural world can offer to ensure a regenerative/sustainable world for generations to come.

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