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Director, Facilities Operations I

Company: QTS Realty Trust, Inc.
Location: Santa Clara
Posted on: November 21, 2022

Job Description:

Learn what makes QTS a unique place to grow your career!QTS Data Centers is seeking a Facilities Site Director (Data Center Facilities) to work from our Santa Clara, CA orSacramento, CA data center campus. Quality Technology Services (QTS) is a leading provider of data center solutions across a diverse footprint spanning more than 7 million square feet of QTS Mega Data Centers throughout North America and Europe. This role will have leadership responsibility for both California sites.Click to learn more: Why join QTS Core Values you make the decision to join QTS, you are choosing to work alongside talented professionals that have one thing in common, the passion to provide an excellent customer experience. Your talents and innovation will be supported by Servant Leadership. The Facilities Site Director will be charged with providing the leadership, tactical execution and business acumen necessary to support the diverse site needs. This leader will have P&L responsibility and accountability for their assigned site as well as own and implement the strategy and associated programs necessary to improve the P&L. They must have a strong command of every program and item contributing to profits or expenses. They will be responsible for communicating to the site team the status and outlook for the P&L and ensuring alignment of site team organization necessary to achieve P&L goals. The leader is expected to source new ideas from site team organization and to leverage external parties, suppliers, advisers or consultants to improve profitability.RESPONSIBILITIES, other duties may be assigned

  • Manage the site team, develop capabilities, and set policies necessary to satisfy customers, engage employees, and achieve financial objectives.
  • Implement operating standards required for cost control, waste reduction, quality, safety, and to be an environmentally-friendly community partner.
  • Manage expenditures, staffing, and capital projects to ensure compliance with financial goals. Oversee site operations and capital expense budgets to ensure compliance with organizational expenditure requirements.
  • Provide leadership in conjunction with local managers (DCO, FAC, Security) and remote line of business owners to ensure operational standards are achieved.
  • Manage operations, space planning, power and cooling services, equipment installations, physical security, maintenance, janitorial services, landscaping, business continuity/disaster recovery for site(s). Confer with professional staff (COE) to find resolution to operational problems, authorize operational procedures and approve all operating expenditures.
  • Understand federal, state and local operating regulations or laws. Establish, implement, and maintain facilities policies, procedures and organizational structures necessary to maintain compliance with all laws and regulations. Obtain and keep current all necessary licenses, permits and certifications as required.
  • Drive innovation into facilities programs/systems with an environmentally conscious attitude.
  • Negotiate contracts with suppliers. Develop and coordinate maintenance agreements, maintenance procedures, testing procedures, inspections, reporting, and utilize best accounting practices.
  • Supervise the preparation of and implementation of effective operating budget.
  • Serve asa leader in the community. Participate in community activities and organizations as appropriate through the maintenance of professional association affiliations and participation within association programs.
  • Maintain positive relationships and communication with staff and executive level management.
  • Ensure proper training and growth of staff.
  • Participate on acquisition teams (when needed) to assess and integrate new facilities when required.
  • Interface and work with Sales team on new customer planning, changes and implementation.
  • Work with other COE Managers to set standards and to constantly look for ways to improve.BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:
    • Bachelor's degree preferably in Business, Engineering, Architecture, Computer Science, MIS or equivalent professional experience in lieu of a degree.
    • Ten or more years of experience in data center operations management, facilities management, corporate engineering, or other related field.
    • Five or more years of experience leading cross-organizational teams, ideally operating in a critical-facility environment.KNOWLEDGE,SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
      • Strategic agility and good decision-making skills.
      • Ability to build and lead teams and to work well in a collaborative, team-oriented environment.
      • Keen planning skills along with the ability to lead through influence and to be a proactive partner with a strong customer-service orientation.
      • Problem solver at a tactical and functional level, possess excellent oral and written communication skills, a solid work ethic and unquestioned integrity.#LI-TS1 We conform to all the laws, statutes, and regulations concerning equal employment opportunities and affirmative action. We strongly encourage women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply to all of our job openings. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, age, disability status, Genetic Information & Testing, Family & Medical Leave, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We prohibit retaliation against individuals who bring forth any complaint, orally or in writing, to the employer or the government, or against any individuals who assist or participate in the investigation of any complaint or discrimination claim.The EEO is the Law poster and its supplement are available here: "EEO is the Law" Poster; "EEO is the Law" Poster Supplement. The pay transparency policy is available here:Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Poster-Formatted QTS is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process, please send an e-mail to and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

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