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Facebook Environmental Team Manager in Fremont, California


Facebook's mission is to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together. Through our family of apps and services, we're building a different kind of company that connects billions of people around the world, gives them ways to share what matters most to them, and helps bring people closer together. Whether we're creating new products or helping a small business expand its reach, people at Facebook are builders at heart. Our global teams are constantly iterating, solving problems, and working together to empower people around the world to build community and connect in meaningful ways. Together, we can help people build stronger communities - we're just getting started.


Facebook designs, builds, leases and operates the most innovative and efficient data centers in the world. Developing, operating and managing the data center infrastructure and facilities the "right" way is synonymous with ensuring business operations, capacity availability, global portfolio flexibility and cost efficiency in a safe working environment. Facebook evaluates sites across the world for data center and network development, and is seeking an environmental expert to join and manage the environmental team for our North America data center portfolio. This position will report directly to the Global Manager of the Environment & Water Team. Comprehensive environmental technical expertise as well as excellent communication, organizational and people management skills are required for this position. This position is full-time and travel may be needed occasionally to visit our data center sites and attend agency or stakeholder meetings.

Required Skills:

  1. Manage a team of 4+ environmental experts

  2. Drive strategy, alignment and prioritization across the discipline with cross functional partners in site selection, sustainability, construction, and operations

  3. Work with the Data Center leadership team to build a long-term strategic vision and goals for the environmental program

  4. Establish strategy across the team by building alignment on priorities leading to project and program execution

  5. Creatively define and establish processes and reviews to support decision making, prioritization and track and measure progress

  6. Explore new ways to measure and communicate the value and impact of environmental management to drive goal-setting and goal reporting each half

  7. Manage team budget planning and requests

  8. Strengthen foundation of environmental management integration into site selection, design, construction, sustainability and operations

  9. Facilitate the growth of the environmental program within Facebook Data Centers as the company continues to grow and build environmental stewardship and excellence

  10. Identify, monitor and establish company positions on relevant environmental policy changes for our data centers

  11. Strengthen the environmental program by building a better communications strategy

  12. Create and expand on programs to share team learnings across the organization

  13. Provide environmental expertise to diverse internal teams and coordinate with other teams about relevant issues and requirements

  14. Support team in develop training and educational tools regarding environmental management, compliance and awareness

  15. Ability to travel domestically and internationally as needed (up to 25%)

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Bachelor’s degree and 13+ years professional experience in environmental planning, science, engineering, or other related field

  2. 2+ years of direct people management experience

  3. Technical experience related to environmental due diligence and permitting for large development projects, including wetlands permitting, cultural resource investigations, Phase I Environmental Site Assessments, air permitting, and/or noise evaluations

  4. Background establishing programs, supporting teams, and developing relationships

  5. Professional experience in working with regulatory agencies

  6. Self-motivator and experience executing and tracking tasks

  7. Proven communication skills, especially achieving alignment across multiple discipline

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Master’s degree in environmental planning, science, engineering, or other related field

Industry: Internet

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