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FARIQ NIZAMAT ALI

650-931-5854 | fariq.ali25@yahoo.com | www.linkedin.com/in/fariqali/

DATA CENTER AND FACILITIES ENGINEER WITH TELECOMMUNICATIONS EXPERTISE


24/7 Operations | Project Management | Preventive Maintenance
Highly skilled Data Center and Facilities Engineer with expertise in major, stand-alone 24/7 Data Centers. Lead teams to ensure high-quality operations, complete preventative maintenance, upgrade existing equipment, and respond to critical issues. History of resolving complex issues in-house, saving significant amounts of money and controlling costs. Manage vendors and external contractors. Develop policies and procedures to mitigate the risk of outages and equipment failures. Possess strong business acumen and project management skills Core Qualifications Project Management Project Planning / Analysis Data Center Management Safety Standards Vendor / Contractor Relations Energy Management / Efficiency Facilities / Site Management Budget Administration Construction Contract Negotiation Estimating / Procurement Cost Analysis Electrical Projects HVAC Repairs Team Leadership Equipment Maintenance Telecommunications Equipment Operations Management

EQUIPMENT
UPS Systems, Static Switches, Automatic Transfer Switches, Chillers VFDs, Cooling Towers, Electrical Switch Gear Systems, Pre-Action Fire Systems, Building Management Systems, HVAC Systems, Diesel Generator / Fueling Systems, Air Handlers, Package Units, Pumps / Motor Control Systems, PDUs / Electrical Distribution Systems, Fueling Systems, DC Power Plants / Battery Systems, DC Power Distribution Systems, and RPPs, VESDA, EcoPOD systems.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
APPLE INC., Newark Data Center 20112013 Data Center Engineer, Global Data Center Services Spearheaded 24/7 support for a 200K sq. ft. Data Center and managed all electrical and mechanical infrastructure equipment. Maintained the Data Center environment, ensuring optimal maintenance. Monitored and maintained equipment, conducted rounds, responded to alarms, and resolved issues. Operated mechanical systems, including chillers, cooling towers, pumps, motors, VFDs, CRAC units, air handlers, fire systems, and AC units. Maintained critical power systems, including generators, UPS, ATS, PDU, static switches, high voltage dual feed systems and substations, paralleling switch gear systems, and battery monitoring equipment. Managed vendors and contractors. Conducted chemical water treatment system tests. Tracked trouble tickets and significantly improving mechanical and electrical system operations. Led major in-house infrastructure upgrades of existing mechanical and electrical equipment. Developed a database and spreadsheet to track Data Center equipment. Designed guidelines, policies, and procedures, achieving significant cost savings. Installed circuit monitoring devices to track power consumption, reducing the risk of equipment failure Ensured proper operations of all infrastructure equipment and resolved issues. Collaborated with senior Data Center management, maintaining open lines of communication. Stabilized HVAC systems, responding to a critical situation with poise and expertise. Completed preventative maintenance and testing of equipment according to company specifications. Managed in-house electrical, power, and lighting projects, saving money.

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FARIQ NIZAMAT ALI


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE (CONTINUED)
MCKINSTRY 2011 Critical Facility Data Center Engineer (Facility Solutions Division) Provided 24/7 support for Apple Data Center, maintaining all electrical and mechanical infrastructure equipment. Managed vendors and contractors. Designed new projects and resolved issues. VERIZON BUSINESS (Formerly MCI, WorldCom, MFS Telecom) 20002010 Senior Facilities Data Center Engineer Successfully maintained a 55K sq. ft. stand-alone Data Center Telecommunications facility and managed all electrical, mechanical, HVAC, power generation, fire pre-action, security, chiller / cooling, UPS, fueling, battery, BMS, and rectifier systems. Maintained 24/7 operations and equipment maintenance. Administered annual facility budgets and updated equipment databases. Responded to infrastructure alarms. Saved $50K annually by changing AC systems set points and executing performance evaluation tests. Maintained 100% outage-free operations and implemented high-quality backup power systems. Spearheaded the $250K replacement of cooling towers, reducing equipment failure and outage risks. Orchestrated a major in-house infrastructure lifecycle upgrades, reducing change outs and failures. Successfully installed a new fire system, cooling, UPS, rectifier, battery, and fuel tank replacements. WORLDCOM 19972000 Project Manager / Project Engineer Led a team of three internal engineers and numerous vendors to oversee the installation of 5K to 50K sq. ft. stand-alone Data Centers and Telecommunication facilities. Ensured the quality of projects and oversaw preconstruction services, estimates, budgets, proposals, contracts, schedules, and submittals. Managed project and as-build completions throughout the lifecycle. Developed a solid understanding of unit costs. Played a key role in the construction of 5 stand-alone Bay area Data Centers / Telecom facilities. Saved $75K and finished projects three months ahead of schedule. Successfully negotiated contracts and leases and completed real estate planning and estimates. COMPEL CORPORATION, San Francisco, CA 19911997 Journeyman Electrician Constructed new stand-alone Data Center facilities and upgrades. Installed power generation, electrical, UPS, HVAC, fire, pre-action, security, surveillance, fueling, card key entry, alarm, and cooling systems.

EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATIONS


FIJI NATIONAL UNIVERSITY Trade Certificate in Electrical Engineering Completing Project Management Professional Certification and C-10 Electrical Contractors License. Certifications NFPA-70 Electrical, Power Protection, Environmental Compliance, Contractor Safety, Electrical Safety, Chemical Hazard Compliance, Hazwoper, Emergency Action Plan, Asbestos Awareness, Chillers and HVAC Systems, Power Plants and Battery Systems, (BMS) Building Management Systems, Power Generation Systems, Electronic Surveillance Systems, UPS and Static Switch Systems. Underground Fueling Systems.