Facilities Engineer - Washington, DC / Northern VA


Cogent Communications is a multinational, Tier 1 facilities-based ISP, consistently ranked as one of the top five networks in the world and is publicly traded on the NASDAQ Stock Market under the ticker symbol CCOI. Cogent specializes in providing businesses with high speed Internet access and point-to-point transport services. Cogent's facilities-based, all-optical IP network backbone provides IP services in over 219 markets globally. Since its inception, Cogent has unleashed the benefits of IP technology, building one of the largest and highest capacity IP networks in the world. This network enables Cogent to offer large bandwidth connections at highly competitive prices. Cogent also offers superior customer support by virtue of its end-to-end control of service delivery and network monitoring. A competitive base salary and a full benefits package including; Health, Dental, Vision, Paid Time Off (PTO), Short and Long Term Disability, Life Insurance, Holidays, Parental Leave, 401(k) plan with employer match, stock options, and an Employee Assistance Program. Most benefits take effect within 30 days of employment, and some require a waiting period.


  • Calculate and document power requirements for network equipment installations and augmentations.
  • Manage and track internal space and power requests at hubs sites and colocation facilities.
  • Identify power and infrastructure requirements at major hub sites including incoming utility power feeds, generator sizing, internal switching and cabling, and battery systems.
  • Coordinate power maintenances with Field Engineering and network operations.
  • Manage, track and optimize existing space and power inventory
  • Work with Network Planning to project and optimize space and power requirements at over 1000 sites globally.
  • Work with Information Systems on specifying tools to manage space and power inventory
  • Maintain proficiency in up-to-date technological developments in electrical power systems (AC and DC), cable management systems and equipment infrastructure.
  • Provide Coordination between Field Engineering and Senior Management on construction projects.



  • 5+ years experience with central office and/or data center infrastructure
  • Working knowledge of AC power, generators, DC power systems, and battery backups
  • Experience designing central offices, data centers and rack layouts.
  • The ability to travel 20% of the time
  • Project management experience.
  • Strong problem solving and trouble shooting skills
  • High-energy individual with interpersonal skills to work effectively with others, motivate peers, and drive project to completion


  • Experience managing vendors and carriers
  • Familiarity with telco operations
  • Successful project management experience
  • Bachelor's degree in a technical field or equivalent experience, certifications, or training

COVID-19 Policy:

Cogent has adopted a mandatory vaccination and booster policy which requires all U.S. employees to be fully vaccinated (including booster shots when eligible) against COVID-19. Prior to beginning employment, new employees must provide proof of vaccination or apply for and receive an accommodation to be exempt from the policy.

By submitting an application or resume for this position, I understand that is an in-office position and agree to abide Cogent’s mandatory vaccination policy.

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Cogent Communications is an Equal Opportunity Employer.