September 15, 2021

  • Completed Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Construction Management or comparable field
  • 5+ years of experience as an Engineer, Construction Manager, or other Construction related disciplines
  • 5+ years project management experience from design phase through implementation and operation
  • 5+ years of experience negotiating construction, procurement and labor contracts
Amazon opened its virtual doors in 1995 and strives to be the world’s most customer-centric company, where customers can find and discover anything they might want to buy online.
The North American Construction team is looking for an experienced Construction Manager that will be a key part of the Operations Team and will be responsible for project managing new building planning, design, and construction. This will include the extension of existing facilities and any new sites. The Construction Manager will play an integral role in the development and implementation of the North American facility network infrastructure. This position will analyze and evaluate different facility scenarios and build-out designs. In addition, the Construction Manager will support the standardization of the technical and facility related processes and systems.
This opportunity combines construction engineering, planning, project management, facilities management, and contract management.
Responsibilities:
  • Overseeing construction engineering, planning, and design for the North American facility network infrastructure and other new or expansion projects
  • Responsible for project support on new fulfillment network buildings and additional capacity requirements within existing North America Fulfillment Centers, Deliver Stations, or Sort Centers
  • Lead construction scope review and development with internal operational customers, and facilitate engineering and design efforts on new and remodel projects
  • Responsible for managing multiple small-sized ($9M-$50M) projects simultaneously
  • Work independently in the assigned regional area, interacting with leadership to resolve issues
  • Oversee and facilitate execution of expansion, tenant improvement (TI), and engineering deployment for new facilities within the fulfillment network
  • Provide technical direction in accordance to North American Customer Fulfillment (NACF) design parameters
  • Negotiate terms of contracts with General Contractors and trade contractors
  • Ensure that contracts are fit for purpose, cost effective and incorporate appropriate Service Level Agreements
  • Provide overall site management, coordination, planning, and coordination of subcontractors
  • Facilitate and team with other internal stakeholders regarding engineering buildouts, IT readiness, and turnover to operational groups
  • Partner with teams tasked with transition of base building management and oversight of all turnover documentation
  • Coach and guide all project teams (developers, design engineers, general contractors, sub-contractors, internal stakeholders) throughout the full project lifecycle
  • Ensure that contracted resources deliver work to meet duration and quality targets, addressing and ensuring the correction of under-performance issues
  • Audit contractors to check that the skills and competences of contract labor are appropriate to need and they are fit to undertake the work on which they will be deployed
  • Inform contractors of projected changes in resource or work demand so that they can take appropriate action
  • Learn and utilize the information systems necessary for effective scheduling and recording of contract work
  • Support contractors’ work and help them to achieve higher performance level
  • Oversee more than one project in various locations simultaneously
  • Review of designs for conformance to current building specifications
  • Comprehensive budget tracking, forecasting, and management of assigned expansion, remodel, and new build projects
  • Receipt, review, and analysis of all proposed cost and time change requests as presented by external project teams
  • Review and guide internally requested changes for validity, impact, and ensure timely and cost sensitive incorporation once approved
  • Lead and/or assist in negotiations with appropriate authority having jurisdiction (AHJ) entities as required
  • Positive, clear, concise, and transparent cross team communication for all aspects of project delivery
  • The role will include upwards of 60% travel regionally, with the potential of traveling to all North America locations based on the business needs
  • Master’s degree in Engineering or Construction Management
  • Ability to effectively communicate Amazon requirements to various audiences (e.g. senior management, peers, public officials, vendors, etc.)
  • Experience operating within at least two disciplines within the construction industry, which could consist of General Contracting, Owner’s Representation, Commercial Development, or Engineering & Design, or similar
  • Experience inclusive of facilities manager or similar
  • Ability in the planning, design review & implementation, and project management / control of new structures & the enhancement of existing facility buildings
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