Amazon Jobs in Birmingham – Sr. Construction Manager

Website Amazon

Job Description:

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 successful candidate will be a key part of the operations team and will be responsible for project managing new Amazon Fulfillment Centers 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 EU network infrastructure and compliance. This role will analyze and evaluate different facility scenarios and build-out designs. In addition, this candidate has to 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. It requires a person who can show proven ability in the planning and design, and project management / control of new and the enhancement of existing facility buildings.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Undertake construction engineering design on new and remodel projects
  • Negotiate contracts with vendors and present formal documentation for approval when required
  • Support contractors’ work and help them to achieve higher performance levels.
  • Provide overall site management, coordination, planning, specification of business proposals and coordination of subcontractors
  • Establish and operate the information systems necessary for effective scheduling and recording of contract work
  • Responsible for overseeing construction engineering, planning, and design for Amazon Fulfillment (Distribution) Centers and other new or expansion projects
  • Inform contractors of projected changes in resource or work demand so that they can take appropriate action
  • Facilitate and team with others on due diligence evaluation of new opportunities
  • Responsible for project support on new fulfillment network buildings and additional capacity requirements within existing European Fulfillment Centers
  • 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
  • Coach and guide all project teams (sub-contractors, maintenance engineers and commissioning engineers) throughout the full project life cycle
  • Ensure that contracted resources deliver work to meet duration and quality targets, addressing and ensuring the correction of under-performance issues
  • Coach other new members on best practices.
  • Survey facilities, develop and document a procedures to audit the facility, provide evaluations and analysis, and recommend solutions to facility infrastructure, safety and security problems involving facilities and people
  • Ensure that contracts are fit for purpose, cost effective and incorporate appropriate Service Level Agreements
  • Prepare reports, specifications, technical analysis to fully define the design requirements, equipment and services required

Job Requirements:

  • Experience negotiating construction, procurement and labor contracts in EU
  • Fluency in English, both written and spoken
  • Proven track record of management of construction quality systems. Having deployed from scratch a system would be a preferred asset
  • Project Management experience from design phase through implementation and operation
  • Experience in managing a team
  • Project management, construction or engineering experience with a proven track record of managing both new builds and the enhancement of existing warehouses/ logistics buildings
  • Construction market experience in one or more EU countries is key asset

Job Details:

Company: Amazon

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Birmingham, England, UK

Application Deadline: N/A


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