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Manager of Construction, Virginia Data Center Construction
Amazon Herndon, VA

Manager of Construction, Virginia Data Center Construction

Herndon, VA
Expired: January 17, 2024 Applications are no longer accepted.
  • Full-Time

This Manager of Construction position will be based in Herndon, Virginia. Expected, regular, company-paid travel will be required within an approximately 30 mile radius of the Herndon office. Periodic trips of longer duration for training/development purposes may also be required.

The Manager of Construction is a strategically significant role on the Data Center Construction team dedicated to leading, mentoring, and coaching our team of skilled Construction Managers. You will hire & lead a diverse and creative team solving fascinating problems constructing Amazon Data Centers. You will manage a fast-moving, intelligent team of professionals and the regional construction program delivering data center capacity to support Amazon's growth in the Eastern United States and other potential sites in North America.

Our Data Center Construction team owns and drives the construction life cycle from pre-construction, through procurement, to managing the onsite construction work. The manager will be expected to dive deep and know construction management; inspire and think big about the construction management program; and support, grow, and nurture the team delivering efficient and sophisticated electrical and mechanical systems to our customers.

The Manager of Construction will be responsible for:

- Hiring and developing new Construction Managers & Project Engineers. Coach, mentor, and lead a large Construction Management team.

- Strategic and tactical management of construction capacity delivery within their region.

- Communicate and provide guidance to Finance during the development and execution of capital budgets.

- Coordinate with various teams supporting the data center development and launch.

- Develop and manage metrics quantifying performance within their region.

- Coordinate with Business Development on land and facility acquisition.

- Manage the safety, cost, and quality of the data center deliverable.

Additionally, should possess the following abilities:

- Ability and drive to learn our Data Center technology and construction process through training on campuses in Northern Virginia

- Ability and drive to quickly align to our unique culture and Leadership Principles, which describe how Amazon does business, how our leaders lead, and how we keep the customer at the center of our decisions.

- Ability to lead, motivate, and train subordinates.

- Ability and willingness to think creatively and build innovative solutions to reduce cost and duration with no impact on quality and reliability.

- Ability to perform complex business case analysis to justify the project scope and present the justification to management in a high-level review.

We are open to hiring candidates to work out of one of the following locations:

Herndon, VA, USA


- Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Construction Management or an equivalent engineering science OR 4+ years of related construction management experience in lieu of a degree.

- 5+ years of experience directly managing, mentoring, leading, and coaching construction management professionals.

- 5+ years hiring, promoting, disciplining, and developing teams of professional construction/engineering staffs.

- 4+ years of general contractor and vendor management experience (request for proposals, bidding, change orders, quality control, RFI/submittal tracking) associated with construction and project execution.

- 4+ years of experience directly constructing electrical engineering systems including large scale power distribution/generation gear and constructing mechanical engineering systems including cooling systems.


- Experience directly related to the design or construction of data centers.

- Understand large-scale power systems and electrical engineering best practices including breaker coordination studies, switchgear sequence of operation, and NEC code.

- Understand mechanical engineering principles for cooling systems.

- Experience with large scale technical operations or large-scale compute farms.

- Knowledge of building codes and regulations including Life Safety, IBC, NFPA, NEC, and OSHA.

- Ability to define data center system-level architecture, specify/document performance and equipment requirements, create/communicate conceptual designs, and create/maintain project documentation.

- Ability and willingness to find creative and innovative solutions to reduce costs and duration with no impact on quality and reliability.

- Perform business case analysis to justify project scope and financial position for management review

- Possess clear written and verbal communication skills and ability to use data to justify conclusions

- Meets/exceeds Amazon's leadership principles requirements for this role.

- Meets/exceeds Amazon's functional/technical depth and complexity for this role.

- Certifications such as Professional Engineer (PE), Registered Architect (RA), LEED, and/or Certified Construction Manager (CCM)

Amazon is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Amazon is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status. For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation, please visit



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