DC Design Manager for Region (AMER), Data Center Engineering

Greenway VA Amazon Data Services, Inc.

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is seeking a Sr. Regional Design Manager to join its design team. As a Sr. Regional Design Manager, you will be part of a global engineering leadership team, comprised of highly effective Architects, Structural, Civil, Mechanical, Electrical, Security and Control Engineers. AWS self-performs engineering on the majority of our capacity delivery projects. This unique vantage point allows the Design Managers to maintain a close connection with project details and drive project outcomes. You will have impact on the design direction and ability to improve design delivery for an entire region, while establishing design procedures and protocols for the development of future systems. This role is an opportunity to collaborate with many facets of the AWS organization, external engineering resources and regulatory agencies. Amazon’s Data Centers are industry leading examples of innovation in the areas of space utilization, energy efficiency, and cost effectiveness. We are known for our speed to market and reliability. This role sits within the global team responsible for the design and operation of critical Data Center facilities located throughout the world. Our Design Team is on the forefront of creating and delivering the most innovative products to our customers; and are known for being a diverse and upbeat team that is changing the face of Cloud Computing. We continue to grow and are looking for team members that can support our speed to market, raise the bar, and have a desire for professional growth and continuous learning. Amazon’s work environment is unique in every aspect and offers an exceptional opportunity for the right candidate. At Amazon we highly support continued learning opportunities and focus on continued employee development.

Key job responsibilities
• Lead project teams of discipline leads to deliver quality and globally consistent data center designs across Americas within schedule and cost constraints while maintaining a high level of quality.
• Able to influence internal stakeholders, internal customers (operations), and external consultants to address program wide design changes
• Manage escalations from the design team and collaborate with procurement, construction and external consultants
• Effectively communicate with AWS Leadership and external project partners, including the creation, tracking & reporting of metrics related to schedule, cost, and quality Throughout the lifecycle of the project.
• Think outside of the box to find innovative solutions prior to and during the construction process to reduce contract change orders without negative impacts on quality or reliability.
• Drive speed, quality, and simplification by eliminating rework loops, reducing and automating manual work and hand-offs, identifying and implementing best practices across the business, and minimizing process variability through standardization and automation.
• Create global best practice documentation and facilitate sharing across the globe.
• Ability to motivate others to achieve impeccable quality in an explosive growth and deadline-driven environment.
• Travel for site assessments, internal design meetings, construction review, and interfacing with design consultants. Anticipated travel not to exceed 25%. International travel may be needed.

About the team
About AWS
Amazon Web Services (AWS) is the world’s most comprehensive and broadly adopted cloud
platform. We pioneered cloud computing and never stopped innovating — that’s why customers from the most successful startups to Global 500 companies trust our robust suite of products and services to power their businesses.

Mentorship & Career Growth
We have a career path for you no matter what stage you’re in when you start here. We’re continuously raising our performance bar as we strive to become Earth’s Best Employer.
That’s why you’ll find endless knowledge-sharing, mentorship and other career-advancing
resources here to help you develop into a better-rounded professional.

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

Herndon, VA, USA


– 6+ years experience managing staff / consultants / vendors
– 6+ years of design experience in commercial / industrial / other complex technical projects.
– 7+ years of Mission Critical facility design experience.
– 5+ years leading sub-consultants and project teams.
– Bachelor or Master’s degree (MBA, Engineering, Architecture, Construction)


– Professional Engineering/Architecture License
– 3+ years of large-scale Data Center facility design experience.
– 10+ years of experience directly related to data center design, construction, operations, and/or facility maintenance.
– Proficiency in building codes, regulations, and standards including IBC or equivalent.
– Excellent communication skills and attention to detail.
– Solid working proficiency with AutoCAD, Revit, Bluebeam, and MS Office Suite.
– Direct experience with design or construction administration of a variety of electrical distribution systems ranging from low voltage to high voltage.
– Direct experience with delivering modular data centers design projects, including procurement and commissioning of facilities
– Functional knowledge of industry standards, environmental codes, building codes and safety standards including International Building Code
– Ability to communicate complex technical issues to senior leadership or non-engineers, develop basic business case financial projections and create performance metrics
– Direct experience in negotiating with regulatory agencies regarding departures from building code and construction change orders
– Working Knowledge of Sharepoint, BIM/Revit, Salesforce and Procore

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 https://www.amazon.jobs/en/disability/us.

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