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Amazon Pre-Construction Manager in Virtual, United States


Amazon is looking for a Pre-Construction Manager who will be responsible for project managing building industrial development including new builds, retrofits, expansion, and program initiatives from site selection through contract execution. You will partner with internal and external stakeholders to ensure scope, budget, and schedule definition are established including timely receipt of building and site permits. You are responsible as the project manager to lead planning, design and pre-construction projects, including new built-to-suit industrial buildings, tenant improvements, extensions of existing facilities and renovation projects.

Key competencies of this position include ensuring that contracted resources deliver work product in support of project durations, permitting, key performance indicators (KPI), quality documentation/artifacts, managing project teams (developers, design engineers, professional consultants), influencing internal teams (Design Engineering, Amazon Robotics), contract management governance, conceptual estimating and budget oversight and overseeing multiple large industrial projects in various locations simultaneously. Translating technical documents and information into an end-to-end story providing a detailed risk analysis for our leaders and customers is essential. This opportunity combines construction engineering, planning, project management, real estate development, validating design, site visits, understanding local building and fire code issues, utilities, sustainability, multi-disciplinary design management, and contract management. The preconstruction manager is responsible for the planning and design of scope, budget, schedule prior to handing off to the construction manager to construct focusing on taking ownership to resolve upstream issues and support the construction team throughout the process.

Key job responsibilities

• A Pre-Construction manager drives results through communicating, weighing risks, making decisions, leading and influencing. Independently manages complex, cross-functional industrial builds from site selection through design completion, permitting and contract execution.

• Work with internal/external stakeholders including real estate, design engineering, entitlements, construction, finance, launch/startup, architects, engineers, permitting agencies, developers and landlords to secure resources, scope infrastructure builds, set priorities, milestones, drive delivery to meet deadlines, and resolves issues.

• Represent project and technical information to many different audiences. Manage working relationships with stakeholders and vendors, and lead constructive dialogue to resolve and prevent project issues.

• Manage vendor procurement, and oversee professional service providers ensuring their skills and competencies meet the needs required of entitling property and projects.

• Perform pricing reviews for scope inclusions/exclusions and negotiate the cost of the work with the developer, general contractor and design consultants.

• Cost estimating, schedule tracking, and forecasting are fundamental components, including identifying and solving factors that may impede a successful permitted project hand-over to Amazon stakeholders.

• Supervise the implementation and management of Amazon’s safety programs and standards with the entire internal and external project team in the planning phases of a project.

• Focus on site selection, scope development, coordinating with design teams to develop site plans, composite floor plans in compliance with design standards and operational requirements.

• Keep the scope under control and accelerate progress by driving crisp and timely decisions, identifying and clearing blockers, and escalating appropriately.

• Schedule development & management, including design and permitting; selection of other vendors.

• Partner with the Transaction team and Developers to optimize schedule and strategy for entitlements and long lead-procurement.

• Prepare and present project status/risk reports, and provide clear and concise summaries for projects under your ownership to leadership and management teams.

• Operate independently in the assigned region, interacting with leadership and stakeholders to resolve issues.

• Comprehensive budget and schedule tracking and forecasting are fundamental responsibilities, as well as identifying and solving factors that may impede a successful project hand-over to Amazon stakeholders.

• Interfacing and coordinating with the authorities that have jurisdiction (AHJ) on the project to ensure regulatory compliance and smooth job execution.

• Find ways to adapt to constant change and innovation finding ways to Think Big, and provide adaptable solutions for an evolving business.

• Understand design and construction contracts, related exhibits, and provide detailed analysis and approvals of technical matters and site-specific deal structures and terms.

• Review additional reports such as noise and traffic reports and environmental studies.

• Travel up to 40% within assigned regions

About the team

At Amazon, we are all owners and leverage unique opportunities presented to us by owning everything from the design review, permitting to construction bidding and consultant during construction execution prior to final hand-off to our internal stakeholder. We are a diverse, upbeat, creative, team of designers, engineers and managers working daily to develop innovative sustainable facilities and efficient innovative buildings for our customers. We focus on Delivering Results, our speed for Bias for Action and Insisting on the Highest Standards for our customers.

Basic Qualifications

• A completed Bachelor’s degree in Architecture, Engineering, Construction Management or comparable field.

• 3+ years of experience as an Architect, Engineer, Construction Manager, Development Manager, Owner’s project management representative or other Commercial Development and Construction related disciplines.

• Project management experience from design phase through implementation and operation, negotiating construction, procurement and labor contracts.

• Experience within packaging processing/logistical facilities with complex equipment or comparable experience.

• 3+ years of project/program management

Preferred Qualifications

• An advanced degree, certification or Master’s degree in Architecture, Engineering, Construction Management or Masters of Business.

• Experience operating within at least two disciplines in the construction industry, which could consist of General Contracting, Owner’s Representation, Commercial Development, Engineering & Design, owners project management representative or similar.

• Demonstrated capability in the planning, design review & implementation, and project management /control of new structures & the enhancement of existing facility buildings.

• Experience managing multi-disciplinary design incorporating industrial automation, robotics, or similar.

• Demonstrated success in communicating project requirements to various audiences (e.g. senior management, peers, public officials, vendors, etc.)

• Knowledge of Building Information Modeling (BIM).

• Demonstrated success in communicating project requirements to various audiences (e.g. senior management, peers, fire marshals, utility, public officials, vendors, etc.)

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

Pursuant to the Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

Our compensation reflects the cost of labor across several US geographic markets. The base pay for this position ranges from $69,700/year in our lowest geographic market up to $155,800/year in our highest geographic market. Pay is based on a number of factors including market location and may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. Amazon is a total compensation company. Dependent on the position offered, equity, sign-on payments, and other forms of compensation may be provided as part of a total compensation package, in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits. For more information, please visit This position will remain posted until filled. Applicants should apply via our internal or external career site.