Job Description

Amazon is looking for Data Center Construction Managers, you will be a part of a creative, diverse team tasked with solving fascinating problems constructing Amazon Data Centers. Our data centers are industry-leading examples of energy efficient, cost-effective designs. You will work alongside partner teams such as Operations, Networking, Controls, Security, and Commissioning to build Data Centers that directly support our Customers. 

As our Data Center Construction Manager, you will build some of the most interesting electrical and mechanical systems in the world. You will be on the construction site daily interacting with the construction trades, as Amazon’s owner’s representative and be directly responsible for driving cost, schedule, and quality while managing construction vendors and contractors building data centers.

At Amazon, we are all Owners and leverage unique opportunities presented to us by owning everything from the design review to construction bidding to construction execution and final hand-off to our customers. We are a diverse, upbeat, creative team of engineers and managers working on a daily basis to develop innovative data centers for our Customers.

Inclusive Team Culture
Here at AWS, it’s in our nature to learn and be curious. Our employee-led affinity groups foster a culture of inclusion that empower us to be proud of our differences. Ongoing events and learning experiences, including our Conversations on Race and Ethnicity (CORE) and AmazeCon (gender diversity) conferences, inspire us to never stop celebrating our uniqueness.

Mentorship & Career Growth
We have a career path for you no matter what stage you’re in when you start here. As we strive to become Earth’s Best Employer, we know we must continuously raise our performance bar. 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.

Work/Life Balance
We value work-life harmony. Achieving success at work should never come at the expense of sacrifices at home. Finding purpose and fulfillment is essential across all aspects of our lives, which is why flexible work hours and arrangements are part of our culture. When we feel supported in the workplace and at home, there’s nothing we can’t achieve in the cloud.


We have Construction Manager openings in Portage, IN, Allentown PA, Jackson, MS


Key job responsibilities
• Be Amazon’s construction representative on multiple data centers building and capital improvement construction project sites from construction start through hand-off to operations.
• Direct interface with construction general contractors during the construction bidding, award, execution, punch-list, and closeout phases.
• Create construction project scope and request for proposals.
• Conduct negotiations with general contractors and evaluate bids and proposals with detail and accuracy.
• Manage and drive cost, schedule, and quality while managing construction contractors and vendors.
• Perform construction project management activities, including management of documents, submittals, RFIs, change orders, invoices, quality, scope, and schedule.
• Drive construction teams to troubleshoot and perform root-cause failure analysis on equipment failures.
• Support commissioning and integrated system testing and oversight.
• Support operations of installed facilities, including review of procedures, best practices, and maintenance initiatives.
• Support capital request creation.
• Analyze and report construction progress and financials.
• Record and report key construction metrics to team members and management.
• Contribute to construction initiatives aimed at improving construction efficiency and increasing data center resiliency.
• Provide constructability reviews for electrical and mechanical designs for new or optimization of existing data centers.



- Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical 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 in construction management of large, complex projects involving large-scale mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) plants.
- 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 constructing electrical engineering systems including large scale power distribution/generation gear and constructing mechanical engineering systems including cooling systems.


- Understand electrical engineering principles including switch gear, UPS, transformers, and circuit breakers. Understand mechanical engineering principles for cooling systems.
- Experience directly related to the design or construction of data centers/critical infrastructure or large scale mechanical and electrical plants.
- Possess clear written and verbal communication skills and ability to use data to justify conclusions.
- Value engineering: proven ability to reduce costs through creative solutions with no impact on quality and reliability (new designs, technology, or construction methods).
- Able to read and interpret construction specifications and drawings for all disciplines.
- Define data center system-level architecture, specify/document performance and equipment requirements, create/communicate conceptual designs, and create/maintain project documentation.
- Experience with large scale technical operations or large-scale compute farms.
- Knowledge of building codes and regulations including Life Safety, BOCA, NFPA, NEC, and OSHA.
- Experience in controls and commissioning of large scale projects.
- Experience with power management and power monitoring systems.
- Certifications such as Professional Engineer (PE), LEED, and/or Certified Construction Manager (CCM)
- Meets/exceeds Amazon’s leadership principles requirements for this role 
- Meets/exceeds Amazon’s functional/technical depth and complexity for this role

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



160,000 - 250,000 USD

Yearly based


United States, United States

Vision insurance Paid time off Profit sharing Equity compensation Dental insurance
Job Overview
Job Posted:
1 month ago
Job Type
Full Time
5+ Years

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