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Design Manager


· 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 Delivery Stations (DS) planning and design. This will include the extension of existing facilities and any new sites. The Design Manager will be leading the production of test fit and architectural/engineering layouts for all new and retrofitted Amazon Logistics Delivery Station across EU. He/She will work in close partnership with internal stakeholders (Engineering, Operations, Worldwide Design) using external resources (Architect and Engineering consultants) to produce layouts and process compliancy and derogation analysis and approval in accordance to standard AMZL processes.
The designs will reach from concept to construction until final as-builts.
The Design Manager will play an integral role in the development and implementation of the EU network infrastructure. 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.

The role will be based in Germany and will include frequent travel to all various locations within Germany and EU.


· Responsible to oversee external resources producing architectural layouts
· Responsible to coordinate input and output into an agreed process, in coordination with internal stakeholders
· Responsible for overseeing construction engineering, planning, and design for DS's and other new or expansion projects
· Responsible for project support on new fulfillment network buildings and additional capacity requirements within existing German DSs.
· Undertake construction engineering design on new and remodel projects
· Span across concept designs, construction designs, Value Engineering and As-Built drawings/O&Ms
· Prepare reports, specifications, technical analysis to fully define the design requirements, equipment and services required
· Provide technical direction within engineering design / AutoCAD, building design, layouts, build details, schedules and materials
· 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
· Negotiate contracts with vendors and present formal documentation for approval when required
· Ensure that contracts are fit for purpose, cost effective and incorporate appropriate Service Level Agreements
· Facilitate and team with others on due diligence evaluation of new opportunities
· Ensure that contracted resources deliver work to meet duration and quality targets, addressing and ensuring the correction of under-performance issues
· Establish and operate the information systems necessary for effective scheduling and recording of design work
· Support contractors’ work and help them to achieve higher performance levels.
· Coach other new members on best practices.
· May have direct reports


· Completed Bachelor’s degree in Architecture, Engineering, Construction Management or comparable field or Amazon experience
· Experience as an Architect, Engineer or Construction Manager
· Experience managing design cross disciplines (architecture, MEP) and liaising with external specialist consultants and external authorities
· Project Management experience from design phase through implementation and operation
· Experience negotiating procurement and consultancy contracts
· Ability to lead and manage a team, including, coaching and disciplinary actions, as needed


· Master’s degree in Architecture, Engineering or Construction Management
· Ability to effectively communicate Amazon requirements to various audiences (e.g. senior management, peers, public officials, vendors, etc.)
· Ability to travel throughout Germany and EU up to 40% of the time
· Fluency in German and English
· Submit CV in English
Amazon is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation

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