Sr. Construction Manager, North America Construction Manager

Title: Sr. Construction Manager, North America Construction Manager

Location: USA-Virtual

Job Description:

Amazon is looking for a Construction Manager who will be responsible for project management of building industrial development including new builds, retrofits, expansion, and program initiatives from site selection through contract execution. Construction Managers are responsible for construction of new Fulfillment Centers (FCs) in the US as well as renovations & tenant improvements at existing FCs.

Construction Managers will also handle the implementation of the facility network infrastructure; including sortation centers, delivery stations, and auxiliary buildings that support those facilities. The construction projects include new builds, retrofits, and expansions. Construction Managers are required to perform detailed deep dive reviews of job budgets and schedules to identify and resolve any discrepancies, including information in contractor bid packages. Construction Managers will partner with internal customers and external stakeholders to earn their trust and engage as a team to deliver results. The Construction Manager will serve as Amazon’s representative and direct point of interface with Developers and General Contractors, as well as the primary integrator between construction and other Amazon stakeholders responsible for equipping, furnishing, and operating our FCs. This opportunity combines construction engineering, planning, project management, facilities management, and contract management.

Key job responsibilities

  • Responsible for project management over new construction of Fulfillment Centers throughout the US as well as renovations and capacity improvements within existing facilities.
  • Advise on the impact of changes in schedule, costs, and permitting.
  • Support construction scope review and development with internal technical teams and operational customers to facilitate engineering and design efforts on new and remodel projects.
  • Responsible for managing multiple projects simultaneously, from relatively small renovations to large-sized ($100M+) new facilities.
  • Work independently in the assigned regional area with minimal direction from leadership.
  • Prepare reports, specifications, technical analysis to fully define the design requirements, equipment and services required on capacity expansion and remodel projects.
  • Provide technical direction concerning engineering design / AutoCAD, building design, layouts, build details, schedules and materials in accordance with North American Customer Fulfillment (NACF) design parameters.
  • Survey facilities, develop and document 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 and contract changes with developers and General Contractors, and present formal documentation for approval when required.
  • Ensure that contracts are fit for purpose, cost effective, and incorporate appropriate Service Level Agreements.
  • Provide overall site management, coordination, planning, specification of business proposals, and coordination of subcontractors.
  • Facilitate and team with others on due diligence evaluation of new opportunities.
  • Assess project performance through Key Performance Indicators for safety, quality, cost, schedule, and sustainability.
  • Partner with teams tasked with transition of base building management and oversight of all turnover documentation.
  • Coach and guide all project teams (developers, design engineers, general contractors, sub-contractors, internal stakeholders) throughout the full project lifecycle.
  • Ensure that contracted resources deliver work to meet duration and quality targets, addressing and ensuring the correction of under-performance issues.
  • Audit contractors to check that the skills and competencies of contract labor are appropriate to need and they are fit to undertake the work on which they will be deployed.
  • Inform developers and contractors of projected changes in resource or work demand so that they can take appropriate action.
  • Identify and resolve clashes, design misses, and schedule conflicts with other Amazon execution teams.
  • Establish and operate the information systems necessary for effective scheduling and recording of contract work.
  • Review of designs and ongoing construction for conformance to current building specifications.
  • Provide critical review of current design standards to identify value engineering and design enhancement opportunities to be considered by internal engineering and schematic design partners.
  • Comprehensive budget tracking, forecasting, and management of assigned expansion, remodel, and new build projects.
  • Receipt, review, and analysis of all proposed cost and time change requests as presented by external project teams.
  • Review and guide internally requested changes for validity, impact, and ensure timely and cost sensitive incorporation once approved.
  • Lead or assist in negotiations with appropriate regulatory bodies and Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) entities as required.
  • Positive, clear, concise, and transparent cross team communication for all aspects of project delivery.
  • The role is remote and will include upwards of 60% travel regionally, with the potential of traveling to all North America locations based on the business needs.

We are open to hiring candidates to work out of one of the following locations: Virtual Location – USA


  • A completed Bachelor’s degree in Architecture, Engineering, Construction Management or comparable field
  • 7+ years of experience as an Architect, Engineer, Construction Manager, or other Construction related disciplines
  • 7+ years project management experience from design phase through implementation and operation
  • 7+ years of experience negotiating construction, procurement and labor contracts
  • 7+ years familiarization with AutoCAD and/or Building Information Modeling (BIM), as well as scheduling software (Primavera, MS Project, or similar)


  • Experience with at least two disciplines within the construction industry, which could consist of General Contracting, Owner’s Representation, Commercial Development, or Engineering & Design, or similar.
  • Demonstrated success in communicating project requirements to various audiences (e.g. senior management, peers, 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 $81,200/year in our lowest geographic market up to $181,600/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.