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Colo. Build Program Manager, AMER

Job ID: 2643349 | Amazon Data Services, Inc.


AWS Infrastructure Services owns the design, planning, delivery, and operation of all AWS global infrastructure. In other words, we’re the people who keep the cloud running. We support all AWS data centers and all of the servers, storage, networking, power, and cooling equipment that ensure our customers have continual access to the innovation they rely on. We work on the most challenging problems, with thousands of variables impacting the supply chain — and we’re looking for talented people who want to help.

You’ll join a diverse team of software, hardware, and network engineers, supply chain specialists, security experts, operations managers, and other vital roles. You’ll collaborate with people across AWS to help us deliver the highest standards for safety and security while providing seemingly infinite capacity at the lowest possible cost for our customers. And you’ll experience an inclusive culture that welcomes bold ideas and empowers you to own them to completion.

Are you experienced in mission critical infrastructures and are looking to contribute to a global data center

The Colocation Build Program Management (CBPM) team is seeking a passionate a motivated program manager to contribute to the scaling and continuous improvement of construction, commissioning, and building monitoring for AWS Colocation data centers. The candidate collaborates with site planning, engineering, procurement, build, and operations teams globally to achieve measurable improvements to quality, schedule, and cost. The candidate delivers on multiple inflight tasks with aggressive timelines, prioritizes tasks based on scope and business impact, and provides timely updates for progress and lessons learned.

• Ability to work from the corporate office at the cadence required per company policy.
• Ability and willingness to travel up to 25% of the year, including international travel.
• Ability and willingness to use personal transportation for meetings and job visits away from the office, all reimbursed.

Key job responsibilities
• Work with our regional and global partners to scale, drive, and continuously improve AWS Colo processes related to construction, commissioning, building monitoring, and cost control.
• Identify process gaps and lead initiatives across internal and external stakeholders to mitigate said gaps.
• Review and provide feedback to stakeholder deliverables affecting the build phase, including site qualification, stakeholder engagement, milestone planning, contracting, and quality and handover protocols.
• Provide project management support of build activities in Colocation data centers when needed.
• Provide metrics to measure program achievements and opportunities for improvement.
• Provide guidance to Colo stakeholders of new or updated processes.
• Deliver measurable results that improve Colo quality, schedule, and cost.

A day in the life
Prioritization and time management skills are key. Throughout, we drive towards the same goal: Deliver measurable results to improve the Colo commissioning, controls, and construction program.

About the team
Our team members collaborate across AWS stakeholders in a fast-paced environment to deliver results, drive standards, and raise the bar for AWS Colos.

*Why 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.

*Diverse Experiences*
Amazon values diverse experiences. Even if you do not meet all of the preferred qualifications and skills listed in the job description, we encourage candidates to apply. If your career is just starting, hasn’t followed a traditional path, or includes alternative experiences, don’t let it stop you from applying.

*Work/Life Balance*
We value work-life harmony. Achieving success at work should never come at the expense of sacrifices at home, which is why we strive for flexibility as part of our working culture. When we feel supported in the workplace and at home, there’s nothing we can’t achieve in the cloud.

*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 embracing our uniqueness.

*Mentorship and Career Growth*
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:

Denver, CO, USA | Herndon, VA, USA


• 5+ years of experience directly mission critical facilities, including but not limited to data center infrastructure.
• Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Construction Management, or equivalent experience.
• 3+ years of construction, commissioning, building automation experience.


• 2+ years of experience related to the Colocation data center industry and 2+ years of program management experience.
• Have a strong Technical and Working knowledge of Mechanical & Electrical plant and services supporting mission critical Data Center environments, including on MV & LV Distribution Switchgear, Automatic Transfer Schemes, Standby Generators, UPS, Chillers, CRACs/CRAHs, ancillary mechanical cooling systems plant, and system Automation & Monitoring.
• Effective communication skills, detail oriented, highly organized, and able to work in high-stress environments to maintain calm and respectful interaction with multiple teams.
• Ability to read and review design and construction documents, including contracts, scope of works, specifications, design drawings, control diagrams, sequence of operations, submittals, inspection and test procedures.
• Advanced knowledge Microsoft Office Suite - Word, Excel, Outlook required; advanced knowledge of SharePoint (or similar) preferred.

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

Our compensation reflects the cost of labor across several US geographic markets. The base pay for this position ranges from $93,500/year in our lowest geographic market up to $185,000/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.