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Data Center Civil Engineer

Job ID: 2658080 | 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.

AWS is seeking a Data Center Civil Engineer to join its design team in one of our four hubs; Austin, TX; Columbus, OH; Herndon, VA; or Seattle, WA.

As a Data Center Civil Engineer at AWS, you will lead Civil Engineering designs for Amazon Data Centers. You will be part of a highly creative and efficient design team comprised of Architects, Engineers, and Designers tasked with solving problems and challenging the status quo. As a subject matter expert, you will have a direct impact on the design of prototypical Data Center sites, provide technical design guidance and vendor oversight, solve large-scale implementation issues, and build a strong understanding of site design and program requirements.

Amazon’s Data Centers are industry leading examples of innovation in the areas of space utilization, energy efficiency, and cost effectiveness. We are known for our speed to market and reliability. This role sits within Americas Design Engineering team responsible for the design and operation of critical Data Center facilities located throughout North and South America. Our Design Team is on the forefront of creating and delivering the most innovative products to our customers; and are known for being a diverse and upbeat team that is changing the face of Cloud Computing.

We continue to grow and are looking for motivated team members that can support our speed to market, raise the bar, and have a desire for professional growth and continuous learning. Amazon’s work environment is unique in every aspect and offers an exceptional opportunity for the right candidate. At Amazon we highly support continued learning opportunities and focus on continued employee development.

Key job responsibilities
- Manage our external civil design consultants through the Data Center design and construction process.
- Review designs for site layout, grading, power substations, storm water, utilities, and pavement.
- Coordinate with internal and external MEP design engineers.
- Effectively communicate design standards to internal and external project partners.
- Communicate conceptual designs and create/maintain project documentation before, during, and after construction.
- Develop and maintain design standards, design prototypes, and template specifications related to site design for Data Centers and supporting infrastructure.
- Coordinate with AWS Due Diligence and Real Estate teams to determine site selection criteria and review Due Diligence reports.
- Create, review, and release design RFPs for various projects, including DCs and special program facilities.
- Manage multiple fast paced projects simultaneously. Foresee and manage internal Technical Program Manager’s (TPM’s) expectation regarding project-specific cost and schedules variables.
- Lead initiatives aimed at improving cost, quality, schedule, and consistency
- Travel for site assessments, internal design meetings, construction review, and interfacing with authorities having jurisdiction. Anticipated travel is approximately 25%.

About the team
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.


- Professional Engineering License, or plan for achieving licensure within 12 months of start date.
- 7+ years professional experience in commercial, warehouse, and/or industrial site-civil design experience.
- Demonstrated ability to evaluate the design and constructability of site design by third-party consultants.
- Demonstrated ability to manage multiple fast paced projects simultaneously.
- Proficiency in understanding and applying building codes, local regulations, and standards.


- 2+ years’ experience in civil design for Data Centers or Mission Critical facilities with working knowledge of land use and land development conventional practices.
- Knowledge of mission critical equipment and systems, design process, pre-construction requirements and the construction process
- Ability to travel internationally
- Proficient in AutoCAD, Bluebeam, and MS Office Suite software.
- Professional experience demonstrating Amazon’s Leadership Principles in action.
<br/><br/>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<br/><br/>Our compensation reflects the cost of labor across several US geographic markets. The base pay for this position ranges from $105,100/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.