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Commissioning Area Manager, AMER-Central ACx

Job ID: 2662956 | Amazon Data Services, Inc.


Are you experienced in Critical Infrastructure Commissioning Management and looking for a fast paced and cutting-edge environment to work in?

The Cx Manager is responsible for managing a team of Commissioning Engineers (CxE), who run commissioning projects by coordinating with vendors, contractors, and other teams involved in the construction and commissioning of various systems such as:
-Medium and low voltage power systems
-HVAC (Air Handlers / Exhaust Fans / VFD)
-Chilled Water Systems -Building Management systems (BMS)
-Electrical Power Monitoring Systems (EPMS)
-Testing and balancing
-Pumps and Hydronic systems

The Cx Manager shall ensure all projects in their assigned area are appropriately staffed, deliver on time and achieve bar-raising quality.

Occasionally provide multi-discipline input into the scheduling, test script development, designing, and planning of projects. In addition, the Cx Manager will occasionally be required to review component submittal packages, lead Factory Witness Testing (FWT), perform system level and integrated system testing. During commissioning the Cx Manager will continuously audit activities to ensure compliance with environmental, quality, and safety requirements. Additionally, the individual will be responsible for comprehensive weekly reporting of status of all ongoing projects and lessons learned to continually improve the quality of our program.

This position will include coverage of multiple inflight projects and aggressive timelines:

Physical Requirements
- Walk job sites in uneven terrain
- Occasionally work shifts longer than eight hours in duration with potential for night and weekends
- Perform physical tasks throughout the day without becoming overly tired Ability to manipulate small wires and objects easily

Location and Travel Requirements:
- Ability to relocate to Columbus, OH Area
- Ability and willingness to travel domestic and internationally for up to 50% of the year. Typical travel is 15%.
- Required to provide personal transportation for meetings and job visits away from the office; reimbursed.

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.

Key job responsibilities
Key job responsibilities

- Hire and on-board new team members through coaching and/or other orientation practices and career development of team to meet business demands
- Understand the current capabilities of automation tools and confirm they are being utilized to the full benefit of the department and project
- Provide Monthly business review reports to influence and/or support business decisions
- Monitor the commissioning team's performance in turning over the critical infrastructure systems and sub-systems
- Enhance skills, performance and development of all employees by sponsoring and promoting completion of training programs so that adherence to operations guidelines and specifications is ensured and work of the highest quality prevails
- Maintain safe and healthy work environment by following and enforcing established project procedures relating to safety, work permitting and work order systems; adhere to legal requirements
- Ability to build effective relationships with customer, engineering, construction, and vendor personnel

A day in the life
Effective May 15, 2017, logical access to the AWS GovCloud region will be restricted to Amazon employees who are U.S. Citizens. (GovCloud may NOT be accessed from outside of the United States)

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.

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.

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.

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.

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:

Columbus, OH, USA


Basic Qualification
- US Citizenship Required
- 5+ years of experience directly related to mission critical facilities or data center infrastructure.
- Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical/Electrical Engineering or relevant discipline
- 2+ years of management experience
- Certification or training specific to NETA, ASHRAE, or Commissioning specific education courses


Preferred Qualification

- 2+ years managing an engineering team
- Advanced knowledge Microsoft Office Suite - Word, Excel, Outlook and Procore
- Demonstrated history of technical document writing skills
- Experience building successful teams by demonstrating improvements in efficiencies, increased scope, reduced cost, and/or improved quality
- Effective communication skills, detail oriented, highly organized, and able to work in high stress environments to maintain calm and respectful interaction with multiple teams
- Advanced knowledge of mechanical, electrical, and controls systems for critical infrastructures. Ability to read and provide input to construction documents (design drawings, testing documentation , specifications, etc.)
- Experience developing and executing test procedures for mechanical or electrical systems/components based on design intent and approved equipment submittals

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