Pre-Construction Manager, Design & Construction Team

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Job Description


Are you keen to be part of a team directly responsible for the development, design and construction of great logistic projects with the latest technology across MENA countries? Are you seeking a fast-paced and growing environment to enjoy an invaluable experience in an international environment, focused on innovating for our customers, along with the opportunity to learn from highly experienced professionals of the area?

As a Pre-construction Manager you will be part of the Design and Construction team (D&C) within Amazon Global Engineering services (GES), with the long-term vision of shaping the future of the Construction Industry. Within D&C we push the boundaries of possibility, drive innovation, standardize and scale solutions to deliver high quality buildings and capacity to meet customer needs. We deliver while having safety, people and sustainability at the heart of what we do.

Would you like an opportunity to travel and work in multiple countries and cultures?
The role will be based in Dubai, UAE with 40% of time traveling either domestically or to other EMEA countries.

Key job responsibilities
• You will independently manage complex, cross-functional industrial projects from site selection through design completion, permitting and contract execution, coordinating with design teams and project stakeholders’ informed to contribute to the performance of the team, building trust and respect in all working relationships
• You will keep the scope under control and accelerate progress by driving crisp and timely decisions, identifying and clearing blockers, and escalating appropriately
• You will work with internal/external stakeholders to drive results through communicating, weighing risks, clearing blockers, leading and influencing decisions
• You will oversee professional service providers ensuring their skills and competencies meet the needs required of entitling property and projects
• You will perform pricing reviews for scope inclusions/exclusions and negotiate the cost of the work with developers, general contractors and design consultants
• You will manage cost, Due Diligence, delivery program and identify risks related to successful delivery of projects
• You will be able to support construction team and if the need arise, be able to manage construction activities
• You will supervise the implementation and management of Amazon’s safety programs and standards
• You will negotiate with contractors, vendors and suppliers throughout the lifecycle of the project

A day in the life
Each day you will represent Amazon and D&C GES in ensuring the successful delivery of Amazon construction projects, while strategically improving its processes, H&S, and sustainability performance. You will be leading and mentoring large cross-functional teams as an expert resource to complete construction projects. You will be the Subject Matter Expert in your engineering field providing clear guidance in regards to technical solutions, their cost impact and risk imposed on the project’s safety and delivery.
Daily tasks may comprise of site validation, due diligence, risk analysis, design management, contract and cost negotiations, stakeholder management.
Great communication skills to front line and executive level managers will be a must.

About the team
We are a diverse, upbeat, creative and passionate, team of designers, engineers, project and construction managers. We are owners of our scope and results oriented. We are empowered to adapt our timeline to our personal needs if needed for a better work/life balance.
D&C GES Values:
•SAFETY FIRST. We continuously seek improvement and innovation in Safety, raising the bar above industry norms and setting a new global standard.
•PEOPLE OBSESSION. We understand the value of listening, promote diversity, lead by example and work together to achieve more, while remembering to have fun.
•CHALLENGE THE NORM. We challenge each other and the industry to try new methods of working, and make a SAFER and more SUSTAINABLE environment. We are human, and not afraid to learn from our mistakes, and keep going!
•MAKE AN IMPACT. We leverage efficient time management to ensure capacity for HIGH QUALITY execution alongside INNOVATION and Thinking Big.
•TRUST. We build trust with our Customer, making ambitious but realistic commitments.

Participation during a previous new FC Launch at Amazon in any role would be desired

We are open to hiring candidates to work out of one of the following locations:

Dubai, ARE


– Bachelor’s degree
– A completed Bachelor’s degree in Structural or equivalent Engineering field, Construction Management or comparable field and solid demonstrable experience as an Engineer, Construction Manager, Development Manager, Owner’s project management representative or other Commercial Development and Construction related disciplines.
– Demonstrated solid project management experience from design phase through implementation and operation, negotiation of construction, procurement and labor contracts.
– Experience within packaging processing/logistical facilities with complex equipment or comparable experience is an added asset
– Fluent in English
– Willingness to travel frequently through MENA and other regions, up to 30% of the time


– Experience operating within at least two areas within the construction industry such as design, contracting, development, client’s representation or project management
– Demonstrated capability in the planning, design review & implementation, and project management of new structures & the enhancement of existing facility buildings.
– Experience operating within at least two disciplines in the construction industry, which could consist of General Contracting, Owner’s Representation, Commercial Development, Engineering & Design, owners project management representative or similar.
– Demonstrated capability in the planning, design review & implementation, and project management /control of new structures & the enhancement of existing facility buildings.
– Experience managing multi-disciplinary designs
– Knowledge of BIM.
– French, Polish, Arabic are considered preferred qualification