EU Design & Construction AMZL Programme Manager M/F in Munich, Germany

This role can be based at any of our existing facilities in Germany.

  • The successful candidate will be a key part of the EU Design & Construction team and will be responsible for the programme management of new Amazon Logisitics Centres (AMZL Centres) through the planning, design and construction stages. The role will initially be focused within the German market, but will progress to other countries as the team and structure of AMZL team grows (probably over the next 12 month) and could also encompass projects within the Pantry and Prime parts of the business. The EU D&C - AMZL Programme Manager will assist with the development and implementation of the EU AMZL network starting with Germany and then branching out to other markets. In this role you will analyse and evaluate different facility scenarios and build-out designs to produce optimum solutions, in addition to supporting the standardisation of technical and facility related processes and systems.

  • You should have significant project management, construction or engineering experience with a proven track record of managing both new builds and the enhancement of existing industrial buildings. You should have experience in the creation of specifications, management of contracts and tendering processes and be able to deal with matters requiring statutory consent. Experience of facilities management issues would be beneficial.

Deliverables/ Scope:

  • Responsible for the programme management of AMZL projects in Germany with the application into other countries at some point in the future;

  • Responsible for co-ordinating the design, planning and construction of new AMZL facilities;

  • Responsible for providing project support on expansion and Real Estate Construction projects within the existing EU AMZL Facilities;

  • Survey and analyse facilities, develop and document procedures to audit and evaluate operations and recommend solutions;

  • Tender and negotiate contracts with vendors working with our Legal and Real Estate Departments to formally document these;

  • Ensure that contracts are fit for purpose, cost effective and incorporate appropriate service level agreements;

  • Negotiate and work closely with main contractors and developers on new developments;

  • Manage contractors and third parties and provide overall site management to ensure effective and safe working environments;

  • Co-ordinate the preparation and submission of permit applications (building control and planning applications in the UK);

  • Coach and guide all project teams (including sub-contractors, maintenance engineers and commissioning engineers) throughout the full project life-cycle;

  • Ensure that contracted resources deliver work to meet duration and quality targets, addressing the correction of any under-performance issues;

  • Audit contractors to check that they are competent and financially and procedurally fit to undertake the work on which they will be deployed;

  • By establishing constructive relationships with contractors, support their work and help them to achieve higher performance levels;

  • Drive the generation and communication of EU Engineering team’s requirements, working with the Operations, Capacity Planning, and Supply Chain teams to develop business requirement solutions;

  • Active involvement in risk analysis activities;

  • Ensure adherence to all health and safety procedures and legislation.

Basic Qualifications:

  • You should be qualified to at least degree level in either architecture, engineering, construction or surveying.

  • You will have significant project management, construction or engineering experience with a proven track record of managing both new builds and the enhancement of existing warehouse/ logistics buildings.

  • Fluent in English and German; knowledge of French would be an asset but not essential.

  • Willingness to travel frequently through Europe.

Preferred Qualifications:

Facilities management experience would be beneficial

Experience of Six Sigma and Lean analytical techniques

MRICS / RIBA qualified

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AMZR Req ID: 441640