Sr. Construction Manager
Chicago, IL 
Posted 2 days ago
Job Description
Join us as we redefine the future of physical retail! Our goal is to be Earth's most customer-centric company and we're just getting started. We are looking for people who want to join a newly developing business unit full of ambitious and driven professionals that continue to push the boundaries of reality and improve the daily lives of our customers.

Amazon is seeking a Sr. Construction Manager who will manage various retail construction projects across the country. This Seattle based position will be part of an exciting, fast moving and growing business team. The right person for this job will be an entrepreneurial self-starter with dedication to seeing projects through to the end. You will have an eye for detail and determination to turn-over high-quality work. You will be an integral part of the team that works cross-functionally between Store Design, Store Operations, Facilities, Tech, Security, Loss Prevention, and Amazon vendors. If you thrive in an ever-changing environment, then we want to talk to you.

This position will closely manage General Contractors and Vendors throughout the process. Oversight of vendor performance is critical. This position involves direct contact with both internal and external parties, and this candidate must have a professional demeanor and ability to communicate effectively with business partners at every level, including upper management.

Our ideal candidate is super detail-oriented, well respected in the industry and able to work back from our customer needs. This person is a self-starter, and a creative, critical thinker with an intense curiosity. You must be able to work independently in a collaborative, creative, ever-changing and ambiguous environment. The right person for this position will take ownership of their work, display a great deal of initiative, and possess sound judgment, a great business acumen and a sense of humor.


-Manage multiple projects and effectively influence, negotiate, and communicate with internal and external business partners, contractors and vendors.
-Establish and maintain project schedules and budgets, responsible for overall project delivery including all FF&E and construction.
-Responsible for on-site supervision during the construction process to include management of General Contractors, and Owner vendors.
-Deliver projects on time and on budget.
-Participate in the design development process to collaborate and value engineer construction methods to reduce time and cost.
-Manage change order negotiations and contract compliance.
-Serve as the liaison to developer/landlord reps to coordinate building envelope delivery.
-Manage and adhere to AIA contract documentation process.
-Establish effective relationships along with an understanding of municipalities and permit processes.
-Lead job site meetings, produce minutes and strive for a collaborative team environment.
-Ensure contractor compliance of life safety/OSHA requirements are met on all job sites to minimize risk.
Basic Qualifications
-8+ years of business experience (e.g. vendor sourcing, contracts management) demonstrating progressive responsibility and growth within the construction/facilities industry
-Have strong project management experience and construction experience
-General knowledge of Building Codes
--Ability to conduct financial business case analysis / translate information into useful formats and draw conclusions
-Experience in negotiating commercial contracts (master agreements / work-orders)
-Familiarity with business process documentation and improvement
-Excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to meet tight deadlines and prioritize workloads
-Able to work with technical and non-technical business owners/partners to overcome obstacles and deliver results
-Provide business decision support and participate/lead special projects
-Strong organizational skills
-Self-motivated, able to work both independently and collaboratively within a team as projects dictateProficient in MS Excel and MS ProjectAdvertisement
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Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Experience
8+ years
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