Sr. Mgr, Design Engineering

2 months agoBellevue, WA


This position is located in Bellevue, WA.

Are you looking for a new challenge in a fast-paced, innovative organization, on a rapidly growing team? Do you have an obsession for customers and a strong interest in building advanced solutions? Do you have proven analytical capabilities, exceptional communication, project management skills, ability to root cause and permanently eliminate defects? We are looking for creative leaders with a passion for innovation, a knack for problem solving, and possess the ability to multi-task and thrive in a fast-paced environment.

Amazon operates a world-class network of delivery stations across the globe. The Amazon Logistics (AMZL) Team is responsible for the acquisition, design, construction, and management of all facilities in the Amazon Delivery Station Network. We are looking for a talented professional to join our North America AMZL Design Engineering Team who will support the expansion of AMZL's Delivery Station Network in the U.S. This leader is customer focused, talented, and technically skilled with a strong record of delivery results, ownership, and having the maturity to lead and influence teams.

The Senior manager will have a talent and passion for building and managing the delivery station designs for various portfolios within the North America region. Focus on mentoring and developing Design Engineers and CAD drafters towards efficient cost and timing decisions and designs. Establish long term sustainable design processes incorporating requirements, standards, review cycles, to meet business and customer demands. Internal customers and stakeholders include Safety, Topology, Capacity, Real Estate, Process Engineering, Pre-Construction and its Architects, Launch Planning and Execution teams. A strong bias for action, strategic planning skills, quantitative analysis, and the ability to organize and deliver new initiatives involving leadership across cross-functional operations, technical, business, and external contracting teams is essential. This position will include regular direct communications with senior leaders in the company.

Core Job Responsibilities include:
• Responsible for the Delivery Station project designs from the time projects are selected to the successful launch for the Operations team to start delivering customer packages
• Responsible for a team of Design Engineers and CAD drafters to deliver timely and cost-effective designs for both interior and exterior flow of the Delivery Stations
• Responsible for determining needs for Design resources, hiring, developing, coaching, and mentoring of those resources to improve learning curve and contribution towards teams' success
• Responsible for daily, weekly, quarterly plan of how Design resources are being utilized to meet and exceed the business needs within a region
• Responsible for the quality and the performance of the team meeting and exceeding the Design deliverables against daily, weekly, quarterly plans for the region
• Responsible for company wide Delivery Station Design standards in collaboration with World Wide Design, Safety, Process Engineering, Material Handling Equipment, and Launch
• Defines and enforces organization-wide Design standards for the way new initiatives are scoped, approved, and put into production
• Reviews and intakes new expansion, retrofit, process improvement initiatives and opportunities to support associate and driver safety, quality, and productivity, and capacity increase for the delivery stations
• Leads solutions for recurring process issues and improvement projects within Design Engineering processes and facilitates new solution implementation and adoption across the Design teams
• Represents the overall Design Engineering team in front of Senior Leadership while connected to the details of the teams' outputs, constraints, resource utilization, plan vs. performance
• Collaborates with partner and downstream customer teams on their feedback, challenges, lessons learned, best practices, including revisiting current standards, processes, and deliverables
• Responsible to help prioritize the project needs across the region and across North America when needed
• Collaborates with the technology and material handling teams to incorporate new technologies including equipment, robotics, conveyor systems, safety devices, etc.
• Collaborates with the World Wide Design and AMZL Standards teams to review and incorporate new template designs, process improvements, safety processes, etc. into standard designs
• Identify and implement mechanisms across the larger team to increase scale, speed, and quality of designs
• Drive long term processes to enable critical milestone completions, mitigation steps to bring programs back on schedule, and escalating risks to leadership for direction and support
• Facilitate cross-functional reviews to collaborate on solutions for recurring and critical program defects
• Collaborates with senior leadership within Topology, Transaction, Pre-Construction, Design, Capital Planning, and Launch Planning teams on various program improvements

A successful candidate will also demonstrate:
• Thoughtful leadership and ability to make key functional and business decisions
• Influencer who can Think Big new ideas and turn them into Design Standards
• Skilled driving consensus with technical and non-technical audiences
• Direct people management responsibilities
• High attention to detail including proven ability to manage multiple, competing priorities simultaneously
• Ability to think strategically and execute methodically
• Ability to work in a fast-paced and ambiguous environment where continuous innovation is desired
• Ability to clearly communicate data insights to others
• Willingness to roll up their sleeves and do whatever is necessary; owner mentality
• Demonstrated ability to dive deep in understanding program, our business, and the competitive landscape
• Results-oriented, makes things happen, ability to move fast, innovate and simplify
• Entrepreneurial mindset, with the tenacity to develop ideas independently to take ownership
Travel up to 25% to support complex designs with quick, simple, and standard solutions



• Bachelors degree in Engineering, Operations, Supply Chain, Transportation
• 10+ years of experience in Design, Construction, Architecture, Topography
• 10+ years of relevant work experience with teams driving standardization, project management, execution, automation, field installation
• Recent experience working with design engineering and drafting tools
• Intermediate to advanced knowledge of Excel is required, including use of look-ups and pivot tables


• MBA or Master's degree in Engineering, Operations, Supply Chain, Transportation
• Strong leadership experience hiring and developing teams
• Demonstrated ability to handle multiple competing priorities and projects in a fast-paced environment with a proven track record for delivering results on large, cross functional, international milestone projects
• Recent experience in implementing and launching of large fulfillment, delivery, sortation centers
• Recent experience collaborating with design engineering, construction, real estate managers, planning and execution project managers
• Experience working as Design Director or Senior Design Manager for physical infrastructure-heavy designs
• Proven track record of delivering successful large Fulfillment, Distribution, Warehouse, Delivery designs
• Customer focus and professional demeanor
• Organizational skill and an operations mindset Ability and Excitement working in a fast-paced and rapidly-changing environment
• Ability to understand operations at a detailed, practical level and to think big
• A work ethic based on a strong desire to exceed expectations
Interpersonal skills, including written and oral communication skills
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Ability to organize and manage multiple tasks simultaneously

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Job ID: Amazon-1435553