Program Manager - Amazon Robotics Technical Integration

Recruiter
Amazon
Location
Lambeth, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
16 Aug 2019
Closes
21 Aug 2019
Ref
1236755728
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Are you inspired by invention? Is problem solving through teamwork in your DNA? Do you like the idea of seeing how your work impacts the bigger picture? Answer yes to any of these and you'll fit right in here at Amazon Robotics. We are a smart team of doers that work passionately to apply cutting edge advances in robotics and software to solve real-world challenges that will transform our customers' experiences in ways we can't even image yet. We invent new improvements every day. We are Amazon Robotics and we will give you the tools and support needed to invent with us in ways that are rewarding, fulfilling and fun.Amazon Robotics is seeking a uniquely talented, highly motivated and strong technical program manager to drive multiple initiatives that support our continued and rapid international growth and expansion, both in Europe and Japan. You will form part of a small, but high profile team of technical integration specialists that work alongside our construction, hardware engineering and deployment engineering partners to deliver complex robotics facilities. The Technical Integration team's primary objective is to ensure that critical technical and environmental requirements are correctly interpreted and incorporated into all new robotics buildings and that all installed robotics systems fully comply with local building codes and fire/life safety regulations. The Program Manager - Technical Integration (international), will either be based in a UK Location, or in Luxembourg or Berlin.The ideal candidate will have a strong construction management or fulfillment center engineering background with experience of warehouse automation, robotics picking or robotics transportation systems. The candidate will need to be an experienced leader/manager with strong analytical capabilities, report writing skills and a track record of managing complex programs. The candidate should have some technical consulting experience with proven project management skills, as well as excellent listening, oral/written communication and facilitation skills.This position involves regular communication with senior management on progress, risk management and problem resolution. Ability to lead cross functional and multi-disciplinary teams as well as possessing proven project management and presentation skills are essential. Additionally, we expect that our technical managers have a good customer focus and have the ability to operate independently.This job will require a unique combination of energy, flexibility, tenacity, leadership skills, and proactive management. It also requires travel, up to 40-50% of overall time, to locations across Europe and occasionally to the corporate offices in North America.Responsibilities include:AR technical consulting: serve as primary AR POC for EU and international Design & Construction teams & their design/consulting partners to address robotics technical queries and to educate new partners with respect to critical AR operating and environmental requirements during both pre-construction and construction phases. Also to own and manage requests for AR specification variations/deviations, as considered necessary from time to time to comply with local legal requirements and/or local industry practices.AR technical compliance: collaborate with EU and international Design & Construction teams & consulting partners to validate and report on technical compliance with regard to critical technical and environmental operating requirements (i.e. floor flatness, levelness, floor joints, floor surface characteristics, floor live loading and deflections, floor penetrations, ambient lighting levels). Primary objective is to identify potential issues as close to point of construction as possible and initiate corrective measures to minimize impact to deployment/launch phase.Fire and building code compliance: coordinate/manage in-house assessment of proposed layout, system behavior and system level integration, according to local code requirements for both life safety and fire safety compliance.Problem solving/issue resolution: manage and coordinate cross-functional teams to resolve specification shortfalls/deviations, non-compliant finishes and system level change requests. Manage escalations to EU and AR leadership teams, as required.Performance analytics: take the lead in evaluating performance impact associated with materials/products choices made during construction stage along with overall cost implications.Specification Development: take a lead role driving further development of AR building technical and environmental specifications. Support and manage as required, local field trials and experiments, materials development and finishing/re-finishing trials.Defect monitoring and reporting: coordinate and manage condition monitoring of problem/defective floors and environmental issues where AR system performance is affected or expected to be affected.Basic qualificationsBasic Qualifications· A Bachelor's degree in an engineering, construction or surveying related field· Min 5 years' experience managing engineering or construction projects related to either fulfillment center, distribution/logistics or industrial buildings.· Strong problem-solving and analytical skills gained in an engineering or highly technical environment.· 2-3 years' experience managing highly technical projects, involving either warehouse or factory automation or some other large scale technical implementation.· Ability to lead and manage cross-functional, multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural teams.· You should have ability to read drawings in AutoCAD.· Willingness to travel 40-50% of the yearPreferred qualification Preferred Qualifications· MBA or MS in Engineering, Management or a related technical field supplemented with program management skills· Proven ability to multitask and prioritize critical tasks with a high attention to detail· Language skills - other European languages would be highly desirable (Spanish, German, French, Italian)

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