Data Center Structural Engineer

Amazon.com - Ashburn, VA3.6

Full-time
Job Description
Structural Engineer

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is seeking a Structural Engineer to become part of a Data Center Global Services Engineering team. This engineer will be located in Herdon, VA, United States and is responsible for the structural infrastructure strategy and continuous product innovation and development to support our rapidly expanding global data center footprint. AWS Data Centers are a major component of worldwide cloud-computing infrastructure and are industry leading examples of critical facilities.
Engineers at Amazon work to design resilient, cost effective data center structural systems. As engineers at Amazon we are responsible for achieving a world class uptime for our customers. We justify and communicate the technical decisions we make to Senior Management and work hard to drive continuous advancements and improvements with our designs. As an engineer at Amazon you have the ability to drive change and define/design the systems our customers rely on.
We are looking for an engineer with hands on mission critical data center structural design and implementation experience. If you have experience innovating new structural system approaches, master planning building structural systems, and understand the constructability of varying designs you may be a good fit.
Amazon offers a fast paced, fun, and exciting work environment. We continue to grow at exponential rates and are looking for individuals that can support our speed to market, enjoy a challenge, and have a desire for continued professional growth. Amazon’s work environment is unique in every aspect and offers an exceptional opportunity for the right candidate.
At Amazon team work is absolutely necessary for us to accomplish our goals. You must be able to work within a team and depend on others to accomplish the required work. As a structural engineer at Amazon you will be working with other internal groups as well as external groups including local jurisdictions, manufacturers, developers, and vendors.
If you are a creative, smart and driven individual that enjoys working with complex problems we want YOU! At Amazon you will be responsible for working on multi-million dollar designs that support our array of businesses and wide variety of customers. Great ideas are encouraged and supported. Ingenuity is the main mechanism which supports our focus on quality, speed, and cost.
The Structural Engineer will be responsible for the following:
Work with the other design and engineering professionals on concepts, build, and retrofit projects.
Create, review and release data center Structural improvements and architectural designs.
Provide relevant feedback into Basis of Design, prototype design, and template specifications for structural systems.
Serve as a technical advisor for AWS DC design projects including; review of foundation and structural systems, evaluating superstructure design options, and assessing structural calculation assumptions.
Create, review and release architectural/civil/structural design RFPs.
Manage our external architectural/civil/structural design consultants.
Coordinate with internal and external MEP design engineers.
Lead initiatives aimed at improving cost, quality, schedule, and consistency.
Work on multiple data center build and capital improvement projects simultaneously.
Travel for site assessments, consultant selection activities, internal design meetings, construction review, interface with AHJs, design consultants, quantity surveyors, and building owners.
Anticipated travel not to exceed 25%.

Basic Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree in civil or structural engineering.
Professional Engineering (PE) license.
5-8 years of experience in structural design for industrial or commercial projects.
Detailed understanding of tilt-up and precast concrete structures, structural steel systems, seismic design, wind loading, snow loading, and building forensic analysis.
Preferred Qualifications
Master’s degree in civil or structural engineering.
10+ years of experience directly related to DC or mission critical facility design.
Detailed understanding of geotechnical engineering, structural modular design, building construction, forensic analysis of building design and construction defects, and evaluating value engineering for building structure and foundation.
Strong knowledge of international building codes and regulations including IBC, ASCE, ACI, AISC, ASTM, and OSHA.
Basic understanding of large scale mechanical and electrical system components and designs.
Direct experience with the design, construction, operation, or maintenance of DCs.
Meets/exceeds Amazon’s functional/technical depth and complexity for this role
Meets/exceeds Amazon’s leadership principles requirements for this role
Amazon is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation.