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Amazon Senior Environmental Program Manager, AWS Environmental Team, Infrastructure Development in Herndon, Virginia

Description

AWS Infrastructure Services owns the design, planning, delivery, and operation of all AWS global infrastructure. In other words, we’re the people who keep the cloud running. We support all AWS data centers and all of the servers, storage, networking, power, and cooling equipment that ensure our customers have continual access to the innovation they rely on. We work on the most challenging problems, with thousands of variables impacting the supply chain — and we’re looking for talented people who want to help.

You’ll join a diverse team of software, hardware, and network engineers, supply chain specialists, security experts, operations managers, and other vital roles. You’ll collaborate with people across AWS to help us deliver the highest standards for safety and security while providing seemingly infinite capacity at the lowest possible cost for our customers. And you’ll experience an inclusive culture that welcomes bold ideas and empowers you to own them to completion.

The Amazon Web Services (AWS) Environmental team is looking for an experienced senior environmental program manager (PM) to manage all environmental requirements during datacenter and infrastructure development in the Americas. The Environmental PM will be a key, senior member of the Environmental Infrastructure Development team supporting delivery of AWS datacenter expansion projects, focusing on the Eastern US. You will partner with AWS stakeholders to develop regional and site-specific development strategies, enabling the construction and operation of AWS datacenters and infrastructure. You will lead environmental due diligence for site selection and acquisition, develop and execute regional and site-specific environmental permitting strategies, environmental compliance during design and construction, and prepare for operational compliance. This role requires regular engagement throughout the development lifecycle with multiple AWS stakeholders including environmental compliance, real estate, risk, water, design, public policy, community relations, construction, and operations teams, as well as external stakeholders including regulatory agencies, consultants, and contractors. You will coordinate with internal and external counsel on site acquisition, permitting, and regulatory compliance risks and support development of contractual environmental obligations.

A successful candidate in this role will have a proven track record of delivering multiple, high-priority projects with tight timelines that require strong communication with partner teams, outside consultants and counsel, and regulatory agencies. The candidate must have a strong understanding of multi-media environmental permitting, remediation, and compliance requirements associated with large-scale infrastructure and experience with Clean Water Act (CWA) 404 and NPDES permitting in the eastern United States.

About the team

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is the world's most comprehensive and broadly adopted cloud platform. We pioneered cloud computing and never stopped innovating - that's why customers from the most successful startups to Global 500 companies trust our robust suite of products and services to power their businesses. The AWS Environmental Team is an expanding team that is critical to enabling AWS’s growth around the world, as well as ensuring compliance of AWS’s global operations, including physical data centers, as well as other AWS facilities, customer-facing enterprises and products.

  • Program Managers must be on-site at least 3 days a week in a corporate office.

  • Up to 25% travel may be required

Key job responsibilities

  • Assess environmental risks and requirements and develop mitigations and strategies to support data center siting and development strategies and site-specific project delivery.

  • Conduct environmental due diligence activities, including Phase I and Phase II Environmental Site Assessments, regulatory and permitting evaluations, and natural, biological and cultural resource evaluations.

  • Deliver environmental permits, approvals, and plans to enable on-time and compliant construction and operations for new data center locations and expansion of existing sites.

  • Communicate environmental requirements to internal and external project partners and collaborate with regulatory agencies, environmental consultants, design engineers, legal teams, and project managers, to facilitate the permitting process and address environmental concerns.

  • Coordinate with partner teams to optimize site masterplans accounting for environmentally sensitive areas and develop site development and permitting strategies that ensure that projects are environmentally responsible and sustainable and meet required timelines.

  • Coordinate and lead regulatory agency interactions and negotiations in support of environmental permit acquisition and regional development strategies.

  • Identify opportunities for process improvement, driving efficiencies, and developing initiatives to improve AWS’ management of environmental risks.

  • Develop, manage and track metrics to evaluate project delivery.

A day in the life

Why AWS

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is the world’s most comprehensive and broadly adopted cloud platform. We pioneered cloud computing and never stopped innovating — that’s why customers from the most successful startups to Global 500 companies trust our robust suite of products and services to power their businesses.

Diverse Experiences

Amazon values diverse experiences. Even if you do not meet all of the preferred qualifications and skills listed in the job description, we encourage candidates to apply. If your career is just starting, hasn’t followed a traditional path, or includes alternative experiences, don’t let it stop you from applying.

Work/Life Balance

We value work-life harmony. Achieving success at work should never come at the expense of sacrifices at home, which is why we strive for flexibility as part of our working culture. When we feel supported in the workplace and at home, there’s nothing we can’t achieve in the cloud.

Inclusive Team Culture

Here at AWS, it’s in our nature to learn and be curious. Our employee-led affinity groups foster a culture of inclusion that empower us to be proud of our differences. Ongoing events and learning experiences, including our Conversations on Race and Ethnicity (CORE) and AmazeCon (gender diversity) conferences, inspire us to never stop embracing our uniqueness.

Mentorship and Career Growth

We’re continuously raising our performance bar as we strive to become Earth’s Best Employer. That’s why you’ll find endless knowledge-sharing, mentorship and other career-advancing resources here to help you develop into a better-rounded professional.

About the team

The AWS Environmental Infrastructure Development team supports the full lifecycle of infrastructure development, beginning with site selection and due diligence and continuing through design, construction, and transition to operations. We partner with internal teams including Real Estate, Water, Design, Risk, Legal, Construction, and operational compliance teams to deliver new data center infrastructure that meets environmental requirements and optimizes environmental opportunities..

Diverse Experiences

Amazon values diverse experiences. Even if you do not meet all of the preferred qualifications and skills listed in the job description, we encourage candidates to apply.

Inclusive Team Culture

Here at AWS, it’s in our nature to learn and be curious. Our employee-led affinity groups foster a culture of inclusion that empower us to be proud of our differences.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in environmental science, biology, engineering or related discipline.

  • 10+ years of experience delivering multi-media environmental due diligence, permitting, and compliance projects with specific experience in CWA 404 and NPDES permitting, groundwater protection, wastewater discharge, and natural and cultural resource evaluations.

  • 7+ years experience delivering environmental due diligence for greenfield and brownfield sites, including Phase I and Phase II ESAs and support for investigative and remedial activities.

  • 7+ years experience managing large project teams and multiple stakeholders, including regulatory negotiations, and delivering environmental permits and compliance for large scale infrastructure development during design and construction.

  • The Environmental Program Manager must have excellent verbal and written communication skills, strong environmental regulatory knowledge and experience in environmental due diligence and environmental permit preparation.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 5+ years datacenter or critical infrastructure due diligence, design, construction, and/or or risk assessment experience strongly preferred.

  • Experience managing and/or supporting community/public interactions and evaluating and managing environmental policy changes.

  • Sustainability experience for large scale infrastructure development.

  • Experience in a fast-paced, changing/growing organization. Proficient with MS Excel, Word, and Windows Operating Systems.

  • Strong analytical skills with demonstrated problem-solving ability

Amazon is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Amazon is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status. For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation, please visit https://www.amazon.jobs/en/disability/us.

Our compensation reflects the cost of labor across several US geographic markets. The base pay for this position ranges from $125,400/year in our lowest geographic market up to $239,300/year in our highest geographic market. Pay is based on a number of factors including market location and may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. Amazon is a total compensation company. Dependent on the position offered, equity, sign-on payments, and other forms of compensation may be provided as part of a total compensation package, in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits. For more information, please visit https://www.aboutamazon.com/workplace/employee-benefits. This position will remain posted until filled. Applicants should apply via our internal or external career site.

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