Working with Amazon in their Design and Construction Team


Amazon's mission is to be Earth's most customer-centric company. Supported by innovative world-class technologies, our global network of fulfilment centres, delivery stations and customer-service teams are at the heart of that mission: supporting customers worldwide.

Together we create, we build, and we take ownership for what we do, whether that’s developing new technology in-house, launching a new Amazon building, or delighting our customers with next-day deliveries.

We’re constantly creating the ideas, services, and products that make life easier for millions of customers. The evolution of Amazon has been driven by innovation. It’s part of our DNA.


Behind every new Amazon building sits a large Design and Construction team (D&C) responsible for its creation and construction. This team delivers capacity to Amazon in the form of buildings to help sustain the company’s growth. It is made up of dozens of members spread across 7 countries.

D&C’s involvement starts at the pre-construction phase, up to 4 years before a building's launch date. Working alongside the Real Estate team (RE), we assess the type and size of building that fits the particular site.

We then work on the permitting phase and the construction and development cost plan. Together with RE we draft a lease agreement defining the terms through which Amazon will be provided with the building it needs, which it will then lease from a developer for a set number of years.

Once the lease is agreed and the permits are approved we move the project through to construction, which involves planning with the developer’s team and the general contractor. This phase is essential to ensure the highest quality building is delivered to meet the Amazon standards.

The last phase is the fit out, in which we act as intermediaries between the different Amazon teams, the developer and the contractor until construction is complete.

Hear from some of our Managers in the team:

Leeni Harno


What do you enjoy most about your role?

"As a team lead in Design and Construction, I manage construction activities on various sites together with my team to improve and expand our network.

I get to work with international and interdisciplinary teams and partners driving expansion of Amazon in Europe and I really enjoy it!"

Patricia Serrano de la Haba


What excited you most about joining Amazon?

"I see Amazon as a great company to grow up professionally.

There are many teams and a lot of organisation to be done for a project and we have the opportunity not only to learn about our own field but also about other technical works involved in logistics buildings."

Kate Allen


What makes Amazon different?

'Amazon is different in many refreshing ways but a standout reason is that we really believe and live our leadership principles in everything we do.

Customer Obsession is always at the forefront, so It’s a fantastic feeling to be a part of a company that truly makes a positive difference to lives around the world every day.


Our culture: Our Leadership Principles empower us to be owners and innovators while maintaining our customer focus. We're willing to take risks: innovation requires failing. Learn more about our culture at Amazon.

Working at Amazon: We recruit top talents from all industries and diverse backgrounds. People who thrive with us have something in common: they put their customers first, are leaders in their field and have a passion for innovation. Explore working at Amazon.

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