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Amazon Jobs in Manchester 2022, Engineer Jobs in Amazon Manchester, Operations is at the heart of Amazon’s business. We are known for our speed, accuracy, and exceptional service. Our buildings deliver tens of thousands of products to hundreds of countries worldwide, every day.

Optech IT provides nonstop global IT support to Amazon Operations as a vital piece to the puzzle. We are looking for self-motivated individuals to take on new challenges and motivate teams in fostering solutions to the hurdles we face. Together, we take ownership for what we do —

whether supporting IT infrastructure, developing new technology in-house, launching a new Amazon Operations facility, or delighting our customers by delivering packages directly to them As an IT Project Engineer, you will use your technical knowledge and specialized project management skills to initiate, plan, execute, monitor and control projects for OpsTech IT infrastructure, data facilities and technical solutions.

You are able to manage multiple large projects with minimal guidance that affect multiple locations in multiple regions. You are required to have strong communication skills to coordinate on-site and remote work with teams across the region and engage stakeholders to deliver results as a project leader with the support of OpsTech IT Leadership and staff resources.

You will organize and support project intake, prioritization, and resource capacity planning in support of multiple Regional IT Managers. You will actively expand your scope of knowledge by learning about new technologies and project management methodologies to support the organization.

The ideal candidate is an independent and curious self-starter with a demonstrated ability to produce high-quality technical content, drive complex projects, collaborate with technologists and subject matter experts, and have a high tolerance for ambiguity and a bias toward action.

Qualified candidates will be able to interact at all levels and must have the ability to generate detailed status reports on all programs to support senior leadership in communications with our internal and external stakeholders.

Post Name Project Engineer
Company Name Amazon
Expected Salary GBP 45000 to GBP 50000 Per Year
Address Manchester, England, United Kingdom M4 4GV

Responsibility for Amazon Warehouse Manchester Jobs:

  • Develop and manage IT projects from beginning to end, including project scope, timeline, hardware procurement, resource allocation, and project execution coordinating remote work closely with OpsTech IT teams.
  • Be the first point of escalation for projects assigned. Act as an escalation point for the project team and project stakeholders to manage risks, develop mitigation plans, and a path to green throughout the project.
  • Report and inform stakeholders of status updates, risks, and issues.
  • Proactively manage change control and communicate impact in project scope, identify issues, and devise contingency plans.
  • Identify and manage project dependencies and critical paths while maintaining accurate project plans with real-time milestone, task, and project health data for all your projects.
  • Update or develop documentation on processes critical to successfully implementing your projects.
  • Identify opportunities to streamline project deliverables, share best practices with your peers and leaders and implement continuous improvement actions on a regular basis.
  • Lead adoption of project management tools and processes. Evangelize project management practices throughout the region and follow the standard methodology to develop scope documents, project management plans, communication plans, project schedules, change management, and risk and issue logs.
  • Participate in hiring, training, and development of others.
Industry Private
Schedule Type Full Time
Education Required High School Diploma
Remote No

Basic Qualification for Amazon Jobs UK 2022/23:

  • High School diploma or GED equivalent.
  • 4+ years of experience and education in IT Project support in a multi-user high availability environment, project. management or related management functions.
  • 4+ years of experience and education with networking concepts such as DNS, DHCP, SSL, OSI Model, and TCP/IP.
  • Understanding of large, complex, and globally distributed IT systems.
  • Experience with Project Management Applications and tools.

Preferred Qualification for Amazon Jobs Hiring in Manchester UK 2022:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer science or IT-related field.
  • Exceptional organizational, planning, and prioritization skills as well as excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Intermediate-level knowledge in one or more of the following: LAN, WAN, Wireless, Telecommunications, Systems Administration, Low voltage data cabling, or data facilities technologies.
  • Experience with procurement of IT equipment.
  • Experience as a leader and mentor for project teams in a matrixed environment.
  • Ability to explain complex IT concepts in simple terms.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to manage high-priority projects.
  • Ability to travel up to 50%.

About Company

Amazon.com, Inc. is an American multinational technology company that focuses on e-commerce, cloud computing, digital streaming, and artificial intelligence.
 

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Some Interview Questions & FAQs:

 

1. What exactly does a project engineer do?

Prioritizing, organising, and defining a timeline are among the responsibilities of a project engineer. They make sure the project is completed by the deadline and reaches its goals. They also lead the team in formulating and executing solutions to project challenges, ensuring that legal requirements are followed, and identify project problems. The project engineer coordinates meetings, monitors team activities, and communicates with outside parties.

2. Explain work breakdown structure (WBS) and how it affects work estimates for tasks.

“By merging the project scope, time baseline, and cost, the WBS aligns project plans. The relationship between a project deliverable, such as a product, and the scope, such as the amount of work required to create the product, is described by the deliverable-based WBS. The phase-based WBS includes more pieces to manage, each with a distinct delivery, and places the deliverable at the top of the chart. A WBS is used to clarify specific project needs, facilitate project management, and highlight the gaps between the project plan and the actual state of the project.

3. What is a feasibility study?

“A feasibility study examines the operational, technological, and economic viability of developing a new product to determine whether doing so is feasible. The product’s suitability for the company’s needs, its ability to be implemented with existing technology, its cost, and its ability to be integrated with other products are all examined in the feasibility study. A written report and suggestions are provided at the study’s conclusion, and these adjustments typically involve the money, timeline, and scope.

4. How can consistency and accuracy be maintained throughout a project?

“By defining, committing to, and controlling the quality of the project, accuracy and consistency can be achieved. It’s critical to concentrate on, adhere to, and closely monitor the project’s needs and processes. The key is to maintain solid records and documentation. Before the project can begin, it needs to have a clear project management process, tools, a framework, software, and a plan for how it will be run. In order to ensure that everyone has access to the templates and tools they require and that they are constantly used, employee training and monitoring are essential.

5. What, in your opinion, makes for effective team building?

“I believe that assembling the proper people is the key to team development. There should be an experienced leader, a middle manager, and an assistant leader who serves as the leader’s counsellor and is well-liked by the team. The team should be made up of people who are motivated to succeed, put up a lot of effort, and have faith in one another and the team’s objectives. Another important component is commitment, and the team needs to be committed to both the project’s objective and to one another.

6. How do you explain technical ideas to non-technical people?

“Stakeholders need to understand technical tasks clearly, so I communicate using presentations, analogies, and everyday language. I employ metaphors, provide context, and keep things brief. I evaluate my audience to decide how they will understand my tone and style, and I attempt to avoid using superfluous words or technical jargon.

7. How would you shorten a project’s schedule?

“I’d use the crashing method to compress the schedule if the project was running behind schedule. In other words, I would shorten the schedule by utilising more resources, such as overtime, financial incentives, people, or equipment Another approach I might shorten a timeline is via fast-tracking, in which case I would implement operations concurrently for a brief period of time rather than sequentially.

8. What methods do you employ to gather project requirements?

“The business, stakeholders, and solution requirements are project components. There are also requirements for projects, transitions, and restrictions and assumptions for requirements.

Data collection methods for requirements include focus groups, surveys, and brainstorming sessions, among others. The evaluation of the project papers for data analysis, keeping track of team member performance, and creating an affinity diagram are additional processes. Prioritizing the requirements is crucial, and creating a prototype for evaluation and feedback from the stakeholders is also critical.

9. Can you explain the Pareto principle?

The Pareto principle states that 20% of our actions result in 80% of the outcomes, and it is shown as a chart that organises the frequency of particular events. To succeed, we must collect data, discover the actions that the 20% represents, then concentrate on those and choose the modifications that will help our company.

10. Do you know what reserve analysis is, and can you explain it?

“Two different reserve analysis types aid in reducing project risks. A management reserve is extra money to cover unforeseen risks, while a contingency reserve provides a time cushion.

When a software developer predicts a project would take a week but says it might take 10 business days, the contingency reserve is the three extra days. If a construction site’s anticipated cost for breaking ground is $200,000 but later it is discovered that there are issues that raise the cost by $40,000, it would be necessary to spend $240,000, necessitating a management reserve.