Water Resources Manager - APAC

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Job Type:Full Time

Amazon is looking for a results-oriented individual to join the AWS water infrastructure team. In this role, you will execute projects related to water based cooling system infrastructure with assistance from internal teams including construction, operations, engineering, environmental, and project commissioning teams. You will work with outside engineering consultants and general contractors, water treatment vendors and local utilities to ensure projects meet regulatory standards and a high bar for operational efficiency, reliability, and safety. You will be responsible for executing multiple water projects across different locations in Australia and SE Asia, monitoring operational metrics, and ensuring system reliability after project hand-off to the regional operations team. You will work on sustainability projects, working with utilities to bring recycled or reclaimed water for use, and finding ways to improve efficiency and good stewardship of water resources on behalf of AWS. You will also be the central point of contact for all issues pertaining to water and wastewater utility concerns and treatment systems. If you have an understanding of water based critical cooling infrastructure for large-scale building operations, have experience delivering concurrent large scale projects across multiple regions, and understand construction options for a variety of designs, you may be a good fit.

The Water Projects Manager will be responsible for the following
  • Manage Water Systems for Australia and SE Asia regions
  • Engineer, implement and monitor water treatment/operations projects and identify optimal design criteria for scaling projects to full-scale deployment across different APAC regions.
  • Work with internal teams to trouble shoot problems and conduct Root Cause Analysis (RCA) and Corrective Action (CA) for design and fleet deployed water systems.
  • Work with local water utilities to understand and coordinate site utility requirements, site inspections and compliance with federal, state and municipal requirements and building codes.
  • Work to enable the use of reclaimed or recycled water for cooling purposes, including working with local utilities to develop, design and construct needed infrastructure
  • Reliability and maintenance of water systems required for data center cooling.
  • Oversee support, and testing/validation of systems during installation, operation, and maintenance of water treatment equipment and associated mechanical systems.
  • Interface with internal engineering, operations, real estate and environmental health and safety teams to develop and implement solutions in mission critical facilities.
  • Promote standards that maintain consistency and reliability in services delivered.
  • Travel for site review and conduct engineering evaluations, audits, and site launches.
  • Work with Operations to implement maintenance contracts and compliance of on-site water and wastewater treatment and disinfection systems.
  • Work on concurrent projects in multiple countries in the APAC region.
  • Develop mechanisms and processes to ensure on-time delivery of projects.
    Up to 25% travel as needed for project execution. This position is based in Sydney, Australia.

    Amazon is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation.


  • Bachelor’s Degree from accredited university
  • 7+ years work experience delivering water infrastructure projects and working knowledge of water chemistry, disinfection, bacterial control in building water systems or water/wastewater civil engineering.

  • Experience delivering water and wastewater treatment systems or technologies for industrial applications or managing large water/wastewater infrastructure expansion projects, such as pipeline extensions or treatment plant expansions.
  • Experience interpreting civil and mechanical drawings and equipment specifications and able to carry design concepts through exploration, development, and into deployment/scalable implementation.


  • 10+ years of direct experience with the construction, operation, or maintenance of water and wastewater treatment equipment fleet management.
  • Advanced degree in Civil/Chemical/Environmental Engineering or related discipline.
  • Analytical mindset that can identify gaps in requirements during project development, predict performance, and have the ability to provide water treatment recommendations with limited information.
  • Experience with IT infrastructure, data centers and cloud services and understanding of mechanical/plumbing related to data centers/buildings including but not limited to: chillers (air-cooled and water-cooled), cooling towers, air handling units, air economizers.
  • Knowledge of water and wastewater regulations in the SE Asia region, Sydney and other populated areas of Australia.
• Delivering results working with cross functional business teams including engineering, construction, real estate, public policy, legal and business development.