About the Company:

Industrious’ private offices and suites — the highest-rated workspaces in the industry — provide the most sustainable option for companies to manage newly distributed teams for the long term. We make it easy to find an office that works for you — even if you come in just once or twice a week. Recognized as one of America’s 500 fastest-growing companies in 2020 by Inc. Magazine, Industrious offers flexible terms and locations in more than 50 U.S. markets.

As we shape the future of workplace experience, we’re looking for motivated, thoughtful, and collaborative people who are excited to join a high-growth, warm, and welcoming team.  For more information, please visit www.industriousoffice.com/careers.
About the Role:
We are currently looking for a candidate to join our national Preconstruction team as a Design Manager. The Preconstruction team consists of Real Estate Construction Managers, Estimators, Design Managers & Test Fit Specialists and interconnects the Real Estate team and the Design & Construction teams.
In this role you will be responsible for the management of our test fit program, including management of test fit specialists, and are responsible for all initial test fits of potential new locations alongside the Real Estate team. Your work will be critical in advising our company leaders and the Real Estate department to identify which properties Industrious should choose to pursue for future locations, negotiate agreement terms with landlords, and determine allocation of financial resources.
The Design Manager, Preconstruction will be responsible for ensuring that all internal and external partners are adhering to strict deadlines and maintaining our high product standards. You and your team will be the point people overseeing all initial test fit requests, managing external designers and architects, providing space plan feedback, and will be expected to respond to any due diligence related inquiries. The Design Manager must be able to make high level design decisions before the Design & Construction team is engaged and help guide the Real Estate team (and ultimately Landlord teams) on initial space planning decisions and optimizing revenue while maintaining brand and programming standards.
This will be an engaging position requiring strong organizational and analytical skills. The ideal candidate should have at least 6 years of experience within the architectural design, real estate, property management and/or construction industry. We’re looking for a creative self-starter who works comfortably in ambiguous circumstances, is a strong ‘product thinker’, and is excited to have a voice in design and product conversations across the organization. This is a fantastic opportunity to further develop your management skills and gain direct exposure into the real estate, construction, design and hospitality industries from the owner's perspective.
This role is based in New York City.
Responsibilities will include:
  • Lead the Test Fit Program, which includes test fit documentation from architects and designers and ensure these are distributed internally along with overall summary and recommendations. Highlight considerations and provide recommendations with respect to local codes, permitting requirements, existing conditions, and the local real estate market.
  • Provide and manage information used to inform the Real Estate team’s decision to move forward with a particular location or not, as well as impact underwriting and lease negotiation. This includes identifying impacts to project budget, schedule, design, and product quality.
  • Help identify potential risks and provide Real Estate points for discussion with the landlord and / or engage with Landlord partners in initial negotiations and evaluations of Industrious design and programming.
  • Communicate risks and opportunities in Investment Committee meetings and represent Design team and Preconstruction team on all space planning and selection questions and considerations.
  • Maintain, evaluate and continue to develop due diligence tools and processes and provide upward feedback.
  • Ensure that Industrious product standards and guidelines are followed in design decision-making, advocating for both our brand and design vision to landlord partners, while managing the quality of vendor outputs.
  • Lead both team and cross-functional initiatives that reinforce business objectives.
  • Train and coach other team members, including any direct reports, in various aspects of the job.
  • Collaborate with internal cross-functional partners, including Real Estate, Construction, Product, Unit and Network Operations, among others.
  • Push us to continually improve by identifying opportunities for us to be more effective in our processes and workflows - either by doing things differently or by doing the same things more efficiently.
  • Identify design ideas, trends, and new product specifications to evolve our design standards and innovate our physical workplace products.
  • Provide leadership in development of our design vision, strategy, and operational execution.
  • Build a positive culture on our growing team and foster purpose, unity, and development through leadership.


  • Minimum 6 years of professional experience in architecture, interior design, or a related field, preferably in commercial interiors
  • Proficient in AutoCAD and a working knowledge in Revit. Skills in SketchUp, Rhino, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign are a plus
  • Design experience explicitly in space planning or test fitting for commercial office designs
  • Understanding of building codes (particularly as they relate to occupancy and egress issues) and ADA
  • Ability to prepare, develop and edit drawings and models
  • People management experience, either casually or in formal capacity, a strong plus
  • Demonstrated leadership and critical thinking skills
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to clearly articulate design ideas and technical information to various audiences
  • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects and deadlines and multiple vendors
  • Ability to effectively engage in a virtual environment with a widely distributed team
  • Commitment to modeling Industrious values of integrity, teamwork, and ownership day to day
  • Ability to occasionally travel within the US

In addition to our incredible team, there are lots of other fun reasons to work with us.

  • Health care, including vision and dental
  • Learning & development grant
  • 401K plan
  • Generous vacation time
  • Paid parental leave
  • Team outings and annual company-wide offsite 

Industrious in the News:

Industrious is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances. Industrious believes that diversity is critical to our success in delivering great workplace experiences and is committed to creating an inclusive, mutually respectful environment which celebrates diversity of our people. We seek to hire on the basis of merit, competence, performance, and business needs.

Apply for this Job

* Required


U.S. Equal Opportunity Employment Information (Completion is voluntary)

Individuals seeking employment at Industrious are considered without regards to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, gender identity, or sexual orientation. You are being given the opportunity to provide the following information in order to help us comply with federal and state Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action record keeping, reporting, and other legal requirements.

Completion of the form is entirely voluntary. Whatever your decision, it will not be considered in the hiring process or thereafter. Any information that you do provide will be recorded and maintained in a confidential file.

Race & Ethnicity Definitions

If you believe you belong to any of the categories of protected veterans listed below, please indicate by making the appropriate selection. As a government contractor subject to Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA), we request this information in order to measure the effectiveness of the outreach and positive recruitment efforts we undertake pursuant to VEVRAA. Classification of protected categories is as follows:

A "disabled veteran" is one of the following: a veteran of the U.S. military, ground, naval or air service who is entitled to compensation (or who but for the receipt of military retired pay would be entitled to compensation) under laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs; or a person who was discharged or released from active duty because of a service-connected disability.

A "recently separated veteran" means any veteran during the three-year period beginning on the date of such veteran's discharge or release from active duty in the U.S. military, ground, naval, or air service.

An "active duty wartime or campaign badge veteran" means a veteran who served on active duty in the U.S. military, ground, naval or air service during a war, or in a campaign or expedition for which a campaign badge has been authorized under the laws administered by the Department of Defense.

An "Armed forces service medal veteran" means a veteran who, while serving on active duty in the U.S. military, ground, naval or air service, participated in a United States military operation for which an Armed Forces service medal was awarded pursuant to Executive Order 12985.

Form CC-305

OMB Control Number 1250-0005

Expires 05/31/2023

Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability

Why are you being asked to complete this form?

We are a federal contractor or subcontractor required by law to provide equal employment opportunity to qualified people with disabilities. We are also required to measure our progress toward having at least 7% of our workforce be individuals with disabilities. To do this, we must ask applicants and employees if they have a disability or have ever had a disability. Because a person may become disabled at any time, we ask all of our employees to update their information at least every five years.

Identifying yourself as an individual with a disability is voluntary, and we hope that you will choose to do so. Your answer will be maintained confidentially and not be seen by selecting officials or anyone else involved in making personnel decisions. Completing the form will not negatively impact you in any way, regardless of whether you have self-identified in the past. For more information about this form or the equal employment obligations of federal contractors under Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act, visit the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) website at www.dol.gov/ofccp.

How do you know if you have a disability?

You are considered to have a disability if you have a physical or mental impairment or medical condition that substantially limits a major life activity, or if you have a history or record of such an impairment or medical condition.

Disabilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Autism
  • Autoimmune disorder, for example, lupus, fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, or HIV/AIDS
  • Blind or low vision
  • Cancer
  • Cardiovascular or heart disease
  • Celiac disease
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Deaf or hard of hearing
  • Depression or anxiety
  • Diabetes
  • Epilepsy
  • Gastrointestinal disorders, for example, Crohn's Disease, or irritable bowel syndrome
  • Intellectual disability
  • Missing limbs or partially missing limbs
  • Nervous system condition for example, migraine headaches, Parkinson’s disease, or Multiple sclerosis (MS)
  • Psychiatric condition, for example, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, PTSD, or major depression

1Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended. For more information about this form or the equal employment obligations of Federal contractors, visit the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) website at www.dol.gov/ofccp.

PUBLIC BURDEN STATEMENT: According to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 no persons are required to respond to a collection of information unless such collection displays a valid OMB control number. This survey should take about 5 minutes to complete.