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.

Requirements:

  • 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
Perks:

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.

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