Job Description



About the Role:

This Lead position in Interior Design is an exciting opportunity for immediate and continued professional growth and development within a dynamic design team environment.   The position requires a proven track record as an exceptional designer, an understanding of our brand at its deepest level, and demonstrable expertise across many design disciplines. 

The Global Product Design group is an international, interdisciplinary team that includes architects, interior designers, lighting designers, engineers, graphic artists, workplace strategists, and technologists. With this in mind, you must be able to work alongside our other global functional teams in these sectors, bringing a cross-functional mindset that allows us to grow better together.  A successful candidate will thrive in a fast-paced environment and encourage out-of-the-box thinking, while ensuring our product does not lose speed or quality. Particularly important to the role are the oral and written communication skills to articulately express the rationale behind design decisions.

Responsibilities:

  • Be a key member of a collaborative Design Team and represent Design within the Product and larger organization at WeWork.

  • Support key initiatives from creation to implementation.

  • Coordinate with the Design Leadership focused on defining and maintaining an on-brand project aesthetic appropriate to the market, neighborhood and program

  • Ensure project design intent follows WW product standards and any quality assurance policies and procedures for design work produced internally and externally

  • Coordinate with external consultants throughout the design process 

  • Support the Design Leadership in determining and organizing functional requirements, providing oversight and direction on the application of creative direction. 

  • Ensure design deliverables adhere to product standards and any quality assurance policies and procedures for design, documentation and project management. .

  • Communicate project updates regularly to management and cross functional teams such as the status of each project, potential issues, risks, etc.

  • Work closely with Procurement and Project Delivery teams on FF&E project schedules 

  • Lead internal and external team meetings as needed, providing clear, concise and actionable agendas and communication.

  • Working with the larger design team, support in creating overall interior design concepts and design presentation strategies from the initial internal concepts, external consultant documentation, to sales strategies.

  • When requested, communicate to design, development, operations and/or project teams with updates such as the status of project completion, upcoming benchmark goals, potential issues, etc.

  • Assist in strategies to ensure the overall success of projects, including being on time, on budget, and to an exceptional level of design, operational, or member-experience quality.



Technical Qualifications:

  • Bachelor or Masters degree in a design or design-related field, including but not limited to Interior Design or Architecture.

  • 3+ years professional design, construction, or operation in high quality commercial or hospitality projects. Mixed-use residential, cultural, and institutional experience also will be considered

  • Experience in all phases of the design process from concept/schematic design through the bid process and construction administration.  

  • Track record of delivering outstanding high quality design. Unparalleled design and space planning acumen

  • Strong time management skills and demonstrated ability to consistently meet deadlines

  • Highly resourceful problem solver and quick learner

  • Knowledge of industry best practices, ADA Codes, building materials and construction details

  • Ability to analyze, interpret, and incorporate metrics and data into design solutions

  • Passionate and curious about the built environment. Maintain a desire for knowledge about all aspects of what we do at WeWork and look for ways to contribute your knowledge and learn from others.

  • Proficient in the following programs: BIM (Revit), Sketchup,  all things Google, Bluebeam Revu, MS Office, Adobe Creative Suite.

  • Ability to create concise and graphically impactful presentations that can visually communicate design through the different phases: concept, schematic & design development.

  • Fluent in English



About You:

  • High level of autonomy and adaptability within a fast paced dynamic work environment

  • Adept problem solver that is quick  on their feet while maintaining strong focus on organizational end goals

  • Excellent organizational skills, ability to work outside of comfort zone

  • Excellent time management skills and experience managing multiple projects simultaneously

  • Impeccable and concise oral, written and graphic communication skills. Be able to effectively communicate the rationale behind design decisions through strong oral and written communication skills to internal and external parties. 

  • Ability to initiate and establish relationships with internal WeWork team members, external consultants, clients, and outside organizations; broad ability to coordinate these parties

  • Process and action oriented and resourceful problem solver

  • Self-directed with a high level of initiative and demonstrated ability to meet deadlines

  • Flexibility and resilience: You can pivot easily, both in initiative focus and strategic mindset, as required by the company’s evolving product and market share. You see a continually developing and shifting goal line as an opportunity to innovate and collaborate

  • Open to feedback and strong desire to learn

  • Be a Positive Influence – Become a positive influence within your team and beyond by always carrying yourself in a professional manner. Be optimistic and help others do so as well. This applies to our team, our consultants, and other parts of the business.



As part of our commitment to health and safety, WeWork — like a growing number of employers — is requiring all U.S. employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 as a condition of employment, absent a legal exception for reasonable accommodation.  We provide unvaccinated new hires a 45-day grace period after their start date to get fully vaccinated or, if eligible, obtain a reasonable accommodation.  If you believe that a legal exception may apply to you, please still apply for any role(s) you are interested in and, if you are hired, you will receive instructions on how to request a reasonable accommodation after your start date.  Please note that roles that require in-person work — currently, within our Community (excluding Member Experience), Facilities Management (including Security), Sales (excluding Sales Ops), and Member Technology teams — will not be eligible for work-from-home as an accommodation because it poses an undue hardship on our business.

Details

Job type
Full-time
Location
New York, NY, United States
Department
IT
Starting in
As soon as possible
Contract duration
Indefinite

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