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New York City    Posted: Wednesday, December 11, 2019
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Project Director

Were seeking a Project Director to join our Development Architecture + Design team in New York. The Project Director will report directly to the VP, Architecture.

What Youll Do:

Convene is looking for a passionate & innovative Project Director who masterfully collaborates with complex, multiple-stakeholder teams to deliver high quality projects on time & on budget.

As a Project Director, you will be responsible to work with a diverse team to translate concepts & brand narratives into high quality, high performing spaces. As a strong collaborator & process driven individual, you will use your superior understanding of space, design translation, coordination & schedule to work closely with the development & construction team to shepherd multiple complex projects from design through to construction. Your success will be your sophisticated understanding of the design & construction industry & your ability to effectively collaborate with cross-functional teams, as well as knowing how to make things happen in an efficient & sustainable manner. Do you thrive in an environment of collaboration, entrepreneurship & innovation? Do you believe your success is tied to the success of your team? If yes, come join us at Convene

  • Responsible for delivery of quality projects on time & on budget & on Convene Typology.
  • Work with a cross-functional team.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to translate brand & early stage concepts into well designed, highly coordinated built space as well as administering of budgets & schedules. Responsible for ensuring the team adheres to project parameters, once
  • Collaborate directly with key stakeholders to achieve complex decisions.
  • Lead project consultant teams to ensure all parties are effectively engaged & are operating at their highest capacities. Use of sophisticated tools & processes is expected to stay ahead of industry standards.
  • Proactively address project related issues from Schematic Design through Project Closeout & know when to report to leadership.
  • Oversee activities of contractors & subcontractors related to project submittals, RFIs, change orders, payment requisitions & punch list signoffs
  • Prepare/update project status reports, update tracking reports & maintain files for due diligence.
  • Be responsible to understand the value of detailing & how it impacts project budgets. Be able to course correct project teams when needed.
  • Demonstrate a proactive focus on translating Convenes Brand & Design Typologies & ethos to external professionals
  • Responsible for technical reviews, complex code interpretations & coordination oversight of projects.
  • Manage & conduct reviews for Associates & Senior Associates within the studio.
  • Comply with all Convene policies & procedures, including but not limited to ethics & business practice
  • Be flexible & adapt as per the growth/direction for the company
  • Maintain accurate & consistent electronic files & documentation.
  • All other duties as assigned

What We Look For:

  • A professional degree in Architecture or Interior Design from an accredited program.
  • 7+ years of professional experience.
  • Advanced knowledge of design & spatial concepts, practices & workflows.
  • High level of creativity, innovative thinking & problem solving.
  • Strong desire to elevate the profession to a new level through processes, tools & workflows.
  • Successful track record of inspirational leadership of both internal & consultant teams resulting in higher output, quality & team engagement than industry norms.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in the use & application of sophisticated design processes & technologies to deliver projects on time, on schedule & at a high level of quality.
  • Advanced Revit skills required with strong grasp on parameters & programming workflows preferred.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, Smartsheets, Adobe InDesign, Bluebeam & AutoCAD
  • Proficiency with reading & evaluating architectural & engineering drawings, furniture, & space planning concepts.
  • Flexibility with work hours & travel as needed
  • Excellent sketching & conceptual design skills.
  • Proven track record of inspirational leadership of both internal & consultant teams resulting in higher output, quality & team engagement than industry norms.
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills, verbal, listening & written; including presenting complex concepts & client presentation skills.
  • Advanced Revit skills required with strong grasp on parameters & programming workflows preferred.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, Smartsheets, Adobe InDesign, Bluebeam & AutoCAD

Your Profile:

  • You are a true collaborator & work with you team(s) both internally & externally to deliver high quality results in a way that makes everyone excited to be on the team.
  • You have worked on large / complex jobs that required you to have a strong grasp on coordination, construction & a technical prowess.
  • You have worked on jobs over 100K RSF & with multiple stakeholders involved.
  • You know how place of assembly works.
  • You love & embrace Revit as a next generation tool, love to sketch & embrace data driven decisions. You know when to use which tools & why.
  • You are a problem solver a professional that sees issues coming before they happen & work to manage project risk.
  • You go to sleep at night thinking about teamwork. You care about you team.
  • You thrive on mentorship & can always make time to confidently mentor others.
  • Extensive working knowledge of lease agreements, due diligence reports & local building codes
  • Organization skills with the ability to identify & manage priorities without day to day supervision
  • Excellent written & verbal communication skills

Who We Are:

Convene designs & services premium places to work, meet, & host inspiring events. Through strategic partnerships with prominent commercial landlords, Convene operates a network of hospitality-driven locations in Class A office buildings across major cities. Convene has raised $260M in equity funding to date, & has been named one of Americas 100 Most Promising Companies by Forbes & a Best Workplace by both & Fortune Magazine.

For more information: Take a peek into Convenes NYC headquarters & learn more about our award-winning culture in NASDAQs Cultural Capital web series, take a tour of our largest location, & read a case study on how Convene has reinvented commercial real estate.

Recent Accolades:

  • Certified Great Place to Work 2017-2020
  • 2019 Fortune Magazine #7 Best Workplace in New York
  • One of Magazines Best Workplaces 2018
  • 2018 Fortune Magazine Best Small & Medium Workplaces U.S.
  • 2017 Fortune Magazine #11 Best Workplace in New York
  • One of LinkedIns Most In-Demand Startups
  • One of Forbes Most Promising Companies
  • One of Crains New York Fastest Growing Companies

Were Here For You:

At Convene, youll receive:

  • Excellent health coverage for you & your family
  • Medical & insurance navigation support
  • Generous paid time off, including an extra day off during the month of your birthday
  • 401K match
  • Discounts on phone plans & gym memberships
  • Professional development support
  • Access to healthy meals & snacks at work

Convene is committed to building an inclusive & diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer & welcome people from all backgrounds, experiences, abilities & perspectives.

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