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Warby Parker creates boutique-quality, classically crafted eyewear at a revolutionary price point.
Product, Full Time    New York City    Posted: Thursday, January 31, 2019
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Warby Parker is on the lookout for a Senior Construction Project Manager to support the Director of Construction in managing & coordinating new store openings (NSO), special projects, & corporate construction activitiesfrom conceptual planning to project closeout. In this role, youll manage individually assigned projects while overseeing the Project Management team to ensure our timely progress on NSOs. Youll also assist in preparing budgets & performing due diligence on new locations for Warby Parkers Real Estate Committee. Well count on you to mentor & lead the Project Management team, making sure the teams milestones & deliverables are completed in accordance with our established standards, timelines, & departmental goals. Sound like the job for you? Read on!

What youll do:

  • Manage assigned NSO retail projects, special projects, & corporate projects
  • Lead the Project Management team & serve as its initial point-of-contact to resolve NSO site issues, scheduling challenges, & other construction obstacles
  • Assist & guide the PM team to guarantee all project issues are addressed and/or escalated in a timely fashion
  • Reinforce adherence to construction processes, ensuring the efficient review of site surveys & problem resolution on new locations
  • Assist the Purchasing & Contract teams with RFP initiatives
  • Help the Director of Construction address escalated NSO issues in collaboration with internal partners, including the Store Design, Real Estate, Operations, Brand, & Finance teams
  • Work with the Contracts & Purchasing Manager to ensure the PM team complies with all closeout requirements
  • Partner with the Development team to reduce overall project costs
  • Attend weekly meetings with support-level team members to review timelines, designs, & strategic questions related to store build-outs

Who you are:

  • A self-starter with a thorough understanding of the retail construction project life cycle
  • Able to initiate, plan, oversee, & document all aspects of construction projects, ensuring that theyre completed on time & under budget
  • A skilled communicator who can articulate corrective measures to improve build quality & project performance
  • Familiar with location due diligence regarding base building conditions, layouts, dimensions, & engineering requirements
  • Backed by an extensive understanding of architectural plans, shop drawings, vendor proposals, & other documentation related to construction projects
  • Comfortable preparing bid packages for general contractors, leveling & negotiating bids, & making recommendations for contract awards

Extra credit:

  • Working experience with AutoCAD
  • Experience with Expesite & MS Project
  • Familiarity with G Suite

About us:

Warby Parker was founded in 2010 with a lofty objective: to offer designer eyewear at a revolutionary price while leading the way for socially conscious businesses. By circumventing traditional channels & designing our frames in house, were able to offer insanely high-quality eyewear at decidedly non-insane prices (i.e., from $95 with prescription lensesa fraction of the going price!).

In the last eight years, weve grown to over 60 retail locations in the U.S. & Canada, opened our first optical lab in upstate New York, & launched two of our own iOS apps. And for three years running, Fast Company has named us one of the worlds most innovative companies.

We also hold ourselves to the highest standards of social & environmental responsibility. This means lots of different things, like operating carbon-neutrally & distributing a pair of glasses to someone in need for every pair we sell. (Were big believers that businesses can scale & be profitable while doing good in the world.)

Of course, all work & no play makes an extremely dull office, & no one likes an extremely dull office. (We sure dont.) As an employee at Warby Parker, you can look forward to company outings, guest speakers, volunteering opportunities, & other brain- (and/or taste-bud-) stimulating activities. It also doesnt hurt that our team is just great company.

Some benefits & perks of working at Warby Parker:

  • Health, vision, & dental insurance
  • Flexible My Time vacation policy
  • Retirement savings plan with a company match
  • Parental leave (non-birthing parents included)
  • Cell phone plan reimbursement
  • A health-and-wellness stipend
  • Free eyewear (plus discounts for friends & family)
  • And more (just ask!)
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