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Warby Parker is on the lookout for a Project Manager, Store Construction to join our Store Design & Construction team to support & lead every facet of opening a new store or renovating & refreshing existing locations, from design development, bidding, permitting, construction management, to turnover of the space. If you love airline miles & weaving your way through some of the nations coolest neighborhoods, malls & lifestyle centers, then this active, fast-paced job may be just for you. Our ideal person is experienced & sophisticated in all things site & vendor management (think: timeline management, budget, & quality control) & will be a key collaborator across the company for our new store development projects. Sound like your cup of tea (or yerba mate or coffee)? Then read on!

What youll do:

  • Manage project build-outs in collaboration with internal stakeholders & external vendors to ensure that each store is designed within budget & optimized for seamless operations
  • Review architectural plans, lease exhibits, shop drawings, various vendor proposals, & other documentation related to design development & construction processes
  • Review feasibility reports & LOIs as well as advise the Warby Parker Store Design & Construction leadership team on base building conditions, layouts, dimensions, & engineering requirements
  • Prepare bid packages for GCs, manage RFIs & shop drawings approvals, review & approve materials quotes, & level & negotiate GC bids
  • Facilitate weekly project meetings with GCs, designers, architects, OFI vendors, & landlords as needed
  • Perform thorough walk-throughs for each project & create detailed punchlist reports
  • Execute & manage the project closeout process involving all documentation & coordination for GCs, OFI vendors, & Warby Parker Operations, Facilities & Finance teams

Who you are:

  • Equipped with 3-5 years of experience in retail construction project management
  • Unflappable in managing multiple projects & budgets at once
  • Experienced in the luxury or specialty retail store development industry
  • Armed with strong analytical, scheduling, & computer skill sets
  • An expertly organized person with uncharted attention to detail (almostalmost!to a fault)
  • An excellent communicator with negotiation skills that could resolve geopolitical conflicts
  • A natural leader experienced in vendor management & the facilitation of large & diverse teams of internal & external partners
  • An expert in reviewing & interpreting architectural drawings & construction site management
  • A frequent flyer prepared to travel 25% to 50% of the time for store openings & build-outs
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word, Powerpoint, & Google Workspace
  • Option for role to be NYC based or Remote
  • Not on the Office of Inspector Generals List of Excluded Individuals/Entities (LEIE) 

Extra credit:

  • A bachelors degree related to project management
  • Design or engineering project management experience
  • Background in budget development for executive-level approval
  • Working knowledge of project management software such as PlanGrid & MS Project

Some benefits of working at Warby Parker for full-time employees:

  • Health, vision, & dental insurance
  • Life & AD&D Insurance
  • Flexible vacation policy
  • Paid Holidays
  • Retirement savings plan with a company match
  • Parental leave (non-birthing parents included)
  • Short-term disability
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Bereavement Support
  • Optical Education Reimbursement
  • Free eyewear
  • And more (just ask!)

Warby Parker requires all newly hired in-person or hybrid employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by their start date. Warby Parker is an equal opportunity employer & will provide reasonable accommodation, as necessary with federal, state, or local law, to those individuals who are unable to be vaccinated.

Warby Parker, in good faith, believes that the posted salary range is accurate for this role in New York City at the time of posting. Warby Parker may pay more or less than the posted range based on factors such as relevant experience & skills, qualifications & location, among others. This range may be modified in the future. In addition to base salary, this role is also eligible to receive a cash bonus & an equity bonus as part of the total compensation package. Details & eligibility will be discussed during the application process.

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