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Senior Manager, Product Director, Bangalore

Created 05/15/2018
Reference JR-0009879
Category Building Design
Country India
City Bangalore
WeWork Enterprise / PxWe Project Design Director
Enterprise at WeWork:

WeWork has evolved from providing flexible workspaces for individual members to providing a full suite of design, construction, and operations solutions to a wide range of members including Enterprise companies. Under the Powered by We (PxWe) brand, WeWork leverages its vast experience, market penetration, and economies of scale to deliver exceptional custom designed spaces and services for clients of all shapes and sizes. To support this rapidly growing offering, we're scaling our best in class team.

About the Role:

The Project Design Director will focus on our creative and technical product as well as our working processes across various Enterprise projects. The ideal candidate will be a seasoned design and construction management professional versed in industry best practices, yet looking to revolutionize the AEC industry. Key to your success will be the ability to rationalize and rally your project team around key core design decisions and steward the vision through to completion.

The Project Design Director will report into the Design Director, PxWe.

  • Drive the design vision on a multitude of Enterprise projects ranging in scale, scope, and market sector (Technology, Financial, Retail, etc.).
  • Exhibit exceptional oral and written communication skills to express reasoning behind key design decisions. The Product Director will at times interface with clients at the executive level, representing our product and process.
  • Provide QA/QC oversight of coordination across all design disciplines from design through construction and completion.
  • Be responsible for reviewing and approving design packages, construction documents, shop drawings and other technical documentation against varying project profiles.
  • Have an eye out for process and technical upgrades. Support technical improvements both in the product as well as the process we use to create, present, and document our design.
  • Work collaboratively with the department's Design Director, Construction Director, and Project Delivery Director to execute projects smartly, efficiently, timely and on budget.
  • This role manages direct reports. The Project Design Director's responsibilities will include conducting professional 1:1 sessions, reviewing performance, providing mentorship, and performing other people management duties.
  • Be a positive influence within your team by carrying yourself in a professional manner. Be optimistic and help others do so as well.
  • Be a mentor to design team members by providing guidance, feedback, and direction on design methodologies.
  • Establish true partnerships with the AoR's, EoR's, and Construction firms that we work with in your region.

Leadership Qualities:
  • Be a Positive Influence - Become a positive influence within your discipline 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. You are a leader representing the Design Department. We should always be at our best.
  • Build the Guild - Be excited about creating a strong culture within your guild, through events, mentorship, and learning opportunities. Develop an environment that excitedly welcomes new discipline team members, and helps to grow current members.
  • Manage and Mentor - Act as both a manager and a mentor to regional discipline team members (provide guidance, feedback, and assistance on product design methodology).
  • Collaborate - Work collaboratively with your direct guild members, the global Discipline Head, and the other regional Discipline Leads within your function.
  • Build Relationships - Dive deep into your discipline by building relationships within your industry, leveraging expertise and creating excitement within the guild about the future of your discipline from a wide-lens perspective.
  • Be Respectful and Discreet - As a manager, you will encounter sensitive situations and information. Honesty, respect, and privacy are essential.
  • Prioritize and Be Organized - As you will remain an active team member working on projects, it is important that you understand your own workflow, and are able to prioritize and work efficiently. The Discipline Lead will wear many hats--project team member, manager, product expert--so you must feel comfortable and excited about getting involved at many levels of the Design organization

  • 10+ years professional design experience in high quality commercial or hospitality projects (mixed-use residential, cultural, and institutional experience also will be considered)
  • BArch / MArch Degree or equivalent required; licensed architect preferred
  • Minimum 3 years experience engaging directly with clients including leading client meetings throughout the design and construction process
  • Knowledge and experience working with building codes, ADA, zoning, and other applicable laws
  • Comprehensive knowledge of building materials and construction details
  • Comprehensive knowledge and experience in Schematic Design, Design Development, permitting and Construction Documentation
  • Ability to confidently review and markup the above documents
  • Solid understanding of project budgeting and scheduling
  • Demonstrable experience coordinating design documentation with external consultants and vendors
  • Excellent oral, written, and graphic communication skills
  • Excellent decision-making skills and a highly resourceful problem solver
  • Self-directed with a high level of initiative and a 'can do' attitude,
  • Strong time management skills and experience working on multiple projects simultaneously
  • Proficiency in the following programs: Revit, all things Google, Bluebeam Revu

Employer WeWork

About Us

WeWork is the platform for creators, providing more than tens of thousands of members around the world with space, community and services that enable them to do what they love and create their life's work. Our mission is to create a world where people work to make a life, not just a living, and our own team members are central to that goal.

The WeWork team believes deeply in the power of “we” and in the movement we’re a part of. We challenge convention and achieve amazing things through dedication and collaboration. There is a contagious energy in our spaces as we work together toward accomplishing our goals.

Our hunger for building great spaces; empowering startups, freelancers, and small businesses; and connecting interesting people is far from being satisfied. We’re just getting started, and our journey gets increasingly exciting as more team members join the movement!

Below are the values that guide who we are and everything that we do. 


We do what we love and are connected to something greater than ourselves.


We are creators, leaders and self-starters. We try new things, we challenge convention, and we’re not afraid to fail.


We are genuine to our brand, mission and values. We’re not perfect and we don’t pretend to be. We are, though, always honest and as transparent as we can be. 


We never settle. We get sh*t done and we get it done well. We’re persistent and knock down walls—literally if we have to.


We are grateful for each other, our members, and to be part of this movement. We don’t take success for granted. We’re happy to be alive.


We are in this together. This is a team effort. We always look out for one another. We value empathy; we know we’re all human, and know we can’t do any of this alone.

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