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Construction Director, São Paulo

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Created 05/16/2018
Reference JR-0009912
Category Building Development
Country Brazil
City São Paulo
Construction Director
About 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:

In the role of Construction Director, you are at the nexus of delivering best in class design and build solutions for our Enterprise / PxWe clients while maintaining the growth and well-being of our expanding construction team. The ideal candidate is a seasoned construction professional who possesses deep industry management experience and can lead multiple high-profile projects in partnership with the teams' Design Director and Project Delivery Director. The Construction Director will manage a team of Construction Managers, Cost Estimators, and Supply Chain specialists who directly execute Enterprise / PxWe projects. The Construction Director ensures that these disciplines sync together to execute projects on time, on budget, and that meet our Client's creative and business goals. The Construction Director reports to the Regional Head of Enterprise Project Delivery.

  • Motivate the team of Construction Managers, Cost Estimators, and Supply Chain specialists with effective leadership and support.
  • Monitor that the above team members are effectively handling multiple projects and prioritizing critical project needs.
  • Oversee that constructability and coordination are consistently considered across all projects.
  • Develop and maintain internal pre-construction advisory standards such that projects across the board are set up for successful construction. Ensure uniform cost estimating and bidding processes across all projects.
  • Ensure that construction professionals are systematically considering critical path decisions and construction methods to maintain schedule, budget, safety and quality.
  • Perform intermittent construction site visits across active Enterprise projects, as an overall check on both safety and quality.
  • Continuously discover ways and methodologies that efficiently disrupt the construction industry, create and implement these processes consistently.
  • Create, maintain and enhance regional partnerships with General Contractors, major subcontractors and key suppliers/vendors.
  • Maintain accountability for project execution, proper reporting, risk analyses, fiscal health, quality, safety and timely project completion.
  • Facilitate communication across Enterprise project execution team, including interaction with Design, Project Management, Operations, and Logistics teams.

Leadership Qualities:
  • Be a Positive Influence - Become a positive influence across the construction disciplines 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.
  • Build the Guild - Be excited about creating a strong culture across the construction disciplines, through events, mentorship, and learning opportunities. Develop an environment that excitedly welcomes new team members, and helps to grow current members.
  • Manage and Mentor - Act as both a manager and a mentor to regional discipline team leaders and staff (provide guidance, feedback, and assistance on product design methodology).
  • Build Relationships - Dive deep into your discipline by building relationships within your industry, leveraging expertise and creating excitement about the future of the construction disciplines 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 - Overseeing many projects, it is important that you understand your own and your team's workflows, and are able to prioritize and work efficiently. As you will 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 organization.
  • Challenge - continuously challenge internal and external team members to explore different solutions to everyday problems. Path of least resistance is not enough, find the most efficient path regardless of perceived resistance.

  • Bachelor's degree or higher in engineering, architecture, construction management (or relevant/equivalent experience)
  • 10+ years of construction experience, including corporate interiors, high-end retail, hospitality, or similar projects, as well as substantial collaboration with design and project management teams
  • 5+ years of experience managing multiple projects, teams (internal and external), reporting to upper or executive management and responsibility for projects' health (budget, schedule and quality)
  • Experience with projects larger than $5M contract value
  • Expertise in all types of construction contract structures (GMP, lump sup, stipulated sum etc...) and ability to participate in negotiations of contract terms
  • Expert knowledge of all building systems
  • Ability to direct and perform feasibility reviews for potential locations, efficiently managing and reporting risks along with key drivers for a successful project
  • Exposure to Integrated Project Delivery methodologies is a big plus
  • Expertise in construction best practices, fast track methods, building codes, ADA, OSHA, and other industry standards such as Lean Construction or Pull Planning techniques
  • Familiarity with design and construction technologies and platforms, such as BIM, reality capture methods, and construction/project management software
  • Ability to inspire and motivate teams in a fast paced environment
  • Fluency in all stages of development including due diligence, design, bidding, and contract management, and closeout
  • Exceptional people management skills
  • Willingness to travel a moderate amount

***Please submit your resume in English***
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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