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Director, Construction, Tokyo

Created 09/14/2018
Reference JR-0013278
Category Building Development
Country Japan
City Tokyo
Mission
WeWork operates a vertically integrated real-estate, design, construction and building operations group. We strive to create places where people make a life not just a living, by re-imagining how people live and work. Our Construction team strives to pursue that mission by saving cost and time, increasing quality, and reducing the environmental impact of construction through the advancement of materials, processes, assemblies, and products. WeWork is looking for a Director of Construction to guide regional strategy and achieve global growth objectives. The successful candidate will lead regional Construction Management, Construction Technology, Construction Safety, and Cost Management team disciplines to support all efforts that go into building a WeWork space. The focus of the Director of Construction role is to drive operational excellence and ensure that exceptional project execution strategy is implemented on all new WeWork locations, from Project Kickoff until Closeout. Candidates are expected to be excellent critical thinkers, motivators, delegates, and
communicators.

Objectives
Formulate strategy and determine approach with peers in Project Delivery and Design, to achieve global objectives and key results as determined by Development for the following:
● Reduce total project cost
● Participate in launching site technology platforms for robotics, resource tracking, lean planning, and committed cost tracking
● Drive adoption of our project management technology platform among team members and trades
● Increase product quality by leveraging data dashboards to reduce Handover deficiency resolution time and volume

Innovation
Support the Construction Management and Construction Technology disciplines to pursue initiatives focused on innovation, and facilitate rapid implementation of process developed in partnership with the global research team for the following:
● Reality Capture
● Design Rationalization and Automation
● Building Information Modeling
● Project Management Software
● Rapid Positioning Systems
● Modular Design
● Prefabrication
● Robotics
● Labor Force Optimization

Pre-construction
Lead and support the Construction Management, Construction Technology, and Cost
Management disciplines to ensure the following occur on projects:
● Necessary insurances, certifications, and licenses for construction are maintained in accordance with local laws and/or jurisdictional requirements
● Contractors are vetted and selected with priority given to companies that have a can-do attitude, appetite for innovation, history of on-time and high-quality delivery, and the capacity to deliver volume of work within a given time-frame
● Liaise with legal team to review and execute agreements and/or work-orders
● Thorough Constructability Analysis is performed on each project, including base-building due diligence, laser scanning, and Building Information Model quality checks
● Manage project bidding (tender), subcontract scope of work, and pricing of subcontractor unit costs to ensure the best value is achieved

Construction
Lead and support the Construction Management, Construction Technology, and Cost
Management disciplines to ensure the following occur on projects:
● Leverage Project Execution Plans to communicate project requirements to contractors
● Report construction status (schedule, cost, and quality) comprehensively to project delivery leadership for the region, including regular updates to schedule master plans, weekly work-plans, and progress trackers
● Handover of fully-commissioned, substantially complete, and clean projects.
● Closeout all projects and deliver financial documentation including final change orders, final lien waivers, signed affidavits, and certificates of practical completion (where required) in accordance with local requirements with Project Delivery
● Team retrospectives and "lessons learned" are leveraged from project insights, to
facilitate rapid improvement of our operations and capture structured feedback on
contractor performance

Qualifications
● Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Architecture, Construction Management, or equivalent (Master's Degree preferred)
● 15+ years of professional practice in Engineering, Architecture, and/or Construction

Management
● Understanding of Lean Construction or Pull Planning techniques.
● Experience in application of Building Information Modeling (BIM) software on projects through completion (Autodesk Revit and Navisworks preferred).
● Experience with construction management/project management software.
● Ability to collaborate with drawing production teams to evaluate, identify and solve
constructability issues.
● Individual Contributor Track- Expert with broad impact. Has critical skills and/or or
ownership of critical business need.
● Manager Track- An experienced manager, directing a sizeable team. Sets team goals, lays out vision and is accountable for group performance as well as cross-collaborating with other managers. Starting to develop other people managers.
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. 

Inspired

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

Entrepreneurial

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

Authentic

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. 

Tenacious

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.

Grateful

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.

Together

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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