Head of Construction & Design

Knotel Knotel Employer:
New York, NY, USLocation:
Thu, Nov 9 '17Posted on:

Knotel is seeking a Head of Construction & Design to help scale our headquarters as a service model by leading the Launch Operations team. Reporting directly to our COO, s/he will oversee the entire pre-construction and build-out process, managing projects from inception through closeout and in conjunction with the project management team from lease negotiation to member move-in. S/he will provide leadership, innovation, and possess the people skills necessary to foster empowerment, effective goal setting, accountability and cross-functional collaboration.

What You’ll Do

  • Oversee the construction and design of all Knotel locations

  • Lead a team of construction and design project managers, as well as outsourced contractors and vendors

  • Ensure that all company headquarters are built on time and on budget

  • Work with the construction project managers in assembling bid packages for distribution to general contractors for complete and consistent pricing

  • Support Knotel’s  Property Team by providing early input as new locations are reviewed, and provide accurate and timely construction-cost estimates for real estate pro forma development

  • Independently provide each project’s scope of work, budget estimate, and timeline as needed under rigid budgeting parameters with the end goal of reducing CAPEX

  • Collaborate with PMs and GCs and resolve design-related issues or significant site changes/field conditions that occur during construction

  • Build systems and communication tools to collaborate with all internal partners throughout the planning and buildout process

  • Bolster our network of qualified and competitive vendors, contractors and consultants

Who You Are

You are a demonstrated leader and people manager with the ability to motivate teammates, develop their skills, delegate, and make sound business decisions. You have deep expertise in construction management and are well-versed in general building requirements and code compliance. You appreciate  that “done” is better than “perfect” and find entrepreneurial ways to persevere through obstacles. You operate cross-functionally, but still move fast to get things done. You believe in the vision of Knotel while striving for continuous and ongoing operational improvements to build the best headquarters for our members. You also have the following:

  • 10 + years of experience leading retail or restaurant construction and/or leading the budgeting of CAPEX projects (including the management of significant budgets)

  • Construction management background in a fast-paced startup environment

  • Able to balance design, with operational needs and budget objectives under tight timelines resulting in exceptional  work space environments

About Knotel

Knotel is a fast growing real estate startup that is inventing new ways to get things done in a traditional industry. Led by veteran founders, Knotel creates custom headquarters for companies without any of the headaches. Whether for 20 or 500 people, for 6 months or 6 years, Knotel provides businesses the flexibility and design they need in office space so they can focus on their work.

Diversity & Inclusion at Knotel

At Knotel, we know that a diverse workforce fuels our individual and collective success. We are committed to building an inclusive, collaborative culture where people of all races, genders, sexual orientations, and religious backgrounds can do their best work.


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