Senior Associate, MEP Engineer, US, Canada & Israel

Business justification

Wework continues to experience explosive hyper-growth. A site selection MEP engineer is needed in the region, to be the MEP subject matter expert when dealing with all technical elements associated with the acquisition of real estate (lease and purchase) and other space options to facilitate our growth.

Job description

We are looking for an expert MEP engineer to oversee the MEP technical elements of our real estate acquisition. We want to source the best real estate in the world for our members and ensure the hand off to our project delivery team is top-notch.

The role will encompass the evaluation of the existing or proposed MEP system compared to Wework's stringent requirements. You'll be identifying deficiencies in basebuilding services and existing conditions, rating the building against our defined stringent member must-haves and develop a cost plan with our cost management team to bring it up to Wework standard / local code. If the deal is a new-build you will be negotiating with the developer to make sure what they deliver is perfect for Wework. Once the deal progresses to the next stage, you'll be working with our transaction team to close the lease with all the right technical terms, before our project delivery team will take over and develop the building to opening.

This is an amazing opportunity for someone who has excellent technical and communication skills, has worked with many unique building and can identity issues that the built environment will present when performing a fit out construction project.

Responsibilities

Site Selection - You shall perform high level MEP due diligence without external consultants with a goal of eliminating disadvantageous deals without significant utilisation of resources. The site selection manager will lean on you for those special site conditions that require a true expert - chilled slabs, naturally ventilated buildings, extreme outside environmental conditions etc.

Technical due diligence - Post term sheet, our site selection manager will perform in-depth due diligence with external consultants to quickly and efficiently execute the lease with our real estate and legal team. Your role is to review all those complex cases to make sure our consultants deliver the best possible solution.

New markets - You will be part of the team going into new markets assessing and engaging local partners (engineers, MEP sub-contractors) developing permitting strategy, understanding of local code, construction cost and schedule.

Specifications - We like to get in early on deals, when we do that you'll be owning the development of CAT A / basebuilding / shell & core MEP specifications to make sure developers deliver exactly what we need.

Communication - Y ou shall be able to think on your feet and represent the best interests of wework and our members. You must have the ability to interact with internal business units and stakeholders to ensure primary responsibilities are aligned with the development team's strategic direction.

Program management - You will be managing multiple projects at once across a number of territories and cities, you need to coordinate with internal team members, consultants, vendors and all external / internal stakeholders.

Deliver - You must be able to deliver results and projects in a timely manner. We move faster than most, so you need to maintain the pace.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in building services or MEP engineering or other related technical discipline
  • At least 7-10 years of engineering consultancy and a proven record in technical due diligence of commercial real estate
  • An understanding of commercial leasing is highly desirable
  • Background in real estate development, construction or construction design is a must have with contract values of +$2M USD.
  • Be familiar with construction industry best practices, building and local codes.
  • Proven ability to apply critical thinking in complex situations.
  • Strong analytical, creative thinking, written and verbal communication.
  • Willing to travel as needed (30% of the time).


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