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Associate Director, Fire Engineer, US, Canada & Israel

| Greater NYC Area

Business justification

Wework continues to experience explosive hyper-growth. A site selection fire engineer is needed in the region, to lead all early stage fire engineering associated with the acquisition of real estate (lease and purchase) and other space options to facilitate our growth.

Job description

Our site selection Fire Engineer will work directly within our internal site selection / real estate team and collaborate with the internal site selection team (architects, MEP engineers, cost estimators, construction leads, site selection managers), outside consultants (MEP, Architectural, etc.), building personnel, and contractors to evaluate our real estate against our use.   

This is a very hands-on role that is tasked with assessing properties for potential success as a location for our product and overseeing consultants/contractors in the delivery of selected sites. The role will involve identifying deficiencies and advantages in base building services and existing conditions, and aid in developing associated costs with bringing systems and conditions up to WeWork standard and/or local code requirements. 

You will work closely with WeWork delivery teams and external consultants/contractors to handover developed solutions and expectations.

This is a great opportunity for someone who has excellent technical and communication skills has worked with many unique buildings and can identify issues that the built environment will present when performing a tenant improvement project. 

Responsibilities

Site Selection - You shall perform high level due diligence without external consultants with a goal of eliminating disadvantageous deals without significant utilisation of resources. Reviewing project sites and documentation for compliance with local building codes and/or WeWork Fire requirements.

Technical due diligence - Post term sheet, the site selection fire engineering will perform in-depth due diligence with external consultants to quickly and efficiently execute the lease with our real estate and legal team. 

New markets - You be part of the team going into new markets assessing and engaging local partners (architects, fire engineers) developing permitting strategy, understanding of local code, and showstoppers. 

Communication - This role will put you in the middle of complex negotiations, technical meetings and conversations with landlords, developers and owners - you 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. 

Subject matter expert - Develop conceptual and detailed fire strategies to meet local and/or Wework fire engineering requirements. You’ll consult on a wide range of commercial projects across your region.  

Engineer - You will implement the principles of fire science on real projects, including assessment of hazards, design fire scenarios, egress strategies etc. You will develop code solutions and performance-based strategies around smoke control, egress and fire protection. 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in fire engineering or related field. 

  • At least 7-10 years site selection, due diligence or consultant engineering. 

  • Broad knowledge of mechanical, electrical and public health engineering and coordination strategy. 

  • In depth and proven knowledge of local fire codes, standards and building practices for your region. 

  • Skilled in fully analysing and interpreting commercial leases with regard to fire requirements. 

  • Able to translate complex solutions for accurate costing and reflection in architectural layouts. 

  • 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 (50% of the time).

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
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Location

Our headquarters in NYC sits in Chelsea, but our growing tech team works from our SoHo, Chelsea, and Greenwich Village offices.

What are WeWork Technology Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
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