Project Manager

WeWork - Chicago, IL

About WeWork - Product

We believe in a team-based effort to achieve our common goal: To deliver the best quality product possible as we create a world where people work to make a life, not just a living.

About This Role

WeWork’s is looking for a Discipline Manager for Project Management to oversee a team of project managers working on a growing portfolio of projects in the region. This individual will work within the Product team, mentoring, guiding and coaching the project managers to ensure that high quality projects are delivered on time and on budget. This individual should have experience at various stages of development including but not limited to due diligence, bidding, contract management, people management, etc.


Be a Positive Influence - Serve as an optimistic, professional, and supportive representative of the Product team

Delivery Mentorship - Mentor project managers about all aspects of project deliverables, from due diligence to closeout. Be responsible for the continuous optimization of individual team members. This involves addressing and clarifying process issues, establishing best practices for project management, such as how to manage schedules, deadlines, etc.

Building the Team - Working with the recruiting team to identify and select top candidates, interview, assess and generate offers, onboard and train all new starters

Resource Management - Help to manage delivery resources to ensure each team is properly staffed to achieve goals. Analyze future pipeline and assess potential resourcing needs for team to achieve defined regional goals

Communication - Espouse excellent and efficient decision-making skills

Participate - Support regional goals, participate in regional leadership meetings and other regional initiatives

Collaboration - Work collaboratively with other functional managers to execute goals for region, within designated project timeline and budget. Collaborate with sales, real estate, building operations and other internal functions that are required to maximize membership experience.

Reports to the Project Delivery Director

Who + What We’re Looking For

The Product Team is looking for motivated individuals with a love of learning and collaboration who are eager to join a workplace built around the mindset of “we” over “me”. We’re committed to investing in team member growth and encourage applicants to consider the direct and/or indirect ways in which they meet the following criteria.

8+ years of experience in all phases of the development process from schematic design through the bid process and construction management

BS in Engineering, Construction Management, RE Development or Architecture

Experience working for a developer or fast paced construction management firm

Has experience with all aspects of real estate development process from due diligence, financial modeling, permitting, site feasibility, contracting, construction means and methods, operational turn over.

High level of adaptability within a fast-paced dynamic work environment

Adept problem solver that is quick on their feet while maintaining strong focus on organizational end goals

Ability to function and successfully navigate within a complex matrix organizational structure

Effective collaborator and team player with an optimistic, positive attitude

Impeccable and concise communication and presentation skills, verbal and written

Open to new and innovative technology designed to optimize the development process

Has management experience leading, mentoring and guiding teams

Strong project management skills and demonstrated ability to consistently meet deadlines

Well versed in construction industry best practices, building & ADA codes

Fluency in local language or dialect. High command of English language, both spoken and written.

Culture + Benefits

At WeWork, we want you to bring your whole, authentic self to work, because no matter your background, we are on this journey together. As part of our Product Team, you will enjoy an array of benefits including:

Comprehensive medical coverage, including parental leave

Paid vacation + holiday leave

A robust Professional Development program

Complimentary meals + beverages

Company retreats, events, and wellness programs

Lifestyle perks + discounts

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.