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Global Design & Construction, Design Team-Vice President

Req #: 180030600
Location: New York, NY, US
Job Category: Corporate Staff
Potential Referral Amount: US Dollar (USD)
JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) is a leading global financial services firm with operations worldwide. The firm is a leader in investment banking, financial services for consumers and small business, commercial banking, financial transaction processing, and asset management. A component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, JPMorgan Chase & Co. serves millions of consumers in the United States and many of the world's most prominent corporate, institutional and government clients under its J.P. Morgan and Chase brands. Information about JPMorgan Chase & Co. is available at http://www.jpmorganchase.com/.
 
The firm has offices and operations in more than 60 countries across more than 5500 properties, totalling approximately 75 million square feet.
 
The Global Real Estate (GRE) team consists of more than 400 employees, executing 13,000 capital projects per year globally totalling nearly $2 billion a year in design, construction and capital investment.
 
Candidate must possess strong background in architectural design, including base building, interiors, programming, design, working documents, furniture and finishes, detailing, and materials selection.
Candidate will be involved in managing incoming and outgoing drawings of the contracted third party vendors and product suppliers, review of test-fits, plans and construction documents and contribute to the successful implementation of alternative design strategies.
The candidate is to be a design expert in corporate interior design, including a good working knowledge of all related codes and regulations.
Responsibilities:
  • Maintain and publish design guidelines
  • Maintain and publish materials/finishes guidelines
  • Maintain and publish furniture guidelines
  • Maintain and publish ergonomic furniture
  • Maintain accessibility guidelines and policy
  • Support the development of migration and phasing plans, stack and block plans, test-fits and collection and analysis of data related to the user requirements.
  • Establish design related elements database for completed projects in order to capture trends in the utilization of key design components and product utilization. Based on findings, make recommendations to adjust workplace design guidelines in order to enhance efficiency and quality of the project designs.
  • Implement and communicate to project teams all approved recommendations.
  • Provide design support and guidance to project management by interfacing with the external design team to address and communicate design related issues.
  • Assist in defining and managing global interior project space planning metrics
  •  Review and approve design documents at various stages of project development
  • Identify opportunities to maximize efficiencies, get the best out of consistencies of the workplace across all regions and identify cost avoidance opportunities.
  • Provide global support services for designs when necessary.
  • Keep up to date with emerging trends and insights with regards to workplace strategy, design and best practices.
  • Incorporate sustainability strategy and green building best practices into design and construction projects  
  • Support the development of dashboard reporting, executive summaries, and monitor progress against plan
  • Other responsibilities include evaluating current and proposed workplace strategies, coordinating with internal partners to ensure that workplace solutions address changing business demands and align with workplace design and standards
  • Professional degree in Architecture or Interior Design along with a successful track record of managing all phases of corporate interiors projects and leading multiple complex projects at the same time
  • 8 to 12 years of direct experience in commercial architecture, interior design, workplace planning and programming, building construction, life safety and building codes and; 2-3 years of global corporate real estate and/or financial services experience preferred
  • Experience with the entire project lifecycle, through post-occupancy
  • Knowledge of building codes, standards and building structures
  • Strong understanding of system furniture and components
  • Excellent working knowledge of the commercial furniture industry and related supply chain.
  • Applied knowledge of and skills in utilizing AutoCAD software. Additional knowledge of Revit, Sketch-up, Visio, InDesign is preferred
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Project) and industry standard project management tools
  • Excellent oral and written presentation skills
  • Proven fiscal accountability and responsibility on projects
  • Ability to provide excellent client service and assure project profitability
  • Strong programming and space planning skills
  • Strong leadership, organization, communication and relationship management skills
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