Construction Coordinator

Warby Parker, New York, NY

Work behind the scenes or in the stores

Liaison between Real Estate, Construction, Store Design, Facilities Maintenance, Store Operations, IT and Marketing in support of new store openings. Supports construction director and project managers by maintaining functional reporting systems and communication.

What you’ll do:

  • Works with the Store Development team assist in the execution of the store opening process
  • Serves as Construction liaison between internal business partners
  • Enters project data and uploads data files into the central project management database as needed during the store opening process
  • Facilitates all phases of the store turnover process including all turnover conference calls, turnover packages, etc.  
  • Issues construction kick off, project award and turnover notices
  • Acts as a designated system Champion for the construction team in the Expesite software system.  (Provides support, training and system maintenance as needed)
  • Issues and tracks GC Work authorizations and follows up to ensure weekly project photos and status updates are uploaded into the project management system
  • Works with PMs to follow up on punch list items and ensure timely completion
  • Maintains communication with business partners regarding progress
  • Manage all store warranty issues one year post-opening
  • Assists construction purchasing with RFPs
  • Assists construction team with answering RFIs and following up on misc. Project items
  • Maintains and renews contact lists of consultants, superintendents and external business partners
  • Maintains all master documents for the Development team
  • Supports finance and project managers on project reconciliation and closeout process
  • Maintains and issues weekly construction calendars and reports
  • Conduct miscellaneous administrative tasks including but not limited to copies, note taking, distribution of notes and fielding of calls and questions

Who you are:

  • Ability to read and interpret construction drawings
  • Familiarity with construction terminology and methods
  • Computer literate with the ability to quickly learn and master software applications
  • Experience with Expesite a plus
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Keyboarding/Typing skills 60+wpm
  • Skilled at working with  Excel, Word, PowerPoint applications
  • Skilled at multi-tasking in a fast paced environment

About us:

Warby Parker was founded in 2010 with a lofty objective: to offer designer eyewear at a revolutionary price while leading the way for socially conscious businesses. By circumventing traditional channels and designing our frames in house, we’re able to offer insanely high-quality eyewear at decidedly non-insane prices (i.e., from $95 with prescription lenses—a fraction of the going price!).

In the last seven years, we’ve grown to over 50 retail locations in the U.S. and Canada, opened our first optical lab in upstate New York, and launched two of our own iOS apps. And for three years running, Fast Company has named us one of the world’s most innovative companies.

We’re also a certified B Corporation, so we’re held to the highest standards of social and environmental responsibility. This means lots of different things, like operating carbon-neutrally and distributing a pair of glasses to someone in need for every pair we sell. (We’re big believers that businesses can scale and be profitable while doing good in the world.)

Of course, all work and no play makes an extremely dull office, and no one likes an extremely dull office. (We sure don’t.) As an employee at Warby Parker, you can look forward to company outings, guest speakers, volunteering opportunities, and other brain- (and/or taste-bud-) stimulating activities. It also doesn’t hurt that our team is just great company.

Some benefits and perks of working at Warby Parker:

  • Health, vision, and dental insurance
  • Flexible “My Time” vacation policy
  • Retirement savings plan with a company match
  • Parental leave (non-birthing parents included)
  • Cell phone plan reimbursement
  • A health-and-wellness stipend
  • Free eyewear (plus discounts for friends and family)
  • And more (just ask!)

About Warby Parker

Warby Parker is a transformative lifestyle brand with a lofty objective: to offer designer eyewear at a revolutionary price while leading the way for socially conscious businesses. By engaging directly with consumers, we’re able to offer ultra-high-quality, vintage-inspired frames for $95 including prescription lenses and shipping. 

Want to learn more about Warby Parker? Visit https://www.warbyparker.com/