Senior Lead, MEP

Bengaluru, Karnataka, India | Product | Full-time

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About us

WeWork is a global platform for creators, providing hundreds of thousands of members around the world with space, community and services that enable them to do what they love and create their life’s work. 

WeWork India, is run by the Indian real estate conglomerate, Embassy Group and commenced operations in 2017. Currently, it has over 62,000 members and 43 locations and six cities in India - Bengaluru, Mumbai, Gurugram, Noida, Hyderabad, and Pune. Its portfolio comprises small and medium enterprises, start-ups, large businesses, freelancers, etc. Our mission is empowering tomorrow’s world of work. 

Flexibility is paramount in today’s workforce and the WeWork India team is laser-focused on fuelling growth opportunities and fortifying its position as the leading flexible workspace brand with customisable and innovative solutions for all businesses. In October, WeWork India made its first investment in Bengaluru-based conferencing and collaboration platform, Zoapi. Founded in 2019, Zoapi is a unified conferencing and collaboration solution provider for enterprise companies, coworking spaces, and education centres.

WeWork India’s latest brand campaign ‘Great Inspires Great’, showcases the breadth of products at WeWork India which makes it the ideal end-to-end workspace solutions provider in a hybrid and flexible world. WeWork’s products include digital offerings like On-demand, All Access, Managed Office by WeWork, and its space as a service portfolio consisting of private offices, custom build offices, and conference rooms, among others.

WeWork India is the country’s leading flexible workspace provider that offers a personalised experience to different types of professionals with varied needs through its innovative and customised offerings. WeWork India is home to a community of diverse set of people – from innovators to visionaries to dreamers and go-getters, making it a space where people meet and inspire each other to achieve greater heights of success. You can learn more about our team and organisation here. Read more about our culture code to understand how we do things.

About This Role 

WeWork is currently seeking an MEP Engineer who will work directly with the internal real estate team, the internal design team (architects, interior designers, estimators, construction leads), outside consultants (MEP, Architectural, etc.), building personnel, and contractors to deliver new sites for  Wework.  

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 associating costs with bringing systems and conditions up to WeWork standard and/or local code requirements. You will then work closely with WeWork design teams and external consultants/contractors to manage project design development 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. Please be willing to travel across your target region as needed. 

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Collate existing building documentation and visit site to effectively advise on potential WeWork  projects during initial due diligence phases 
  • Advise real estate and construction professionals regarding potential project concerns, and work with  legal team to develop rigorous lease terms to support Wework MEP requirements 
  • Interface directly with architectural and engineering consultants to identify key project concerns and  cost issues 
  • Collaborate with Product teams to ensure that leased spaces are delivered to expected conditions per  agreement with landlords 
  • Incorporate understanding of local and national building codes into project information 
  • Work with internal architects, designers and BIM specialists to develop schematic level handover  packages to consultant design teams or design/build contractors 
  • Vet and onboard new consultants
  • Oversee design development from external consultants, reviewing submission packages against  WeWork MEP standards. 
  • Manage and solve technical issues that come up across construction trades, while effectively tracking issues as they are captured among internal teams and external consultants. 
  • Conduct value engineering sessions with contractors to ensure project budget and quality goals are  met 
  • Onboard new contractors and participate in page-turning sessions at site kickoff Coordinate and collaborate with team across disciplines to ensure delivery of projects
  • Visit the site to ensure the quality of installation and to facilitate rapid problem-solving of field issues 
  • Oversee handover of site from development to operations department, managing punch/snag list and  MEP handover packages, and troubleshoot commissioning issues 
  • Develop and lead engineering discipline initiatives, including internal design, modeling, and overall  product development and improvement 
  • Identify holistic development issues and opportunities for improvement from an engineering  perspective 
  • Independently research potential paths to improving products via such means as efficiency studies,  technological improvements, etc

Education and Desired Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Mechanical engineering discipline 
  • Experience in having direct responsibility for producing mechanical, electrical, plumbing or life  safety construction documents (8 - 9 years minimum) 
  • Experience managing teams and taking the lead on interfacing with multiple stakeholders (2  years minimum) 
  • Broad knowledge of mechanical/electrical / life safety engineering infrastructure and  coordination strategy with a focus on mechanical design 
  • Must be from a Design Consultancy background 
  • Should be proficient in the preparation of MEP DBRs, MEP SLDs, Heat load calculations, VRF sizing,  Ventilation calculations, Duct & Piping sizing, Electrical load calculations, UPS sizing, cable sizing, FLS design, C&E matrix, BMS, knowledge of IST, RO sizing, Plumbing design etc. 
  • Expertise in handling Revit modellers. 
  • Have substantial experience with commercial construction projects
  • Willingness to fully analyze and interpret commercial leases with specific regard to building  services and cost ramifications 
  • Ability to understand building MEP/architectural plans to assess how existing conditions affect  layout and cost exposure 
  • Make decisions and solve problems on the fly, often weighing up risks and incomplete  information to allow a rapid judgement to be made to keep projects moving 
  • Understanding of construction contracts and architectural agreements, specifications etc.
  • Analytical / research experience a major plus 
  • Fluency in local language or dialect. High command of English language, both spoken and written.

Equal Opportunity Employer 

WeWork India is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for our employees and members. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. 

We expect all employees to embody our values and all aspects of employment including the decisions to hire and promote, are based on merit, competence, performance and business needs. 

Our total rewards philosophy is aimed at providing compensation that is competitive, performance linked and helps us attract and retain the talent we need to drive our business forward and serve our members. As part of WeWork India, our commitment to you is that you’ll be surrounded by career opportunities in a culture that fosters collaboration, flexibility and inclusion.