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Director, Design - Global Real Estate


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Company NBC Universal

Job Title Director, Design - Global Real Estate

Jobid 23768-378345

Location: Universal City, CA, 91608, USA

Description **Job Number** 35507BR

**Job Title** Director, Design - Global Real Estate

**Business Segment** Operations & Technical Services

**Sub-Business** Real Estate

**Posting Category** Facilities

**About Us** NBCUniversal is one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, and world-renowned theme parks. NBCUniversal’s policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity or expression, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in the uniformed services, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law. NBCUniversal will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with relevant legal requirements, including the City of Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative For Hiring Ordinance, where applicable.

The NBCUniversal Global Real Estate (NBCU GRE) team provides comprehensive real estate services (Transaction, Pre-Development and Design and Delivery) for a wide range of Business Units across the global NBCU portfolio of leased and owned properties. NBCU GRE defines a vision to optimize the development potential and productivity of key work locations, manages a global strategy to secure cost effective and efficient space to support evolving Business Unit needs and implements practical, contemporary and smart workplace strategies that address our needs and reinforce the NBCUniversal brand.

**Career Level** Experienced

**Country** United States

**State/Province** California

**City** Universal City



+ Partner with the GRE VP of Master Planning and Design, internal Business Units and Corporate stakeholders to help define long range master plans for the company’s key business hubs that become the development template for adding new or transforming and optimizing the company’s real estate assets

+ Planning responsibilities include site and facilities assessment, site programming and planning, definition of development and landscape strategies and options, selection, development and documentation of a preferred option, and phasing approaches

+ Based on defined master plans or real estate strategies, lead design and documentation of enhancement, redevelopment or new buildings and area development to support the needs of the company’s Business Units

+ Work with Design and Delivery senior leadership to select and hire multi-disciplinary project teams, support and/or lead design efforts through all phases of the project including programming, concept design, schematic design, design development, construction documentation and construction administration and post occupancy tenant support

+ Contribute to the evolution of NBCU’s workplace as it relates to projects for which GRE is responsible. With a focus on maximizing end user satisfaction and flexibility, minimizing real estate cost and maximizing efficiency and agility, the Director will define appropriate workplace solutions that implement NBCU workplace standards

+ Define options for meeting those needs, develop and document specific plans, supervise implementation and measure results of each effort

+ Interact with GRE, internal and external stakeholders and must build relationships and communication strategies to manage the wide range of competing priorities inherent in a large and complex media and entertainment company

+ Exhibit strong written and graphic communication skills. Planning and design is a form of storytelling that weaves together the rigorous analysis, problem solving and artistic inspiration that we aspire to bring to our work sites / workplace


Basic Qualifications

+ BA and/or Masters Degree in Urban Design, Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Interior Design or related field

+ 10+ years of Planning and Design experience with demonstrated success

+ Experience participating in master planning efforts that that have been implemented and that incorporate inputs from parallel entitlements, government approvals and community outreach efforts

+ Experience designing and delivering a wide range of building projects consistent with the needs of a modern and evolving media and entertainment company

+ Experience delivering state-of-the-art workplaces for a diverse group of workers in an evolving media or high tech company

+ Familiarity and relationships with the planning and design industries, including external consultants, workplace product representatives, furniture dealerships, and fabricators

+ Proven experience completing design efforts with an innovative and fresh but practical and cost effective approach to delivery

+ Experience working within a very lean internal organization that relies heavily on external providers to deliver high quality and timely work product

+ Excellent graphics capabilities; initiatives must be presented in a manner that addresses the needs of those who are in the know about planning and design as effectively as it does for those who know little about GRE’s business

Eligibility Requirements

+ Interested candidate must submit a resume/CV through to be considered.

+ Willingness to travel

+ Must be willing to work in Universal City, CA

**Desired Characteristics**

Desired Qualifications

+ Ability to communicate clearly, accurately and concisely, orally, in writing and with graphics in a manner that accommodates internal and external stakeholders voices and priorities but that also balances against Corporate standards and priorities

+ Ability to build relationships to enable the partnerships that are critical to successful delivery of planning and design projects

+ Ability to service and be responsive to a wide range of Business Unit needs

+ A passion and drive for results; the Business Units that GRE serves are impatient and have pressing business initiatives that need the team’s commitment and focus until compete

+ Excellent planning and organizational skills

We are an equal opportunity employer, offering a great work environment, challenging career opportunities, professional training and competitive compensation. Clickto view the NBCUniversal Candidate Privacy Statement.

The NBC Owned Television Stations create and distribute engaging content that connects with a valuable audience in 10 major markets across the country. Our content platforms include: NBC Stations broadcast and COZI TV, station websites, digital out-of home, and mobile.  Through our local news operations, our lifestyle production arm LX.TV, and our local sales marketing and production teams, NBC creates content that connects communities with the people, events, and issues they care about most.

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