In this role you will be responsible for overseeing the design and construction of Zoox's various leased real estate assets ranging from $100K to $20M+. These assets include office, manufacturing, R&D, testing and service locations as well as various employee amenities such as full commercial kitchens/cafes and gyms. You will own the project deliverables beginning with lease commencement all the way though occupancy and project close out.  Tasks include but are not limited to design development, vendor selection, project oversight, change management and overall risk mitigation. The role is highly strategic and requires someone who is able to adjust to frequent changes. A successful person in this role will be passionate about all things related to development (real estate, design, numbers, schedules, contracts, etc.). A strong candidate enjoys creating innovative and creative spaces for cutting edge technology to develop.


  • Responsible for leading one or more capital construction projects from initiation to close-out
  • Manage all facets of a project (budget, schedule, procurement, quality & risk) during all phases including planning, design, construction, occupancy and closeout
  • Engage during site selection and due diligence periods to understand existing building conditions and lease terms to help develop realistic preliminary schedules and budgets
  • Partner with key internal teams such as EHS, Security, Culinary and Space Planning to develop project plans that meet the company’s growth requirements
  • Develop and recommend project delivery method (Design-Build, Design-Bid-Build or other)
  • Lead the selection and recommendation of the Architect, General Contractor and any other specialty sub-consultants/subcontractors through detailed RFP process
  • Complete bid review and analysis and make formal recommendations to senior leadership for capital funding approvals
  • Create and maintain the project budget, including securing internal approvals for capital funding
  • Prepare and coordinate project reviews for internal teams at all project phases including conceptual, schematic, design development and construction phases
  • Serve as primary point of contact for all extended and external project team members from lease execution through project turnover
  • Professionally represent Zoox’s interest at all meetings with Consultants, General Contractors, and suppliers
  • Engage and maintain a positive working relationship with the local jurisdictions and departments
  • Engage with internal customers, demonstrating your ability to drive consensus and compromise when needed
  • Communicate project information and updates to employees and leadership
  • Create and monitor control systems for cost estimates, value engineering, budgets, schedules and change orders
  • Review and approve all contractor and vendor draws against approved POs
  • Provide management with a monthly status report, including financial reporting for ongoing projects
  • Drive both internal and external stakeholders to meet deadlines as required per the project schedule


  • At least 7 years of industry experience including 3 years of direct corporate design and/or construction project management
  • Experience leading commercial projects greater than $10M
  • Extensive knowledge of current SF Bay Area construction market
  • Experience building complex & technical projects such as data centers, manufacturing lines, commercial kitchens, EV charging infrastructure, etc
  • Strong understanding of various project delivery methods and cost tracking
  • Ability to comprehend contracts, legal documents, architectural drawings, and engineering drawings
  • Knowledge of construction industry best practices, building codes and ADA codes
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to produce and maintain project budgets, schedules, and conduct financial analysis
  • Ability to successfully manage multiple projects at one time while maintaining priorities
  • Navigating a fast-paced environment while adapting quickly to change
  • Working independently with minimal direct supervision
  • Ability to identify risks and develop risk mitigation plans
  • Exceptional attention to detail and organization
  • Ability to think creatively in order to provide non-standard solutions
  • Ability to balance customer expectations with project reality

Bonus Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s or graduate degree in a related field such as Architecture, Construction Management or Engineering preferred
  • Experience producing and delivering effective and persuasive presentations to senior management
  • General knowledge of various MEP systems
  • Experience working in multi-tenant buildings

About Zoox

Zoox is developing the first ground-up, fully autonomous vehicle fleet and the supporting ecosystem required to bring this technology to market. Sitting at the intersection of robotics, machine learning, and design, Zoox aims to provide the next generation of mobility-as-a-service in urban environments. We’re looking for top talent that shares our passion and wants to be part of a fast-moving and highly execution-oriented team.

A Final Note:
You do not need to match every listed expectation to apply for this position. Here at Zoox, we know that diverse perspectives foster the innovation we need to be successful, and we are committed to building a team that encompasses a variety of backgrounds, experiences, and skills.