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Workplace Design Lead

Latham & Watkins

Latham & Watkins

New York, NY, USA
Posted on Tuesday, April 4, 2023
Job Description

Latham & Watkins, a global law firm consistently ranked among the top firms in the world, is seeking a Manager of Workplace Design to join our dynamic team in New York. Please note that this role may be eligible for a flexible working schedule that allows for a hybrid and in-office presence.

About Latham & Watkins

Latham & Watkins is a global law firm consistently ranked among the top firms in the world. The success of our firm is largely determined by our commitment to hire and develop the very best and brightest, creating a team that provides our clients with the highest quality of work and service. We are driven by our core values: respect, innovation, and collaboration.

About The Role

As a Manager of Workplace Design, you will be responsible for supporting the design function of the Global Real Estate Department. You will also develop and prepare strategic and tactical space plans for offices based on headcount and adjacency requirements and problem solving of special needs for storage, production and collaboration space. Other key responsibilities include:

  • Working knowledge of compiling construction documents and preparing space plans
  • Ability to draw/configure various fit-outs of floor plans, incorporating office space limitations and other requirements
  • Knowledge of commonly used concepts, practices, and procedures within the profession
  • Collecting and utilizing data and feedback from end users and incorporates into designs
  • Analyzing information and determining the impact on space supply and occupancy demand
  • Interfacing with design vendors to ensure the seamless transition of design strategy to design implementation
About You

We’d love to hear from you if you:

  • Demonstrate strong analytical skills needed for all primary duties of position, including comprehending and communicating data
  • Display the ability to work in a team environment with a customer service focus
  • Exhibit strong written and oral communication skills
And have:

  • A Bachelor's degree, preferably in Interior Design or Architecture
  • A minimum of five (5) years of experience in relevant Design/Construction practices
  • Professional services organization, corporate real estate or portfolio management environment preferred
Compensation & Benefits

Successful candidates will not only be provided with an outstanding career opportunity and welcoming environment, but will also receive a generous and competitive total compensation package. The salary range for this role is $130,000 - $150,000 and represents the firm’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting. Actual compensation will be dependent upon a number of factors, including but not limited to, the candidate’s relevant experience, qualifications, and location. Discretionary bonuses may be awarded in recognition of individual and firm performance — and profit-sharing partnership contributions to 401(k) accounts may be given based on firm performance.

Latham's comprehensive and best-in-class benefits support employees through every stage of life:

  • Healthcare, dental, and vision plans
  • Well-being programs (e.g. mental health services, mindfulness and resiliency, medical resources, well-being events, and more)
  • Generous 401(k) plan and firm-paid basic life and disability insurance
  • Extensive resources for parents and caregivers
  • Family building and fertility resources
  • And much more!
In addition, employees receive:

  • 10 paid holidays per year and a PTO program that accrues 23 days during the first year of employment and grows with tenure
  • Ongoing professional development and career support, including bespoke training and leadership development programs, firm-paid access to LinkedIn Learning courses, and career coaching.
  • Peer networking, mentoring, and professional support through our eight global staff affinity groups
Additionally, we have a range of diversity programming including Global Affinity Groups. These groups provide a firmwide platform to share experiences and advice as well as an opportunity to participate in a supportive network with common interests to help make life at the firm even better.

Latham & Watkins is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our commitment to diversity, equal opportunity, pro bono work and sustainability enables Latham & Watkins to draw from a remarkable wealth of talent to create one of the world's leading law firms. Our lawyers, paralegals, and professional staff worldwide comprise a rich mixture of different races, ethnic backgrounds, religions, sexual orientations, cultures, and primary languages. Our diversity makes us who we are.

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