Google R+D is the Ideas Workshop for the Built Environment. We are architects, engineers, researchers, designers, inventors, dreamers and builders who are obsessed with meaningfully shaping our environment. We are a community of optimistic, passionate, action-oriented solution-seekers who love to say “yes” and then create the path to deliver on that answer. From the scale of the Desk to the scale of the District, we generate ideas and prototypes that deliver immediate tangible value, and project a resilient, resource efficient, technologically-enriched and beautiful future.
What You Do:
As the Workplace Innovations Lead, you are a non-traditional design leader responsible for several of our workplace and interiors initiatives each quarter, providing design vision and guidance for these initiatives. You are driven by innovation and creative solutions. You are also a collaborative leader, facilitating the relationships necessary to generate the most exciting new solutions. You have the ability to maintain a high level view as well as the ability to get into the details as needed on initiatives to help teams prioritize goals so that they can work most effectively, through weekly meetings and daily communication. You are an adept natural communicator, optimistic and positive. You identify with the success of the team, and dive in to do whatever it takes to create the best work. You thrive in an energetic and optimistic team environment where we deeply respect each other and try to leave each other feeling inspired and energized.
Leads on Design Vision on multiple Workplace and Interiors initiatives with a variety of teams and provides guidance and design oversight for the teams. This includes design contributions within the content of the work as well as graphics, narrative, and presentation of the work to stakeholder groups.
Checks in regularly with lab leadership; facilitates meetings and workshops.
Identifies good design and consultant partners to build out the right team to successfully complete initiatives
Has an open and flexible attitude toward developing alternate solutions and methods to enhance or supplant industry norms, and has enough knowledge to understand the impacts of the norms that are broken.
Embodies the ethos and expands the ambitions of the R+D Lab
Senior Interior Architect or Interior Designer with a degree in Interior Design, Industrial Design or Architecture
Experience with a range of different Interiors project sizes and program types - especially workplace.
Experience with all phases of interiors + construction projects, from programming and conceptual design, construction documents and detailing.
Excellent planning skills, including careful attention to detail, love of materiality, information organization and timeline tracking; ability to utilize data to tell a story
Tools for understand potential exposures/roadblocks and strategies to overcome them
Ability to communicate and collaborate effectively across many teams and at all organizational levels
Solution-Seeking and action-oriented
Demonstrated positive and effective leadership
Creative problem solver
Working knowledge of building and planning codes, with the ability to foresee regulatory or bureaucratic obstacles to execution
Relentless curiosity and a passion for the built environment
An obsession with user-centered discovery and design process
This position is full time at the Google R+D lab on Google premises, with full-time employment through XL Construction.
Please submit professional credentials to Tiana Zarate: email@example.com
Internal Number: G-052019
About XL Construction
XL Construction 25 Years and Counting....
Twenty-five years ago, XL was founded on the principle of providing excellence in construction delivery and client satisfaction. Over the years, the idea of excellence and going beyond solidified and came to include employee development and growth, technical skills, partnerships with design and trade firms, and service to the community. And the company grew!
From humble beginnings and four employees, XL has become one of the top contractors in the Bay Area, has been voted by its employees as the Best Place to Work, and generates over 80% of its work from repeat clients. It has been a great journey so far, but there is more to do.
We will continue to lean out, get ever more efficient, find more effective ways of aligning all parties on a project, better serve our clients, and build the next generation of builders. With a solid foundation beneath us, we are ready for the challenge.
Today, XL has three offices in the Bay Area and Sacramento and employs over 400 people. Consistent emphasis on customer satisfaction has led to about 80 percent of new projects coming from existing clients. XL is regularly ranked among the top General... Contractors in the Bay Area by the Silicon Valley Business Journal/San Francisco Business Times, as well as one of the Best Places to Work and Healthiest Employers.