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Real Estate Project Manager



South San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Monday, December 11, 2023

About Zipline

Do you want to change the world? Zipline is on a mission to transform the way goods move. Our aim is to solve the world’s most urgent and complex access challenges by building, manufacturing and operating the first instant delivery and logistics system that serves all humans equally, wherever they are. From powering Rwanda’s national blood delivery network and Ghana’s COVID-19 vaccine distribution, to providing on-demand home delivery for Walmart, to enabling healthcare providers to bring care directly to U.S. homes, we are transforming the way things move for businesses, governments and consumers. The technology is complex but the idea is simple: a teleportation service that delivers what you need, when you need it. Through our technology that includes robotics and autonomy, we are decarbonizing delivery, decreasing road congestion, and reducing fossil fuel consumption and air pollution, while providing equitable access to billions of people and building a more resilient global supply chain.
Join Zipline and help us to make good on our promise to build an equitable and more resilient global supply chain for billions of people.

About You and The Role

As a Project Manager you will be responsible for rolling out our systems in the US and paving the way imagining how the UAV world meets the built environment - not just for Zipline but for our customers and the industry as a whole.

You'll be working with the Engineering and other Operations teams to tackle all the challenges you face head-on to get our customer’s sites operational as quickly as possible. You will have to be technically savvy, be able to develop relationships with customers, jurisdictions, suppliers and contractors.

This position is based out of our office in South San Francisco.

What You'll Do

  • Develop and implement pre-construction and construction strategy to launch new sites from which we will make deliveries in the US.
  • Understand our customer’s business and work with their real estate team to understand how to best integrate Zipline’s systems with their infrastructure (buildings), both pre existing and those in the design phase.
  • Source and develop relationships with outside organizations (local jurisdiction, utilities, contractors, etc).
  • Evaluate all options and a lean budget, select best vendors to ensure reliable and quality services and products.
  • Understand and mitigate the preconstruction and construction risks associated with each project.
  • Interact directly with our partner’s Real Estate team and clearly communicate expectations and timelines.

What You'll Bring

  • Bachelor's degree with minimum 4 years of experience.
  • Strong candidates should have excellent communications skills to:
    • Drive internal alignment of requirements for real estate projects based on business needs.
    • Provide leadership team with updates on scope, schedule and budgets.
    • Work with Zipline's customer's Real Estate and Construction's team to manage the integration of Zipline's infrastructure with their physical footprint.
    • Drive external parties for the implementation of real estate projects.
  • The individual should have an Engineering background (Civil, Mechanical, Industrial, Electrical, Others) and have worked in the real estate and/or construction industry for 4+ years. The individual should have experience (4yrs+) in working with or for:
    • External design teams (Architectural, Structural, Civil, MEPs) on commercial real estate / construction projects.
    • General Contractors to price, negotiate and build out commercial projects / spaces.
    • Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ's) members of the planning and building departments through the permitting and inspection process for commercial projects.
  • The individual will be based at Zipline's headquarter in South San Francisco and will be expected to travel up to 30% of the time to implement Zipline's expansion in multiple metros across the US and internationally
  • Must be eligible to work in the US

What Else You Need to Know

The starting cash range for this role is $100,000 - $140,000. Please note that this is a target, starting cash range for a candidate who meets the minimum qualifications for this role. The final cash pay for this role will depend on a variety of factors, including a specific candidate's experience, qualifications, skills, working location, and projected impact. The total compensation package for this role may also include: equity compensation; discretionary annual or performance bonuses; sales incentives; benefits such as medical, dental and vision insurance; paid time off; and more.

Zipline is an equal opportunity employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion or religious creed, mental or physical disability, medical condition, genetic information, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, military or veteran status, citizenship, or other characteristics protected by state, federal or local law or our other policies.
We value diversity at Zipline and welcome applications from those who are traditionally underrepresented in tech. If you like the sound of this position but are not sure if you are the perfect fit, please apply!

If you’d like to learn more about Zipline and our teams, feel free to check out our Instagram, one of our Reddit AMA’s, or our website!