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Urban Design Manager

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Google, Inc.

Sunnyvale, CA

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Urban Design Manager




As a member of the Real Estate team, you are on the front lines of Google's physical expansion. Google cannot grow without you. A critical thinker, you are part of a team with a wide range of responsibilities including lease administration, real estate transaction management, and the design and construction supervision of our next and ever expanding offices. You help manage the spatial requirements for a workforce that is growing at lightning speed to ensure that the job is not only done to Google's high and industry-setting standards, but also in a way that promises long-term sustainability and care for our world's resources.

Campuses and Buildings at Google are aspirational. They are the physical embodiment of our culture and inspire our employees to deliver equally ambitious products and services. The highest priority is to create an amazing environment where Googlers can thrive and be at their best every day.

As the Urban Design Manager in our Northern California Real Estate Development organization, you are responsible for guiding the design of urban and campus environments that shape the Google of tomorrow. This requires communicating Google’s vision to a wide range of audiences, as well as providing leadership to the teams of architects and designers who bring our projects to life.

Just as Google products always focus on the user, Google offices focus on the Googler. From state-of-the-art green construction projects to maintaining our resident T. Rex skeleton (named Stan), the Real Estate and Workplace Services team builds environments that keep Googlers feeling inspired and energized. We're a team of inquisitive and enthusiastic real estate, construction and facilities operations professionals that are constantly searching for new ways to improve workplace efficiency and make Google a great place to come to work everyday.


Oversee the design and planning of Google’s large scale real estate holdings. Balance long-term vision and strategy with near term goals, bringing to the forefront industry-leading innovation, research, and data.

Address key issues such as district planning, connectivity, resilience, land use, transportation, landscape, habitat restoration, ecology, logistics, community engagement, community benefits and integrative processes.

Collaborate with cross-functional stakeholders and subject matter experts such as Google leadership, Project Executives and our Transportation, Analytics, Operations & Services teams, to align urban/ campus design with Google’s diverse priorities, while leveraging expertise and lessons learned to deliver global projects.

Champion design solutions that respond to Google’s unique culture, provide leadership in developing holistic, innovative solutions that will help us to realize the next generation of real estate development at Google. Lead and manage internal design resources in delivering to this vision.

Build relationships with local jurisdictions and governing agencies to gain understanding of requirements and key issues to effectively represent Google’s interests


Minimum qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in Urban Design, Architecture or equivalent practical experience.

10 years of experience in planning, design and project management on urban design projects from initiation through execution.

Preferred qualifications:

Master’s degree in Urban Design, Architecture or related field.

Experience in the design or management of large scale, district planning, urban design projects and campus planning.

Experience in working effectively with city agencies. Proven leadership skills and able to build and lead multidisciplinary teams, with and without authority.

Ability to translate ideas and capabilities into unconventional solutions and deliver effective initiatives that exceed expectations and spur market transformation.

Proven vision, leadership and critical thinking skills with the ability to prioritize evolving initiatives in a fast-paced environment.

Detail-oriented and highly proficient in producing and delivering executive level presentations. Strong executive presence and the ability to read audiences, adapt communication style and delivery of information accordingly.

At Google, we don’t just accept difference - we celebrate it, we support it, and we thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our products and our community. Google is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.

To all recruitment agencies:

Google does not accept agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our jobs alias, Google employees or any other company location. Google is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

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Google Inc., a technology company, builds products and provides services to organize the information. The company offers Google Search, which provides information online; Knowledge Graph that allows to search for things, people, or places, as well as builds systems that recognize speech and understand natural language; Google Now, which provides information to users when they need it; and Product Listing Ads that offer product image, price, and merchant information. It also provides AdWords, an auction-based advertising program; AdSense, which enables Websites that are part of the Google Network to deliver ads; Google Display, a display advertising network; DoubleClick Ad Exchange, a marketplace for the trading display ad space; and YouTube that offers video, interactive, and other ad formats. In addition, the company offers Android, an open source mobile software platform; hardware products, including Chromebook, Chrome, Chromecast, and Nexus devices; Google+ to share things online with people; Google Play, a cloud-based digital entertainment store for apps, music, books, and movies; Google Drive, a place for users to create, share, collaborate, and keep their stuff; and Google Wallet, a virtual wallet for in-store contactless payments. Further, it provides Google Apps, which include Gmail, Calendar, and Google Sites that are built for people to work anywhere, anytime, on any device without loss of security or control; Google Maps Application Programming Interface; and Google Earth Enterprise, a software solution for imagery and data visualization. Additionally, the company offers Google App Engine, a platform as a service offering; Google Cloud Storage; Google BigQuery for real time analytics; Google Cloud SQL for structured query language; and Google Compute Engine, an infrastructure as a service platform. It also offers mobile wireless devices, and related products and services. Google Inc. was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Mountain View, California.

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