It’s all work, it’s all play.

The Great Room is a hospitality inspired coworking space for grownup startups. We are growing in gateway cities in Asia Pacific and are looking for great people to grow with us.

Director of Design & Construction


About the role

It’s all work, it’s all play.

If you love meeting new people and want a super-charged career, connect with us! Perks of the job include a “Super Sexy” Office with an amazing view, speciality coffee and No Monday Blues!

 The Great Room seeks a Director of Design & Construction (“DDC”) who is responsible for design and construction management of our locations. Leading a team, you will work closely with our design consultants, project management team and landlords on our new openings, through construction till handover to our Operations team. You will also coordinate maintenance programmes and renovation scopes for our existing ones.

You will report directly to the Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”) and will be working with leading designers and consultants you will work to achieve the maximum value for each project, ensuring that every office is built efficiently and in line with TGR’s design and brand standards.

This position requires good eyes for things beautiful, integrity of the highest, and a passion for structure and details. You enjoy being part of a fast-moving and dynamic team and thrive in an agile environment.

What will you do

The Bridge Between Stakeholders

– Manage and coordinate activities of the project inception to project close-out to achieve successful completion of the project within agreed cost, time and quality parameters.
Liaise with the property owners and appointed consultants to propose their construction and development plans to construct TGR offices to ensure the readiness of the property for operations
– Liaise with the landlord(s) and appointed consultants on the design development and construction completion for the various projects
– Coordinate the preparation and documentation of the collaborative design scheme for tender process
Liaise with other operating Departments on issues relating to the Project
– Liaise with other operating Departments on handing over of the Project upon completion.

Performs In-House Project Management

– Responsible for the design direction, administration, management and communication co-ordination to deliver the project including developing and regulating the master programme, key documents and general process.
– Highlight any problems that threaten the successful completion of the project and thus provide an alternative solution as required to maintain the project cost and programme within the agreed parameters.
– Take lead in conducting tender process of all required components, evaluate the returns (with relevant involved consultants) and provide recommendations to management for the award of contracts
– Ensure compliant to the company branding specifications and Design Guide
– Ensure compliant to the local statutory requirements and obligations. Coordinate relevant submission to the respective agency. Coordinate inspection when required.
– Conduct regular check (e.g. site meetings, site walks, etc.) to inspect the progress and quality of works and reporting on the construction process to ensure that work done comply fully with all tender specifications.
– Ensure all contractors and/ or direct agents/ vendors/ specialists engaged respect safety and security policies and procedures at all the times in the conduct of their work and to ensure property is not compromised in any way.
– Monitor the cost and work closely with Quantity Surveyor to procure long lead packages to prevent delay in opening
– Ensure adherence to the project completion timeline
– Proactively monitor progress and take necessary steps to ensure variations are aligned to the company branding specifications and service standards
– Co-ordinate to assure testing and commissioning for critical infrastructure and construction are carried out upon successfully installation of system. To ensure the necessary equipment and/or system training for the Client is conducted.
– Inspect all work to ensure defects and omissions are duty rectified before handover to users. Documents outstanding defects and omissions and monitor their proper and timely rectification throughout the defects of liability period.

Who you are

– Able to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment
– Someone who is ready to get their hands dirty and understands that devil is in the details
– Prior experience in architecture, technical services, property management or other related field.
– Experience opening new business units, including restaurants, hotels, commercial properties, etc.
– Deep understanding of building financials in order to continually optimise vendor and team performance is essential.
– Strong time management skills and experience managing multiple projects simultaneously
– Self-directed with a high level of initiative and a ‘can do’ attitude
– Gets excited about working with numerous people across cultures day to day
– Impeccable and concise communication and presentation skills, verbal and written
– Demonstrate integrity, responsibility, and good work ethics
– Proficient in basic computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
– Strong organisational skills, including the ability to prioritise, multi-task, delegate and work effectively with minimal supervision.
– Demonstrated ability to consistently meet deadlines
– Finds it easy to bridge corporate and start-up culture

What you’ll receive

– Competitive remuneration
– 5 days work week (though there may be occasions where you will be required to work on weekends due to Events etc.)
– Annual Leaves & Public Holidays
– Birthday Leave
– Monthly Mobile Allowance
– Reimbursements for business related trips
– Flexible Benefit (for medical and other approved wellness, healthcare activities etc.)

Does this sound like you

Connect with us at [email protected], with your recent CV.

It’s all work, it’s all play

The Great Room provides hospitality-inspired working environments for a community of liked minded high-value entrepreneurs, leading corporates, and ‘grown-up’ start-ups. The Great Room’s vibrant co-working spaces are growing across Asia Pacific, and have presences in Singapore, Bangkok and Hong Kong in 2019.

* Note to our talent acquisition partners: Unfortunately, The Great Room cannot accept candidate submissions from partners who does not have an existing agreement with. We will not be responsible for introduction or placement fees for hiring of candidates whose profile were submitted to The Great Room team members or offices without The Great Room’s prior knowledge or permission.

Seniority Level

Hospitality, Real Estate

Employment Type

Job Functions


Designed to inspire

coworking space - design

Known for our hospitality-inspired design and drawing inspiration from the best hotel lobbies, we create beautiful and highly functional spaces that are conducive for ideas and innovation to thrive. The flattering lighting, decor, rich colour palette and furnishings make you feel you are somewhere special, and that you are someone special.

No Monday Blues

coworking space - no monday blues

With touches of hospitality, we change the way you feel about work. Banish Monday blues as we kick off the week with Monday Breakfast Club, a sumptuous breakfast gathering where members exchange ideas over a fresh cuppa brewed by our in-house barista. In the evening, a turndown cart comes round with warm cookies and hot chocolate, all in bid to end Monday on a sweet note.

Like-minded Community

coworking space - like minded community

Great design attracts a like-minded community and our community is the beating heart of The Great Room. We are a community of leading entrepreneurs, ‘grown up’ startups and corporates, every member contributes to an environment that is open, inspiring and dynamic.