Job ref no.: CT3124805-01#5241

CAO - Global Real Estate - Regional Workplace Design and Strategy Head – Vice President

JP Morgan Chase

JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) is a leading global financial services firm with assets of $2.5 trillion and operations worldwide. The firm is a leader in investment banking, financial services for consumers and small business, commercial banking, financial transaction processing, and asset management. A component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, JPMorgan Chase & Co. serves millions of consumers in the United States and many of the world's most prominent corporate, institutional and government clients under its J.P. Morgan and Chase brands. Information about JPMorgan Chase & Co. is available at

J.P. Morgan is a place for talented people from all backgrounds and perspectives because our clients come from all backgrounds and perspectives. We encourage a culture of inclusion, where everyone's opinion counts and all employees have the freedom to deliver their absolute best. This is why we work hard and invest in attracting and developing a diverse workforce. Learn more about our Business Resource Groups in how they help our employees build successful careers and reach their greatest potential.
Position Objectives:
  • To provide thoughtful guidance and support to the Regional D&C, location management and design consultants to arrive at well curated progressive work spaces that holistically incorporates
  • JPMCs workplace mission and standards
  • Business operational requirements
  • Project commercial and program objectives
  • To be a proactive, value add stakeholder and contributor to Global Design Team agenda and objectives
  • Keep up to date with emerging trends and insights with regards to workplace strategy, design and best practices, including sustainability and green building best practices
  • Delivering a work place environment that is safe, improves efficiency & productivity and enhances staff attraction and retention
  • Manage incoming and outgoing drawings of the contracted third party vendors and product suppliers, review of test-fits, plans and construction documents and contribute to the successful implementation of alternative design strategies.
Role and Responsibilities:

Workplace Design

  • Support Global Design head to develop in conjunction with external experts and internal stakeholders key workplace design principles and guidelines
  • Support maintenance and publishing of design, materials/finishes, furniture, accessibility guidelines/policies
  • Work with regional management and global design to reflect appropriately valid regional or country practices, regulations
  • Lead the design process in partnership with Regional D&C project management for all APAC projects to achieve the JPM workplace mission and guidelines, commercial objectives, technical & functional requirements, on time and within budget
  • Provide design support and guidance to project management by interfacing with the external design team and specialist consultants (acoustic, lighting, etc) to address and communicate design related issues
  • Understand the LOB business model and function to ensure design and planning is align to business objectives
  • Support the Regional GRE Mgt in LOB and Mgt presentations, engagements
  • Evaluate on a regular basis current and proposed workplace strategies, coordinating with internal partners to ensure that workplace solutions address changing business demands and align with workplace design and guidelines
  • Support the development of migration and phasing plans, stack and block plans, test-fits and collection and analysis of data related to the user requirements


  • Support the D&C project manager and sourcing team in the design and specialist consultant procurement process including establishing scope of work, selection panel participation, etc
  • Provide advice to D&C project manager in the selection of finishes, furniture. materials, etc as recommended by design/specialist consultant from a JPM guideline, maintainability and budget perspective


  • Establish database and metrics of actual space utilization, market trends and actively iterate design guidelines to enhance efficiency and design working with key stakeholders
  • Managing design reporting and communication processes; dashboard reporting. Progress reports, etc
  • Assist in defining and managing global interior project space planning metrics

Project Execution

  • Support the D&C project manager in the quality control, designer coordination, etc as required by the project management team
  • Support the development of migration and phasing plans, stack and block plans, test-fits and collection and analysis of data related to the user requirements
  • Professional degree in Architecture or Interior Design along with a successful track record of managing all phases of corporate interiors projects and leading multiple complex projects at the same time
  • 10 to 15 years of direct experience in commercial architecture, interior design, workplace planning and programming, building construction, life safety and building codes and; 2-3 years of global corporate real estate and/or financial services experience preferred
  • Experience with the entire project lifecycle, through post-occupancy
  • Knowledge of building codes, standards and building structures
  • Strong understanding of system furniture and components
  • Excellent working knowledge of the commercial furniture industry and related supply chain.
  • Applied knowledge of and skills in utilizing AutoCAD software. Additional knowledge of Revit, Sketch-up, Visio, InDesign is preferred
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Project) and industry standard project management tools
  • Excellent oral and written presentation skills
  • Proven fiscal accountability and responsibility on projects
  • Ability to provide excellent client service and assure project profitability
  • Strong programming, time management and space planning skills
  • Strong leadership, organization, communication and relationship management skills
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Job ref no. CT3124805-01#5241
Job Function
Employment Term
  • Full-time
  • 10 years - 15 years
Career Level
  • Senior management level
  • Degree