Space Craft is seeking a design-oriented do-er to manage development projects. Our ideal candidate shepherds ideas into reality, balancing our future-shaping aspirations with the grounded view of a hard-nosed practitioner. As part of a small team, the candidate must take radical responsibility for their scope of work and showcase entrepreneurial initiative.

About you

  • Proven track record of effectively managing projects with competing demands and deadlines
  • Outcomes-oriented
  • Strong communication skills – both verbal and written
  • Curiosity-driven and a continuous learner
  • A good thinker, someone who can process multi-variable decisions thoroughly, from differing points of view and with good humor
  • Possesses the confidence to offer opinions without complete information, and the humility to change opinions when contrary evidence mounts
  • Demonstrated interest in urbanism, the built environment, real estate, and/or working on solutions to climate change
  • Committed to personal and professional growth through open feedback in a fast-paced start-up environment
  • Desire to be a contributor to a culture that is inclusive, fun, engaged, and curious


  • Relevant undergraduate and graduate degrees are viewed favorably
  • Demonstrated experience in project management
  • Experience with real estate / architecture / construction preferred, but not required
  • Entrepreneurial experiences and a track record of deploying innovations viewed favorably
  • Mission alignment is essential

The Role

The candidate will quickly assimilate into multiple project teams (architects, engineers, contractors, etc.) and increasingly take ownership of multiple workstreams. Within 6-12 months, the candidate should be leading project execution on several deals.

  • Do what is needed to get next-generation housing out of the ground and successfully completed. Development PMs are ultimately responsible for four project outcomes: on-time, on-budget, high-fidelity design, and sustainable design.
  • Lead project design review: generating, documenting, and coordinating Space Craft design comments for the Architect during the design and construction phases
  • Coordinate with and issue weekly to-dos the design-build team, including General Contractor, Architect and sub-consultants (civil, structural, MEP, landscape, etc.)
  • Spend time each week visiting sites under construction to talk with the Superintendents and GC Project Managers, engender trust in our partners, and keep the Space Craft teammates aware of on-the-ground conditions
  • Maintain and help enforce the Master Milestone schedule, including drawing sets (Schematic, 50%, 75%, 90%, Permit Sets, 100% GMP set), GC budgets, and GC schedules during preconstruction, as well as construction and punch, marketing and lease-up schedules
  • Manage project budget, including monthly payment draws, contingencies, and value engineering opportunities. Work with the Space Craft team, General Contractor, and Architect to deliver a project that is both on-budget and beautiful.
  • Liaise with City permitting staff, General Contractor, and Architect to resolve plan set discrepancies and secure permits.
  • Ensure Submittals, Request for Information, and Request for Changes are efficiently processed between Space Craft, General Contractor, engineers, and Architect
  • Collaborate with teammates, partners, and vendors to incorporate innovative features and services into the project
  • Collaborate with contractors, consultants, property managers, service providers, and FF&E vendors to take the project from 95% complete to 100% complete

Project Systems

  • Collaborate with the Deal Support Team to improve Space Craft’s project management systems.
  • Collaborate with the Deal Support Team to improve Space Craft’s overall workflow and communication systems


  • Collaborate with the Deal Support Team to improve Space Craft’s design standards and specifications, particularly pushing the boundaries on sustainability
  • Assist teammates on design-related initiatives such as branding and interior design
  • Develop and edit unit plans, floor plans, site plans, and master plans to meet Space Craft’s goals of delivering walkable neighborhoods

New Acquisitions

  • Provide early concept layouts for new properties under consideration
  • Occasional site-visits to new markets to understand viability for the firm

Reading / Learning / Conferences

Good ideas often come in the quieter moments. We want our team to be full of generative ideas. Take time to read, learn, and attend events/conferences. Do what you need to do to stay creative.


Charlotte, NC

Travel Expectations

  • Visit San Francisco or New York a few times a year
  • One international trip per year
  • Attend occasional events / conferences

Start Date

Summer or Fall 2022


  • Salary commensurate with experience
  • Project-based bonuses
  • Health care support