Role: BuildX LT Lead
Reporting to: Chief Executive & Innovation Ocer (CEIO) & (dotted line reporting to) the Development Director
Contract Type: Full-Time, 18-month renewable employment contract
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
We are a design-build-develop B Corporation incorporated in Nairobi, Kenya, in 2016. We leverage our capabilities in architecture, engineering and construction to identify and create real estate projects which set radically better examples for social and environmental impact.
The BuildX LT Initiative
BuildX and partners are pioneering mass timber processing and building, the most promising opportunity for eliminating carbon in buildings on a global scale. This BuildX LT (X = Cross, L = Laminated, T = Timber) initiative is based on a coordinated partnership with organisations operating in the forestry sector, establishing processing facilities for cross-laminated timber as a high value market for sustainable timber, creating the early demand for urban wood buildings, and fostering an enabling environment within which a sustainable and impactful value chain – from forest to frame – can thrive. You can learn more here.
As the BuildX LT Lead, you will be in charge of and will oversee the development of our BuildX LT initiative. You will be the primary representative and advocate for mass timber, internally and externally, in Kenya and East Africa, focused on building and managing key stakeholder partnerships. Through this, you will steer the long term transformation of the construction market towards a sustainable mass timber economy.
Internally, you will lead the day-to-day project management of the initiative, working collaboratively with the design, impact, and real estate development teams to ensure BuildX delivers on its own goals as it seeks to develop pioneering mass timber buildings in Kenya.
The role will entail:
Strategy & Strategic Planning
Developing a new market is complex and requires a strong grasp of both short and long term goals. You will own the continued development, planning and implementation of the XLT Strategic Plan.
You will ensure the overall BuildX LT initiative runs smoothly and remains on budget/schedule.
You will drive early-stage Project Development activities for a flagship commercial real estate development using CLT: concept review, stakeholders analysis, land acquisition, and feasibility studies. You will develop our exit strategy and identify, negotiate, and close key offtakers.
Advocacy, Convening, & Partnerships
You will grow industry and public interest in mass timber, as well as BuildX’s profile as a leader in this area. Further, as our primary outward-facing advocate for mass timber, you will develop new strategic and funding partnerships as well as maintaining existing ones.
We’re looking for innovators, systems thinkers, good listeners and relationship-builders. We want to hear from people inspired and driven to change the world.
There are some key skills and qualities that are a must-have for this role:
Our Commitment to You
BuildX Studio is an equal opportunity employer which values diversity, equity, and inclusion. We do not discriminate, and we recognize and embrace that people work in different ways. Join
us and you will find yourself in an environment where innovation, inspiration and creativity are second nature. You will be surrounded by industry leaders and curious, ambitious colleagues – working together to develop the business in line with ever changing end user needs.
Please send your CV and cover letter to email@example.com.
In addition to outlining your relevant expertise and experience, please also tell us why you want to work at BuildX Studio.
P.O. Box 24504