Spartan Race Build Director in Boston, Massachusetts

Job Description

Founded in 2010, Spartan Race is the global leader in the sport of obstacle racing. Spartan races cater to individuals looking to test their physical limits and change their frame of reference for what they can accomplish, from everyday people looking to get off the couch and lead a fitter lifestyle, to elite endurance athletes who seek the ultimate physical test.

Reporting to the Director of Build Planning, this person is responsible for the successful planning of all build related resources and logistics needed to produce a Spartan Race. Working side-by-side with the Race Director and Race Project Manager, the Build Director plays a key leadership role planning the event and ensuring the build team is working as efficiently as possible.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

Event Planning:

§ Support the Race Director during the course design process to ensure an efficient and cost effective design.

§ Determine the logistics and resources needed based on the design of the event. This includes staff, local labor or Labor Ready, trailers / shipments, material and supplies, as well as equipment.

§ Source local vendors for Excavation, General Contracting and Water Solutions, and manage against budget.

§ Ensure all obstacles for a specific race are designed to acceptable standards (size, build quality) with racer safety and racer throughout being the key drivers.

§ Develop the race specific build sheet which summarizes all build specific details needed by the build team.

§ Complete all purchase order documents and trackers, communicating to procurement and vendors specific resources needed to produce the event.

§ Manage sourcing resources against the budget.

§ Oversee Reservations and Invoices of rental for accuracy and possible savings.

§ Assist the Race Director in a timely pre-race communication to the build and logistics staff covering all information needed to produce the event.

Other Tasks:

§ Support onsite leadership with event specific trailer logistics.

§ Problem-solve build issues as they develop during the full production cycle - Subject Matter Expert

§ Support all innovation efforts by contributing new ideas and concepts around obstacle designs and process improvements.

§ This description reflects management’s assignment of essential functions, it does not proscribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned.

Qualifications:

· Have 5+ years experience as a Superintendent, Project Manager, General Contractor, or Architect on a construction site overseeing the logistics and execution of various projects.

· Have significant hands-on build experience.

· Willingness and ability to travel 50 days or more during the year and 11+ days at a time.

· Frequently works 10-15+ hour days in outdoor, adverse conditions for extended periods of time.

· Demonstrate full range of movement including but not limited to lifting, standing, bending, reaching, twisting, and crawling.

· Occasionally lifts, pushes, pulls, and moves equipment and material weighing up to 100 pounds.

· Regularly required to stand, walk, use hands and fingers to handle or feel objects, tools, or controls.

· Have a proven attention to detail yet the ability to manage from a high level and often change from one task to another of a different nature.

· Possess a strong analytical mindset and approach to managing projects and problem solving

· Thrive in an environment where process and doctrine are the backbone for success.

· Be proficient with the entire Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, Powerpoint) and cloud based computing software packages (Google Drive, Egnyte, etc)

· College degree in Construction Management, Engineering, or Architecture, preferred.

Qualities required of all Spartan team members:

Spartan Race is a high-performance organization, and successful team members must therefore possess a strong work ethic and hands-on approach to business. We are innovative, create inventive solutions, and are exceptionally service minded. Team members at Spartan change lives, and have a passion for the organization. Paramount to our organization is the maturity to embrace ambiguity and ability to adapt according to the market and the continuing innovation of the organization.

· Ability to hold one-self accountable and an aptitude for prioritizing multiple projects

· Strong sense of teamwork with the ability to foster relationships

· Proactive, solutions-oriented; capability to identify efficiencies and decrease costs while maintaining a quality workplace environment and product

· Collegial approach to a business environment and cooperative work style

· Exceptional verbal and written communication skills

Company Description

About this company

Founded in 2010, Spartan Race is the global leader in the sport of obstacle racing. Spartan races cater to individuals looking to test their physical limits and change their frame of reference for what they can accomplish, from everyday people looking to get off the couch and lead a fitter lifestyle, to elite endurance athletes who seek the ultimate physical test.