Global Sustainability Design Lead



Pleasanton, CA, USA
Posted on Saturday, November 4, 2023

Your work days are brighter here.

At Workday, it all began with a conversation over breakfast. When our founders met at a sunny California diner, they came up with an idea to revolutionize the enterprise software market. And when we began to rise, one thing that really set us apart was our culture. A culture which was driven by our value of putting our people first. And ever since, the happiness, development, and contribution of every Workmate is central to who we are. Our Workmates believe a healthy employee-centric, collaborative culture is the essential mix of ingredients for success in business. That’s why we look after our people, communities and the planet while still being profitable. Feel encouraged to shine, however that manifests: you don’t need to hide who you are. You can feel the energy and the passion, it's what makes us unique. Inspired to make a brighter work day for all and transform with us to the next stage of our growth journey? Bring your brightest version of you and have a brighter work day here.

About the Team

The Global Real Estate & Workplace team creates and continuously improves Workday’s productive and safe office environments while supporting our core values and distinction as a great place to work. With this critical contribution to the company in mind, we partner with other Workday departments such as People & Purpose, Business Technology, and Finance to ensure that we are successful in delivering on this goal. We handle every aspect of workplace operations, space analysis and projects, building facilities and maintenance. We capture employee rapport, keep track of office utilization, recommend expansions and / or new locations and coordinate projects for office build-outs and control operating and capital expenses.

About the Role

Workday is looking for a versatile Global Design Sustainability Lead to join our growing team. This full-time position is based out of our Pleasanton location. This position will report to our Global Director of Design and Sustainability. We are looking for someone experienced, flexible, reliable, outgoing, and professional, with a positive work attitude. The ideal candidate will be the primary point of contact for key parts of the REW leadership team to establish and preserve excellent working relationships with regional office stakeholders.


  • Collaborate with Workday Global Director of Design and Sustainability, project managers and stakeholders
  • Support a cohesive global sustainable vision for the Workday facilities and working environments
  • Implement the Workday Global Design Guidelines in future locations and refinement of existing facilities
  • Working with company goals, create a plan and oversee the sustainability certifications and implementation in the Workday built environments

About You

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelors Degree or equivalent experience in Architecture, Interior Design or Project Management

  • 10+ years experience in Architectural and Interior Design

  • Current Credential in at least one of the following: USGBC LEED, WELL Building Standard, or BREEAM

Other Qualifications

  • Ability to think strategically

  • Proven experience in Sustainability Implementation and Thought Leadership

  • Strong presentation skills

  • Sustainability Project Management and Space Planning experience

Workday Pay Transparency Statement

The annualized base salary ranges for the primary location and any additional locations are listed below. Workday pay ranges vary based on work location. As a part of the total compensation package, this role may be eligible for the Workday Bonus Plan or a role-specific commission/bonus, as well as annual refresh stock grants. Recruiters can share more detail during the hiring process. Each candidate’s compensation offer will be based on multiple factors including, but not limited to, geography, experience, skills, job duties, and business need, among other things. For more information regarding Workday’s comprehensive benefits, please click here.

Primary Location: USA.CA.Pleasanton

Primary Location Base Pay Range: $126,300 USD - $189,500 USD

Additional US Location(s) Base Pay Range: $99,800 USD - $189,500 USD

Our Approach to Flexible Work

With Flex Work, we’re combining the best of both worlds: in-person time and remote. Our approach enables our teams to deepen connections, maintain a strong community, and do their best work. We know that flexibility can take shape in many ways, so rather than a number of required days in-office each week, we simply spend at least half (50%) of our time each quarter in the office or in the field with our customers, prospects, and partners (depending on role). This means you'll have the freedom to create a flexible schedule that caters to your business, team, and personal needs, while being intentional to make the most of time spent together. Those in our remote "home office" roles also have the opportunity to come together in our offices for important moments that matter.

Pursuant to applicable Fair Chance law, Workday will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

Workday is an Equal Opportunity Employer including individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.

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