Freelance Pre-Construction Planning Associate (DC)

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  • Experience Level Entry Level
  • Total Years Experience 0-5

Block Renovation Freelance Pre-construction Planning Associate


Block is a renovation platform transforming the $450 billion renovation industry. Today, doing a home renovation is an abysmal consumer experience and not easy for contractors either. Block democratizes access to high-end design, while combining design, construction, and materials into a streamlined experience. Block simplifies a complex and convoluted process and gives homeowners certainty on outcomes, quality, price, and time. 

Our mission is to give homeowners a better way to improve the spaces they live in, and to give contractors a better way to work. We are building an ambitious, tenacious, and creative team who is unafraid of tackling new challenges. The founders are former leaders at Casper, HuffPost, and Rent the Runway. Investors include New Enterprise Associates, Lerer Hippeau, Giant Ventures, Obvious Ventures, MorningSide Ventures and more.


This role is a great role for a self-starter who is ready to work with Block’s customers and internal teams. Half of the role is field-based, visiting Block’s customers at their home to take detailed measurements and collect critical site information for their renovation with Block. The other half is done remotely by translating site measurements into a detailed existing condition drawing and updating the client’s proposal to reflect any unique site conditions. 

An ideal candidate has experience in the design or construction space, and can self-manage to arrive promptly for every visit and deliver results in line with Block’s expectations. 


  • Ensure a smooth handoff for clients between sales and design by conducting all aspects of site surveys, including: field measurements, documentation of existing conditions in Revit and other fieldwork relating to architectural, electrical and plumbing conditions; and by assisting with scope and price quality assurance checks.
  • Travel to project sites and document all fieldwork and special pricing conditions.
  • Interface with clients, helping consult with them in the field to understand their goals and educate them on their renovation.
  • Maintain a dynamic and flexible schedule to ensure timely completion of site survey work and high homeowner satisfaction.


  • Highly organized, punctual and detail-oriented
  • Access to reliable transportation and willingness to travel extensively within the market
  • Able to devote a minimum of two days per week to conduct site visits; weekend availability may be required
  • Fast learner and eager to tackle new challenges every day
  • Strong communication and relationship development skills, both internal and external
  • Positive, helpful and supportive – willing to take on any task, no matter how big or small
  • Reliable transportation, a valid driver’s license and a clean driving record
  • Fluency in Revit, CAD, SketchUp or the Adobe Creative Suite is a plus
  • Familiarity with residential renovations and architectural/construction principles are a plus


  • Being part of a fast-growing start-up revolutionizing the world of renovation
  • Working alongside and learning from an ambitious, kind, no-drama team
  • Exposure to talented early-employees of some of the most successful technology companies (ClassPass, Rent the Runway, Casper, Tesla and more) 
  • Forming meaningful relationships with a fun and multicultural team


  • Force simplicity
  • Problems are our fuel
  • Collaborate with tenacity and humility
  • Save money where we should
  • Speed is our advantage

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