To be successful as a Senior Medical Planner, a collaborative mindset is essential. You will be surrounded by our network of resources and trusted to collaborate with clients and internal teams alike as a thought leader, health sector champion, brand ambassador, and healthcare planning expert.

As a Senior Medical Planner, you will provide leadership, oversight, and content expertise for strategic, master facility, functional space planning, and medical planning on health sector projects locally, regionally, and nationally as appropriate. You will be involved in the development of integrated design proposals while leading and mentoring others and collaborating with team members to contribute to the final deliverables in collaboration with the Project Leader. You will be supported by the full breadth and depth of the Global Health Sector team and will have the opportunity to develop integrated design proposals for cutting-edge and world-class projects in partnership with top-tier marketing while leading and mentoring others and collaborating with team members to contribute to the final deliverables—bringing inspiration to your daily practice.

Your Key Responsibilities

  • To be a medical planner for the design of major healthcare projects, ranging on average from 80,000 sqft to 800,000 sqft in typical project size
  • Be responsible for the clinical planning of the full range of care services from preventative, outpatient, acute, or post-acute healthcare facilities, through various stages of design, following “best practices” and applying Evidence-Based Design
  • Be responsible for facilitating QA/QC oversight of strategic, facility master planning, and medical planning aspects of project design
  • Provide technical assistance in proposal formulation, project set-up, work plan development, and budgeting, as requested and appropriate
  • Meet directly with the owner/client, analyze project goals, and conceive and develop architectural concepts/solutions for those goals
  • Initiate and create designs and other documentation with responsibility for the preparation of presentation drawings, models, and narratives
  • Foster a cohesive, effective, and efficient team environment based on mutual respect for wide-ranging talents and individual contributions
  • Serve as a local leader to inspire our team, represent healthcare design, and reinforce the global brand.
  • Collaborate closely with the Global Health Sector and Business Center leadership to ensure successful project and business outcomes
  • Work with various disciplines throughout all phases to ensure all concepts/solutions accommodate project needs and the owner's program
  • Develop design solutions that meet both the client’s project goals and Project Essentials
  • Build and strengthen connections with clients
  • Communicate design, medical planning, and strategic solutions clearly and compellingly that both challenge and respect clients’ needs
  • Direct the activities of other designers and mentor other staff members
  • Contribute to the thought leadership and brand, by sharing knowledge and innovation stories at key client engagements, industry events, and across professional networks
  • Mentor and coach the next generation of designers and thought leaders, as well as receive mentoring and coaching from our established team of designers and thought leaders
  • Help build and maintain the design culture of the studio


Your Capabilities and Credentials

  • Demonstrate an extensive understanding of health design complexity, and be knowledgeable of health facility planning and design guidelines and codes
  • Evidence of strong working relationship with clients
  • A portfolio of substantial projects
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; ability to prepare and deliver presentations for and lead clinical user group meetings
  • Strong leadership and team management skills, including the ability to prioritize work for others, meet deadlines, adhere to work schedules, fees and provide high-quality work product
  • Experience and/or interest in sustainable design/LEED strongly desired
  • Strong computer skills (MS Office, AutoCAD, REVIT). Additional computer skills an asset (Sketchup, Newforma, dRofus)
  • Experience in Alternate Project Delivery methodology is considered an asset, as well as Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) experience

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's or Master’s degree in Architecture or Interior Design
  • Licensed and/or credentialed Architect or Interior Designer
  • 10 years of experience in healthcare planning, design, and project management experience