SmithGroup is an award-winning, multinational integrated design firm with a team of 1,300 experts across 19 offices in the U.S. and China. We employ research, data, advanced technologies and design thinking to help clients solve their greatest challenges. Our specialistsdevelop beautiful, sustainable, future-focused solutions for healthcare providers, science and technology organizations, higher education and cultural institutions, urban environments, diverse workplaces, mixed-use and waterfront developments, and parks and open spaces. We are deeply committed to our promise to Design a Better Future - for our clients, communities and employees. Are you ready to help us get there?
SmithGroupis looking for aSenior Lab Plannerto join our team.
Working with us, you will:
Meet with clients/users to develop or validate program requirements for lab and high-tech facilities.
Develop space programs and physical plans at a variety of scales.
Collaborate with the project team in planning facilities by developing planning grids, lab organization and service distribution concepts.
Lead the documentation of laboratory systems such as casework, lab equipment, and development of laboratory spaces to create next generation settings for discovery.
Manage one or more projects including negotiating project scope and fees, job production and quality, and fee management.
Participate in marketing efforts through proposal development, interview participation and presentations.
Develop trusting relationships with clients.
Mentor junior staff and participate in performance coaching.
Participate in the recruitment and interviewing process as requested.
An ideal candidate has:
A bachelor's degree in Architecture or equivalent.
Minimum 10 years of experience in programming, planning of laboratory and high-technology facilities.
LEED AP and Architectural Registration preferred.
Experience with academic, research and preferably STEM facilities for college & university clients.
Project experience in a range of project types, complexity and scale.
The ability to manage clients, project teams and project processes with ease.
Proficiency in the Microsoft Office Suite and data-based systems; working knowledge of Revit (highly desired), along with SketchUp, Rhino and Grasshopper.
The ability to travel locally, nationally & internationally up to 20%.
SmithGroup offers competitive compensation and an excellent benefit package, including 401(k) and wellbeing resources. We promote a healthy work/life balance for our staff which includes an alternative work schedule that provides employees with an additional 15 days off per year (usually Fridays), as well as hybrid options that give our team flexibility to work within our vibrant office culture or remotely, as needed. We also offer paid time off that is immediately available to new hires, 8 paid federal holidays, and parental leave benefits.
Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled
SmithGroup is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or arrest/conviction records.