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Our London office is seeking a Medical Planner to join the Health team.

The postholder exercises independent judgment in evaluation, selection and use of standard techniques in the design and planning of medical and healthcare facilities and solves problems when encountered. Possesses and applies a diversified knowledge of architectural principles, practices and procedures to complete assignments with originality and ingenuity. Anticipates job expectations and contributes to project and design solutions.

Responsibilities

Assists in creating, reviewing and coordinating the architectural floor plans, interior elevations, reflected ceiling plans and equipment plans of clinical spaces:

  • May direct or review the work of project team
  • Follows the planning and design information through the production and implementation documentation process to ensure continuity of the design intent
  • Participates in the conceptual design of healthcare projects
  • Translates client operational model into architectural design/medical plan
  • May function as contact person for client questions
  • Applies governing regulatory codes and hospital/medical standards, and validates that those requirements for assigned segment of project are met
  • Facilitates discussions with end users to generate solutions in real-time
  • Coordinates or prepares drawings and designs in accordance with HKS standards, best practice and quality expectations
  • Understands research methodology and integrates research into practice
  • Participates in and may lead team meetings to discuss project issues, technical issues and coordination with other disciplines
  • Maintains detailed documentation of client meetings
  • May be responsible for preparing meeting minutes and other appropriate documents for consultant coordination meetings

Supports the firm’s cultural values, including a commitment to quality, innovation, learning and growth:

  • Acts as a mentor by coaching and motivating project team members
  • Seeks leadership opportunities by providing direction and feedback to team members and collaborating with team leaders
  • Fosters and maintains a collaborative professional working relationship with the project team
  • Promotes the firm’s principles of ‘design excellence’ through the integration of responsible and sustainable design practice with the art of design

Understands Fundamental Accounting Principles And The Project Accounting Process

  • Collaborates in and may be responsible for delivering a project on defined budget requirements
  • Maintains accountability to project plan and planned utilization rate

Develops and maintains excellent relationships with existing and potential clients:

  • Supports the business development process by identifying new opportunities, marketing current clients for repeat business and assisting with proposals, budgets and schedules

Qualifications

  • Accredited professional degree in Architecture or related field
  • Architectural Registration strongly preferred
  • Typically 5+ years of experience with a healthcare design and planning background
  • Sustainable design accreditation preferred
  • Advanced knowledge in architectural software such as Revit, AutoCAD and 3D modeling software (including Rhino and Grasshopper) preferred
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite preferred
  • Knowledge of sustainability and integrated design guidelines
  • Advanced knowledge of current healthcare planning and programming concepts including patient safety and evidence-based design principles
  • Proficient knowledge of guidelines for design and construction of healthcare facilities
  • Strong knowledge of architectural building systems, building codes and accessibility guidelines
  • Strong organisational skills and the ability to work on multiple projects at the same time
  • Ability to communicate and present ideas in a clear, concise and professional manner both verbally and in writing
  • Ability to problem solve and apply innovative solutions
  • Ability to work and collaborate in a team environment
  • Ability to work on multiple projects at the same time
  • Ability to effectively meet deadlines at expected quality
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