Intermediate Medical Planner

SmithGroupJJR SmithGroupJJR Employer:
San Francisco, CA, USLocation:
Thu, Jun 29 '17Posted on:

SmithGroupJJR is an international idea-oriented design firm that is committed to creating inspiring places that enrich the human spirit. We believe extraordinary environments are created when the design process is based on the principles of exploration, experimentation, innovation, sustainability, research, and collaboration. Our expertise in providing thoughtful and innovative solutions keeps SmithGroupJJR at the forefront of architectural, engineering and planning firms around the world. According to the 2016 Building Design + Construction magazine “Giants” ranking, SmithGroupJJR is the 6th largest architecture/engineering firm in the U.S.

The San Francisco office of SmithGroupJJR is looking for an Intermediate Medical Planner to join our highly-collaborative Healthcare Studio team. We are seeking a talented individual who has a broad understanding of healthcare industry and operations, interest in research, and capacity for multiple forms of analysis related to functional space and design.

Working with us, you will be:

  • Part of a close team of individuals dedicated to driving forward-thinking concepts about healthcare spaces through strong planning and design expertise.
  • Directly responsible for medical planning, programming, space planning, and integrated design solution for small to medium sized projects.
  • Meeting directly with clients, lead user groups, analyze client’s problems and conceive and develop architectural solutions commensurate with the needs.
  • Initiating and creating schematic designs and plans with responsibility for the preparation of presentation drawings, models and narratives.
  • Evaluating, selecting, and applying standard architectural/ design/ engineering/ planning techniques, procedures, and standards.
  • Researching, planning, designing, reviewing functional/ spatial/ design/ infrastructure requirements of new structures or renovation.
  • Leading the medical planning efforts for healthcare projects and work with the project team in the development of projects.
  • Coordinating medical equipment and infrastructure needs with medical equipment planning consultants, structural/ MEP consultants and technology vendors.
  • Involved in Strategic and Facility Master Planning work for Healthcare Systems and campus sites.

We are looking for:

  • 8-12 years of Healthcare Architecture experience with the desire to work in Healthcare Architecture.
  • Professional degree in Architecture from an accredited institution.
  • Strong analytical and conceptual skills and a grasp of the inter-relationships among medical departments and components of the healthcare delivery system.
  • Excellent design/ planning ability and the potential to generate a variety of options for the layout of departmental spaces, healthcare facilities and campuses.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to represent SmithGroupJJR in planning workshops and client/user interviews with user groups.
  • Knowledge of CAD, 3D computer modeling and graphic design.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • A self-starter with an entrepreneurial spirit.
  • The ability to work well in a team environment with a collaborative and professional work ethic.
  • Certification in LEED AP and EDAC, preferred.
  • Proficiency in Revit, required.

SmithGroupJJR offers competitive compensation and an excellent benefit package, including 401(k) and continuing educational reimbursement. We offer 3 weeks of paid time off within the first year of employment, with the option of purchasing additional time off, and pay for 8 federal holidays. We also offer an alternative work schedule that provides employees with an additional 15 days off per year (usually Fridays) to help with work/life balance.

EEO Employer/Vet/Disabled


***We are not currently offering visa sponsorship***

Instructions for applying – please read carefully.

  • Go to and go to the Careers page/ San Francisco.
  • On the Intermediate Medical Planner posting, please click the Apply here link. Fill in the required information, and submit your cover letter, resume and portfolio as attachments. Please include salary requirements in your cover letter.

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