Senior Medical Planner

SmithGroupJJR SmithGroupJJR Employer:
Los Angeles, CA, USLocation:
Mon, Oct 9 '17Posted on:

SmithGroupJJR is an international idea-oriented design firm that is committed to creating inspiring places that enrich the human spirit. We believe that extraordinary projects 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 2017 Building Design + Construction magazine “Giants” ranking, SmithGroupJJR is the 7th largest architecture/engineering firm in the U.S.  

The Los Angeles office of SmithGroupJJR is looking for a Senior Medical Planner to join our team. This position will be the lead planner and direct a team of architects working on a variety of different healthcare projects.

Working with us, you will:  

  • Lead the definition, analysis, programming and planning efforts for healthcare projects and work with the project team in the development of those projects.

  • Play a key role in health care business development efforts through speaking, writing, and contributing to the preparation of proposals and participating in interviews for projects.

  • Bring proven client leadership skills on large scale healthcare projects.

  • Work with clients in determining project goals and objectives, to optimize health care delivery systems through a clear project definition and programming process.

  • Lead user and other client meetings in the development of projects.

  • Develop room and departmental layouts and assist in the selection of building systems.

  • Contribute to the schematic design of projects and be responsible for all functional aspects of the proposed solutions.

  • Mentor and coordinate the medical planning work of junior/intermediate medical planners.

  • Assist in developing the strategic direction of the studio.

An ideal candidate has:  

  • At least 10 years of direct medical planning experience with strategic, functional and operational planning on large-scale healthcare projects for both private and public clients (or equivalent combination of education and experience)

  • Professional degree in Architecture (Masters preferred).

  • Registration as a licensed architect preferred.

  • An understanding of the trends and challenges facing the healthcare industry and how those trends will affect hospital operations planning and design

  • The ability to maintain a lead role in client relationships, planning and team leadership.

  • Demonstrated effectiveness working in a team setting, with a history of customer satisfaction.

  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written

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.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled

SmithGroupJJR is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to 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. 


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  • Go to and go to the Careers page / Los Angeles.
  • On the Senior 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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