Senior Medical Planner

Perkins and Will Perkins and Will Employer:
New York, NY, USLocation:
Wed, Jan 5 '22Posted on:


Perkins&Will promotes a culture of design thinking and a human-centered approach that creates world class, transformative experiences through solutions that positively impact long-term environmental, economic, and social change. We aim to inspire joy, uplift lives, and strengthen the spirit of community through our ideas, buildingsand services. Each of us has a critical job in this effort. Perkins&Will New York is looking for a Senior Medical Planner for our growing healthcare practice team!

Sr. Medical Planner (Salaried/Exempt Position)


Common and baseline responsibilities of a SR. MEDICAL PLANNER, include but are not limited to: 

  • Responsible for leading all phases of the design process with a high level of proficiency and expertise while adhering to firm and project goals and standards of excellence in design, execution, and living design.
  • Provides master planning, design, and related medical architecture expertise.
  • Collaborates with members of the healthcare group to design a project that meets the firm’s commitment to design, quality, schedules, client needs, financial budget, and timetable.
  • Partners with client in determining goals and objectives of the healthcare facility through a clear programming process.
  • Develops healthcare operational volume projections and understands hospital operations.
  • Manages production of an architectural program for clients.
  • Provides leadership in order to carry out the goals and objectives of the project and communicates with team members in a timely manner.
  • Participates in marketing proposals and interviews.
  • Executes alternate design solutions for consideration based on client’s long-range plan during the master planning and design phases.
  • Supports team members with schematic design phase and is responsible for all functional aspects of the proposed solutions.
  • Develops room and departmental layouts and assists in the selection of building systems.
  • Oversees the inclusion of program requirements during the construction document phase.
  • Works directly with senior designer to size and mass the building
  • Evaluates existing facilities.
  • Manages, develops, and facilitates data collection through interviews, focus groups, end-user surveys, observation, and post occupancy evaluation.
  •  Reviews work for accuracy, omissions, legibility, and for document compliance in accordance with the Project Delivery Manual. 
  • Participates and collaborates in design reviews, charettes, and pin-ups.  
  • Demonstrates strong and effective communication and direction which inspires high team performance.
  •  Mentors staff.
  •  Coordinates effectively with partners and consultants.  

Typical Years of Requisite Experience: 10 – 15+

General Proficiencies (including, but not limited to):

  • BIM
  • Building codes
  • Site analysis
  • Preliminary design studies
  • Contract documents
  • Field measurements
  • Life safety requirements
  • Specifications
  • Construction contract administration
  • Construction Techniques
  • LEAN accredited
  • OSPHD knowledge (CA specific)
  • Certificate of Need (varies by state)
  • Functional design

Frequently Used Software:

  • Advanced knowledge of 2D/3D Production Software 
  • Basic AutoCAD knowledge
  • Advanced Revit  
  • Microsoft Office, Adobe Suite/Affinity 
  • Conceptual modeling tools such as Rhino, Sketch Up, Grasshopper
  • Visualization tools such as Enscape and Lumion 
  • Presentation Tools (InDesign, Photoshop, etc.)

In Progress:

  • LEED GA within 6 months of hire 
  • Professional Accreditation in one area of Living Design that interests you: LEED AP with Specialty, BREEAM AP, WELL AP, SITES AP, CPHC/CPHE Passive House Institute Certified Passive House, or RELi AP
  • Preparing for ARE and active involvement in AXP
  • ACHA Accreditation


COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

The safety of all employees is a priority during COVID and we presently require everyone to be fully vaccinated to enter our studio or attend in person client meetings or visit job sites. No waiver of requirement that the position advertised includes the capacity to be present in the studio is expressly or impliedly waived.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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