Science Planner

Flad Architects Flad Architects Employer:
Madison, WI, USLocation:
Tue, Apr 30 '24Posted on:

Science Planner


Job ID: 2024-1872

Type: Regular Full-Time

# of Openings: 1

Category: Lab Planner



If you enjoy solving complex challenges in a collaborative environment that celebrates each person's ideas, experience, and creativity, this might be the opportunity for you. Flad is a national architectural firm, with ten offices across the country, specializing in science, healthcare, academic, and workplace spaces. Flad is a team of creative, intelligent, energetic people who help our clients tackle the issues that change people’s lives.

How will your days be spent

  • Maintain project responsibility for planning exercises. Responsible for planning issues, including operational models, staffing models, departmental relationships, and programming parameters.
  • Verify and mentor other science planners on functional and space programs for lab facilities as needed. Direct staff in developing lab programming and planning parameters including lab functional models, lab staffing, departmental relationships, and detailed lab design for client presentation.
  • With a mastery understanding of the latest laboratory furniture systems, lab equipment and its impact on research areas, help clients/users determine appropriate equipment placement and selection.
  • Conduct client and user group meetings for needs assessment and implement lab planning documentation.
  • Understand the principles of sustainable design. Incorporate those principles in all planning and design decisions.
  • Assist the Project Manager with project schedule, budget, and profitability. Assume responsibility for ensuring that staffing, budgets, and profitability targets are met. Lead cost estimating for projects. Oversee the shop drawing review process to ensure the design intent is met.

What you bring to this role


  • Minimum of twelve (12) years of recent science planning experience with a focus on master planning, programming, and developing large complex laboratory facilities required.
  • A broad base of experience with a focus in science and technology facilities for academic, bio-pharmaceutical, government, or process planning preferred.
  • Projects completed with multiple clients ideal.
  • Knowledge of codes, standards and guidelines as related to laboratories, individual municipalities, State, IBC, ADA, ANSI, NFPA, NSF, cGMP, and cGLP.


  • Revit proficiency required.
  • Previous experience with AutoCAD preferred.


  • Associate degree in architecture, engineering, planning or related field required; architectural degree preferred.
  • Professional registration preferred.
  • Sustainability accreditation preferred.

Flad offers a wide range of benefits including:

  • Hybrid work environment
  • Health, dental, and vision insurance
  • Generous paid time off and paid holidays
  • Financial health and wellness benefits - retirement savings plan; fiduciary advisor; identity theft plan; Section 125 flexible benefits; income protection – life insurance, short-term disability, long-term disability; Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Continuing education and career development – internal programs; funds set aside for external programs, licensure and sustainability support, annual professional registration and organization reimbursement

Flad Architects is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Flad will provide equal opportunity to all individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

If you need a reasonable accommodation to apply for a position, please contact Human Resources at 608-238-2661 or email us at [email protected].

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