Lead Medical Planner

Medical Planning

Seattle, Washington Portland, Oregon


We are an award-winning design firm, fueled by ideas and a culture of collaboration. Our purpose-driven approach creates healthy places, strong communities and a resilient environment. That’s where you come in. With leading clients, diverse colleagues and offices in creative capitals around the globe, a career at NBBJ will inspire you to be extraordinary and help create lasting change. You can learn more about our firm, see what it’s like to work here and explore recent projects and ideas at NBBJ.com. Join us to make an impact today!

The role at a glance:

This is an excellent opportunity to join NBBJ Seattle or Portland as a Lead Medical Planner. This individual will be an expert Medical Planner with a deep background of creating healthcare design excellence on large projects. We seek a spirited leader who is driven to evolve and expand our global, regional and local practice. The ideal candidate for this role can work collaboratively within multi-disciplinary teams that include executive-level client leadership. They are able to drive solutions while positively influence others — and can thrive in the face of changing conditions and multiple variables.

In your new role, you will:

  • Lead medical planning for our most complex healthcare projects 
  • Lead master plans, visioning, and programming efforts
  • Grow the Healthcare practice: develop and execute new and existing client relationships through a deep understanding of client enterprise and needs
  • Work closely with the Studio Core Team and Healthcare Practice Leadership to continually identify and generate business opportunities that broaden the Healthcare practice 
  • Ability to effectively participate in Clinical User Group meetings and client presentation
  • Proven ability to collaborate with other Medical Planners, Architects, Interior Designers, and Project Managers from Concept Design through Construction
  • Advance the Healthcare practice’s reputation through conference presentations, journal articles and social media communication
  • Have proven success in planning and developing new projects as well as the ability to motivate and inspire teams, both internally and externally.

What you will need to succeed:

  • 15+ years of experience in the design profession with a focus in Medical Planning
  • Medical Planning expert with a deep understand of the healthcare market
  • Demonstrated excellence in design and innovation
  • A great communicator and storyteller with an engaging and energetic personality
  • Experience in leading complex healthcare projects from programming/concept design through construction administration
  • Experience working in a collaborative environment with design teams, consultants, clients
  • Skilled in leadership and management of user group engagements and development of deliverables
  • Familiarity with issues surrounding innovative healthcare strategic planning, master planning programming
  • Local client relationships and experience marketing healthcare projects
  • Familiarity with historical and current industry practices, trends, and innovation
  • Willingness to travel
  • Exceptional presentation skills
  • Familiarity with LEAN Concepts
  • California experience working with OSHPD and local jurisdictions is encouraged, not required
  • Revit proficient, encouraged
  • Professional Licensure, encouraged
  • LEED Accreditation, encouraged

The annual base pay range for this role is anticipated to be between $110,000 and $145,000. Actual compensation for successful candidates will be carefully determined based on a number of factors, including their skills, qualifications and experience.

NBBJ is an Equal Opportunity Employer. M/F Disabled and Vet EEO/AA Employer.