Lead Medical Planner

Medical Planning Columbus, Ohio


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:

NBBJ Columbus is seeking a Lead Medical Planner to join our global Healthcare Practice. This role will focus on the design and planning of complex healthcare environments, across the full spectrum of care sites from academic medical centers to ambulatory care clinics. This is an opportunity to join a fully integrated design studio where a diverse group of architects, interior designers, medical planners and clinical consultants collaborate as a team from concept design through construction.

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:

  • Experience leading medical planning efforts on healthcare projects of all scales and program types and levels of complexity, from feasibility studies and master planning to building design and construction
  • Proficiency in medical planning best practices, trends, regulatory frameworks and innovation
  • Experience working in a collaborative environment with design teams, consultants and clients
  • Effective mentorship of junior medical planners and healthcare designers
  • Skilled in the leadership and management of user group engagements, as well as coordination and development of deliverables
  • Ability to participate in marketing and relationship/reputation-building activities
  • Revit knowledge & proficiency highly desired
  • Professional Licensure and LEED accreditation are encouraged
  • Familiarity with LEAN Concepts
  • Willingness to travel
  • Exceptional communication and presentation skills

Why choose NBBJ?

We believe that all NBBJ employees should love their work. This means not only loving what you do but having pride in your workplace. We strive to be that irresistible place to work by enhancing your employee experience with customized programs and comprehensive benefits. In addition to 100% covered employee healthcare costs and 401k contributions, we offer unique professional development opportunities, volunteer opportunities and access to leading technology and resources to further help you love your work and advance your career.

  • NBBJ has been named three times by Fast Company as one of the most innovative architecture firms.
  • Founded in 1943, our first office opened over 75 years ago in Seattle, Washington. We now have over 10 office locations around the globe.
  • We are a transdisciplinary, cross-practice focused firm with a deep portfolio of Civic & Cultural, Commercial, Corporate, Healthcare, Higher Education, Science and Technology, Sports, and Urban Environment projects. We also have several areas of service expertise including: Architecture, Environmental Graphic Design, Interior Design, Lighting Design, Workplace Consulting and more.
  • In the past decade, NBBJ has received more than 300 awards from leading global, national and regional award programs across the business, real estate and design communities.
  • We work with 5 of the top global high-tech companies, 14 of the U.S. News and World Report Top Hospitals, and 4 of the top 10 highest-ranked learning institutions.
  • Our clients include institutional leaders such as Cambridge University, Google, Samsung, Cleveland Clinic, Tencent, and Stanford University.

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

NBBJ does not accept unsolicited resumes or similar submissions from third party recruiters or employment agencies. Any unsolicited materials received by NBBJ from a source other than an individual candidate will be considered NBBJ property and NBBJ reserves the right to pursue and hire candidates referred to us without any financial obligation to the third party in question. If you are interested in becoming an approved NBBJ external recruiter, please contact a member of the NBBJ Talent Acquisition Team.