AECOM Principal Architect- Healthcare in Grand Rapids, Michigan
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AECOM is seeking an experienced and talented Healthcare Architect with relevant experience in healthcare programming, planning and design for hospital and healthcare systems.
The appropriately qualified candidate will be responsible for managing the Design Team as the group works together to put out Architectural and Engineering designs for healthcare clients in corporate, academic and government sectors.
We are seeking someone passionate about design, someone ambitious who is interested in advancing their career and growing a practice area in collaboration with a team of dedicated healthcare leaders.
This position is to be based in one of the following Great Lakes locations: Minneapolis, Detroit, or Grand Rapids (Michigan).
Responsibilities and requirements for this position include but are not limited to:
Work directly with clients, patient care teams, facility operators, researchers, and related end-users to develop creative healthcare planning strategies at all levels of detail including new construction and renovations.
Develop advanced technical knowledge in the healthcare planning and programming of various-sized hospital, micro-hospital, academic medical center, and outpatient clinic building typologies.
Lead the planning, including supervision of planning teams, for healthcare facilities in all phases including programming, design, fit-out planning, equipment planning, and casework planning.
Develop a comprehensive understanding of clients' healthcare program requirements, standards and, policies for completion.
Lead development of project scope, plan, and services during the contract process.
Lead development, modification, and/or review of planning concepts and solutions.
Translate planning concepts into comprehensible terms for clients, designers, and project team members.
Develop and maintain excellent relationships with existing and potential clients.
Participate in select marketing and business development opportunities.
Provide strategy (leveraging existing connections), thought leadership (technical writing), and storytelling (project approach) during proposal phase to help win work.
Actively seek new knowledge in the design and planning of healthcare facilities.
Mentor and direct the work of less experienced staff to develop best practices.
Actively participate in industry associations to ensure visibility.
Lead the client in programming sessions defining the facility needs.
Provide guidance to project managers, architects, and project engineers to establish overall project budgets and milestone schedules.
Participate actively in the firm-wide Healthcare practice market sector team and help develop yearly strategic business plans.
BA/BS in architecture or related field + 10 years of relevant experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education.
Detailed knowledge of evidence-based design strategies as established by The Center for Health Design to drive positive outcomes for patients as well as caregivers.
American College of Healthcare Architects (ACHA) board certification
Detail-oriented, methodical, meticulous, process-oriented, yet open to change and motivated by innovation
Great collaborator and communicator – excellent verbal and written skills are important.
Ambitious self-starter with get-it-done attitude who strives for excellence.
Career and Leadership Oriented
Trusted client advisor in Healthcare
- Sponsorship is not available for this role
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You will have the flexibility you need to do your best work with hybrid work options. Whether you’re working from an AECOM office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed.
You will help us foster a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion – a safe and respectful workplace, where we invite everyone to bring their whole selves to work using their unique talents, backgrounds and expertise to create transformational outcomes for our clients.
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Business Line: B&P - Buildings & Places
Business Group: DCS
Strategic Business Unit: West
Career Area: Design
Work Location Model: Hybrid