SmithGroupJJR is an international idea-oriented design firm that is committed to creating inspiring places that enrich the human spirit. We believe that extraordinary projects are created when the design process is based on the principles of exploration, experimentation, innovation, sustainability, research, and collaboration. Our expertise in providing thoughtful and innovative solutions keeps SmithGroupJJR at the forefront of architectural, engineering and planning firms around the world. According to the 2016 Building Design + Construction magazine “Giants” ranking, SmithGroupJJR is the 6th largest architecture/engineering firm in the U.S.
We have an opportunity for a self-driven, organized, and creative Lab Planner in our downtown San Diego office. Our practices offer local, national and international projects of all sizes including opportunities with our other offices.
Responsibilities include; but are not limited to:
Project Based Responsibilities:
•Programming of lab and high-tech facilities:
◦Meet with clients/users to develop or validate program requirements.
◦Develop space programs and physical plans at variety of scales.
◦Interface and lead the project team in executing these requirements.
•Planning of lab and high-tech facilities:
◦Collaborate with the project team to develop integrated design solutions.
◦Lead documentation of laboratory systems such as casework, lab equipment, and development of laboratory spaces to create next generation settings for discovery.
•Lead the project team in the early stages of the project.
•Lead the team in acquiring and documenting project requirements, and communicate / interface with other team members.
Lines of Responsibilities:
•Technical Responsibility: Report to the Planning and Research Director for assurance of technical criteria, brainstorming future trends and participating in the national practice.
•Project Responsibility: Report to Project Manager / Project Designer for day-today project criteria such as schedules, deliverables, and project staffing.
An ideal candidate:
•5-10 years’ experience in programming, planning of laboratory and high-technology facilities.
•Registered architect required, and LEED AP or LEED GA preferred.
•Must be experienced with academic, research and preferably STEM facilities for College & University Clients.
•Has project experience in a range of project types, complexity and scale.
•Comfortable managing clients, project teams and project processes.
•Well organized, self-motivated with excellent client presentation skills.
•Excellent written and verbal skills.
•Proficient in Excel, PowerPoint, word processing software and other data-based systems.
•Working knowledge of Revit highly desired, along with Sketch-up, Rhino and Grasshopper.
•Ability to travel locally, nationally & internationally up to 20%.
SmithGroupJJR offers competitive compensation and an excellent benefit package, including 401(k) and continuing educational reimbursement. We offer three weeks of paid time off within the first year of employment, with the option of purchasing additional time off, and pay for 8 federal holidays. We also offer an alternative work schedule that provides employees with an additional 15 days off per year (usually Fridays) to help with work/life balance.
Interested in joining us? Get started today by clicking the link below and please provide an electronic
Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled
SmithGroupJJR is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.
Instructions for applying – please read carefully.
•Go to http://www.smithgroupjjr.com and go to the Careers page / San Diego.
•On the Junior – Intermediate Lab Planner posting, please click the Apply here link. Fill in the required information, submit a letter of interest, current resume with salary requirements, and portfolio. No phone calls please.