Senior Medical Planner
Chicago, IL 
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Job Description


Our Chicago based Healthcare team is seeking a Senior Medical Planner to join the team.

A Senior Medical Planner is a recognized leader who possesses exceptional design and technical abilities. Provides technical leadership and acts as an advisor on projects. Manages the firm's resources (people, processes and tools) and assignments with proficiency, fluency and aptitude. Endorses the firm's values by personally influencing client service, innovation and communication. Acts as subject matter expert in the design and planning of medical and healthcare facilities.


  • Creates and plans the conceptual design of healthcare projects in coordination with the design team
  • Develops a comprehensive understanding of a client's programmatic requirements, standards and policies for incorporation into the design solution
  • Leads the planning process by generating concepts and layout of internal departments, including assisting the users in clinical workflow
  • Works closely with administrators, doctors, nurses and other medical personnel to reach consensus on departmental layout
  • Coordinates the work effort of multiple planning teams on large projects
  • Works closely with the client to schedule and develop agendas for user group meetings
  • Develops, modifies and/or reviews medical planning concepts and design solutions and may develop client program
  • Applies governing regulatory codes and hospital licensing standards, and validates that those requirements for assigned segment of project are met
  • Prepares and modifies implementation documents and communicates planning concepts for project team members, both verbally and through graphic and written reports
  • Leads project team interaction internally and externally to effectively understand and implement design solutions and project plans from conceptual design to design execution
  • Prepares and presents for client meetings
  • Responsible for preparing and/or reviewing meeting minutes and other appropriate documents for client and consultant coordination meetings
  • Develops, recognizes, recruits and grows diverse talent
  • Manages conflict effectively and encourages a healthy team environment
  • Fosters and maintains a collaborative professional working relationship with the project team, including promoting communication and creating approachability
  • Actively promotes and incorporates the firm's principles of 'design excellence' through the integration of responsible and sustainable design practice with the art of design
  • Collaborates in managing project to satisfy requirements from budget and schedule perspective while delivering a quality work product
  • Delivers project on defined budget requirements and maintains accountability to project plan and planned utilization rate
  • Supports and leads the business development process by identifying new opportunities, marketing current clients for repeat business and assisting with proposals, budgets and schedules
  • Works with Healthcare Practice Leader to pursue and develop new clients
  • May participate in marketing interviews


  • Accredited professional degree in Architecture or related field
  • Architectural Registration strongly preferred
  • Typically 10+ years of experience with a healthcare design and planning experience background
  • ACHA accreditation and/or EDAC accreditation preferred
  • Sustainable design accreditation preferred
  • Experience with architectural software such as Revit, AutoCAD and 3D modeling software preferred
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite preferred
  • Advanced knowledge of sustainability and integrated design guidelines
  • Proficient knowledge of current healthcare planning and programming concepts including patient safety and evidence-based design principles
  • Proficient knowledge of guidelines for design and construction of healthcare facilities
  • Advanced knowledge of architectural building systems, accessibility guidelines and QA/QC process
  • Advanced knowledge of building codes and ability to research and apply/incorporate into implementation documents
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to work on multiple projects at the same time
  • Ability to communicate in a clear, concise and professional manner both verbally and in writing


If you currently work for HKS, please submit your application via the Internal Careers Portal.

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Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Experience
10+ years
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