Jan 01, 2022

Lab Planner | Designer - Mid-level to Senior - Life Sciences

  • Gensler
  • San Diego, CA, USA
Full time Architecture Design Interior Designer Biotech Labs/STEM/Vivarium

Job Description

Your Role

Gensler’s San Diego Office is seeking a Life Sciences Lab Planner to join our team of design thinkers and doers who specialize in helping to tell stories and create experiences in the context of science and technical spaces. Do you understand Science “from the inside” and believe that the planning and design of lab and other technical spaces can make a difference? If you enjoy working with people, solving problems, and creating effective and well-designed environments, then you might want to join Gensler.

What You Will Do

  • Provide design and documentation of laboratory facilities for a range of projects.

  • Develop architectural drawings and specifications to communicate planning concepts for project documentation and construction. Apply proper QA/QC methods throughout project.

  • Lead periodic project meetings and presentations; ensure client is adequately briefed on project progress

  • Participate in user group meetings (heads of departments, specialists, etc.) to help collect program needs for laboratory specifications in technical facilities.

  • Assist in the design development, modification and/or review of laboratory planning concepts and solutions, prioritizing sustainably-responsible design. .

  • Assist in developing project scope, plan, and services during the contract process. Translate planning concepts into comprehensible terms for clients, designers and project team members.

  • Develop architectural drawings and specifications to communicate planning concepts for project documentation and construction.

  • Prepare and modify architectural documents, elevations, sections, details, etc.

  • Anticipate and develop solutions to technical and design problems following established standards.

  • Ability to convey laboratory planning needs to designers and end users.

  • Applicants must have strong interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate and work effectively with client’s , scientists, laboratory managers and technicians, facilities and project managers.

Your Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in architecture or equivalent in education required, laboratory design certification preferred. Master’s degree preferred.

  • 5 -15 years experience in Architecture inclusive of 3+ years’ laboratory experience such as: vivarium, bio-containment, research, teaching (science), pharmaceutical, public health, clinical, process and manufacturing facilities.

  • Architecture license preferred.

  • Experience working directly with senior management, scientists, laboratory managers and technicians, facilities and project managers, and other project stakeholders.

  • Proficiency in Revit required.

  • Knowledge of laboratory planning, design, construction documents, construction administration and project construction.

  • Demonstrable creativity, passion and interest in design and planning of laboratories within technical facilities.

  • LEED accredited preferred. Committed to the principles of sustainable design and resilient communities.

  • Well-rounded, strategic-thinker with an integrated approach to design, management and technical project resolution who can help shape a vision for the future.

Life at Gensler

At Gensler, we are as committed to enjoying life as we are to delivering best-in-class design. From curated art exhibits to internal design competitions, to “Well-being Week,” our offices reflect our teams’ diverse interests.

We encourage our employees to lead a healthy and balanced life. Our comprehensive benefits include medical, dental, vision, disability, wellness programs, flex spending, paid holidays and paid time off. We also offer a 401k, profit sharing, employee stock ownership and twice annual bonus opportunities.

As part of the firm’s commitment to licensure and professional development, Gensler offers reimbursement for certain professional licenses and associated renewals and exam fees. In addition, we reimburse tuition for certain eligible programs or classes. We view our professional development programs as strategic investments in our future.

Gensler is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. All aspects of employment decisions will be based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs. We do not discriminate on the bases of any status protected under federal, state, or local law. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability you may contact us here. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for our colleagues.

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