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AECOM Sr Architectural Laboratory Planner in Columbus, Ohio

Company Description

At AECOM, we’re delivering a better world.

We believe infrastructure creates opportunity for everyone. Whether it’s improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive.

Our clients trust us to bring together the best people, ideas, technical expertise and digital solutions to our work in transportation, buildings, water, the environment and new energy. We’re one global team – 47,000 strong – driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world.

Job Description

AECOM is seeking an experienced and talented intermediate to senior Architectural Laboratory Planner with relevant experience in laboratory (including vivarium) programming, planning and design for the biotechnology, pharmaceutical, academic, biomedical, or other research institutions.

This position is to be based in either Columbus or Cleveland.

Responsibilities and requirements for this position include but are not limited to:

  • Work directly with clients, scientists, researchers, and related end-users to develop creative laboratory planning strategies at all levels of detail including new construction and renovations

  • Develop advanced technical knowledge in the laboratory planning and programming of various-sized pharmaceutical, academic research, biotech, and emerging science and engineering building typologies

  • Lead the planning, including supervision of planning teams, for laboratory facilities in all phases including programming, design, fit-out planning, equipment planning, casework planning.

  • Develop a comprehensive understanding of clients' science and engineering program requirements, standards and, policies for completion

  • Lead development of project scope, plan, and services and during the contract process

  • Lead development, modification, and/or review of laboratory 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 selected 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 laboratories within technical 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 Science + Technology practice market sector team and help develop yearly strategic business plans and budget


Minimum Requirements

  • BA/BS in architecture or related field + 8 years of relevant experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education

Preferred Qualifications

  • Detailed knowledge of Biosafety Laboratory Criteria as established by CDC for biosafety level designations and relationship to specialized laboratory equipment and laboratory protocols

  • 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

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

With infrastructure investment accelerating worldwide, our services are in great demand, and there’s never been a better time to be at AECOM! Join us, and you’ll get all the benefits of being a part of a global, publicly traded firm – access to industry-leading technology and thinking and transformational work with big impact and work flexibility.

AECOM provides a wide array of compensation and benefits programs to meet the diverse needs of our employees and their families. We also provide a robust global well-being program. We’re the world’s trusted global infrastructure firm, and we’re in this together – your growth and success are ours too.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Join us and let’s get started.

ReqID: J10074476

Business Line: B&P - Buildings & Places

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: West

Career Area: Design