locationsSeattle, WA, UStime typeFull timeposted onPosted 4 Days Agojob requisition idR-10385Why Gensler Sciences Gensler is ranked #3 in BD+C’s top 100 Science and Technology Facility Architecture + AE Firms in 2022. We are currently designing and delivering over 30 million sq ft. of Sciences Buildings globally, supporting developers, academic institutes, and corporate clients. Through our work with over 500 Science clients, including 23 of the top 25 life science clients, we are helping to redefine and reinvent how we think and design science facilities. This is supported by a self-funded Gensler Research Institute that supports and drives thought leadership and industry changing strategies to push not only the architecture industry forward, but our clients and their understanding of the built environment.Your Role We are looking for a Senior Laboratory Designer in Seattle who will serve with regional and global impact in the offices in our Northwest Region. As a Gensler Senior Laboratory Designer, you will have experience with pre-design, programming & laboratory planning and knowledge of specialty architectural environments. You are a subject matter expert on the design and documentation of medium to large lab projects – which may include research and clinical labs, animal research facilities, cGMP facilities or other technical lab types. Utilizing exceptional client relationship skills and a portfolio of innovative design solutions with an emphasis on built work, you will work collaboratively across the Gensler Global Network. Apply today to join our robust team of innovative designers and thinkers to technically execute dynamic best-in-class sustainability-driven projects, lead the dialogue on design innovation, and nurture the next generation of life sciences design professionals. What You Will Do Lead the relationships with the client, contractor, agencies, as well as engineering and specialty consultants. Work directly with clients, scientists, researchers and related end-users to develop laboratory design and planning strategies at all levels of detail, including new construction and renovations. Offer and support creative, sustainability-focused laboratory, technical design and detailing decisions that are in line with project goals, yet pushing the envelope beyond traditional approaches to lab design, particularly in private industry.Provide technical lab documentation oversight and quality control (QC) reviews. Provide or follow verbal and written instructions to revise, develop and produce plans, elevations and details appropriately. Direct document production in accordance with identified project specific checklists, Gensler standards and QA/QC standard program. Day-to-day project and client management of laboratory projects from initial planning through construction Assist in the development of standard materials that describe the portfolio, systems, processes of Gensler’s Sciences Practice Area. Manage mid-size to large project teams, mentor junior staff. Your Qualifications Bachelor’s degree or higher in Architecture with at least 10+ years of architectural or related experience, inclusive of 7+ years’ experience leading the design of lab and research facilities.Subject matter expertise in laboratory programming delivery and how design impacts those systems –including space, operational, and equipment programming, as well as MEPS systems and casework. Substantial experience working directly with senior management representatives, scientists, laboratory managers and technicians, facilities and project managers, and other project stakeholders in determining and documenting programmatic requirements. Demonstrable working technical knowledge and skill set to guide discussions for laboratory room/space development in conjunction with equipment and other technical attributes. Ability to work with end users to develop process flows, planning process and critical adjacencies of research and laboratory rooms for optimum efficiency and flexibility. Leadership experience, including managing client expectations, multi-disciplinary team, and meeting scope/schedule/budget. Skilled at developing and motivating teams of people both internally and externally, along with a desire to mentor team members. Demonstrates commitment to sustainability and sustainable building practices required. Portfolios should include at least 1 project with this particular focus, and candidates should be prepared to talk to this in their interview, especially built projects with LEED, Living Building Challenge, WELL Building Standard , Fitwell and /or Net Zero Building certification.At Gensler, we design for people. We leverage our global perspective and local presence to innovate at every scale. We’re not just designers. We’re tinkerers, craftspeople, visionaries, innovators and thought leaders. Fueled by passion and entrepreneurial spirit, our people bring new ideas to solve challenging problems. Whether you’re into sketching new ideas, hacking a building or growing client relationships in global markets, there’s something here for everyone.*The base salary will be estimated between $124,600 - $159,500 plus bonuses and benefits and contingent on relevant experience. For consideration, please submit cover letter, resume and portfolio in PDF format. 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 Wellbeing Week, our offices reflect our people’s diverse interests. We encourage every person at Gensler 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. Our annual base salary range has been established based on local markets. 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. #LI-LM1
Gensler is a global architecture, design, and planning firm with 52 locations across Asia, Europe, Australia, the Middle East, and the Americas. Founded in 1965, the firm serves more than 3,500 active clients in virtually every industry. Gensler designers strive to make the places people live, work, and play more inspiring, more resilient, and more impactful.
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