You know so much about healthcare delivery that your friends call you Doc. Where others draw the Parthenon, your sketchbook is filled with OR suites and maternity wards. You crush deadlines, and you’re such a great multi-tasker that you’re reading this while tuning up your motorcycle.
You want to transform the healthcare industry and work with some of the most creative, fun, and progressive people in our industry, and eat chocolate-covered potato chips. Guess what? We have the job for you.
JLG Architects is seeking a Healthcare Project Architect. Not just any professional, mind you. A JLG Healthcare Project Architect:
- Is driven to continuously improve the healthcare environment… A JLG Healthcare Architect knows healthcare and medical architecture like the dorsal of their metacarpal.
- …Both on- and off-stage. A JLG Healthcare Architect works to build healthier, more efficient, and more effective healthcare delivery systems that benefit both patients and providers.
- Designs, Educates, Leads. A JLG Healthcare Architect serves as the program and design specialist for all JLG medical work and safeguards the brand by providing oversight for all work completed by the JLGmed Division.
A few more attributes of a future JLGer:
- You need to be an experienced healthcare architect. You need at least 6 years of post-graduate experience in the planning, design, documentation, and construction of healthcare projects, including clinical and acute care environments, medical planning, and master planning.
- The acronyms NFPA, LEAN, and EDAC mean something to you. You understand clinician workflow and have exposure to process improvement activities and productivity systems such as LEED AP or WELL AP.
- You know what it means to be a leader. Your “can-do” outlook and willingness to do what it takes garners the respect and confidence of your peers and project team. You stick to your budgets and schedules, period. You communicate. “Organized” is your middle name.
On a 20-below January day in 1989, Gary Johnson and Lonnie Laffen opened the doors to JLG Architects with little more than a stack of bumwad and a burning desire to truly make a difference through great design (and probably a space heater, because brr).
Thirty-plus years later, we are one of the country’s 50 Most Admired Companies (MSN Money), 50 Best Places to Work (Inc. Magazine), and Architecture Giants (Building Design+Construction). That two-person firm may have grown to 150 professionals in 11 offices, but our driving force remains the same.
Every day at JLG is a new day for creating, inspiring, and solving challenges. Everyone – from our Intern Designers to our Construction Administrator to our Marketing staff – is the heart and brains of the process, and we work closely together because we are inspired by one another. We live and work with passion; we never stop at “good enough” when it comes to our own expertise and aptitude, and are innovative and resilient in seeking out new ways to actively participate in the experience of being a JLGer.
In fact, our JLGers are so important that we became a 100% Employee-Owned ESOP in 2014 because the best place to grow your career is at a business of your own design. So, if you are someone with fire in your belly and fun up your sleeve, you’re someone we want to meet.
Beyond a love for award-winning architecture and chocolate-covered potato chips (not required), here is what makes a JLGer:
DESIGN | We raise the bar.
We elevate outcomes and expectations through thoughtful, creative, and inspirational solutions.
RELATIONSHIPS | We build connections.
We nurture collaborative, supportive, authentic, and respectful relationships through clear and honest communication and adaptive decision-making.
COMMUNITY | We make a difference.
We find new ways to actively engage in and uplift all of our communities — from our professional network to our local neighborhood to our family of JLGers.
STEWARDSHIP | We take good care.
We make responsible decisions regarding our clients’, firm’s, and planet's resources, treating them like they're our own.
INTEGRITY | We do what we say.
We do right by our clients, our communities, and ourselves.
But wait, there’s more - here are a few other reasons why it’s good to be a JLGer:
- Agile workforce program
- Summer and flexible hours
- JLGfit program
- Company-wide events and in-house social gatherings
- 100%-paid Medical Insurance
- Dental, Vision and Supplemental Insurance; Health Savings Account; Life, Short-term and Long-term Disability Insurance
- Paid time off; paid holidays; paid bereavement; paid parental leave
- Flexible Spending Accounts (Health/Daycare FLEX)
- Formal peer mentoring program; Company-sponsored training and continuing education
- Paid Licensure and NCARB fees
- Paid Architectural Registration Exams
- Endless growth opportunities
- For new graduates, a 3-year development program that cuts the time to licensure in half
- Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)
- 401(k) retirement plan with employer match contribution
- Licensure bonus program
- Discretionary bonuses
From design to project close out, Healthcare Project Architects play an integral role in the flawless execution of healthcare projects including expert knowledge of design software, building codes, and construction methods while working with and growing a project team.
Location: Minneapolis, MN or Sioux Falls, SD
- Current architectural registration/licensure required, willing to consider candidates with the ability to obtain licensure
- Professional degree from an accredited university (BArch or MArch)
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
- Minimum of 6 years of experience in healthcare projects with a combination of Ambulatory Care and Acute Care projects, to include (not exclusive) experience in clinic, imaging, procedural, surgical, nursing unit environments
- Passion for design and in particular healthcare design and the drive to create creative solutions to complex healthcare projects
- Experience with Campus and Health System Masterplanning
- Understanding of Evidence-Based Design strategy and focus and LEAN design principles, EDAC certification is preferred
- A passion for mentorship and helping train the next generation of healthcare designers
- Proven ability to function in all phases of project development from Master planning and Pre-Design through the Construction Phase
- Revit experience
- Design tool proficiency
- Highly developed analytical and problem-solving skills with the ability to make independent decisions
- Strong verbal, written, and graphic communication skills, and ability to work well with others, and gain client confidence, and lead diverse teams
- Broad technical knowledge, construction detailing, materials, and field experience working on healthcare projects
- Knowledgeable about current healthcare trends including creating healing environments, optimizing clinical workflows, the patient and guest experience, the key role of design in the recruiting and retention of clinical staff, infection control, technology, lighting, A/V, and food service
- Comfortable with the role of "champion" and leading team of specialty consultants, vendors, and other healthcare entities
- Familiar with code and life safety issues inherent in healthcare projects
- Ability to think outside the box and design awesome and innovative healthcare projects
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: include the following (other duties may be assigned)
- Participate in proposal writing, especially drafting project approach and work plan.
- Provide practice-specific project knowledge recommendations to achieve the owner's goals.
- Develop rapport with and gain the confidence of ownership & stakeholder team.
- Provide recommended Stakeholder Engagement Approach and Plan.
- Guide owner and stakeholders thru the decision-making process according to JLG Project Workplan.
- Assist and lead the process of design worksessions and charettes in the design phases to drive medical planning and design
- Foster collaboration with project leadership, project team, and stakeholders.
- Maintain client goals including schedule and budget.
- Manage client expectations throughout the project, including the construction phase.
- Provide information to Project Manager for weekly or bi-weekly Project Status Report.
- Lead project design phases in collaboration with the Project Manager to ensure project documents follow JLG Standards, Owner Standards, and Standard of Care for the project.
- Have a clear understanding of the contracted scope of work and coordinate with the Project Manager to align the Project Checklist accordingly.
- Contribute to the Project Work Plan to align and hold project teams accountable.
- Coordinate with the team during document development efforts to achieve a building that is code compliant, technically sound, and meets project goals, including schedule and budget.
- Maintain client's schedule and budget parameters.
- Confidently display sufficient knowledge of engineering disciplines and construction practices to coordinate with consultants during design phases.
- Display a competent knowledge of building materials, specifications and construction techniques.
- Understand the requirements of governmental agencies, building codes, and zoning jurisdictions.
- Hone knowledge of professional ethics applying to the practice of Architecture.
- Assess internal and construction cost estimates and schedules against budgets and goals with the Project Manager.
- Assume direct responsibility for quality control of the project; review and approve the technical content and method of presentation of all project deliverables, following established JLG standards and processes.
- Follow JLG Project Closeout process.
- Oversee the design of the project.
- Report directly to the Principal any matters that jeopardize the success of the project which cannot be resolved at intermediate levels of responsibility, including staff performance.
- Participate in project and employee review process by providing accurate and meaningful feedback especially as it relates to the JLG organizational structure.
- "Can-do" outlook
- Willingness to do what it takes
- Sense of ownership and responsibility
- Organizational skills
- Communication skills
- Technical skills
- Design experience and capacity
- Garners respect and confidence of peers and project team
- Schedule and budget control
- Communication - project team, PIC, consultants, and clients, and other stakeholders
- Client Relations