Acts as the primary contact and project lead for large and complex mandates and provides direction and reviews work of other Strategic Planners as required to ensure timely, successful implementation of space & occupancy planning initiatives.
Identifies and validates existing organizational requirements and work space needs including utilization, growth forecasting, specialized requirements, head and seat counts and employee requirements at the business and employee level.
Measures and analyzes workplace effectiveness through discussion, site observation, space utilization and benchmarking studies.
Identifies work styles, employee and space barriers to productivity and overall attitude towards change. Develops and facilitates client workshops / visioning sessions at the local, regional and portfolio levels including multiple location strategies.
Identifies opportunities to reduce occupancy costs and operating costs through alternative workplace strategies and consolidation / co-location assessments.
Creates comprehensive and compelling business case scenarios for change within the workplace. Develops preliminary design concepts, defines program requirements and recommended work settings in combination with strategic portfolio and space analytics.
Provides recommendations specific to furniture, technologies and other infrastructure as it relates to AWS.
Provides thought leadership in the area of workplace strategy through knowledge sharing, participation and facilitation to help evolve the workplace, people within it and the technologies used.
Assists organizations with the implementation of alternative workplace strategies in alignment with corporate and business unit objectives including integrating and managing workplace outcomes with business and financial targets.
Establishing integrated workplace requirements, including supporting the sustainable delivery of change for the business.
Maintains strong industry relationships while leveraging the BGIS corporate relationships and affiliate network to provide clients with access to a wide range of industry benchmark data by geography or central business districts.
Benchmarks specific metrics that are important to each client to gauge competitiveness in cost, quantity, efficiency, and productivity across the client’s workplace.
Keeps up to date with emerging trends and insights with regards to workplace strategy, design and best practices.
Develops and maintains project schedule and budget to ensure it is in line with the approved mandate.
Leads project meetings to define key goals and objectives.
Leads milestone meetings with internal / external team members and project stakeholders.
Assists with business development opportunities such as scope definition, fee and proposal development.
Takes initiative, works well independently in addition to the team setting.
Perform other duties, as assigned.
College or University Degree in Interior Design preferred
Bilingual in English and French (written and spoken)
Influencer with extensive knowledge of alternative workplace strategies and concepts, with the ability to communicate how business needs are changing and how people, places and technologies drive change within the workplace.
University graduation or professional certification with a minimum of 10 years of relevant work experience
Extensive knowledge in programming, project planning and design at the regional and global levels with the ability to create effective solutions meeting universal design and building code requirements while incorporating workplace strategies and sustainable design principles and practices.
Knowledge of the construction industry best practices and standard procedures, building infrastructure and its affect from a planning perspective.
Understanding of facilities management considerations
Strong understanding of system furniture and components
Excellent knowledge of and skills in utilizing AutoCAD software. Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Excel, word, PowerPoint, Microsoft Project and Visio. Knowledge of Revit
Excellent oral and written presentation skills
Strong leadership and relationship management skills.
Excels at problem solving with excellent analytical, interpersonal and communication skills.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
Process orientated and capacity to assess and shift priorities as required in order to ensure deadlines are met.
Knowledge of CAFM / IWMS software
ARIDO or equivalent certification (3 or 4 year Bachelor’s Degree or Diploma, Interior Design).
LEED AP, WELL AP, BCIN and / or CoreNet MCR designation considered an asset.