Stantec Senior Workplace Strategist in Chicago, Illinois

Your Opportunity

We're active members of the communities we serve. That's why at Stantec, we always design with community in mind.

Through our Architecture and Interior Design work, we challenge design ideas of the past to create spaces that foster a culture of collaboration—spaces that are designed for community.

We believe good design extends beyond the physical elements of a space—good design shapes our lives, influences our behaviors and interactions, and has purpose. We strive to design spaces that are meaningful and memorable for our communities. Join our team of creative professionals and work with us to create inspiring spaces for all.

We are seeking a Senior Workplace Strategist with 7-10 years of corporate design experience, with prior experience and interest in specializing in developing workplace strategies including space needs programming, workplace research and benchmarking, scenario development, and test-fit space planning.

Your Duties

Job responsibilities will include pre-design workplace strategy consulting and interior design projects from programming through CD/CA. Additionally, the successful candidate:

  • Project manage client project from scope definition to delivery including project schedules, work streams, activities, resource plans, final reports and managing client expectations to ensure timely project delivery

  • Oversee and participate in the development and presentation of materials and ensure the final product is succinct and delivers a powerful message.

  • Using Microsoft PowerPoint, Excel, and other applicable presentation tools, outline then review models for client presentations

  • Ensure presentations are clear, address client questions and goals

  • In partnership with Workplace Lead, develop and communicate project hypotheses and conclusions

  • Coordination of workplace design, change management and technology best practices and solutions with the client’s culture, business and people

  • Conceptualizes and develops interior design from both a functional and aesthetic perspective in concert with a client’s requirements, budget, and program.

  • Participates in, quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis, development of the program, facilitation of visioning, culture definition, planning strategy and pre-design workshops, and other pre-design efforts.

  • Synthesize the output gained from floor plans, occupancy data, technology assumptions, observations, surveys, interviews and focus groups into opportunities and recommendations for client presentation materials including people, place, technology recommendations and space metrics

  • Conduct workplace research and analysis in support of client projects and development of white papers and publications

  • Look for and make recommendations to apply new industry tools/technology to current projects

Your Capabilities and Credentials

  • 7-10 years professional experience in strategic workplace and/or business planning.

  • Strong communication and leadership skills to facilitate strategic conversations and influence clients

  • Project management experience including managing project implementation and project teams

  • Experience translating findings into client-specific design strategies that address strategic business goals

  • Ability to develop processes and methodologies to understand and analyze both the quantitative and qualitative aspects of human-centered design

  • Proven skills in information and presentation design

  • Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, Power Point, InDesign, rendering, and Revit. Additional 3D computer design programs a plus.

  • Outstanding verbal, written and graphic communication skills

  • Familiarity with furniture systems is a plus.

  • Bachelor’s degree from an CIDA accredited school of design. Graduate degree preferred.

  • Ability to work in a team environment with good collaboration skills.

  • Excellent presentation abilities, including ability to present abstract ideas to the client.

  • Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to multi-task

  • Ability to guide or inform design strategies and design planning for workplace projects

  • Must be able to provide examples of your conceptual design process.

  • Note: Please include work samples in your application in order to be considered for this position

Note: Please include work samples in your application in order to be considered for this position

Job ID 34461

# of Openings Remaining 1

Experience (Years) 7

Discipline Architecture & Interior Design