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Senior Planning Consultant | Location: British Columbia, Canada

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JOB DESCRIPTION:

Reporting to Principal Facilities Planners, the Senior Planning Consultant provides functional programming and facility planning project leadership.  Senior Planning Consultants are responsible for performing complex planning activities, managing projects, and reviewing the work of others. Duties include acting as a direct client contact, engaging stakeholders  and  the  public,  reviewing  complex data, conducting  research, preparing communications  materials, presentations, and reports, and representing Inform Planning. Senior Planning Consultants will also collaborate with Inform Planning leadership and staff to complement business development, operations, and project delivery initiatives.

CORE COMPETENCIES:

 

  • Integrity/Accountability demonstrates strong ethical compass, trustworthiness and professionalism. Conducts oneself with transparency and honesty and is responsive with communications. Behaves in a manner that supports the visions and goals of clients, their stakeholders and Inform Planning. 
     

  • Vision: Actively seeks to discover and create ways of doing things better using research and skills in imaginative and innovative ways. Encourages others to find solutions and contributes, regardless of responsibilities, to achieve a common goal. Listens and is receptive to different ideas and opinions while solving problems. 
     

  • Leadership: Focuses on outstanding results for the betterment of the people who use the facilities we build, Inform Planning’s stakeholders, and our clients. Consistently seeks opportunities for coordination and 
    collaboration, working together as a team. Displays an ability to adjust as needed to accomplish the common 
    goal and offers praise when a job is well done. 

     

  • Community Mindedness: takes pride in being engaged in the communities Inform Planning serves.  

ACCOUNTABILITIES:

 

  •  Manages, reviews, develops and updates complex facilities plans to ensure plans meet client goals, uphold 
    stakeholder needs, reflect best practices, and work within client constraints (where feasible).  

  • Provides an in-depth working knowledge of operating practices and space planning concepts for an affiliated with a single or multiple building sectors such as healthcare, administration, community, industrial, higher education, K-12, childcare, and non-profits or multiple. 

  • Represents Inform Planning at various client meetings and serves as a lead Inform Planning liaison. Representation may be required outside of normal working hours. 

  • Provides project administration deliverables such as meeting minutes, schedules, etc. as needed. 

  • Coordinates scheduling of internal and external engagement as needed. 

  • Coordinates work with other Inform Planning team members, including providing technical assistance, knowledge of best practices and operating concepts, communicating goals and objectives and working to resolve issues. 

  • Conducts internal and external customer service providing feedback and resolving issues. 

  • Works within the constraints of project budgets and monitors expenditures in terms of individual hours. 

  • As needed, collaborates and coordinates with Prime Consultants and/or subconsultants in a highly 
    supportive and constructive manner. 

  • As needed, supervises staff, including coordinating and directing workflow. 

  • As needed, provides input into business development initiatives such as: social media, responses to requests 
    for proposals, fee letters, web sites, etc. 

  • Performs other duties of a similar nature or level. 

TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS

 

  • Sound knowledge of principles, concepts, practices and techniques in the areas of strategic communications 

  • Exceptional leadership and people management skills. 

  • Discretion, diplomacy and inclusivity in dealing with team members, clients and stakeholders is required. 

  • Exceptional project management, time management and multi-tasking skills. 

  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills. 

  • Exceptional problem solving and analytical thinking/innovation. 

  • Strong research skills are required. 

  • Exceptional organization skills are required. 

  • Experience in client relations, customer service and basic public relations. 

  • Experience with public engagement and communications. 

  • Strong Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint skills are required. 

  • Knowledge of graphic design software such as Adobe Creative Suite (i.e. Illustrator, InDesign), AutoCAD or equivalent is required to coordinate deliverables prepared internally or by subconsultants. 

  • Knowledge of Zoom, Microsoft Teams, and digital engagement tools such as Google Jamboard, Miro, and Mural is required. 

TIME COMMITMENT, COMPENSATION AND REMOTE WORK OPPORTUNITY

  • Inform Planning anticipates that time commitments will range substantially as needed to meet client 
    deadlines. Time commitments will be negotiated with the right candidate.  

  • Compensation will be competitive with Senior Planning Consultant positions in British Columbia.

  • Inform Planning is based in Vancouver and Victoria, BC but is open to remote work. 

COMPANY DESCRIPTION

 

Inform Planning Inc. is a dynamic practice committed to achieving facility planning excellence. We are a small boutique firm, with large corporate know-how.

 

We take a leadership role in the early stages of development of robust facilities. To date, we have planned many specialized facilities in Western Canada representing a wide range of sectors including healthcare, civic, community, education and not-for-profit buildings.

 

With a focus on pre-design work, including needs assessments, feasibility studies, business cases, functional programs and master plans, we continually demonstrate an ability to capture the expected with the extraordinary.

 

We achieve this goal through a thoughtful balance of open dialogue, active facilitation and the rigours of research and data analysis. Sparking the imagination of our clients helps us support a vision of their future facilities.

CONTACT

Please send a cover letter and resume to Allison Savigny at allison.savigny@informplanning.com and cc brigid.barriscale@informplanning