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Computational Planning Consultant

Boston, MA
Expired: March 01, 2023 Applications are no longer accepted.
  • $80,000 to $120,000 Yearly
  • Full-Time

NBBJ is a design and architecture firm, led by ideas and a culture of collaboration. With offices around the globe, the diverse perspectives of your future colleagues and clients will inspire and challenge you to be extraordinary. Innovation and creativity are at the heart of our work: creating spaces and experiences that better connect people to each other as they live, learn, and work in their communities. We partner with pioneers like Amazon, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and Massachusetts General Hospital as we create solutions for tomorrow guided by our vision: we design for life. Are you interested in designing what's next? Join us.

This role at a glance:

This is an excellent opportunity for you to join NBBJ in our Consulting Studio as a Computational Planning Consultant.This is an opportunity to work alongside other passionate technologists with a diverse blend of skills to enable our project teams and impact lives.In this role you will workdirectly on project teams within our Healthcare, Workplace Strategy, Capital Planning, and Design Performance service linesto craft custom tools, complete qualitative and quantitative analytic studies, and contribute to planning and design projects across the US. You'll be challenged to help develop innovative new workflows that shape our design process and to implement new technologies that enhance our offerings and delight our clients.Our ideal candidate will be based in the Seattle area; however, we are open to candidates located in one of our other cities of operation which include: Boston, Columbus, London, Los Angeles, New York, Portland, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C.

Why this role is important to NBBJ:

We believe that technology plays an important role in our consulting process, by amplifying the capabilities of subject matter experts and opening new opportunities for our clients. As a member of this team, you will support the firm's most important projects delivering cutting edge analytics and visualizations.

In your new role, you will:

  • Craft tools and workflows to help clients make informed decisions with confidence
  • Create graphics and visualize data to effectively communicate design scenarios and recommendations
  • Work closely with architects, planners, and consultants to help our clients maximize their resources and achieve their vision
  • Communicate and distill technical information to both clients and project teams in simple terms
  • Investigate and explore how new tools and technologies can benefit our different service lines
  • Collaborate in a high-energy global team in support of projects in multiple offices
  • Explore scenarios and data driven impacts in real time with clients and team members
  • Analyze qualitative (surveys, interviews) and quantitative data (space inventories, plans, etc) to find meaningful insights

What you will need to succeed:

  • Bachelor's and/or Master's degree in Architecture, Planning, or related spatial design field.
  • 5 years of healthcare master planning experience
  • 5-10years of combined experience in any or all of the following areas:
    • spatial design (architecture, interiors, engineering, planning, etc)
    • analytics and/or data visualization
  • Proficient or Knowledgeable in some combination of the below software/coding languages (in order of importance):
    • Architectural Design
      • Revit, Dynamo, Rhino, Grasshopper, AutoCAD, or others
    • Data ETL, Analysis, and Visualization
      • Tableau & Tableau Prep, PowerBI, Excel, R, SpSS, or others
    • Planning and Urban Design
      • Esri Suite, especially web tools and 3d GIS
    • Graphic Design
      • Adobe, Figma, Affinity, or others
    • Web Design and/or Front-End Development
      • Wix and Corvid
      • Front-end web development for any interactive tools (especially space planning or analytics)
    • General Programming
      • Python, Javascript, C#, or others
    • Understanding of the architectural design and delivery process
    • A love for technology and a passion for learning new tools
    • Comfortable speaking in front of internal and external clients
    • Highly developed organizational skills

Show Don't Tell

Work samples will be key in selecting the right candidate for this role. Please show us your best work samples in any of the following formats:

  • Presentations
  • Traditional and/or Interactive Data Viz (qualitative and/or quantitative)
  • Spatial Data Visualization, 3d Modeling / Supportive Visualization
  • Simulations (people, space, environments, etc)
  • Tool Building
    • to help clients make decisions
    • to support/improve workflows
    • to access and understand data quickly

The annual base pay range for this role is anticipated to be between $80,000 and $120,000. Actual compensation for successful candidates will be carefully determined based on a number of factors, including their skills, qualifications, location, and experience



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