Planner/ Designer

Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA

Posted: 5/14/19
Deadline: 5/7/19

About This Organization

Lehigh University

Lehigh University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national or ethnic origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status. Lehigh University provides comprehensive benefits including partner benefits.

Job Duties

Position Number:

Facilities Planning


Job Family:
Facilities/Physical Planning

Posting Date:

The Planner will provide programming, feasibility studies, space planning and design, furniture layouts, specifications/documentation, move management and coordination. The successful candidate will provide design expertise and leadership for multiple space planning and small interior renovation projects. Projects are typically interior projects and in the range of up to $250,000.


1.Plan, design and manage small in-house interior renovations for campus buildings; includes finishes, furniture selections, signage, moves
– Meet with campus “clients” to determine space, design and furniture needs and develop solutions
– Prepare schematic plans and sketches or construction drawings (interior partition walls only) as needed
– Select furnishings and materials and prepare finish boards as needed
– Prepare outline, or scope of work for vendors/contractors
– Coordinate moves; moves could be single office, entire department and/or equipment moves
2.Lead and/or provide support for all assigned architectural programming, feasibility and space planning projects
– Assess existing space and furniture utilization and propose solutions
– Provide architectural programming expertise for assigned projects
– Be able to generate multiple space and furniture layout design options and solutions
3.Manage interiors and/or furniture selections of large scale projects as part of the project team reporting to a Project Manager or Planning Staff; duties will include finishes, furniture selections, signage and moves
– Assemble furnishings and materials selections for projects
– Place orders for furnishings and coordinate and accept deliveries
– Coordinate work with contractor’s work and write work orders as appropriate
– Work with Project Managers and Planning Staffon project-related duties as needed
4.Maintain and update materials library
– Assist with the documentation, updating and maintenance of design standards
5.Communication regarding assigned projects
– Effectively communicate with customers regarding their programming, space, furnishings and overall aspects of the project
– Communication can be graphic, verbal and written as pertinent and the most effective

Required Qualifications


1. Bachelor’s Degree in Interior Design or related field; or equivalent combination of education and experience
2. One to three years related work experience with design, space planning, architectural programming and furniture layouts
3. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
4. Excellent writing ability and organizational skills
5. Proven ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously
6. Solid analytical and problem solving skills, ability to work independently
7. Excellent computer skills with experience using word processing and spreadsheet software
8. Successful completion of standard background checks including but not limited to: social security verification, education
verification, national criminal background checks, motor vehicle checks, PATCH, FBI fingerprinting, Child Abuse Clearance and credit history based upon the requirements of the position

Special Considerations:
– This position is responsible for driving university-owned vehicles as a routine function, therefore a valid Driver’s License and a good driving record is required
– This position works with minors
– This position has fiscal or financial responsibilities other than employee expense activity, such as processing or approving transactions; monitoring or preparing budgets; or generating income for University
– This position is funded by soft dollars; there is no severance associated with this position

Please submit up to three work samples or a one page list of work (a complete portfolio is not required), along with your resume and cover letter.
FTE: 100%

Grade and Hiring Minimum:
Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications. Salary adjustments for internal candidates comply with University policy.
For more information contact Human Resources.

Required Documents Message:
Cover Letter, Resume, Work Sample

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