Regional Leader of Healthcare

  • Full Time
  • Toronto

HOK


We are currently seeking a Regional Leader of Healthcare to join our team. As a Regional Leader of Healthcare, you will be responsible for the planning, design and implementation of Health Care projects as well as winning new commissions, leading project teams and leading the regional healthcare practice in business development, project design/delivery, client relations, financial management and staff development.

Leadership

  • Conducts research and seeks thorough understanding of client needs for planning requirements and design solution opportunities.
  • Engages clients in explorations that respectfully challenge their understanding of appropriate design solutions.
  • Communicates design intent in a clear and compelling way; demonstrates the incorporation of client’s requirements and goals within design solution.
  • Assists in the preparation and delivery of design presentations to clients and drives consultant work to achieve design goals.
  • Fulfills the Firmwide Regional Market Leader criteria:
    • Is a subject matter expert
    • Can win new work
    • Can lead teams as Principal-in-Charge
    • Participates in Market leadership
    • Participates in Regional Practice Leadership Group

  • Incorporates Integrated Sustainable Design solutions into projects.
  • Fosters a commitment to external and internal client service.


Management

  • Provides day-to-day administration of the regional Healthcare practice
  • Responsible for assisting in the development and successful execution of practice goals, business plan and profitability; aligns efforts with regional and national business unit plans and goals
  • Responsible for conceptual design excellence; initiates project design concepts and idea discussions, provides guidance to design teams during project design development
  • Serves as Principal-In-Charge and/or Project Manager for one or more projects
  • Responsible for Healthcare regional projects
  • Supervises and may assist with the production of drawings and documents that convey the design intent
  • Implements and utilizes HOK Standards for all projects and processes.  Personally contributes to HOK Standards through new procedure initiation and development 
  • Assists in preparing fee and workload projections for assigned projects
  • Works closely with project managers with respect to budget and schedule constraints.
  • Utilizes and encourages best uses of design technology for presentation and production purposes; champions BIM and Revit technologies
  • Assists others with project deadlines as available
  • Maintains an appropriate billable and non-billable percentage of personal and departmental time.
  • Conducts project technical and design review

Staff Development


  • Acts as mentor by coaching and motivating design teams and individuals; fostering an environment of mutual respect and trust among members of the group as it grows and develops.
  • Prepares and delivers staff evaluations; contributes to performance development, compensation decision-making and allocation processes of department.
  • Supports diversity, HOKU programs and develops continuing education opportunities (e.g. site visits, lectures, road trips) to expose design staff to influences which will stimulate design creativity and innovation.
  • Participates in interviews and recruiting of professional staff.
  • Encourages staff exploration and innovation to achieve healthcare design excellence and continual improvement.
  • Participates in local or provincial professional associations, maintains active membership, and attends conferences valued by clients as appropriate.  Public speaking may be required.
  • May participate with other Healthcare Regional Leaders and Directors of Healthcare in HOK firmwide activities.
  • Takes personal responsibility for fostering a green workplace through sustainable work practices.

Business Development

  • Responsible for the development and execution of the regional business unit’s Healthcare practice marketing strategy; assists with the overall branding and development of HOK’s Healthcare national practice.
  • Identifies new business opportunities while developing current client relationships.  Listens for and seeks out new projects which may exist or are being formulated. 
  • Participates in selected marketing and business development opportunities and presentations.
  • Develops and nurtures positive client relationships.
  • Develops and maintains positive relationships with consultants, contractors and jurisdictional/approval agencies to increase stature in the market and community resulting in increased potential business opportunities.
  • Strategizes and assists marketing department in development of marketing campaigns, materials, webinars, etc. and overall proposal preparation.
  • Assists in preparation of award submittals.
  • Assists in the preparation of press releases and other public relations materials publicizing Healthcare projects.
  • Utilizes speaking and writing opportunities to help position the firm as a thought leader.


Required Skills

  • Demonstrated creativity, passion and interest in design and planning of healthcare focused facilities.
  • Advanced knowledge of progressive technical and regulatory requirements for healthcare facilities design and understanding of fundamental departmental organization and functionality.
  • Advanced knowledge of healthcare delivery systems and how design impacts those systems – public/private space, adjacencies, staff and patient flow, support functions, central plant, etc.
  • Advanced knowledge in healthcare programming/planning, design development and project leadership.
  • Thorough knowledge of sustainability, integrated design and LEED guidelines.
  • Knowledge of buildingSMART, Building Information Modeling (BIM) and Integrated Project Delivery (IPD).
  • Ability to manage the healthcare department with a collaborative leadership style which puts value on relationships, both internal and external.
  • Ability to think strategically, implements change, enforces policy and resolve conflict.
  • Thorough understanding of project work plans, schedules, staffing, and budgets.
  • Proven ability to prioritize oneself and the work of others in order to meet deadlines and provide high quality service to clients.
  • Proven ability to create and maintain strong working relationships with external clients and internal staff.
  • Proven ability to masterfully present, effectively sell and negotiate the services of HOK.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
  • Proficiency in the basic technical skills of architecture including the following computer skills:
    • Proficiency in Deltek Vision highly preferred.
    • Proficiency in Primavera or MS Project preferred.
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.
    • Proficiency in Newforma preferred.
    • Proficiency in AutoCAD/Architectural Desktop preferred. 
    • Proficiency in Revit and BIM is preferred.
    • Knowledge of 3D Modeling software such as 3D Studio Max and Viz 2006 preferred.
    • Knowledge of Photoshop, Illustrator, Sketchup, and InDesign graphic software preferred.


Required Experience


  • Bachelor’s degree in architecture or health management or equivalent in education or experience required.  Master’s degree in architecture preferred.
  • 10 years of healthcare experience, with at least 5 years in a management/leadership role.
  • Published and/or award winning projects a plus.
  • Licensed Architect with current registration in your region required, if licensure is offered in your region.
  • NCARB registration preferred.
  • LEED credential required within 6 months of employment.  

HOK is committed to providing our employees with a comprehensive benefits plan to meet their current and future needs. Benefits include medical, dental and vision coverage; RRSP matching; disability, life and accident insurance and paid time off (PTO). In addition, HOK employees enjoy a flexible work schedule with the option to work remotely on Mondays and Fridays.


HOK is a drug-free workplace.  HOK is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a protected veteran or status as a qualified individual with a disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable Federal, Provincial or Local law. 

  • Demonstrated creativity, passion and interest in design and planning of healthcare focused facilities.
  • Advanced knowledge of progressive technical and regulatory requirements for healthcare facilities design and understanding of fundamental departmental organization and functionality.
  • Advanced knowledge of healthcare delivery systems and how design impacts those systems – public/private space, adjacencies, staff and patient flow, support functions, central plant, etc.
  • Advanced knowledge in healthcare programming/planning, design development and project leadership.
  • Thorough knowledge of sustainability, integrated design and LEED guidelines.
  • Knowledge of buildingSMART, Building Information Modeling (BIM) and Integrated Project Delivery (IPD).
  • Ability to manage the healthcare department with a collaborative leadership style which puts value on relationships, both internal and external.
  • Ability to think strategically, implements change, enforces policy and resolve conflict.
  • Thorough understanding of project work plans, schedules, staffing, and budgets.
  • Proven ability to prioritize oneself and the work of others in order to meet deadlines and provide high quality service to clients.
  • Proven ability to create and maintain strong working relationships with external clients and internal staff.
  • Proven ability to masterfully present, effectively sell and negotiate the services of HOK.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
  • Proficiency in the basic technical skills of architecture including the following computer skills:
    • Proficiency in Deltek Vision highly preferred.
    • Proficiency in Primavera or MS Project preferred.
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.
    • Proficiency in Newforma preferred.
    • Proficiency in AutoCAD/Architectural Desktop preferred. 
    • Proficiency in Revit and BIM is preferred.
    • Knowledge of 3D Modeling software such as 3D Studio Max and Viz 2006 preferred.
    • Knowledge of Photoshop, Illustrator, Sketchup, and InDesign graphic software preferred.