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Assistant Planner - Higher Education

IBI Group

IBI Group

Middletown, CT, USA
Posted on Monday, June 17, 2024

Company Description

Arcadis is the world's leading company delivering sustainable design, engineering, and consultancy solutions for natural and built assets. We are more than 36,000 people, in over 70 countries, dedicated to improving quality of life. Everyone has an important role to play. With the power of many curious minds, together we can solve the world’s most complex challenges and deliver more impact together.

Job Description

Our Global Architecture & Urbanism Division combines the expertise of IBI’s Buildings and Placemaking practice, our Places’ capabilities, and CRTKL’s multi-sector design leadership to offer a diverse range of solutions focusing on human-centric design, sustainability, and technology.

Join our team as an Architectural Assistant Design Manager focusing on the planning, management, and execution of new construction and renovation projects on a Higher Education campus.

This person must be on-site, full-time in New Haven, CT. Moving costs or regional travel costs would be considered, if necessary.

At Arcadis, you will be an integral member of a diverse network of design professionals who value collaboration, fresh insight, and bold talent. You will also be part of a sought-after culture that supports dynamic career advancement and prizes work/life balance.

Role accountabilities:

  • Support assigned projects during the project planning stage by working with the municipal permits and permissions agencies to ensure required submissions are prepared, presented, and approved to meet required project execution timelines
  • Advocate for Yale University interests in regular meetings with municipal authorities and authorities having jurisdiction in the planning and permitting process
  • Review requested architectural plans to support Program Directors
  • Ensure Yale University design standards are adhered to during design development process
  • Provide code and constructability review for the Architectural discipline on an ongoing basis. Lead and coordinate plan review services from other disciplines (Civil, Structural, Plumbing, HVAC, and Electrical.)
  • Develop planning models based on the needs of department and institutional priorities
  • Participate in the resolution of planning and technical conflicts and recommend cost effective options and approaches
  • Ensure that institutional planning objectives and strategies are incorporated into departmental plans and projects
  • Manage authorizations by preparing succinct presentations that distill complex project issues into distinct, clear options, thereby allowing for informed and timely decision-making
  • Provide information and recommendations on physical and comprehensive planning and design issues, large scale planning studies, and special facilities planning topics
  • Manage and review the progress and quality of the work performed by outside and in-house consultants
  • Act as the primary contact among project architects, other consultants various building committees, technical and operations groups, and staff members during the planning phase of the project
  • Provide advice to ensure conformity with specifications, codes, regulations, and University Design Standards
  • Develop architectural program requirements.
  • Develop overall project budgets including construction, consultant and other fees, furnishings and equipment, operations and testing costs
  • Manage the selection of consultants


Qualifications & Experience:


  • Minimum of 2 years of related experience
  • Planning and design experience with a degree in architecture
  • Demonstrated experience using cloud-based construction management software solutions to manage project


  • Should be working towards Architectural license

Additional Information

We can only achieve our goals when everyone is empowered to be their best. We believe everyone's contribution matters. It’s why we are pioneering a skills-based approach, where you can harness your unique experience and expertise to carve your career path and maximize the impact we can make together.

You’ll do meaningful work, and no matter what role, you’ll be helping to deliver sustainable solutions for a more prosperous planet. Make your mark, on your career, your colleagues, your clients, your life and the world around you.

Together, we can create a lasting legacy.

Our Commitment to Equality, Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging:

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we are proud to support the growth and equality of our people through initiatives like our Mentorship Program, Global Women’s Network, and Diversity & Inclusion Council. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified candidates regardless of age, race, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.

We request applicants submit a RESUME highlighting relevant work experience; please limit PDF files to 10MB. For design related roles, we also require a portfolio to review.
We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only those selected for an interview will be contacted

As part of Arcadis selection process, candidates may be requested to consent to background checks relevant to the role under consideration for, prior to receiving a job offer (as applicable under state law). These could include: work references, education and credential confirmation, employment verification, identity check, credit report, criminal offence, drug testing and driver’s license record.