Lehigh University Planner in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

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.

Position Number:

Facilities Planning


Job Family:
Facilities/Physical Planning

Posting Date:


The Planner will provide design expertise and leadership for multiple space planning and small interior renovation projects. Typically projects range of up to $250,000.

  1. Lead and 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
    • Generate multiple space and furniture layout design options and solutions
  2. Plan, design and manage small in-house interior renovations for campus buildings; includes finishes, furniture selections, signage and moves
    • Meet with campus clients to determine space, design and furniture needs and develop solutions
    • Prepare schematic plans and sketches or construction drawings as needed
    • Select furnishings and materials and prepare finish boards as needed
    • Prepare outline, or scope of work for vendors
    • Prepare preliminary project estimates
    • Coordinate moves; moves could be single office, entire department or equipment moves
  3. Manage interiors and furniture selections of large scale projects in support of the Project Team
    • Assemble furnishings and materials selections for projects
    • Place orders for furnishings, coordinate and accept deliveries
    • Coordinate work with contractor's work and write work orders as appropriate
    • Work with project managers on project-related duties as needed
  4. Maintain and update materials and design standards
    • Assist with the documentation, updating and maintenance of design standards
  5. Budget and business management pertaining to assigned work
    • Administer all project accounts using Lehigh University's accounting system, guidelines and protocols
    • Track and reconcile all spending
  6. 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

  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 funded by soft dollars; there is no severance associated with this position
  • This position is responsible for driving university-owned vehicles as a routine function, therefore a valid Pennsylvania 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

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