Space Planner in Washington, DC at JLL

Date Posted: 7/8/2018

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Job Description


We are seeking an architect or interior designer who enjoys workplace strategy, programming and space planning and is a business minded, organized problem solver.  Applicant must be an excellent communicator, pro-active, driven, collaborative, and seek excellence for the client while working in conjunction with our Brokerage group. This position will support JLL’s efforts to grow its Tenant Representation practice in the Mid-Atlantic region by providing workplace strategy and test fit space planning services during the business development, marketing, sales and real estate process.  

To perform in this position successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.


  • Communicates positively with client, responding appropriately, and seeking guidance from others on potential actions / next steps.
  • Creates and develops space requirement programs / occupancy plans for the client, demonstrating a keen ability to collect information and translate it into a comprehensive real estate plan.
  • Performs basic facility occupancy planning (e.g. analysis, options development, evaluation, recommendations) - with some guidance.
  • Conducts client-user interviews and facilitate small group meetings.
  • Document client meeting information visually, numerically and verbally utilizing various graphic software programs such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe Acrobat Creative Suite, etc.
  • Assists with management level presentations that achieve desired outcomes and client confidence.
  • Maintains an understanding of workplace trends and evolutionary needs, including International Building Code and ADAAG.
  • Ensures occupancy information is updated and accurate.
  • Capable of leading basic occupancy projects, participate in space tours and conduct on-site observations of suitability for client requirements.
  • Prepare and participate in client presentations, able to produce deliverables (Planning Recommendation/Planning Brief) with some guidance.
  • Graphic abilities - Generates test fit space plans in accordance to established parameters, utilizing AutoCAD / Revit.
  • Able to work in a fast paced environment with timely schedules to coordinate completion of tasks and deliverables.

Required Skills and Competencies:

  • Good verbal and written communication skills required.
  • English language proficiency.
  • Knowledge and ability to use analytical and problem-solving techniques.
  • Distil complex information to the essential for client decision making, with input.
  • Ability to complete tasks and produce deliverables independently with periodic supervision.
  • Write client reports and deliverable text clearly and comprehensibly.
  • Intermediate computer skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Adobe Creative Suite with strong analysis and spreadsheet capabilities.
  • Intermediate AutoCAD / Revit skills. 3D Modeling, a plus.

Required Education & Experience:

  • BA in Architecture, Interior Design or Planning.
  • Professional certification in facility management, interior design, or architecture preferred.
  • Five plus years of previous experience with occupancy space planning.
  • NCIDQ / LEED / WELL Building Standard accreditation an asset.

JLL Is an Equal Opportunity Employer

JLL is committed to developing and maintaining a diverse workforce.  JLL strongly believes in equal opportunity extended to all individuals in all aspects of the employment relationship, including recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, transfer, discipline, layoff, recall and termination without regard to race, color, religion, belief, creed, age, sex, pregnancy or maternity (including childbirth and related conditions), family responsibility (e.g. child care, elder care), nationality, ethnic or national origin or ancestry, citizenship, marital status, civil partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, transgender status, veteran’s status, genetic information, trade union membership, social position, political view or status as a qualified individual with a disability, protected leave status or any other protected characteristic in accordance with applicable law.  The company also endeavors to make reasonable accommodations for known physical or mental limitations of otherwise qualified employees and applicants with disabilities unless the accommodations would impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business and ensures that employment decisions are based only on valid job requirements.

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