Our Critical Facilities practice area is unique, having the ability to draw expertise from and collaborate with all of Gensler’s practice areas to serve clients based on the client’s industry for example building teams of experts in Gensler’s Critical Facilities and Health and Wellness Practices to deliver data centers for healthcare providers.
Beyond data centers, our critical facilities team delivers projects for high-performance / research / supercomputing, command and control centers, SCIFs, distribution and logistics, high-tech manufacturing, and various other technology-rich project types.
Critical Facilities at Gensler goes back to the 1980s, growing out of our Financial Services practice, where clients were increasingly building technology-rich environments to support electronic trading.
For many years the practice was a loose network of individuals who developed this expertise, and eventually came together officially as a practice area in 1997 as the need for large scale data centers was beginning.
Since 1997, Gensler has been one of the leading firms delivering Critical Facilities projects, ranked amongst the top 3 data center architects for the past 10 years.
Our CF team currently has strong presence in North America and Europe with experience in Latin America and Asia that continues to grow.
Gensler’s Firmwide Critical Facilities Practice Area is looking to fill several senior leadership positions with entrepreneurial, future ready individuals who possess innovative thought leadership, outstanding client relationships, successful project leadership, and persuasive communication skills to help our current team of Global and Regional Leaders grow the practice even further.
Working in collaboration with other Gensler Global and Regional Leaders in this practice area, you will seek to leverage the capabilities of the firm to lead Critical Facilities projects and build this practice.
Gensler is an entrepreneurial, collaborative, non-centralized and non-hierarchical organization. The road map for success will require you to build on the collective excellence of the leaders alongside of you to set, and achieve common goals.
Your success will be based in the knowledge and patience to provide guidance to a variety of team members, advising and supporting where necessary.
What You Will Do
Design and deliver world class Data Centers as well as other Critical Facilities such as Logistics and Distribution Centers as well as Complex Manufacturing Sites
Be in the market, actively engaged with current and potential clients and industry partners
Be active in thought leadership, writing, speaking and leading or participating in research
Manage client expectations, team communication, and consultant coordination
Build relationships and collaborate with our colleagues across the globe to advance client interests and practice area objectives
Prepare project proposals, negotiate contracts and fees, participate in interviews and introductory meetings
Mentor, support, and direct staff to help them achieve not only client goals but personal development goals
Advanced Degree in Architecture or Engineering from an accredited program, or similar applicable degree
Bilingual (English & Spanish)
15+ years of relevant professional experience
Experience in Critical Facilities projects (i.e. data centers, command and control centers, high-performance computing, etc.
or similarly complex projects that may include science laboratories, high-tech manufacturing, light-industrial, etc.) is preferred
Capable of generating Critical Facilities Practice Area work
Experience negotiating project scope and fees
Experience with managing a diverse architectural or engineering firm, regional office, and / or practice group
Strong leadership, organization, communication, and relationship management skills
Understanding of Autodesk Revit and related BIM software as a delivery platform
Gensler is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. All aspects of employment decisions will be based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs.
We do not discriminate on the bases of any status protected under federal, state, or local law. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.
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