Facilities Space Planner

Position: Facilities Space Planner

Job ID: 163705

Location: US-TX-Houston

Department: Facilities Planning/Developmnt

Talent Area: Professional - Non-Clinical

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

About Texas Children's Hospital

Since 1954, Texas Children’s has been leading the charge in patient care, education and research to accelerate health care for children and women around the world. When you love what you do, it truly shows in the smiles of our patient families, employees and our numerous accolades such as being consistently ranked as the best children’s hospital in Texas, and among the top in the nation by U.S.News & World Report as well as recognition from Houston Business Journal as one of this city’s Best Places to Work for ten consecutive years. Texas Children’s comprehensive health care network includes our primary hospital in the Texas Medical Center with expertise in over 40 pediatric subspecialties; the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute (NRI); the Feigin Center for pediatric research; Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women, a comprehensive obstetrics/gynecology facility focusing on high-risk births; Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus, a community hospital in suburban West Houston; and Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands, the first hospital devoted to children’s care for communities north of Houston. We have also created the nation’s first HMO for children, established the largest pediatric primary care network in the country and a global health program that is channeling care to children and women all over the world. Texas Children’s Hospital is also academically affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, one of the largest, most diverse and successful pediatric programs in the nation. To join our community of 14,000 dedicated team members, visit texaschildrenspeople.org for career opportunities. You can also learn more about our amazing culture at infinitepassion.org. At Texas Children’s Hospital, diversity, equity, and inclusion are at the core of our values and mission for the women and children that we serve. We are committed to providing a diverse and inclusive work environment for all faculty, staff and learners throughout our organization. We believe that each member of our one amazing team provides enrichment that allows us to create a lasting legacy for future employees of this great organization. Texas Children’s is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All applicants and employees are considered and evaluated for positions at Texas Children's without regard to mental or physical disability, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, genetic information, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status or any other protected Federal, State/Province or Local status unrelated to the performance of the work involved.


We are searching for a Facilities Space Planner – someone who works well in a fast-paced setting. In this position, you’ll be responsible for providing planning and space management to deliver strategic solutions tied to facilities space needs and master planning.


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Responsibilities :

  • Space planning and space management programs
  • Evaluate department requirements and the suitability of occupied and vacant spaces for potential service(s) or program(s) and develop optimal solutions that will maximize utilization and efficiency
  • Manage all space related requests from initial receipt through to completion, including Space Allocation Requests (SAR), Requests for Services (RFS) and inquiries from leadership
  • Facilitate discussions with end users at all levels to understand the nature of their request for space, develop test fits and draft CAD plans to outline proposed solutions that address the need
  • Identify spaces to assess and perform space utilization analysis to pinpoint efficiencies and inefficiencies, develop clear resolution for the inefficiencies to be implemented by leadership
  • Develop scope of work based on customer needs consistent with standards and objectives
  • Manage the application and enforcement of the Space Management Program Policy & Procedure to ensure that program goals are met in alignment with strategic goals, policy standards and master planning principles through pre-planning, end user communication, and interpreting national, state, and local codes
  • Educate end users on the Space Management Policy and the SAR process to ensure a clear understanding of how to request space while incorporating a strategic space plan that will improve their overall utilization
  • Develop and implement space planning assessment and optimization programs to be incorporated
  • Assess sources of data required for the facilities planning process and implement workflow changes to enhance the process or address gaps in data
  • Collaborate with leadership to understand future population and space needs, as well as provides guidance on configurations to support both current and future requirements


  • Being fully vaccinated against COVID-19, including any booster dose(s) of the COVID-19 vaccine recommended by the Centers for Disease Control when eligible, is required for all employees at Texas Children’s unless approved for a medical or religious exemption
  • Bachelor's Degree in arts, interior design, architecture, logistics, facility management or related field required
  • 2 years’ experience as a facility planner or coordinator, which includes demonstrated experience in resolving space problems utilizing industry standard tools, including databases, CAD software and presentation techniques required
  • Technical knowledge of computer database software, word processing, spreadsheet software and computer aided drafting (CAD) software and general knowledge of data analysis
  • In addition, knowledge of Department of State Health Services Hospital Licensing Rules, accessibility regulations, BOMA Standards, facility planning practices, industry standards and healthcare facility terminology are preferred
  • Ability to collaborate with a wide variety of professionals at all levels, the ability to pay attention to details, discern wants from needs, and have an open mind
  • Must possess strong verbal communication and grammatical skills, be a self-starter who is able to prioritize and complete multiple tasks with little or no supervision, and be able to utilize computer word processing, spreadsheet, Email, and project scheduling programs, and CAD tools, including a plotter
  • Experience in healthcare facility planning and healthcare environments preferred

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