Director of Planning and Design - Real Estate

Job Description

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Dept- Real Estate

REQ #23988


Job Title: Corporate Director - Planning, Design & Construction 

The Corporate Director of Planning and Design is responsible for managing the portfolio of short, mid and long-term Planning and Design projects for Mount Sinai Health System hospital and non-hospital properties.  The Corporate Director of Planning and Design will report directly to the Vice President for Planning, Design and Construction and work closely with the Directors of Construction at the various hospitals.  The current annual capital plan includes many projects at many sites of varying complexity.  You will help transform the Real Estate and Facilities Division into a premier metropolitan healthcare planning and design department as we continue to design beautiful, patient and staff friendly projects that are also large and technically complex.  We are engaged in a very active and engaging period as we use improved technologies, such as Revit, BIM, virtual and augmented reality that increase productivity, improve efficiency, minimize risk and control costs helping us to stay on and within budget while meeting regulatory compliance standards. 

Roles & Responsibilities:

Working closely with physicians, administrators, hospital leadership and corporate executive staff, the Corporate Director of Planning and Design will oversee the design of all capital projects throughout the System.  The candidate will:

· Coordinate the activities of architects and engineers to ensure that project scope and schedules are met and to ensure compliance with all institutional, local and federal regulations.

· Develop and track project budgets taking appropriate action when necessary to ensure adherence to budgetary limitations as well as to ensure projects stay on schedule.

·Communicate results of planning and feasibility studies to stakeholders in a concise fashion offering valid explanations and presenting sound recommendations.

· Coordinate design with IT, in-house engineering and supply chain.  Monitor these department timelines to ensure that schedules are met.

· Work with Vice President and Directors of Construction to resolves issues that may be uncovered during design or construction.

· Work with the Vice President to establish performance indicators for staff and monitor performance against those standards; help develop a compelling training program for staff.

· Work with the Vice President of Real Estate on the planning and design of potential leases sites.

· Identify processes, systems and tools to assist in the gathering of data for planning and design.



  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • At least 10 years managing a large and complex planning and design. program for a hospital, university or other similar institution.
  • At least 5 years experience in a managerial capacity.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication.
  • Registered architect or licensed engineer a plus.

Strength Through Diversity

The Mount Sinai Health System believes that diversity and inclusion is a driver for excellence. We share a common devotion to delivering exceptional patient care. Yet we’re as diverse as the city we call home- culturally, ethically, in outlook and lifestyle. When you join us, you become a part of Mount Sinai’s unrivaled record of achievement, education and advancement as we revolutionize healthcare delivery together.
We work hard to recruit and retain the best people, and to create a welcoming, nurturing work environment where you have the opportunity and support to develop professionally. We share the belief that all employees, regardless of job title or expertise, have an impact on quality patient care. 

Explore more about this opportunity and how you can help us write a new chapter in our story! 

Who We Are

Over 38,000 employees strong, the mission of the Mount Sinai Health System is to provide compassionate patient care with seamless coordination and to advance medicine through unrivaled education, research, and outreach in the many diverse communities we serve.
Formed in September 2013, The Mount Sinai Health System combines the excellence of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai with seven premier hospitals, including Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai Brooklyn, The Mount Sinai Hospital, Mount Sinai Queens, Mount Sinai West (formerly Mount Sinai Roosevelt), Mount Sinai St. Luke’s, and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai.
The Mount Sinai Health System is an equal opportunity employer. We comply with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate, exclude, or treat people differently on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. 

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