HERA provides a generous benefits package that includes competitive salaries, 100% remote work, 4 ½-day work weeks and more to help our employees lead healthy and balanced lives.

  • 10 ½ holidays off
  • 3 weeks of PTO
  • 4 ½ day work week
  • Flexible work schedule and work from home
  • 100% paid medical, dental, vision, life and disability premium
  • Health Savings Account
  • 401k with employer matching funds including profit sharing and safe harbor
  • Professional Development allowance
  • “Leadership Ladder” employee growth program to encourage advancement
  • Bonus pool for all employees
  • Parental/maternity leave policy

Senior Laboratory Planner/Architect

Reports to: Principals and Directors
Works with: Project Managers, Project Architects, Lab Planners, Tech Support, Subject Matter Experts, Finance Personnel, Marketing Personnel and Principals
Location: Remote/local
Status: Full-Time; Permanent
Education: Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in design or science related field preferred

HERA is seeking a professional with 10 to 12 years of laboratory planning and design, to work remotely or in St. Louis, Bethesda, Atlanta, Philadelphia, or Tampa office locations. This is an exciting growth opportunity for an energetic, self-starter to work with scientific clients across the country. HERA works on challenging projects in a variety of laboratory environments, including academic, forensic, research and development, government, and clinical labs.

Roles and responsibilities include
• Laboratory planning & pre-design knowledge of specialty architectural environments
• Manages projects from initiation to closeout
• Develops team staffing for projects with managers in other HERA offices
• Use project reporting software
• Serve as a technical advisor in one or more of aforementioned markets
• Aptitude to lead discussions with clients in all phases of project development
• Delegate and oversee project deliverables
• Provide technical lab documentation oversight, and quality control (QC) reviews
• Participate in marketing campaigns, project interviews and fee and scope development

Experience and key qualifications include
• Minimum of 8 years of experience in the architectural field
• Registered architect, NCARB certification is desirable
• Broad experience in all phases of project development
• Excellent oral and written communication
• Strong project management, mentoring and supervisory skills
• Ability to manage multiple projects
• Proficient in Revit
• Other illustration and graphic tools are desired
• Experience with contract negotiations, implementation, and staffing desirable
• Proficiency in Microsoft products; experience with Deltek Vision is valuable
• Ability to travel nationally and potentially internationally

How to apply
Clearly identify your ability to contribute to our firm’s growth in your cover letter when you submit your resume and work samples to Taylor Schuman, PHR, Office Manager and Human Resources Assistant: Email: or use the upload button below.

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