• Master Planner

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    The Master Planner will be responsible for having a broad understanding of facilities and general requirements for a variety of building types within the client's portfolio.  This person will be responsible for forecasting and communicating future facility needs for spaces such as commercial offices, research & engineering centers in North America, as well as providing guidance and assistance to other regions.


    Key job duties include:

    • Work with the rest of the Master Planning Team to maintain standard datasets and graphics for us by the client including area maps, flow charts/diagrams, conceptual site/facility plans, building lists, key statistics, and master plan documentation.
    • Modify or create 3D "massing" type architectural and site drawings for use in presentations.
    • Drive the use of new technologies to maximize the repeatability, quality, reuse and efficiency of materials created (updates and revisions are frequent in the planning process).
    • Maintain versioning of master planning documents, plan options and supporting SharePoint site.
    • Work with the communications team on internal and external communications of master planning activities.


    Qualifications include:

    • Bachelor's degree in Architecture, Urban Planning, Planning or Engineering required; Masters degree preferred
    • Minimum 5 years of related planning experience
    • Experience in facility development, construction or operations is ideal, but not required


    • Excellent written and oral communication
    • Software knowledge including:
      • Adobe Suite
      • Microsoft Office Suite
      • Sketch-Up, Maya, 3Ds Max or other 3D rendering softwares
      • Revit, AutoCAD, and/or Archibus
    • Proficient in strategizing, communications and graphic arts


    Ghafari is a global engineering, architecture, process design, consulting, and construction services firm driven to understand and meet the distinct needs of every client. For nearly forty years, we have taken a personal approach to highly technical projects in complex markets. By blending insight with technological innovation, we help clients elevate their efficiency, sustainability, and impact.


    Our full-service, in-house team works together to meet the unique demands of each project. Working side by side, market experts and discipline leaders exchange insights to uncover new opportunities for efficiency. This rigorous collaboration allows us to bridge smart design with precise functionality.


    Ghafari was founded on the promise of technological innovation. Today, we are recognized as a pioneer in adopting and standardizing the latest advancements in our field. We aim to remain at the forefront of our industry and create ever-smarter spaces that help clients navigate new demands within their field.


    Join our team and work on forward-thinking projects around the world.


    Ghafari Associates, LLC is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer and is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities in the employment application process. If you need an accommodation due to a disability in order to use our online system to apply for a position at Ghafari Associates, LLC, you may apply for positions in the following ways:


    Connect to our job portal (https://ghafari.jobs)
    By fax at 313.436.8624; Attn: Human Resources
    By mail at 17101 Michigan Avenue, Dearborn, MI 48126; Attn: Human Resources
    In person at 17101 Michigan Avenue, Dearborn, MI 48126.
    By email at hr@ghafari.com
    If there are any questions or additional accommodations that are required, please contact 313.441.3000 for assistance.


    It is Ghafari Associates, LLC’s policy not to discriminate in its employment and personnel practices because of a person’s race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, age, weight, height, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a qualified individual with a disability or a protected veteran, or any other classification protected by federal, state or local law or ordinance.



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