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Healthcare Lead Consultant, Various Locations

NBBJ is a design and architecture firm, led by ideas and a culture of collaboration. With offices around the globe, the diverse perspectives of your future colleagues and clients will inspire and challenge you to be extraordinary. Innovation and creativity are at the heart of our work: creating spaces and experiences that better connect people to each other as they live, learn, and work in their communities. We partner with pioneers like Amazon, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and Massachusetts General Hospital as we create solutions for tomorrow guided by our vision: we design for life. Are you interested in designing what’s next? Join us.
This role at a glance:
This is an excellent opportunity for you to join NBBJ in our Healthcare Consulting Studio as a Healthcare Consultant. We are seeking a Healthcare Leader experienced in assisting clients in a holistic manner to deliver Strategic, Master Planning, and Programming engagements. Such engagements require the ability to develop facilitation tools that serve as road maps for deploying services and capital to achieve the client’s vision and/or strategic objectives. Our ideal candidate will be based in the Columbus area; however, we are open to candidates located in one of our other cities of operation which include: Boston, Columbus, London, Los Angeles, New York, Portland, San Francisco, Seattle, and Washington, D.C.
In your new role:

  • Ability to discern local and national trends in healthcare delivery
  • Analyze competitor market share, market dynamics, engage key stakeholders in a comprehensive planning process
  • Develop fact-based analytical planning approaches and methodologies
  • Project future inpatient and outpatient service distribution, volumes, and related facilities response
  • Comprehensive understanding of hospital-departmental operations, ability to convert patient activity volumes into key room units (inpatient beds, operating rooms, emergency bays, etc.)
  • Ability to assess key risks of a plan and mitigation opportunities
  • Support and lead business development efforts
  • Understand project scope and execute project approach and actively manage completion of work products to a successful end
  • Communicate with design team leads on project direction and outcomes
  • Direct client interviews related to data analysis, data interpretation, and process understanding
  • Structure methodologies, analyze, synthesize, research, and apply the findings to the project
  • Leverage in house analytics tools, as appropriate, in consulting projects
  • Manage resources needed to complete the project
  • Develop recommendations and integrate with the project
  • Able to provide targeted communication, both verbal and written, to external clients and internal team members and leadership
  • Effectively direct, coach, motivate and evaluate junior team members

What you will need to succeed:

  • 8+ years’ relevant experience in management consulting and/or health care provider industry
  • Advanced degree(s) in Health Care Administration and/or Business, or other relevant field
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills demonstrated by the ability to synthesize research and interviews into actionable recommendations
  • An uncompromising commitment to quality and a passion for health care
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal/written communication, documentation and presentation skills
  • Well-developed project, people management and client relationship skills
  • Detail-oriented
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment
  • Open to travel up to 25% of the time
  • Demonstrated additional expertise in a relevant field such as finance, real estate or network development is a plus
  • Advanced use in analytical and GIS-mapping programs (e.g. Excel, Power BI, ESRI, Tableau, etc.)

The annual base pay range for this role is anticipated to be between $115,000 and $155,000. Actual compensation for successful candidates will be carefully determined based on a number of factors, including their skills, qualifications, location, and experience.

Why choose NBBJ?
We believe that all NBBJ employees should love their work. This means not only loving what you do but having pride in your workplace. We strive to be that irresistible place to work by enhancing your employee experience with customized programs and comprehensive benefits. In addition to 100% covered employee healthcare costs and 401k contributions, we offer unique professional development opportunities, volunteer opportunities and access to leading technology and resources to further help you love your work and advance your career.

  • NBBJ has been named three times by Fast Company as one of the most innovative architecture firms.
  • Founded in 1943, our first office opened over 75 years ago in Seattle, Washington. We now have over 10 office locations around the globe.
  • We are a transdisciplinary, cross-practice focused firm with a deep portfolio of Civic & Cultural, Commercial, Corporate, Healthcare, Higher Education, Science and Technology, Sports, and Urban Environment projects. We also have several areas of service expertise including: Architecture, Environmental Graphic Design, Interior Design, Lighting Design, Workplace Consulting and more.
  • In the past decade, NBBJ has received more than 300 awards from leading global, national and regional award programs across the business, real estate and design communities.
  • We work with 5 of the top global high-tech companies, 14 of the U.S. News and World Report Top Hospitals, and 4 of the top 10 highest-ranked learning institutions.
  • Our clients include institutional leaders such as Cambridge University, Google, Samsung, Cleveland Clinic, Tencent, and Stanford University.


Our Values:
We are a collective of thinkers, makers and dreamers working to create positive impact through design. But we’re more than that—we’re also a firm made up of individuals, each with unique talents, ideas and contributions. This blend of togetherness and individuality makes us who we are. It’s also the basis for our values, which guide how we show up for each other and our clients:

  • Stand for Optimism: We are united behind a calling to design a better future for our clients, society, and planet.
  • Lead with Curiosity: We never stop asking “what if?” and “why?”
  • Commit to Sustainability: We wield extraordinary power—and have an obligation—to initiate environmental change.
  • Design for All: We have a responsibility—through our process and work—to design with and for all.
  • Own the Outcome: We are entrepreneurs of our destiny, focused on the success of each other and our clients.
  • Grow our Legacy: We are part of a story bigger than ourselves.

NBBJ is an Equal Opportunity Employer. M/F Disabled and Vet EEO/AA Employer.

NBBJ does not accept unsolicited resumes or similar submissions from third party recruiters or employment agencies. Any unsolicited materials received by NBBJ from a source other than an individual candidate will be considered NBBJ property and NBBJ reserves the right to pursue and hire candidates referred to us without any financial obligation to the third party in question. If you are interested in becoming an approved NBBJ external recruiter, please contact a member of the NBBJ Talent Acquisition Team.

Please apply directly through our careers page.