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Occupancy Planner

Chicago, IL
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HOK is currently seeking an Occupancy Planner to join our Onsite Services team at the client site in ChicagoWe are seeking space planners or interior designers with strong analytic skills who have experience interfacing with the client.


To perform in this position successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



  • Communicates positively with client, responding appropriately, and seeking guidance from others on potential actions / next steps.

  • Creates and develops occupancy plans for the client, demonstrating a keen ability to collect information and translate it into a comprehensive real estate plan.

  • Performs basic facility occupancy planning (e.g. analysis, options development, evaluation, recommendations) - with some guidance.

  • Conducts client-user interviews and facilitate small group meetings.

  • Document client meeting information visually, numerically and verbally at an acceptable quality level.

  • Assists with management level presentations that achieve desired outcomes and client confidence.

  • Provides conflict resolution/negotiation locally with the clients occupants as required.

  • Maintains an understanding of local business character and evolutionary needs.

  • Manages the move migration for occupancy projects.

  • Ensures occupancy information is updated and accurate.

  • Capable of leading basic occupancy projects.

  • Knows and understands client specific service delivery work processes and responsibility distribution.

  • Able to produce deliverables (Planning Recommendation/Planning Brief) with some guidance.

  • Graphic abilities - Generates program test fits in accordance to established parameters, with assistance.

  • Know, and understand, OSS marketing strategies; and able to communicate services in an informative manner.



  • Some travel may be required.

  • Some overtime may be required.

  • The job duties and requirements that this document describes may be altered or supplemented at any time at the sole discretion of HOK.

Required Skills


  • Good verbal and written communication skills required.

  • English language proficiency.

  • Knowledge and ability to use analytical and problem-solving techniques.

  • Distil complex information to the essential for client decision making, with input.

  • Ability to complete tasks and produce deliverables independently with periodic supervision.

  • Write client reports and deliverable text clearly and comprehensibly.

  • Intermediate computer skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, strong analysis and spreadsheet capabilities.

  • Basic AutoCAD skills.

  • Basic IWMS/CAFM principle understanding.

  • Capable of operating a leading IWMS application at the basic level.

Required Experience


  • BA in Architecture, Real Estate, Interior Design or Planning, Engineering.

  • Professional certification in facility management, interior design, engineering or architecture preferred.

  • Five plus years of previous experience occupancy planning.


HOK is a drug-free workplace.  HOK is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, status as a protected veteran or status as a qualified individual with a disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable Federal, State or Local law. 

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Chicago, Illinois, United States

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