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Draper Senior Space Planner in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Draper is an independent, nonprofit research and development company headquartered in Cambridge, MA. The 1,800 employees of Draper tackle important national challenges with a promise of delivering successful and usable solutions. From military defense and space exploration to biomedical engineering, lives often depend on the solutions we provide. Our multidisciplinary teams of engineers and scientists work in a collaborative environment that inspires the cross-fertilization of ideas necessary for true innovation. For more information about Draper, visit

Our work is very important to us, but so is our life outside of work. Draper supports many programs to improve work-life balance including workplace flexibility, employee clubs ranging from photography to yoga, health and finance workshops, off site social events and discounts to local museums and cultural activities. If this specific job opportunity and the chance to work at a nationally renowned R&D innovation company appeals to you, apply now

Equal Employment Opportunity

Draper is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. We understand the value of diversity and its impact on a high-performance culture. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information.

Draper is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. To request reasonable accommodation, please contact

Dynamic individual contributor responsible for establishing and executing a space planning function for the organization. The successful candidate will create short and long term occupancy and space utilization strategies for headquarters and multiple satellite locations. This position will directly support executive level reporting, analytics and strategic real estate portfolio decisions.

Duties include:

  • Conduct a design and utilization survey of existing space and updating drawings to reflect the as-built environment.

  • Implement and manage a new space planning tool to enable scenario planning and space utilization metric reporting.

  • Create high level plans for utilization of space and facilities consistent with requirements of organizational efficiency and available facilities and funds.

  • Develop, present and implement approved space plans that meet organizational and operational needs, to ensure the development of the most efficient office/lab environment.

  • Conduct annual space utilization sudits

  • Establish a Facilities master plan and standards.

  • Manage the interior design, wayfinding and emergency evacuation signage within facilities.


The knowledge of theories, principles, and concepts typically acquired through completion of a Bachelor's degree in Architecture or a closely related field and a minimum of seven plus years of experience preferably in a high technology environment.

Key Qualifications

  • Seven to Ten years of experience in a space planner role

  • Excellent analytical and data analysis skills

  • Outstanding communication & presentation skills

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Prior space management experience

  • Extensive experience with AutoCAD and space planning tools

  • Experience reviewing and understanding design and construction documents

  • Proficiency with office productivity software

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret Clearance

ID: 2021-5256

External Company Name: The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory Inc