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Facilities Planning Project Planner

Date: Jun 24, 2022

Location: Erie, PA, US, 16530

Company: Erie Insurance

Division or Field Office:

Corporate Services Division

Department of Position: Workplace Services Department 

Work from:

Erie Home Office


At Erie Insurance, you’re not just part of a Fortune 500 company; you’re also a valued member of a diverse and inclusive team that includes more than 5,000 employees and over 2,200 independent agencies.  Our Employees work in the Home Office complex located in Erie, PA, and in our Field Offices that span 12 states and the District of Columbia.  To attract and retain the best talent, we reward our team members with competitive salaries and a very generous benefits package.


Position Summary

Plans and manages Interior Design projects for ERIE owned and leased buildings, ensuring that project results contribute positive business value and meet agreed-upon scope, cost, schedule, and quality objectives. Prepares and contributes to corporate strategic space planning efforts and recommends effective short and long term space utilization solutions.


  • Relocation assistance will be provided to the selected candidate to relocate to Erie, PA.

Duties and Responsibilities

Project Management/Coordination for FF&E (furniture, fixtures, & equipment) or other assigned facilities projects:  Develops and maintains the overall project plan. Oversees interior projects, manages and estimates the project budget, schedule, scope, and prioritizes work tasks as needed.  Oversees coordination of internal and external resources.


Programming: Understands and documents project goals and objectives, evaluates the current state, collects data, analyzes data and completes a comprehensive program report.


Conceptualization/Documentation:  Creates conceptual schematic floor plans that are both creative, innovative, and in compliance with interior building codes and requirements. Works cohesively with internal and external resources to contribute to the production of design development drawings, fully developed construction documents, and specifications. Validates plans against construction, mechanical and electrical engineering and A&D drawing sets.


Material and Product Selection: Researches and selects interior furniture products, materials, and finishes; selects casework finishes, interior signage, and window treatments. Selections are to meet and or exceed the base organizational standards and procedures, lifecycle performance, sustainable attributes, environmental impact, ergonomic requirements, installation methods, and building code-compliance.


Communication:  Develops and maintains effective working relationships with customers and project participants. Identifies project issues and manages issue resolution. Communicates project issues to the project team, clients, management and others as required.  Mentors and trains less experienced staff as needed and contributes to team collaboration and innovation.


The first duty listed is the function identified as essential to the job. Essential functions are those job duties that must be performed in order for the job to be accomplished.

This position description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the incumbent. Employees are required to follow any other job-related instruction and to perform any other duties as requested by their supervisor, or as become evident.


Values Diversity
Nimble Learning
Detail Orientation
Customer Focus
Cultivates Innovation
Job-Specific Knowledge
Instills Trust
Optimizes Work Processes
Ensures Accountability
Decision Quality


Bachelor’s degree in Interior Design or equivalent. Three years of previous related experience. Working knowledge of Architectural Design, Project Management, AutoCAD, and related design software. Working knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet and project planning software. Periodic travel including overnight stays. 
Candidates with Revit Software training or experience highly preferred but not required. NCIDQ (National Council for Interior Design Qualification) certification preferred but not required.  

Physical Requirements

Lifting 0-20 lbs; Occasional (<20%)
Lifting 20-50 lbs; Occasional (<20%)
Lifting Over 50 lbs; Occasional (<20%)
Driving; Occasional (<20%)
Pushing/Pulling; Occasional (<20%)
Manual Keying/Data Entry; Often (20-50%)
Climbing; Rarely

Nearest Major Market: Erie