Facilities Planning Project Planner

Date: Mar 23, 2024

Location: Erie, PA, US, 16540

Company: Erie Insurance

Division or Field Office:

Corporate Services Division

Department of Position: Workplace Services Department 

Work from:

Erie Home Office
Salary Range:

$60,677.00 - $96,925.00 *

salary range is for this level and may vary based on actual level of role hired for

*This range represents a national range and the actual salary will depend on several factors including the scope and complexity of the role and the skills, education, training, credentials, location, and experience of an applicant, as well as level of role for which the successful candidate is hired. Position may be eligible for an annual bonus payment.


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 6,000 employees and over 13,000 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. 

Benefits That Go Beyond The Basics

We strive to be Above all in Service® to our customers—and to our employees. That’s why Erie Insurance offers you an exceptional benefits package, including:

  • Premier health, prescription, dental, and vision benefits for you and your dependents. Coverage begins your first day of work.
  • Low contributions to medical and prescription premiums. We currently pay up to 97% of employees’ monthly premium costs.
  • Pension. We are one of only 13 Fortune 500 companies to offer a traditional pension plan. Full-time employees are vested after five years of service.
  • 401(k) with up to 4% contribution match. The 401(k) is offered in addition to the pension.
  • Paid time off. Paid vacation, personal days, sick days, bereavement days and parental leave.
  • Career development. Including a tuition reimbursement program for higher education and industry designations.

Additional benefits that include company-paid basic life insurance; short-and long-term disability insurance; orthodontic coverage for children and adults; adoption assistance; fertility and infertility coverage; well-being programs; paid volunteer hours for service to your community; and dollar-for-dollar matching of your charitable gifts each year.


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.

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/Moving 0-20 lbs; Occasional (<20%)
Lifting/Moving 20-50 lbs; Occasional (<20%)
Ability to move over 50 lbs using lifting aide equipment; Occasional (<20%)
Driving; Occasional (<20%)
Pushing/Pulling/moving objects, equipment with wheels; Occasional (<20%)
Manual Keying/Data Entry/inputting information/computer use; Often (20-50%)
Climbing/accessing heights; Rarely