• Director of Design

    Location US-IN-Indianapolis
    Job ID
    Construction Project Management
    Company Name
    Medxcel Facilities Management
  • Overview

    Medxcel is here to lead the transformation of healthcare facilities management by incorporating a new approach to providing services. Created by healthcare, for healthcare, we have a dedicated focus on our people and customers, as well as providing tools, processes, support resources, data analytics and insource strategies that drive results


    The National Director of Design will be responsible for defining Medxcel’s approach to architecture, engineering, and interior design at the signed working location of the Medxcel Central Office in Indianapolis, IN The Director will create design standards and specifications and then review construction and design projects for compliance with those standards and specifications. The primary focus will be ensuring the overall effectiveness of facilities’ design and their alignment with the individual organization’s mission and strategy. The candidate and his or her team will model all aspects of professionalism with emphasis on establishing the system’s productive role in significant capital projects.



    • Responsible for direct supervision of interior design, engineering, and architecture staff
    • Create plans for the alignment of Medxcel with organizational branding and finish preferences.
    • Coordinate paint, carpet, and furnishings in a cohesive way across all ministries. Work with Facilities Management teams on painting, Project Managers on space planning, and site leadership on plans and timing
    • Coordinate a value based approach to engineering which meets the needs of both capital management and the operations function of the business
    • Ensure Medxcel PDC is adhering to design standards, while balancing space and design to manage the cost of the building
    • Update Medxcel PDC’s design standards quarterly and continuously review design and construction projects against those standards
    • Act as the primary liaison for all external professional service firms
    • Review applications for contracts and ensure all service firms meet Ascension standards on conduct, safety, and operating procedures
    • 25-50% travel required


    • Problem solving – identifying and resolving problems in a timely manner and gather and skillfully analyze information  
    • Planning/organizing – prioritizing and planning work activities, uses time efficiently and develops realistic action plans  
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with ability to communicate across all levels of the organization, including technology, tools, and processes 
    • Experience and proficiency with MS Office Suite 
    • Excellent leadership skills, including ability to manage associates in a matrix reporting structure   
    • Critical thinking skills – demonstrated ability to approach technical design and construction issues, identify alternative solutions, make recommendations, and present them in an easily understood manner
    • Decisive judgment – ability to assess situations or circumstances and draw sound and objective conclusions 
    • Accountability – ability to take responsibility for action and results 
    • Ability to delegate tasks, follow up on assigned tasks and report on progress of work  
    • Ability to train others on technical components, applicable regulations, and internal procedures 
    • Strong understanding of design methods and philosophies pertaining to healthcare facilities


               Minimum Required:
                   • Bachelor’s in architecture, engineering, or interior design
                   • Master’s in business administration or other


                  • AIA or PE


              Minimum Required:
                 • 10+ years of healthcare design experience
                • 15+ years of healthcare design experience 
                • Experience managing associates in a matrix reporting structure




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