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Senior Equipment Planner


UPMC International is actively seeking an experienced Sr. Equipment Planner.  In this role you will coordinate with various departments and physicians to determine equipment needs to be installed as a part of hospital construction projects, work closely with outside vendors, Biotronics, ISD, and supply chain management to ensure that equipment standards and specifications are accurately communicated to the architects and engineers for incorporation into the construction documents, mentor and train new staff and develop standards, processes, and templates to streamline departmental operations.


  • Oversees multiple hospital campus equipment planning projects and reports out performance. Works with the project management team and users to determine the equipment to be ordered for specific projects. This includes the type of beds, monitoring systems, equipment booms, special treatment lighting, etc. Review the equipment list with the responsible department representative to achieve sign-off.
  • Trains and mentors new equipment planning staff. Develops equipment planning standards, processes, and templates.
  • Collaborates with architects and engineers and reviews their documents to ensure equipment is located and coordinated with drawings. Obtains equipment quotes, generates concept budget and advises the project managers.
  • Manages the acquisition, delivery, and installation of equipment for projects. Attends the construction meetings to understand the timeline and orders equipment to meet timelines. Maintains an on-going knowledge of the current medical equipment trends, updating the procurement standards as needed.
  • Communicates with Supply Chain Management regarding new types of equipment and coordinates trials of new equipment with the clinical user. Orders all medical equipment for the projects and coordinates with the project management team to be certain that the equipment is installed correctly and in a timely fashion.
  • Communicates with UPMC Biotronics department to recycle medical equipment within the UPMC system as appropriate. Provides consultation to other UPMC hospitals as appropriate.
  • Maintains a working knowledge of the existing facilities and their utilization on the UPMC campuses. Collaborates with construction management personnel on Equipment Planning.
  • Coordinates with supply chain management personnel, outside vendors, contractors and design professionals to assure comprehensive satisfaction of the end user for all projects assigned. Coordinates aspects of the projects' group 1, group 2, and group 3 equipment including design, planning, estimating, scheduling and installation services.
  • Develops and monitors the equipment project budgets. Communicates monthly budget status to project manager. Works from and advises on the project schedule related to equipment deliveries with the Project Manager. Reviews construction documents prepared by the A+E firms for accuracy, constructability, and value engineering ideas.




Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Basic Science or related technical field AND 5 years of planning experience in a hospital setting or working in the hospital equipment industry or a minimum of 7 years of business related experience OR 7 years of Clinical Engineering, supply chain or related experience AND 4 years of planning experience in a hospital setting or working in the hospital equipment industry or a minimum of 10 years of business related experience.

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