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Facilities Planner

Company: Yale University
Location: New Haven
Posted on: June 20, 2022

Job Description:

Position Focus Reporting to the Associate Director of Planning Administration, the Architect Planner is responsible for supporting campus planning activities, working collaboratively with the Yale Office of Facilities team, Yale stakeholders, and multi-disciplinary consultants. The Architect Planner will work on a wide range of planning initiatives, including space programming, planning studies, feasibility studies, systems planning, and campus planning at multiple scales. The incumbant will be responsible for project formulation (i.e., establishing the scope / schedule / budget parameters) of capital projects.The position requires an interest and experience in planning for diverse programs, including academic, administrative, athletic, medical, research, and cultural units. The position will also support and advance the sustainable design goals of the University through the application of sustainable design principles.
Essential Duties

  • Develops planning models based on the needs of department and institutional priorities.
  • Participates in the resolution of planning and technical conflicts and recommends cost effective options and approaches.
  • Ensures that institutional planning objectives and strategies are incorporated into departmental plans and projects.
  • Manages authorizations by preparing succinct presentations that distill complex project issues into distinct, clear options, thereby allowing for informed and timely decision-making.
  • Establishes priorities for the allocation of design resources. Provides information and recommendations on physical and comprehensive planning and design issues, large-scale planning studies, and special facilities planning topics.
  • Manages and reviews the progress and quality of the work performed by outside and in-house consultants. Manages the work efforts of external architects and engineers.
  • Acts as the primary contact among project architects, other consultants, various building committees, technical and operations groups, and staff members during the planning phase of the project.
  • Provides advice to ensure conformity with specifications, codes, regulations, and University Design Standards. Develops engineering and architectural program requirements.
  • Resolves conflicting issues with consultants, project scope, budgets and schedules. Develops overall project budgets including construction, consultant and other fees, furnishings and equipment, operations and testing costs. Manages the selection of consultants.
  • Ensures projects in the planning phase are completed within the approved budget and schedule, and conform to applicable codes and zoning ordinances.
  • May perform other duties as assigned.
    Required Education and Experience
    • Ability to communicate with members of the academic, scientific, and healthcare communities to understand and discuss specific research and clinical needs. Ability to work within a project team structure.
    • Proven ability to develop planning solutions and participate in the resolution of planning and technical issues and recommend cost effective options and approaches.
    • Ability to synthesize technical programmatic needs and develop alternative planning solutions to use as tools for establishing design.
    • Proven knowledge of architectural, engineering and construction technology, theory, practices, and principles. Knowledge of building codes, zoning ordinances, and related regulations.
    • Well-developed organizational, analytical, oral and written communication, and managerial skills and the ability to process multiple projects, set priorities, and work independently to meet objectives. Proven knowledge of project development, execution, and budgeting, including life-cycle cost analysis.
    • Skill with Microsoft Office software including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Microsoft Project.
    • Experience with institutional / academic building types and large-scale construction programs.
    • Knowledge of historic preservation preferred.
    • AutoCAD and REVIT knowledge with strong 3-D modeling skills using SketchUp and Rhino software preferred.
    • GIS and database knowledge and skills diagramming and mapping preferred.
    • LEED Certification preferred.
      Preferred Education, Experience and Skills:Architectural Degree, and or 8 years of relative experienceRelocation Assistance?YesWeekend Hours Required?OccasionalEvening Hours Required?OccasionalDrug ScreenNoHealth ScreeningNoBackground Check RequirementsAll candidates for employment will be subject to pre-employment background screening for this position, which may include motor vehicle, DOT certification, drug testing and credit checks based on the position description and job requirements. All offers are contingent upon the successful completion of the background check. Please for additional information on the background check requirements and process.Additional Background or Health Screening RequirementsSelected incumbent must have successful completion of a DMV check and a valid driver's license.Posting DisclaimerThe intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the essential functions that will be required of the position and should not be construed as a declaration of specific duties and responsibilities of the particular position. Employees will be assigned specific job-related duties through their hiring departments.Affirmative Action Statement:Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, an individual's sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression. Title IX of the Education Amendments of1972 protects people from sex discrimination in educational programs and activities at institutions that receive federal financial assistance. Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to the University's Title IX Coordinator,, or to the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, 8th Floor, Five Post Office Square, Boston MA 02109-3921. Telephone: 617.289.0111, Fax: 617.289.0150, TDD: 800.877.8339,NoteYale University is a tobacco-free campus
      Yale University is conducting a NATIONAL search with the assistance of Helbling & Associates (, an executive search firm specializing in areas of facilities management, construction, engineering, and real estate development.Please Submit Applications or Nominations to Helbling & Associates, Inc.
      Ryan Pugh (724) 935-7500

Keywords: Yale University, New Haven , Facilities Planner, Other , New Haven, Connecticut

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