Senior Facilities Planner

Northwestern University in Illinois

Date Posted November 22, 2013
Type Administrative
Salary Not specified
Employment Type Full-time

About Northwestern University:

Northwestern University is a private research university located on lakefront campuses in both Evanston and downtown Chicago, Illinois. Northwestern was founded in 1851. In fall 2008, Northwestern opened another campus in Doha, Qatar offering bachelors degrees in journalism and communications in partnership with the Qatar Foundation.  

The university employs approximately 7,100 full-time faculty and staff members among its 11 schools and colleges. NU offers over 130 undergraduate programs and 70 graduate and professional programs to the almost 16,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students enrolled full time.

Northwestern University is committed to excellent teaching, innovative research, and the personal and intellectual growth of its students in a diverse academic community.

Northwestern Opportunity:

Northwestern University seeks to employ a varied and diverse range of dynamic people who understand the importance of our mission and vision. When you consider a career at Northwestern University, you know that you are joining an institution with a deep history of academic, professional and personal excellence.

Currently, we have a career opportunity as a Senior Facilities Planner.

The Senior Facilities Planner reports to and assists the Director of Facilities Planning in the following: space/facilities planning and programming including conceptual/schematic options with scopes of work and proposed budgets; formulation of space planning guidelines and policies; space inventory and space utilization management; strategic planning that relates to long-term campus/facilities development; and overall campus planning.

This critical role:

  • Assists with and engages in the assessment of space and facilities, the analysis of space utilization, and development and implementation of guidelines and standards;
  • Reviews users' needs to utilize space in the most cost effective manner while understanding and taking into account the limitations of building systems and location;
  • Develops facilities programs, conceptual/schematic plans or drawings, scope of work, schedule, and budgetary allowances;
  • Prepares recommendations for how work can be implemented and staged;
  • Ensures that effective channels of communication exist among all interested parties;
  • Prepares plans and drawings, spreadsheets, reports, and presentations related to space and facilities options;
  • Provides updates and status reports on space and facilities issues;
  • Assists in the resolution of space management problems, and in the communication and implementation of space management policies;
  • Assists in the development of long-range studies related to the University's space, infrastructure and facilities;
  • Assists in the analysis of campus planning issues and formulation of recommendations; Manages consultants in the development of studies, programs, and plans;
  • Administers contracts with outside entities;
  • Maintains a current and comprehensive understanding of Northwestern University systems related to space management, AutoCAD documentation, maintenance management, equipment management and the interface with University databases;
  • Initiates special projects as deemed appropriate, and undertakes and completes special projects assigned by the Director of Planning;
  • Performs related duties as required or assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A bachelors and masters degrees in Architecture or equivalent professional degree in Architecture or the equivalent combination of education, training and experience from which comparable skills can be acquired;
  • Minimum five years of progressively responsible and directly related experience in major institutional setting;
  • Senior level facilities planning skills and experience including: programming, planning and conceptual design of office, classroom, laboratory, dormitory, athletic and recreational facilities; space utilization analysis; understanding of building systems and related operational issues.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Architectual license and experience in a medium to large university setting;
  • Knowledge of implementation, maintenance and use of Auto CAD.

Working at Northwestern University:

Beyond being a place to learn and grow professionally, Northwestern is an exciting and fulfilling place to work! Northwestern offers many benefit options to full and part-time employees including: competitive compensation; excellent retirement plans; comprehensive medical, dental and vision coverage; dependent care match; vacation, sick and holiday pay; professional development opportunities and tuition reimbursement.

Northwestern greatly values work/life balance amongst its employees. Take advantage of recreational, cultural, and enrichment opportunities on campus. Employees also receive access to childcare solutions, retail discounts, and other work/life balance resources.

Northwestern University is an equal opportunity employer and strongly believes in creating an environment that welcomes students, faculty and staff of all races, nationalities and religions. In doing so, we offer our students the opportunity to learn and grow in diverse communities preparing them for successful careers in an increasingly global and diverse work force.

For consideration, please click on the link below. You will be directed to Northwestern University's electronic recruiting system, eRecruit, where you will search and apply for current openings. To apply for this position in eRecruit, enter the Job Opening ID number in the appropriate search field. Once you apply, you will receive an email confirming submission of your resume. For all resumes received, if there is interest in your candidacy, the human resources recruiter or the department hiring manager will contact you. Job Opening ID number for this position is 22272.

Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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