San Deigo – California
San Diego State University is seeking qualified candidates for a Campus Planner in Facilities Planning, Design and Construction. The Campus Planner will be responsible for directing and managing a wide range of planning and small construction projects, tasks, and initiatives and providing technical and planning expertise to other staff and project teams in the office and across campus. The employee will also be responsible for collecting, managing and tracking a variety of planning data as well as tracking compliance and implementation activities. An outline of duties and responsibilities follows:

Manage Projects and Initiatives – Direct in-house and external resources for a variety of planning and construction projects including campus master plans, space utilization studies, feasibility studies, and small scale design and construction projects. Tasks in this area may include managing space planning and limited scope renovation projects, leading feasibility, conceptual design and programming studies for academic, support and auxiliary facilities, and developing transportation elements of the climate action plan or leading teams for university planning initiatives.

Advise and Counsel on Planning topics in areas of expertise – Provide research, analysis, counsel and advice in areas of expertise, to support other planning and design projects and initiatives for a variety of departments and teams across the university.

Manage planning data – Develop, maintain and manage space, facilities, real estate, transportation, capital and a variety of other planning data in support of planning office and customer activities. Planning data is used both for local projects and initiatives as well as recurring, mandated reports to government agencies and system office. Specific tasks may include developing and maintaining campus data systems such as facilities and property/real estate information, campus master plan updates, campus map updates; providing data and analysis to support planning activities, responding to ad hoc requests for data and analysis from a variety of customers, and working with other departments to ensure that planning data is available and current.

Tracking, Monitoring and Metrics – Develop and manage methods and systems to measure and track compliance and implementation activities. Examples include tracking implementation of the ADA transition plan, documenting and monitoring mitigations, limitations and project parameters established by CEQA actions, and measuring the results of TDM or CAP initiatives.

Candidates should possess a bachelor’s degree (or equivalent professional experience) in Architecture, Planning, or a related field, coupled with a minimum of five years of professional experience in these disciplines, or a combination of applicable education and experience. Applicant should have experience in project planning and management, particularly space planning, campus planning, programming, and conceptual design. Candidates should demonstrate effective interpersonal skills and ability to lead and work in teams, and be able to present and communicate complex concepts in written, oral and graphic form to a variety of audiences. Applicants must also have data collection, management, analysis, reporting and presentation skills.

The ideal candidate would have a combination of education and professional experience in architecture and planning, professional experience working with educational institutions, preferably higher education, a working knowledge of multi-modal transportation planning and demand management and sustainable planning.

Applications must be submitted on line at Click on “New and Returning Applicants” and select the “Campus Planner” position, job ID number is 5773. Review of applications will begin on July 13, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled.