Campus Facilities Planner

Atlanta, GA

Posted: 5/14/19
Deadline: 5/17/19
Salary: up to $66,830 (compensation commensurate with experience)
Reference Number: 178971

About This Organization

The Georgia Institute of Technology is one of the nation’s top research universities, distinguished by its commitment to improving the human condition through advanced science and technology. Our campus occupies 450 acres in the heart of the city of Atlanta, where more than 20,000 undergraduate and graduate students receive a focused, technologically based education.

Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), the Institute offers many nationally recognized, top-ranked programs. Undergraduate and graduate degrees are offered in the Colleges of Architecture, Engineering, Sciences, Computing, Management, and the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts.

The Office of Capital Planning and Space Management (CPSM) supports the academic, research and administrative mission of the Georgia Institute of Technology. We advance the goals and programs of the Institute’s colleges, schools, research centers and departments through the development of solutions designed to maximize Georgia Tech’s facilities, infrastructure, property and physical assets.

Job Duties

Major Responsibilities:
1. Plan, research, formulate and prepare programmatic, architectural, environmental, and/or other analyses and syntheses based on space portfolio of campus constituents.
2. Analyze facility usage of academic and administrative departments, identifying opportunities for best practices in space utilization per institutional standards and solutions for space needs within existing portfolios.
3. Support implementation and reporting on capital improvement plan, classroom improvement plan, and general use space refreshment plan, and infrastructure plans.
4. Conduct and assist in ad-hoc and regulatory reporting on space utilization for institutional and external entities as needed.
5. Assist with the implementation and development of institutional standards and best practices for space utilization.
6. Assist with space audits and inventory of existing conditions. Participate in backfill and swing space conversations. Provide support and logistics planning for relocation efforts.
7. Assist with efforts in ongoing maintenance and management of space data including field verification, floor plan updates, and associated space data updates.
8. Review and analyze technical plans and specification of projects for conformance and integration with capital improvement plan, classroom improvement plan, general use space refreshment plans, and infrastructure plans.
9. Represent the department on specific project teams and review committees, providing continuity as the designated planner to other Institutional units.
10. Perform other related duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

Basic Qualifications:
Education: Bachelor’s degree in planning, architecture, interior design, or other appropriate specialty or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Work Experience: Three to five years of directly related experience, including work in a college or university setting, a planning firm, or an architectural firm, with progressive career responsibilities.

Ability to conceptualize, plan, develop, coordinate and prioritize academic and research space needs in a campus environment based on an understanding of higher education trends, economic development patterns, life safety requirements, accessibility guidelines, and academic research growth. Ability to understand, communicate and interpret Georgia Tech’s strategic goals and aspirations and help develop responsive and integrated sector and master plans. Ability to understand, interpret, and contribute to other foundational plans (Landscape, Historic Preservation Plan, Housing, and Parking & Transportation Master Plans). Ability to mediate, facilitate, and recommend solutions when space/cost/programming interests are in conflict. Ability to represent programmatic spatial intent graphically. Ability to gather, analyze, and synthesize data as well as be able to communicate the impact of such data to various audiences. Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to cultivate strong and collaborative internal and external relationships. Proficiency in Revit, AutoCAD, Photoshop, Microsoft Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook) or other applicable software packages. Effective verbal, graphic and written communications skills.

Preferred Qualifications:
Education: Master’s degree in planning, architecture, interior design or related discipline preferred.

Work Experience:
Three or more years of work experience with emphasis on space planning or management.
Certifications: Pursuing licensure or accreditation in planning, architecture, interior design or other related discipline.

Proficiency in, SketchUp, GIS, BlueBeam, Microsoft Project, or other applicable software packages. Proven track record with space planning or management activities in the higher education sector.


up to $66,830 (compensation commensurate with experience)

Other Info

It is strongly suggested by management that a cover letter is included with application submission.

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