Campus Master Planner

Berkeley, CA

Posted: 2/25/20
Deadline: 3/21/20
Reference Number: 89264

About This Organization

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Berkeley Lab (LBNL, addresses the world’s most urgent scientific challenges by advancing sustainable energy, protecting human health, creating new materials, and revealing the origin and fate of the universe. Founded in 1931, Berkeley Lab’s scientific expertise has been recognized with 13 Nobel prizes. The University of California manages Berkeley Lab for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science.

Equal Employment Opportunity: Berkeley Lab is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. Berkeley Lab is in compliance with the Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision under 41 CFR 60-1.4 ( Click here ( to view the poster: “Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law”.

Job Duties

Campus Master Planner – 89264
Organization: FA-Facilities

Berkeley Lab’s Facilities Division has an opening for a Campus Master Planner. You will report to the Strategic Stewardship Department Head of the Facilities Division, you will drive planning strategies to provide a comprehensive and integrated physical framework for the Laboratory’s vision. This role will prepare the site and environmental planning studies, analyses, and planning documents to meet research needs, space and population projections, and land-use zoning. It will also ensure that the Laboratory’s real property assets, including site, buildings, and infrastructure are properly planned, prioritized, and sited to accomplish the Department of Energy (DOE) missions through the management of the Laboratory’s facilities and infrastructure master planning processes. It will also develop and implement policies, procedures, design guidelines, and performance measures to support a structured approach in delivering a vision for the future development of the Campus. You may manage staff and will interact with senior levels of the Laboratory, the University of California (UC), DOE management, and the City of Berkeley to maintain an understanding of evolving research programs and develops strategic initiatives to meet the operational requirements of the scientific divisions.

What You Will Do:
• Conduct site and environmental planning studies and analyses, prepare planning documents and prepare and deliver presentations including:
– Long Range Development Plan.
– Infrastructure Vision/ Master Site Plan.
– Annual Lab Plan.
– Building Massing Studies.
– Landscape Master Plan /Access, Circulation, and Transportation Studies.
– Vegetation Management.
– Comprehensive Signage Program.
– Campus Design Guidelines/ Physical Design Framework.
– NEPA & CEQA documents, such as Environmental Impact Reports.
• Support key Laboratory-wide Strategic Stewardship Planning activities including, but not limited to:
– Portfolio Management and the prioritization process in developing 5-year and 20-year project lists.
– Infrastructure Planning and the multi-year systematic approach for maintaining and expanding the utilities and roadways to accommodate the future growth of the Lab programs.
– Space Planning and the management tools needed to analyze space requirements, assess space utilization, facilitate space move coordination, create standards for furniture and furnishings, and to manage conflict and facilitate change.
– Environmental Planning and the stewardship responsibilities in analyzing environmental impacts on research, construction, and future campus planning scenarios to determine responsible mitigation management measures.
• Lead the selection and hiring of consultants and oversees their work in developing campus plans and presentations.
• Work collaboratively across all operational and scientific organizations to gather, assess, analyze, prioritize, and to provide recommendations so that Senior Lab Managers can make an informed decision on matters that influences the future success of the Laboratory.
• Interact with senior management of the Laboratory, the Department of Energy, the Berkeley campus, the UC Office of the President, and the City of Berkeley on issues that are generally of a highly complex and sensitive nature. Interacts with DOE officials on a broad range of planning issues. Collaborates with the Facilities leadership team in the development and implementation of new policies, procedures, and performance measures.
• May manage staff and resources to accomplish Strategic Stewardship Planning activities, including staffing, budgeting, performance management, development/ training, and succession planning.

Required Qualifications

What Is Required:
• Bachelor’s degree in Architecture, Planning or related field in Strategic Stewardship.
• Extensive work experience (10+ years) in campus planning, master planning, and site planning at a University, National Laboratory, or Research Park.
• Experience managing planners, architects, engineers, project managers, drafters, and represented staff, including hiring, developing, managing performance, and succession planning.
• Experience managing a budget and other resources, such as contract employees and consultants.
• Extensive experience working with senior and executive management on institutional-wide initiatives (e.g. Laboratory Master Plan, Long Range Development Plan).
• Demonstrated site and environmental planning experience; development and implementation of strategic master plans and strategies involving site, building, and infrastructure requirements.
• Superior oral and written communication skills necessary to effectively collaborate, influence, negotiate, advise, explain, and present to high-level chief executives and deliver unfavorable recommendations in a diplomatic way.
• Strong conflict resolution skills and ability to resolve complex operational issues while performing effectively under conditions of fluctuating priorities and resources.
• Knowledge of project management principals and systems including needs assessment, estimating, planning, budgeting, and scheduling.
• Skill in analyzing problems, formulating logical and objective conclusions, achieving directional consensus, and implementing directives.
• Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects and goals across the division, institutional and customer objectives.
• Extensive knowledge and application of industry and regulatory standards.
• Demonstrated ability to interact, manage and work effectively with diverse work groups, including management, technical, scientific, administrative, union and non-union staff.
• Experience in handling complex financial/budget operations issues.
• Experience with computers and electronic information systems, including databases, corrective action tracking systems, and AutoCAD.
• Excellent organization skills and demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects and goals across the division, institutional and customer objectives.

Additional Desired Qualifications:
• Experience managing staff, including hiring, workload allocation, performance management, development/ training, and succession planning.
• Working knowledge of LBNL, UC, and DOE policies and procedures.
• Knowledge of the City of Berkeley, local residential concerns regarding Laboratory facilities and infrastructure.
• LBNL/UC/DOE contract and contract performance criteria.
• Experience working in a research environment.

The posting shall remain open until the position is filled.

• This is a full time career appointment.
• Full-time, M-F, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay.
• Salary is commensurate with experience.
• This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.
• Work will be primarily performed at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.

Other Info

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