Facilities Planner

Evanston, Illinois

Posted: 1/13/22
Deadline: 1/31/22
Reference Number: Job ID 43018

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Job Duties

The Facilities Planner reports to and assists the Director of Facilities Capital Planning and supports the development of projects from idea inception through schematic design. The planner will work with schools/units and campus leadership to develop detailed space/facilities programs, scope of work documents, conceptual/schematic options, rough order of magnitude project budgets and milestone schedules. Project types include but are not limited to office spaces and scientific research facilities; coordination of moves; formulation of space planning guidelines and policies; space inventory and space utilization management; strategic planning that relate to long-term campus/facilities development; and overall campus planning.

Required Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:

1) Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor’s or higher degree in a major such as architecture, engineering, construction management, or related; OR appropriate combination of education and experience.

2) Minimum four years experience in facilities space planning preferable in a large institutional environment.

Preferred Qualifications:

1) Master’s Degree or equivalent professional experience.

2) Planning experience in a medium to large university setting highly preferred.

Other Info

To be formally considered for the role, I invite you to submit your application through our Careers Site – at Once on the career site, search for Job ID 43018 open the posting, and click the ‘Apply’ button to begin the application process.

As a federal contractor, Northwestern must comply with federal record keeping requirements. Only applications submitted online via our career site will be considered. Submitting an application does not guarantee an invitation to interview for the position. Once you have submitted your application, your background will be reviewed along with the other applicants for the position. Those who are the closest fit to the minimum and preferred qualifications for the role will be contacted directly for next steps.

Thank you again for your interest.

Required Application Materials

Application and Resume submitted to the Northwestern Careers website