Principal Space Planner (0489U) – 2986 – 2986

Berkeley, CA

Posted: 12/11/19
Deadline: 12/31/19
Reference Number: 1731777

About This Organization

University of California Berkeley

The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world’s leading institutions of higher education, distinguished by its combination of internationally recognized academic and research excellence; the transformative opportunity it provides to a large and diverse student body; its public mission and commitment to equity and social justice; and its roots in the California experience, animated by such values as innovation, questioning the status quo, and respect for the environment and nature. Since its founding in 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world.

Job Duties

• Directs, plans, organizes, and/or performs the highest level of academic planning services for the campus and/or University-wide executive leaders, faculty, and administrative staff.
• Directs and leads all academic programming committees by providing expert analyses and guidance related to academic space standards.
• Advises executive leadership on space allocations, standards, and practices.
• Documents program committee decisions.
• Guides, oversees, and/or implements space planning decisions by negotiation and collaboration.
• Oversees and tracks the development and implementation of space planning decisions.
• Ensures space planning decisions are implemented as designed.
• Directs and leads the highest-level of academic space planning.
• Deeply analyzes campus’ space needs, develops scenario planning for space moves, creates in-depth surge plans, provides expert guidance to the VPAP and COS of AP, collaborates closely with AP’s space management team and counterpoints across campus to negotiate space moves.
• Represents AP on various committees related to capital strategies, capital renewal, and space allocation.
• Provides expert-level guidance to campus regarding space allocations based on current State and University guidelines and standards.
• Develops and leads campus strategies for understanding space utilization.
• Develops and leads divisional strategy for documenting current space allocation, surge plans, and MOUs.
• Collaborates in the long-term strategy of space data collection, storage, and reporting.
• Participates in team meetings and committees related to space data.
• Stays abreast of national, state, and UC specific guidelines and standards pertaining to space allocation, space utilization, capital strategies, capital renewal, facilities management, and other related topics.

Required Qualifications

• Expert knowledge/skills in all aspects of city/campus planning, architecture, other planning-related fields, including knowledge/skills in large-scale site planning.
• Expert written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills, including expert level political acumen and negotiation skills.
• Expert skills in building, maintaining and nurturing strong professional relationships to achieve short and long-range campus development goals.
• Expert analytical and project management skills.
• Expert knowledge of or ability to learn the campus, including its architectural history, short and long-range development plans, infrastructure and current, on-going and future design and construction plans.


• Bachelor’s degree in Architecture, Landscape Architecture, City Planning or other planning related field and/or equivalent experience/training.

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