Senior Facilities Planner

Madison, WI

Posted: 3/20/20
Deadline: 4/3/20
Reference Number: 221481

About This Organization

University Wisconsin-Madison

The Division of Facilities Planning & Management (FP&M) is a full-spectrum service organization that builds, maintains, and operates the physical environment of the UW-Madison campus in support of the university’s education, research, and outreach activities..

FP&M works behind the scenes to coordinate campus planning, manage design and construction, maintain and operate buildings and grounds, supply utility services, ensure health and safety, and provide parking and transportation services.

Our campus customers include anyone who works, studies, visits, or lives on campus.

FP&M’s sphere of operations extends to the entire 936-acre UW campus and includes buildings and grounds, walkways and roadways, parking lots, vehicles, and utility generation and distribution systems. On the main campus, this includes 420 buildings containing more than 17 million assignable square feet (ASF) of academic and research space and more than 25 million total gross square feet (GSF). More than 120 of these buildings house major instructional and research facilities. More than 83 percent of these buildings are at least 25 years old and 79 percent are at least 35 years old. There are also more than 9,500 acres of off-campus property.

The annual operating budget of FP&M is $227 million. FP&M has also managed $3 billion of capital projects since 2000.

Job Duties

This position will provide physical planning, design and development services in the Department of Campus Planning and Landscape Architecture (CPLA) within Facilities Planning & Delivery, in the Division of Facilities Planning and Management at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Director of Campus Planning and Landscape Architecture.

Campus Planning leads the development and implementation of the Campus Master Plan, School/College/Division unit Facilities Master Plans and the advance planning initiatives that result from those high level, guiding facilities planning documents. The Senior Facilities Planner will lead unit master plans, develop proposed facilities massing/blocking scenario options for implementation, assist in the development of biennial capital budgets and the Six-Year Capital Development Plan in direct coordination with deans/directors from schools, colleges and divisions and facilities leadership. Scenario plans will include coordinated team efforts with staff in the offices of Space Management and Real Estate Services, Capital Planning and Project Delivery within the Department of Facilities Planning and Delivery.

This position must be able to translate the functional needs of schools, college and division into facility programs and plans that are coordinated with Facilities Planning & Management and institutional strategic goals. All planning is in coordination with the approved Campus Master Plan and guided by unit facilities master plans. The incumbent must be comfortable working in a highly iterative, multi-year facilities planning environment that is both at the site specific and macro scale of the university.

The position requires excellent communication skills and the ability to work independently while maintaining a commitment to strong team dynamics in all aspects of the work.

The Division of Facilities Planning and Management is committed to promoting respect and civility in the workplace. Staff serves as role models by practicing exemplary behaviors when working with customers, fellow staff members, students, and visitors. The mission of Facilities Planning and Management is to provide excellence in facilities and services to our university community, providing a physical environment which supports learning, working, living, and playing. The organization is committed to stewardship of resources in support of the academic, research, outreach, and strategic objectives of the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree with major studies in architecture, architectural engineering, planning, urban design, or other facilities planning and design related fields.

Registration as a licensed design professional is a plus (architect, landscape architect, engineer, interior designer or certified planner).

Required Qualifications:
– A minimum 7 years of experience in architecture, urban design, planning or related field.
– Demonstrated experience in developing program statements, building massing diagrams, high level capital project cost estimates and facilities planning studies in a large institutional setting.
– Demonstrated experience in large scale site planning with a good understanding of utility systems, building practices and municipal entitlement/zoning requirements as they related to facilities planning initiatives.
– Effective oral and written communication skills including technical writing.
– Excellent attention to details in all aspects of work.
– Ability to prioritize workload and meet deadlines.
– Excellent analytical and critical thinking skills to resolve complicated problems.
– Skill and commitment to provide high quality customer service, efficiently and effectively.
– Strong graphic skills in site planning, diagramming and report compilation.
– Knowledge of administrative structures and functional requirements for facilities in higher education.
– Proficiency with AutoCAD, Revit, MS Office (including Excel, Word, Outlook).
– Proficiency with graphic presentation tools (PowerPoint, Illustrator, InDesign, and SketchUp).

Other Info

To apply for this position you will need to upload a resume and cover letter. We will also require contact information for three professional references, one of which must be your current supervisor. We will not contact your current supervisor without advance notice.

A criminal background check will be conducted on all finalists.

In the event you are required to work in or around animal facilities, you will be enrolled in the appropriate medical surveillance program.

Required Application Materials

Resume and Cover Letter