Senior Planner, Capital Facilities/Master Planning

New York, NY

Posted: 8/27/19
Deadline: 10/23/19
Salary: Salary commensurate with education, qualifications, and experience.
Reference Number: VC-1908-003250

About This Organization

City University of New York

The Facilities Planning Unit of the Office of Facilities Planning, Construction, and Management (FPCM), at the City University of York (CUNY) is responsible for:

• Managing the development of master plans for each of the 25 CUNY campuses.
• Working with the colleges to develop capital project requests for funding from the State, City, and other sources.
• Partnering with Capital Budget Unit in the preparation of the University’s annual Capital Budget Request.
• Performing space needs analyses, project programming, and feasibility studies.
• Coordinating with the Real Estate Transactions Unit on the identification, analysis, and development of space and project opportunities in non-CUNY-owned space.
• Managing and updating the space inventory system and the facilities lifecycle assessment for all CUNY campuses.
• Developing and maintaining CUNY-wide space and planning guidelines.
• Providing database and report development support for all FPCM departments.

Job Duties

Reporting to the Director of Facilities Planning, the Senior Planner is responsible for:

• Managing consultants and campus involvement in the development of campus master plans and other studies, as assigned.
• Supporting assigned campuses with the development and documentation of capital project requests for inclusion in CUNY’s annual Capital Budget Request to the State and the City.
• Working closely with FPCM’s Department of Design, Construction, and Management to provide project planning, programming, and conceptual design oversight on capital projects at assigned campuses.
• Participating in the development and maintenance of CUNY-wide space and planning guidelines.

Required Qualifications

Minimum Requirements:

• Bachelor’s degree in Planning, Architecture, or a related field.
• Five years of professional experience in institutional planning.
• Demonstrated experience managing projects.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills.
• Excellent computer skills, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
• Self-starter with the ability to work independently as well as part of a team.
• Demonstrated ability to organize and prioritize work to meet deadlines.
• Ability to see the “big picture” while paying attention to details.
• Strong interpersonal skills with attention to customer service, diplomacy, and discretion.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Master’s degree in Planning, Architecture, or a related field.
• Higher education planning experience.
• Public-sector experience.
• Professional license or certification.
• Experience with database and reporting software.


Salary commensurate with education, qualifications, and experience.

Other Info

Note: Position will remain open until filled.

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