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Senior Planner

University of California, Riverside in Riverside, CA

Deadline: 6/30/20
Salary: $75,400 - $148,400 annual
Reference Number: 201905021582

About This Organization

In the Heart of Inland Southern California, UC Riverside is located on nearly 1,200 acres near Box Springs Mountain in Southern California; the park-like campus provides convenient access to the vibrant and growing Inland region. The campus is a living laboratory for the exploration of issues critical to growing communities’ air, water, energy, transportation, politics, the arts, history, and culture. UCR gives every student, faculty and staff member the resources to explore, engage, imagine and excel.

UC Riverside is recognized as one of the most ethnically diverse research universities in the country boasting several key rankings of which we are extremely proud.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Job Duties

Under the direction of the Campus Architect/Assistant Vice Chancellor of Planning, Design & Construction, the Senior Planner is responsible for the development of analyses related to the campus’ capital improvement program; preparation of detailed program documents and funding justifications; coordination of working groups, management of outside consultant activities; and preparation of planning reports, approvals and other documents. This may involve selecting professional design staff, coordinating the activities of clients, design professionals (planners, architects, engineers) and others associated with the project, monitoring project progress, cost and quality, resolving problems that arise in the project; working with state agency officials to ensure compliance, and communication with project stakeholders regarding program, budget, and schedule. The Senior Planner participates in advanced, highly-complex planning activities, and also collaborates in the formulation of capital project budgets and schedules, and management of capital projects during programming and design. The Senior Planner is also expected to make presentations, facilitate meetings, and moderates discussions as part of the planning and project implementation process. Formulates recommendations for the best use of existing facilities and land resources; provide planning, financial, and technical consultation as part of the project development.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training. (Required)
Master’s degree in Architecture, Landscape Architecture, City Planning or other planning or environmental related field. (Preferred)
6 – 10 years of related experience. (Required)
5 years of capital planning and/or project management experience with an institution of higher education or similar environments that includes experience with planning for research laboratories, instructional space, student housing, and infrastructure projects. (Preferred)