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University of Maryland, Baltimore Facilities Planner I in Baltimore, Maryland

The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB), Office of Real Estate, Planning and Space Managementis currently recruiting for aFacilities Planner I. This position will be responsible for creating and maintaining campus plans that support the University's goals. The Facilities Planner will be expected to support the Office of Real Estate, Planning and Space Management on projects including project scope and space program development, architectural test fitting, developing interior layouts, tenant improvements, campus master planning, facilities and space program planning, urban design, furniture procurement, and real estate transactions. The Facilities Planner will also assist with managing and maintaining the University's Space Inventory System and in developing space plans for University functions.

The incumbent will be required to manage their various projects with a high level of independence and make recommendations to senior management. The incumbent shall work closely with Department Chairs, Building Managers, Vice Presidents, Project Managers, Facilities and Operations staff, Office of Sponsored Projects Accounting and Compliance and consultants to complete required tasks. The incumbent will be required to interpret analytical data and provide detailed analyses as requested by campus officials.

Benefits Information:

UMB offers a generous benefits package, which includes 22 vacation days, 14 floating and holidays, 15 sick days; comprehensive health insurance and retirement options; and tuition remission for employees and their dependents at any of the University System of Maryland schools.

/The ideal candidate will personally connect with the Administration and Finance Guiding Principles which closely mirror UMB’s core values: Accountability, Civility, Collaboration, Diversity, Excellence, Knowledge, Leadership, Communication, & Work/Life Balance./

Primary Duties:

  • Field verification of existing physical conditions and uses of all buildings.

  • Assist with maintaining the on-line space inventory system (Archibus) made available to building managers and other operations staff on campus.

  • Assess internal client needs by developing space programs and scope narratives for capital projects and renovations.

  • Assist with providing space analyses and data regarding space assignments and utilization as needed to campus officials.

  • Work with various building managers, designers (in house & consultants) to maximize space utilization.

  • Advise senior management and assist with policy formulation on campus space inventory and utilization. Make space utilization recommendations.

  • Coordinate the efforts of third-party contractors/vendors to ensure successful completion of internally managed projects.

  • Assist in developing space planning options.

  • Assist in the preparation of various reports such as Private Use Survey of campus space and National Science Foundation space survey.

  • Assist with creating maps, building massing diagrams, sample floorplans, and other visuals to assist in space and campus planning initiatives.

  • Other duties or projects as assigned as appropriate to rank and departmental mission.

Education:Bachelor’s degree in architecture, interior design, planning, construction management or related field.

Experience:Two (2) years related experience, preferably in higher education or another large institutional setting.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • Working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite and SketchUp.

  • Working knowledge of Achibus software or the ability to learn Archibus within the first 6 months.

  • Strong computer skills using Microsoft Office Suite (particularly Excel).

  • Experience interpreting analytical data and providing detailed analyses.

  • Knowledge of best practices in urban design, space management, facilities/ space programming.

  • Teambuilding skills to strengthen and cultivate work relationships.

  • Strategic and analytical thinking skills with an ability to solve problems and make decisions.

  • Ability to prioritize ongoing and new projects, as well as conduct research and gather information.

  • Verbal and written communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills.

  • Working knowledge of, or ability to learn AutoCad and Revit.

Hiring Range:Commensurate with education and experience

If accommodations are needed for a disability, please contact Staffing & Career Services at 410-706-2606, Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm EST. Maryland Relay can be accessed by dialing 711 (in-state) or 1-800-735-2258.

UMB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law or policy.

Job: *Reg or CII Exempt Staff

Organization: *Real Estate Planning and Space Management

Title: Facilities Planner I

Location: null

Requisition ID: 2000015Y