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Job no: 221481-AS
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Architecture, Construction, Planning, Engineering, Facilities, Skilled Trades, Maintenance, Project Management

Position Summary:

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.

Position Duties:

List of Duties

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

Degree and Area of Specialization:

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

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

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).

License or Certificate:

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

Additional Information:

Preferred Qualifications:
- Ten plus years of progressively responsible, professional experience (beyond degree) in physical facilities planning and design in a large, complex organization.
- Strong facilitation and group dynamic skills that can bring consensus within diverse stakeholder groups.
- Project experience with higher education issues, trends and facilities.
- Ability to effectively manage multiple complex projects with multiple stakeholders.
- A demonstrated understanding of integrated planning for higher education.
- Ability to work independently while maintaining strong team connections.
- Ability to organize, evaluate and present complex information effectively.
- Ability to establish and maintain professional working relationships across a wide range of individuals from across all levels of the organization including upper management and client users.
- An understanding of Geographic Information Systems (ESRI products) and their use in higher education facilities planning & design.
- Advanced graphic presentation tools.
- Interest in campus sustainability and resiliency.
- Ability to support and encourage diversity in the workplace.



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:



ANNUAL (12 months)

Instructions to Applicants:

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.

Please note that successful applicants are responsible for ensuring their eligibility to work in the United States (i.e. a citizen or national of the United States, a lawful permanent resident, a foreign national authorized to work in the United States without need of employer sponsorship) on or before the effective date of appointment.


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Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

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The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website:

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change in Spring 2020. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit: .

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinary policies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, and on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics for the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a paper copy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin Police Department.

Applications Open: Mar 12 2020 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close:Apr 3 2020 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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