Supervises and mentors planning, design and construction team staff. Establishes expectations, goals and objectives. Evaluates and prioritizes work assignments and associated financial resource allocation. Ensures the professional development of staff members. Works with the Associate Vice President to develop and implement policies and procedures to most efficiently manage Campus Planning and Development efforts.
Capital Projects: Creates and oversees a collaborative process that identifies and prioritizes all projects included in the 5-year CIP, minor capital and deferred maintenance budgets. Identifies and oversees pursuit of extra funding (including but not limited to public-private partnerships, grants, donor events etc.) required to build the most innovative and sustainable projects. Collaborates and partners closely with Facilities Services and Operations Department on project life-cycle costing through planning, design, and construction and maintenance phases. Functions as the liaison between the campus and the CSUChancellor's Office.
Major Plan/Project Development: Oversees development of project feasibility studies and resulting projects into the CIP. Translates project specific and campus wide visions into prioritized capital projects that are consistent with the long-term Master Plan goals. Ensures all projects and plans help the campus reach climate neutrality and that the appropriate plans are in place. Manages plan creation as necessary.
Planning Processes Creation and Outreach: Oversee the implementation of an official, clear and transparent planning and approval process for all physical campus projects. Ensures projects are initiated in and receive review and approval from Campus Planning and Design. Creates and oversees an internal integrated planning, design and construction process that clearly defines responsibilities, review and approval periods and timelines. Chairs and further develop the Project Review Committee as an engaged committee that vets and recommends campus projects for approval.
Oversees architectural and engineering consultant contract scope of work/request for proposal development and that work implementation is consistent with initial project definition and campus plans, goals and aesthetics. Identifies and provides Planning and Design project reviews and approvals at key points from conception through commissioning. Ensures cohesive aesthetic and design implemented throughout the campus physical environment.
Provides vision and leadership in the development of the University Physical Space Plan. Oversees development of the campus physical space needs and feasibility studies for major capital projects. Oversees the databases and information systems necessary to assess needs, make project decisions and produce reports.
Provides input on budget development for the Planning and Design functional areas. Manages assigned budget for the Planning and Design team and ensures compliance with University policies. Allocates resources to meet competing and changing priorities or needs of projects/programs within the Planning and Design functional areas.
Performs other job-related duties and special projects as assigned.
Bachelor's degree in City and Regional Planning, Urban and Regional Planning, Community Planning, Architecture, or Engineering. Ten (10) years progressive related experience and at least five (5) years in a supervisory position within the subject field, or any combination of education and experience required to perform the essential duties and responsibilities and the Knowledge, Skills & Abilities listed above.
Must have patience and flexibility, with the ability to communicate the needs of the campus.
Proactively leads the inception of major planning initiatives on campus, and must be capable of generating big ideas, working with others to find the best solutions, and mobilizing his/her team to achieve a desired result.
Needs to manage well in all directions (up, down, laterally, and externally) within the institution and beyond, using his/her awareness, technical expertise, and emotional intelligence to understand each unique challenge and customer need in order to provide a valuable service.
Must be a team player, will also have the autonomy to provide leadership and drive charge within the Planning Office and set a new vision for its current and future impact at the university.
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