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Senior Planner, Capital Programs - INTERNAL

Dates: 23 Feb – 08 Mar, 2018

Senior Planner, Capital Programs
Facilities and Services
Capital Programs Division
University of Illinois

The Division of Capital Programs in Facilities and Services (F&S) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is accepting applications for the position of Senior Planner, Capital Programs. Up to two positions will be filled. This position is a full-time, academic professional appointment with primary responsibility for project planning at all levels, from project definition through design. The Senior Planner will also be responsible for assisting in the evaluation and establishment of campus standards for project definition, planning, design, and methods of project delivery. This position is responsible for supervision of assigned planning staff as well as administration of established pre-planning and planning phase services provided to the campus by Facilities & Services (F&S).

This search is internal to unit. Consideration of applications is limited to candidates who possess a current affiliation with Facilities and Services.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Support the Mission, Vision, Values and Guiding Principles of Facilities & Services.
  2. Supervise and coordinate duties of assigned planning staff.
  3. Assist with preparation and implementation of F&S Planning Department policies and procedures related to project planning and capital project development.
  4. May coordinate Campus space management.
  5. May coordinate Campus lease and property management.
  6. May coordinate Campus storage program.
  7. May coordinate Campus and Departmental classroom upgrade and renovation projects.
  8. Assist with the creation and approval process of projects in established project management programs.
  9. Assist with the review and approval process of professional services agreements developed by assigned planning staff.
  10. Coordinate and provide new staff training.
  11. Manage, review and coordinate updates to the Planning Manual utilized by planning staff.
  12. Assists the Client (Colleges, Departments, etc.) in determining the needs for new projects or renovations.
  13. Coordinate and determines the scope and feasibility of projects.
  14. Develop program statements for each project based on client and campus needs.
  15. Coordinate and determines feasibility or conceptualization of such projects.
  16. Determine, compile, and reconcile project budgets with input from all pertinent parties for such projects.
  17. Manage feasibility study projects.
  18. Assist in the preparation of the scope of professional services required for each project.
  19. Participate in the process for the selection of professional services consultants.
  20. Attend all planning meetings as the campus representative on assigned projects through Design Development.
  21. Develop periodic status reports for assigned projects.
  22. Provide architectural design assistance and interpretation to the clients and Project Management.
  23. Act as consultant to Project Management for client requested change orders and professional services consultant amendments during design and construction.
  24. Other related duties as assigned by the Associate Director of Capital Programs.
At a minimum, applicants for the Senior Planner, are required to have a bachelor’s degree in Architecture or Engineering (master’s degree preferred), a current professional registration as an architect or engineer (State of Illinois preferred), a minimum of five years of progressively responsible administrative experience in facility planning and management, and work in a University environment on project planning and capital project development.

Additional knowledge requirements are familiarity with ADA Accessibility Guidelines and Illinois Accessibility code, familiarity with various Building Codes, familiarity with LEED rating system, and moderate working skills and familiarity with AutoCAD and facilities management systems. In addition, successful candidates have the ability to communicate well and coordinate the work of assigned planning staff and support staff, make decisions regarding the quality/quantity of space needs of academic units, ability to manage multiple projects concurrently, develop priorities and negotiate solutions. They should have a proven track record of successful problem resolution along with the ability to communicate well, and delegate and coordinate the work of support staff.

Experience with computer aided drafting and facilities management systems preferred. Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) accreditation is preferred.

Salary is commensurate with demonstrated ability and experience.

Application Procedures: To ensure full consideration, please create your candidate profile at and upload your cover letter, resume, a copy of your undergraduate college transcripts, and the names/contact information for three professional references by March 8, 2018. Applicants may be interviewed before March 8, 2018; however no hiring decision will be made until after that date. The start date is as soon as possible after the close of the search. For further information regarding application procedures, contact Nicole McCurry at

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit To learn more about the University’s commitment to diversity, please visit

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