Capital Planning and Design Specialist

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Work type: Administrative Faculty Full Time
Location: Golden
Categories: Capital Planning/Construction

Position Title: Capital Planning and Design Specialist
Job Description: Under general direction and reporting to the Assistant Vice President of Capital Planning and Design, this position is responsible for supporting the execution and coordination of Mines’ Master plan. In collaboration with the Assistant Vice President, the Capital Planning Specialist provides leadership, management, and coordination of numerous planning studies and capital projects, including buildings, landscape, preservation work, sustainability initiatives, parking and transportation studies, and infrastructure. The Capital Planning Specialist supports the design phase of campus construction projects and real estate transactions such under the direction of the Assistant Vice President. This position will oversee the implementation of the Mines Space Management Program.

Master Plan (10%)
• Provide coordination in the ongoing process of campus planning and ensuring the implementation of the Master plan goals and objectives.

Project Design and Management (40%)
• Support the Assistant Vice President in the planning and design phases of capital facilities.
• Prepares feasibility and other special studies to determine viability of potential campus projects or establish costs.
• Coordinate and communicate effectively with project stakeholders including but not limited to University leadership, faculty, facilities staff and other campus departments, senior staff, design teams, and contractors as well as local government.
• Review design documents to ensure compliance with Mines standards, project scope, and programmatic requirements.

Real Estate (20%)
• Research properties in identified areas. Support negotiations during property inquiries and purchases.
• Manage university real estate projects, including acquisitions, dispositions, easements, licenses and other title elements.

Space Management (30%)
• Leads Space Planning for Mines; refine, implement, and maintain Mines space planning policy and process.
• Prepares planning studies, space gap analysis and space recommendations.

Minimum Qualifications:

• Bachelor's degree in Architecture or Planning or a related field.
• Experience supporting major and/or complex construction projects.
• Ability to understand and analyze complex problems from a future-oriented and broad interactive perspective and readily develop proactive solutions that integrate strategic goals into tactical operations.
• Working knowledge of architectural and engineering concepts, and related design documents.
• Working knowledge of Project Management.
• Ability to work independently and coordinate with peers and leadership to manage projects.
• Ability to develop and organize information in order to convey relevant points to desired audience.
• Proficient in Microsoft Office, experience with CADD drawing software and standards, experience with Project Management Software.

Preferred Qualifications: • Experience working in academic or similar institutional settings
• Knowledge of campus planning
• Advanced degree in architecture and/or planning
• Experience managing real estate transactions.
• LEED Certified
Department Description:  
  Applicants will be asked to complete an online application (personal information, demographic information, references, veterans status) and upload a resume and cover letter (required).
Compensation: Starting salary will be determined by the qualifications of the selected applicant balanced with departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information. Mines provides an attractive benefits package including fully paid health and dental insurance. Part of Mines' mission is to create a family-friendly environment supported through our dependent tuition benefits, parental leave benefits, and dependent care assistance plan, as well as in special events, camps, and programming. For more information visit:
Background Investigation Required: Yes


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