Capital Planning & 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 (AVP), this position is responsible for supporting the execution and coordination of Mines’ Master plan. In collaboration with the AVP, the Capital Planning Specialist provides 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 Executive Director.  This position will support the implementation of the Mines Space Management Program. 


Master Plan                                                                                                                                       

Support the implementation of the 10-year University Master Plan. Provide coordination in the ongoing process of campus planning and support the implementation of the Master plan goals and objectives.


Project Design and Management                                                                                            

Support the AVP in the planning and design phases of capital facilities. Provide support throughout the early phases of programming, feasibility studies and concept designs. Prepares feasibility and other special studies to determine viability of potential campus projects or establish costs. Participates in the evaluation of planning consultants, design professionals, and general contractors. .

Provide support for design document reviews, preparation of statements of work, technical and compliance documentation, development and updates, identification of budget needs, preparation of presentations and reports, and maintaining design project schedules. Assist in the preparation of scope of work statements. Participate in design review meetings.  Perform plan-drawing reviews.

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.  Prepares clear and concise presentations and communication for a wide variety of audiences. 

Review design documents to ensure compliance with Mines standards, project scope, and programmatic requirements. Support the preparation of project budgets, cost estimates, and schedules.  Organizes project documents.   

Real Estate                                                                                                                                        

Research properties in identified areas.  Support negotiations during property inquiries and purchases. Manage the purchase process including appraisals, inspections and closings.  Coordinate site surveys and environmental impact studies. Support AVP in management of real estate projects, including acquisitions, dispositions, easements, licenses and other title elements.

Space Management                                                                                                                       

Support Space Planning for Mines; refine, implement, and maintain Mines space planning policy and process. Support for strategic front-end planning for campus facilities to ensure that space planning is in alignment with the institutional master plan and related space policies. Serves as a liaison with Academic Affairs in the planning and coordinating of academic space needs for the Provost and Vice Provosts. 

Prepares planning studies, space gap analysis and space recommendations. Responsible for assuring that space used as intended and coded correctly to departments. 

Conducts space surveys in accordance with required standards and procedures, working with the appropriate faculty and staff to ascertain current utilization of the space assigned to their department as required. 

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.
  • Ability to review and understand design plans, specifications, and related design documents.
  • Ability to organize, plan, and coordinate work to meet established deadlines
  • 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. 
  • Knowledge of and interest in implementing sustainability principles and practices
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office.   Experience with CADD drawing software and standards. 
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Knowledge of facility design and space planning
  • Experience working in academic or similar institutional settings
  • Knowledge of campus planning
  • Working knowledge of Project Management
  • Advanced degree in architecture and/or planning
  • Experience managing real estate transactions.
  • LEED Certified
How to Apply: Applicants will be asked to complete an online application (personal information, demographic information, references, veterans status) and upload a resume and cover letter (required). References will not be contacted until later in the selection process and you will be informed before that contact is made.
Total Rewards: 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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