Project and Space Planner
Franklin University has an opening for a Project and Space Planner. This individual will: serve as the single point of contact for planning related questions; be responsible for forecasting project scope with University clients and will develop and maintain schedules and budgets for project moves to occur based on occupancy plans and strategies; have oversight and management responsibilities for construction projects including managing outside construction vendors; recommend and enforce space policies, procedures and protocols; and ensure planning is aligned with University guidelines, and that all scenarios maximize use of space for all University branches and locations including our Urbana branch campus. The Project and Space Planner will also: develop and maintain an occupancy matrix; conduct and document utilization studies; provide furniture and layout drawings; update electronic floor plans; conduct training sessions with user groups regarding new furniture components; conduct before and after audits of renovated spaces with user groups and perform other duties as assigned.
We seek someone with a Bachelor's degree in Architecture, Construction Management, Design or a related field. The selected individual must have 2-3 years' experience in space/occupancy planning at a strategic level and 2-3 years of construction management experience. He/she must also have excellent strategic, analytical, communication, presentation and computer skills including proficiency in Auto-CAD and the ability to self-motivate, multi-task and effectively organize responsibilities to achieve portfolio goals and objectives. Prior experience with Revit and/or Building Information Modeling would be a plus in this position. Travel to any of the University's branches and locations will be required and a University vehicle can be provided for business travel. As such, a satisfactory motor vehicle report will be required. Finally, the position may occasionally require hours outside of normal business hours.
Founded in 1902, Franklin University has built its reputation on removing barriers to higher education for ambitious adults who must balance their educational goals with other commitments. Accredited and nonprofit, Franklin has earned its long-standing reputation as an innovator in online education. The University offers applied, in-demand undergraduate, master’s and doctorate programs that enable adult learners to achieve their educational and professional goals. From entrepreneurs to CEOs, more than 45,000 Franklin alumni can be found around the world contributing to the communities in which they live and work.
Franklin offers a competitive benefits package, incentive program and free parking. In addition, Franklin provides free undergraduate tuition for employees and immediate family members, graduate tuition assistance for full-time employees and immediate family members, and a discount on doctoral tuition for employees.
Franklin University is committed to creating a respectful and inclusive educational and workplace environment. Franklin does not discriminate on the basis of age, religion, race, ethnicity, color, national origin, ancestry, immigration status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or familial status, disability, or veteran or military status.