This mid-level Planner position will be under the supervision and direction of the University Architect and will be responsible for: supporting the planning, landscape architecture and conservation efforts to preserve and enhance the built environment at Texas A&M University (TAMU); ensuring development and changes to the built environment encompass an integrated approach toward the long-term sustainability and management of architectural, environmental, cultural and land resources; assisting in monitoring and coordinating the development and management of the Campus Master Plan; and verifying proposed campus projects are in compliance with TAMU design guidelines.
Required Education and Experience:
Bachelors degree in Urban Planning, Landscape Architecture, Architecture or closely related field or any equivalent combination of education and experience
Six years of experience of planning and design of construction projects
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of the principles and practices of planning in specific areas such as transportation, land use and programmatic/architectural planning
Knowledge of the principles and practices of planning in general areas, such as land use suitability, site analysis and urban design
Knowledge of campus planning and current developments in planning including social and environmental considerations
Experience in the planning and design of construction projects
Knowledge of local, state, and national building codes and regulations
Working experience and ability to operate files in: AutoCAD, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, In Design, SketchUp, and Microsoft Office
Ability to work independently with limited supervision
Self-starter with initiative to function in a self-created, fast paced environment with attention to meeting tight schedules
Applicant should be demonstrate excellent written and oral communication skills, ability to lead and work in teams, and be able to present and communicate complex planning concepts in written, oral and graphic form to a variety of audiences
Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others
Strong management and organizational skills
Ability to collaborate with a diverse group of stakeholders, professional colleagues, consultants, and users in a team environment
Demonstrated time management skills, resulting in the ability to manage multiple planning projects, client relationships and prioritize time and resources accordingly
Completes all applicable Federal, State of Texas, System and University training requirements in a timely manner. Contributes to a safe working environment by reporting accidents and un-safe working conditions. The Office of the University Architect includes staff members with diverse backgrounds and interests. Our department values, nurtures, and respects all members of its community and ensures an environment of inclusive excellence where all associates are inspired and empowered to achieve their full potential.
Preferred Education and Experience:
Experience in project planning, campus planning, programming, and conceptual design.
Master's degree in Urban Planning
Experience as a planner or consultant for a university or institution.
Preferred Knowledge Skills and Abilities:
Experience with ArcGIS
Preferred Licenses, Certifications and Registrations:
American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) Certification
Registered landscape architect in the State of Texas
Acts as the university's liaison with project teams, SSC Service Solutions, TAMUS Facilities Planning & Construction, and Facilities & Dining Administration. Participates in meetings and workshops related to Program of Requirements, schematic design and design development in order to monitor campus projects to ensure compliance with the Campus Master Plan and TAMU standards. Conducts plan reviews at the end of design phases, including final construction drawings and specifications. Prepares data/drawings/maps and/or other planning information. Ensures effective communication and coordination among internal and external project committee members. Reviews, tracks and processes project documentation. Monitors campus construction activities, including attendance at construction meetings.
Participates in the development of short and long-range campus planning strategies. Participates in the planning of new developments or redevelopments to ensure compliance with the Campus Master Plan. Performs various aspects of campus physical planning such as studies related to area plans, land use, circulation, sustainability, environmental, and development controls. Performs planning studies of scope, siting and/or cost of prospective projects in coordination with users and provides project development recommendations. Analyzes development impacts and campus planning needs. Interprets planning concepts and provides technical recommendations regarding the development and implementation of planning elements, sustainability and capital projects.
Assists with the development of campus design and landscape guidelines and specifications, including routine updates. Assists with the preparation of campus sustainable design guidelines, including routine updates. Provides content for website updates as needed. Produces verbal and written reports and presentation materials as requested. Produces graphics and maps for presentations and a variety of informational handouts. Coordinates and gathers data/materials for planning and design projects such as retrieval of current and historical planning data (including maps and records) from sources such as departmental files, archives, campus guidelines, and professional/technical publication sources. Develops and maintains update reports for campus planning projects. Develops and maintains methods and systems to measure and track compliance and implementation activities.
Represents TAMU at local, regional and state agency meetings when necessary. Prepares and presents written and oral presentations to a variety of audiences in conjunction with supervisor or on own. Provides mentorship to other UA team members. Promotes outreach and partnerships with academic components of the University, including presentations to various constituents as requested.
Provides direction and/or feedback to graduate assistants on weekly assignments.
Other job related duties as assigned.
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Internal Number: R-018654
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