Berkeley Lab's Facilities Division has an opening for a Strategic Space Planner. This position will drive workplace design and strategies to ensure that new, future, and existing space on campus is planned effectively to meet LBNL's priorities for current and future development. You will develop, maintain, and implement a strategic long-range space plan, establish short-term space needs, monitor system to address current and future space requests, and oversee the development of furniture standards, and interior design guidelines. You will collaborate closely with the Deputy COO Office and other senior lab managers to ensure that space allocations and usage are planned in a strategic and efficient manner through analyses, monitoring, and reporting. This position will develop essential policies, procedures, standards, metrics, and other strategic planning tools that will establish the foundation to drive culture change.
What You Will Do:
Create and establish strategic long-range space plan to help guide future development.
Forecast space requirements based on space needs analyses and financial projections.
Develop and implement short-term space monitoring system to address current and future space requests.
Develop and utilize a prioritization matrix to rank space requests.
Prepare options analyses inclusive of on-site space mining solutions and off-site leased space, and recommendations based on space planning analyses.
Develop and establish space-related policies, procedure, standards, and guidelines.
Benchmark with other national labs and technology advanced companies to stay current on workplace design, space utilization metrics, and implications of advancing technology to changing space requirements.
Document space planning processes, including (but not limited to) how to develop a space master plan; what metrics to use and what they will determine; how to prioritize a space request; and applicable workflow process diagrams.
Oversee the development of interior design standards, including furniture, carpet tile, paint color palettes, and other interior design finishes.
Work closely with Science Area Operations Deputies to project long term space needs based on specific proposals or long term projected funding growth.
Partner closely with Portfolio Manager and OCFO to understand the "color of money" implications of various space management projects and strategies.
What Is Required:
Bachelor's degree in architecture, planning, or a related space planning field from an accredited university, or equivalent experience, and minimum 10+ years of experience in strategic space planning, preferably from a university, medical center, or business park environment dealing with different space types, multiple buildings, and competing programs.
Excellent research, organizational, and problem-solving skills.
Ability to interact effectively with Senior Management and all other levels across research and operational programs, architects, project managers, and consultants, etc.
Ability to drive culture change and uphold policies, space utilization standards, and interior design standards.
Ability to prepare and present difficult and complex space issues and concepts in a clear and concise manner and to audiences that may be favorable or unfavorable.
Extensive understanding of strategic space planning, including research and operational demands on office and laboratory space; Ability to conduct benchmarking surveys and site visits to determine the applicability.
Ability to read and work with architectural floor plans, specifications, and construction schedules.
Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills (verbal and written), ability to use tact, diplomacy, and discretion when handling sensitive and confidential issues.
Ability to set and manage priorities in order to perform in a fast-paced environment where deadlines are critical and clients have high expectations.
Self-motivation and a client-service approach.
Independent, self-starter with the ability to take initiative.
Working knowledge of MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, AutoCAD, and the Space database.
The posting shall remain open until the position is filled.
This is a full-time career appointment.
Full-time, M-F, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay.
Salary is commensurate with experience.
This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.
Work will be primarily performed at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.
Berkeley Lab (LBNL) addresses the world's most urgent scientific challenges by advancing sustainable energy, protecting human health, creating new materials, and revealing the origin and fate of the universe. Founded in 1931, Berkeley Lab's scientific expertise has been recognized with 13 Nobel prizes. The University of California manages Berkeley Lab for the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science.
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About Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
In the world of science, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) is synonymous with excellence. Thirteen scientists associated with Berkeley Lab have won the Nobel Prize. Fifty-seven Lab scientists are members of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), one of the highest honors for a scientist in the United States. Thirteen of our scientists have won the National Medal of Science, our nation's highest award for lifetime achievement in fields of scientific research. Eighteen of our engineers have been elected to the National Academy of Engineering, and three of our scientists have been elected into the Institute of Medicine. In addition, Berkeley Lab has trained thousands of university science and engineering students who are advancing technological innovations across the nation and around the world. Berkeley Lab is a member of the national laboratory system supported by the U.S. Department of Energy through its Office of Science. It is managed by the University of California (UC) and is charged with conducting unclassified research across a wide range of scientific disciplines. Located on a 200-acre site in the hills above the UC Berkeley campus that offers spectacular... views of the San Francisco Bay, Berkeley Lab employs approximately 4,200 scientists, engineers, support staff and students. Its budget for 2011 is $735 million, with an additional $101 million in funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, for a total of $836 million. A recent study estimates the Laboratory's overall economic impact through direct, indirect and induced spending on the nine counties that make up the San Francisco Bay Area to be nearly $700 million annually. The Lab was also responsible for creating 5,600 jobs locally and 12,000 nationally. The overall economic impact on the national economy is estimated at $1.6 billion a year. Technologies developed at Berkeley Lab have generated billions of dollars in revenues, and thousands of jobs. Savings as a result of Berkeley Lab developments in lighting and windows, and other energy-efficient technologies, have also been in the billions of dollars. Berkeley Lab was founded in 1931 by Ernest Orlando Lawrence, a UC Berkeley physicist who won the 1939 Nobel Prize in physics for his invention of the cyclotron, a circular particle accelerator that opened the door to high-energy physics. It was Lawrence's belief that scientific research is best done through teams of individuals with different fields of expertise, working together. His teamwork concept is a Berkeley Lab legacy that continues today.