1. Direct the work of Planners assigned to complete planning studies, formulations and design of projects. Provide design direction on all projects as required. Ensure that formulation and design activities accurately reflect the planning intent and aesthetic character for Planning and Construction projects as well as accurately reflecting schedule, cost and implementation factors as agreed with the Director and Associate Director, Construction. 2. Establish priorities for the allocation of design resources. Responsible for the Planning groups formulation and design process to deliver required planning studies and reports. Participate in yearly performance evaluation of assigned Planners. 3. Act as a liaison between project architects, or other consultants, various building committees and staff members to provide continuity of agreed to formulation scope, schedule and budget through all phases of a project. 4. Prepare, direct and present comprehensive Departmental planning, implementation and financial strategies for occupancy and growth including; existing space utilization, programming, project formulation, design development, and other evaluations for new building construction. Manage approval authorizations by preparing succinct presentations that distill complex project issues into distinct, clear options, thereby allowing for informed and timely decision-making. 5. Manage the requests of faculty and staff, soliciting appropriate input for development of projects and programs while ensuring plans and programs comply with University objectives. Negotiate, manage and review consultant activity, assist in the in the selection of designers and construction contractors for a uniform selection, bidding and contracting process. 6. Prepare and administer agreements for professional services and vendors required for successful completion of a project. Ensures projects in the planning phase are completed within the approved budget and schedule and conform to applicable codes and zoning ordinances. Manage and review the progress and quality of the work performed by outside and in-house consultants. 7. Develop planning models based on the needs of department, refining projects parameters and priorities, identifying scope and budget. Provide information and recommendations on physical and comprehensive planning and design issues, large scale planning studies, and special facilities planning topics. 8. For select projects, manage and direct the work of a project design/management team in carrying out the following typical responsibilities: Refine project scope and budget; manage the involvement of other operating units; report to the School administration regarding project status; and oversee project from the completion of project formulation through occupancy and turnover. 9. Interact with Yale committees, Deans, Department Heads, administrators and staff from University departments to consult, confer and advise on institutional capital project issues, to obtain approval for programs, to develop programs/projects, to provide progress reports and coordination, to obtain review and approval of plans and budgets for implementation. 10. Provide advice and judgment in assuring capital projects conformity with appropriate building and life safety codes, University Standards and departmental policies and procedures. Exercise professional judgment in protecting the University's financial interest through value engineering, cost and schedule control, and life cycle cost analysis. Participates in the resolution of planning and technical conflicts and recommends cost effective options and approaches. Uphold University Standards & policies.
Preferred Education: Experience with laboratory/research institutional/academic building types and large-scale construction programs.
Preferred Education, Experience and Skills: Experience with laboratory/research institutional/academic building types and large-scale construction programs.
Required Skill/ability 5: Well-developed organizational, analytical, oral and written communication and managerial skills and the ability to process multiple projects, set priorities, and work independently to meet objectives. Ability to establish priorities and follow through on projects paying close attention to detail with minimal supervision.
Posting Position Title: Associate Director, Planning
Required Skill/ability 3: Proven knowledge of architectural, engineering and construction technology, theory, practices, and principles. Experience with institutional lab buildings, historic structures, large-scale capital construction programs and project management responsibility. Knowledge of building codes, zoning ordinances and related regulations.
Work Week: Standard (M-F equal number of hours per day)
University Job Title: Associate Director Planning Project Management
Required Skill/ability 1: Excellent verbal & written communication skills. Ability to function successfully & collaboratively with members of the academic & scientific communities to understand & discuss specific lab research & academic needs. Ability to work within a project team structure.
Required Skill/ability 4: Knowledge of project development and execution and budgeting. Knowledge of financial practices including capital and strategic planning, life-cycle cost analysis. Ability to use CAD, Bluebeam, Microsoft Office Suite.
Required Skill/ability 2: Proven ability to develop planning solutions and participate in the resolution of planning and technical issues, recommends cost effective options and approaches. Ability to synthesize technical programmatic needs, develops alternative planning solutions to use as tools for establishing design.
Bachelor's degree in architecture, urban or regional planning, urban design, civil engineering, or related field, and ten years of related experience in planning, design and project management, or an equivalent combination of experience and education.
Yale University is an American private Ivy League research university located in New Haven, Connecticut. Founded in 1701 in the Colony of Connecticut, the university is the third-oldest institution of higher education in the United States.