Recently filling two of our open planner positions, we have one remaining opening on our team for a dedicated and enthusiastic individual to join a vibrant, newly integrated department that is responsible for all planning, design, and construction at Harvard Medical School. We are looking for a resourceful planner who can take initiative to work on projects independently as well as in conjunction with senior planning staff on a full range of campus planning functions, initiatives, and projects involving capital and expense project planning, space planning and programming, feasibility assessment, site and MEP studies, condition assessment, and use and growth analysis to determine the highest and best use of the physical plant to meet institutional goals in support of the teaching and research mission. The Planner will work in a highly collaborative environment with various stakeholders representing all facets of facility services, research, education and administrative departments, and consultants to propose innovative solutions.
Key responsibilities include:
• Pre-project planning, i.e. developing, validating, and documenting scopes of work, preliminary layouts, schedules, and conceptual budgets in accordance with school policies and standards for administrative approval;
• Providing programming evaluations for key design metrics, layout, space allocation, adjacencies, space cost, user experience, and recommendations on space development alternatives; and
• Providing smooth transitions of projects to project management staff for implementation.
• Oversee project management efforts such as process schedules; RFPs, selection, and contracts; invoice and reimbursement processing; managing outside consultants; meeting, decision, and approvals documentation; updating internal systems; and facilitating meetings. • Spearhead development and validation of project goals and objectives; programming needs; scoping; alternatives; and conceptual layouts, budgets, and schedules in accordance with school processes, policies, and standards for administrative approval. Effectively transitions approved projects for construction to project management staff. • Provides programming evaluations for key design metrics, layout, space allocation, adjacencies, space cost, user experience, and recommendations on space development alternatives. • Review planning efforts for compliance with building code including ADA and MAAB, and regulatory agencies including BPDA and BLC; process comprehensive plan amendments, zonings, annexations, site plans, and plates; as well as CP&F design principals and policies ensuring that best practices are adhered to. • Other duties as assigned.
• Bachelor's degree in Architecture, Planning, Engineering, Facilities, related degree, or equivalent experience • 3 plus years of relevant experience
Additional Qualifications and Skills:
• Working knowledge of relevant software including AutoCAD or Revit and MS Word and Excel • Strong quantitative and qualitative analysis skills • Solid business acumen including strong verbal and written communication skills • Knowledge of planning and project management principles, space management concepts, practices, procedures, and ability to use in varied situations • Knowledge of project management tools • Knowledge of cost estimation and scheduling • Experience managing up to +/- $3M annually in project budgets Innovative with the ability to provide creative solutions • Works equally well independently and in collaborative environments • Demonstrates client-service approach to projects
This position is based in Boston and some in-person on-campus work will be required, and flexible/remote work is an option. Any remote work must be performed in a state in which Harvard is registered to do business (CA*, CT, GA, IL, MA, MD, ME, NH, NJ, NY, RI, VA, VT, and WA). Individual flexible and remote work options for this role will be discussed during the interview process. *Note: Harvard employees working in California must be exempt.
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Benefits: We invite you to visit Harvard's Total Rewards website to learn more about our outstanding benefits package, which may include:
• Paid Time Off: 3-4 weeks of accrued vacation time per year (3 weeks for support staff and 4 weeks for administrative/professional staff), 12 accrued sick days per year, 12.5 holidays plus a Winter Recess in December/January, 3 personal days per year (prorated based on date of hire), and up to 12 weeks of paid leave for new parents who are primary care givers.
• Health and Welfare: Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision benefits, disability and life insurance programs, along with voluntary benefits. Most coverage begins as of your start date.
• Work/Life and Wellness: Child and elder/adult care resources including on campus childcare centers, Employee Assistance Program, and wellness programs related to stress management, nutrition, meditation, and more.
• Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with contributions from 5% to 15% of eligible compensation, based on age and earnings with full vesting after 3 years of service.
• Tuition Assistance Program: Competitive program including $40 per class at the Harvard Extension School and reduced tuition through other participating Harvard graduate schools.
• Tuition Reimbursement: Program that provides 75% to 90% reimbursement up to $5,250 per calendar year for eligible courses taken at other accredited institutions.
• Professional Development: Programs and classes at little or no cost, including through the Harvard Center for Workplace Development and LinkedIn Learning.
• Commuting and Transportation: Various commuter options handled through the Parking Office, including discounted parking, half-priced public transportation passes and pre-tax transit passes, biking benefits, and more.
• Harvard Facilities Access, Discounts and Perks: Access to Harvard athletic and fitness facilities, libraries, campus events, credit union, and more, as well as discounts to various types of services (legal, financial, etc.) and cultural and leisure activities throughout metro-Boston.
Job Function: Facilities Job Code: 330057 Facilities & Oper SrSpecialist Department: Campus Planning and Facilities Time Status: Full-time Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary Department Office Location: USA - MA - Boston Work Format: Hybrid (partially on-site, partially remote) Sub-Unit: ------------ Salary Grade: 057 Pre-Employment Screening: Credit, Criminal, Education, Identity
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