Planning & Project Management – American University, Washington DC

Position Number: 12344

Department: Planning & Project Management

Salary Range: Commensurate with experience

Work Hours per Week: 35-Exempt

Band: Team Leader/Consultant B

Position Type: Full-time Staff


Working under minimal direct supervision, this position assists the Director of Planning and Project Development with campus and facilities planning, space management, performance metrics analysis, and project development including programming, conceptual design, budgeting, and scheduling for renovation and new campus/facilities projects. This position is responsible for maintaining and providing anaylsis of the space inventory database, in order to document and statistically present the use, assignment and characteristics of facilities in use or available for assignment. This position will develop and maintain other databases as needed including classroom utilization and space assessments. The incumbent will develop and analyze plans and requests related to campus space allocation and make recommendations for educational facility space by both academic and administrative divisions and departments.

Educational Requirements:Bachelor’s degree in engineering, architecture, interior design or other relevant field or the equivalent in education, training and experience related to construction and project management.

Minimum Requirements:

  • 5 – 8 years of experience in architecture, campus and facility planning and, database and graphics software
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work with diverse constituencies and commitment to diversity and to serving the needs of a diverse organization
  • Ability to negotiate and resolve confrontational issues as they arise
  • Ability to develop and manage expectations
  • Familiarity with design and construction processes and with City, State, and Federal codes, ordinances, and entitlement process
  • Ability to develop design and construction project scopes, budgets, and schedules
  • Ability to understand architectural floor plans and derive statistical data from them.
  • Ability to use computer aided drafting programs (AutoCAD), presentation software (Adobe Photoshop), spreadsheets (Excel), and databases

Additional Information:

American University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution that operates in compliance with applicable laws and regulations. The university does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, personal appearance, gender identity and expression, family responsibilities, political affiliation, source of income, veteran status, an individual’s genetic information or any other bases under federal or local laws (collectively “Protected Bases”) in its programs and activities.

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