Facilities Programmer


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Athens, OH 


Design, Engineering, Facilities


$57,483-$74,728 per year

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Job Description:

OHIO University is seeking qualified applicants for Facilities Programmer in the University Planning and Space Management Department.

Established in 1804, OHIO University is the oldest public institution of higher learning in the state of Ohio & the first in the Northwest Territory. Located in the scenic Appalachian foothills, it’s classic residential campus in Athens, Ohio, is one of the most attractive in the nation.

This position is responsible for leading the programming and project development of facilities to provide project scope, parameters and prioritization in the University’s Capital Improvements Plan and subsequently approvals for projects to move into Design/Construction phase. This position includes collaborating with multiple groups to develop a programming document describing the budget, critical parameters and issues of the project to help inform planning strategy and project direction. Once a project has been approved to move into Design & Construction and project manager identified, the position coordinates programming activities and documents to assure a continuous flow of information and project development understanding. The Facilities Programmer will work closely with the project implementation team through the programming and schematic design phases and will participate in design and document review throughout the project.

Duties include:
1. Assists with the evaluation of University project requests including triaging requests in light of project parameters, adherence to known master plan(s), availability of funding (including restrictions or conditions of grant funding), space use issues, safety and risk issues, building code issues, facilities maintenance and operations impacts, ADA issues, etc. Consult with Facilities, RMS, OUPD, ADC and others as needed.
2. Works with planning team to develop conceptual program to guide planning/project direction decision making. This includes development of project conceptual estimates with ADC. It also includes developing program of requirements for State Controlling Board requests.
3. Documents project direction for Capital Plan, online project descriptions, and to facilitate project transition upon approval to Architecture, Design and Construction for design/implementation. This includes communicating the project programming and planning intent and working as a liaison between offices during project design.
4. Guide programming in the design phase for major projects or projects that may have a broad impact to ensure conceptual planning intent is carried into the design process and to provide university perspective regarding coordinating campus projects.
5. Participates in the selection of planning/programming/design consultants. Participates in planning workloads, committees and research on current knowledge of industry standards, codes, space programming innovations, as well as university design standards.

This position requires a high level of business management skills, the ability to translate two dimensional drawings and visualize a three dimensional environment, understand state and federal codes and regulations, understand the importance of physical building elements, have an understanding of construction techniques and procedures, and have the ability to work with a variety of professional staff in multiple academic/administrative units and departments. The position also requires an understanding of building space and be able to provide interior programming for academic buildings and support facilities. This position requires the skills to deal effectively with a diverse, complex campus constituency to ensure that the programming and design intent of projects is captured and maintained through the design development of a project. The understanding of budgets and schedules is highly desirable.

Please apply at the following link by April 14, 2017.


Job Requirements:

Mimimum Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree in planning, architecture, engineering or related field
• 3-5 years work related experience
• 1-2 years supervisory or managerial responsibilities
Preferred Qualifications:
• Master’s degree in business, planning, architecture, engineering or related field
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Ohio University
169 W. Union Street
Athens, OH, United States

Phone: 740-5936-0156
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