Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.
This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Operations and Facilities Management Department (OFMD). This position is for the Medical School Campus.
Plans, analyzes, estimates and completes conceptual and detailed work products in support of the strategic efforts for Animal facilities projects ensuring efficiency within designated budget. Serves as an ambassador of OFMD. Consults and communicates with WUSM departments regarding planning and project advancement. Coordinates primarily with the OFMD and Division of Comparative Medicine for vivarium space planning, screening and programing of intake of space requests and vetting of options/needs.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Support the strategic efforts by delivering detailed analysis for space optimization and feasibility testing of the activities and animal related needs for existing vivarium facilities and their potential capabilities and capacities. Conduct needs assessment and offer solutions for efficiency.
Manage DCM related space request process by documenting needs and timing as they relate to vivarium space for animal housing, equipment, procedures or specialty needs in accordance with DCM space assignment principles, in support of DCM Associate Director.
Coordinate vivarium space needs with DCM Veterinary Affairs and Facility Managers and OFMD. Suggest “highest and best use” scenarios for available space.
Support and lead some project management initiatives, and ensure effective transition of space planning efforts to project implementation, supporting a successful project workflow.
Provides development of detailed conceptual planning, programming and estimating as well as project transition (transition from planning to projects). Participate in planning for, and supporting the development of information used in presentations and negotiations with business units. Remain consistent and aligned with WUSM Senior Administration directives and plans. This includes plans to maximize the use of space and productivity to meet WUSM Research, Teaching and Clinical needs.
Participates in supporting complex scheduling planning projects, monitors work in progress and completes all documentation related to these efforts utilizing assigned technology, tools, process and templates.
Manage and quantify current and future animal space needs including special housing and/or core facilities, formulate options to accommodate needs, and identify potential operational efficiencies to foster collaboration among researchers.
Consults with departments to qualify and quantify specifics related to vivarium planning, including projected changes in research related activities (recruitments, funding changes, planned growth or consolidation). Serve as an ambassador of the department by promoting a positive image through courtesy, professionalism and diplomacy.
Assist in the scope development for planning group and may include participation in RFQ's or services as well as for assigned studies and or planning projects. May participate and support the on-going initiatives for negotiations and contracting.
Estimates project cost, evaluates proposed modifications and changes as planning evolves offering recommendations and solutions for efficiency and favorability in expenditures. Alignment of projects with the Capital Plan.
Bachelor's degree in Architecture, planning or engineering (Electrical, Mechanical or Civil). 8 years of experience in physical planning.
Master's degree in Planning, Architecture or Urban Planning.
Over 10 years of University or Medical School experience in a facilities organization is desired.
Clinical planning experience preferred.
Strong facilitation, presentation and conflict resolution skills.
Knowledge of Federal and WU research animal laws and policies.
Ability to manage multiple priorities and operate in a fast paced environment with tight completion time frames.
Demonstrated effective verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.
Project management and leadership experience.
Demonstrated computer proficiency in MS Office suite including spreadsheets and databases in a windows environment.
Ability to process and manage complex sets of databases including parking counts and building square footages related to use, number of staff / employees and employment location, and cost estimates / phasing of projects.
Demonstrated ability to work independently with a high degree of accuracy and productivity.
Prefer experience working in a large, highly structured environment with complex teams.
The hiring range for this position is $75,795 - $100,422 annually.
-Retirement Savings Plan -22 vacation days -8 Paid Holidays -Sick Time -Tuition benefits for employee, spouse and dependent children -Free Metro Link/ Bus pass -Free Life Insurance -Health, Dental, Vision -Health Savings Accounts (HSA) -Long Term Disability Insurance -Flex Spending Plan -Other Benefits
Med School HR website (medschoolhr.wustl.edu)
Internal Applicant Instruction:
This position is grade G15.
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
Offers made for this position are contingent upon the successful completion of all required pre-employment screens, including a criminal background check, hair sample drug screen, and verification of required professional licenses, registrations, or certifications.
Washington University in St. Louis, a medium-sized, independent university, is dedicated to challenging its faculty and students alike to seek new knowledge and greater understanding of an ever-changing, multicultural world. The University offers more than 90 programs and almost 1,500 courses leading to bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in a broad spectrum of traditional and interdisciplin...ary fields, with additional opportunities for minor concentrations and individualized programs. The faculty is composed of scholars, scientists, artists and members of the learned professions. They serve society by teaching; by adding to the store of human art, creativity, understanding, and wisdom; and by providing direct services, such as health care.