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Title Junior Space Planner & Project Planner
Division Faculty of Business, Arts & Design
Category Support Staff
Type Temporary-Initiatives & Opportunities
Incumbent New
Salary $23.09 – $26.76 per hour
Band E
Hours 40 hours per week
Campus St. James/Casa Loma
Effective Date ASAP – March 31, 2013
Duties
  • Produces comprehensive schedules in various formats and detail to suit different users or audiences.
  • Creates and maintains schedules and project plans using various software (e.g., Adobe Creative Suites).
  • Monitors project progress; compares to baseline and reports progress against schedule; forecasts the impacts on schedule and proposed changes; updates and maintains schedule data.
  • Clearly communicates roles, expectations, and accountabilities to all team members on a regular basis.
  • Obtains current information from the facilities inventory; enters new and revised information into a database.
  • Provides information or reports on current room utilization and dimensions; maintains information or data on new construction, renovations, and various remodelling.
  • Conducts space feasibility and utilization studies; prepares reports on findings.
  • Researches and compiles data for various reports to be integrated into the Master Plan.
  • Recommends changes in space assignment and facilities inventory processing to supervisor and various other stakeholders based on findings revealed through master planning exercises.
  • Assists management in identification of problems, trends, or future space needs and makes recommendations.
  • Assists in developing strategies to optimize the use of limited space resources in accordance with the Master Planning Principles.
  • Visualizes research analysis and strategic initiatives to internal graphic standards.
  • Facilitates and schedules stakeholder and client meetings; creates and distributes agendas for meetings; writes and distributes detailed meeting minutes.
  • Performs consultation and charrette planning, organization, implementation and analysis.
  • Coordinates and communicates with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
Qualifications
  • Four year degree from a recognized post-secondary institution in Urban Planning Studies, or equivalent.
  • Minimum two years’ extensive experience: conducting qualitative and quantitative research in professional/academic environments; facilitating user consultations and workshops while managing complex disciplines.
  • Experience in facilitating master planning initiatives, including the creation of strategic master planning documents based on qualitative and quantitative research in an academic environment.
  • Extensive experience and knowledge of space utilization and facilities management.
  • Professional experience planning, managing, and coordinating projects from conception to execution, including creating project plans and schedules, engaging in user and client consultation, checking job progress as well as forecasting, and resolving problems and drawbacks.
  • Advanced computer skills: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe Creative Suites, etc.
  • Excellent oral and written English communication and presentation skills.
  • Exhibit high levels of interpersonal, problem solving and analytical skills; proven ability to take initiative, make sound decisions, work with minimal direction and as part of a team.
  • Time management and organizational skills; high level of attention to detail.
  • Ability to travel between campuses as required.
  • Ability to work in an environment where diversity of people and situations are encountered.
 
Interview process may consist of a practical skills component.
 
The College requires proof of degrees, credentials or equivalencies from accredited regional or federal post secondary institutions and/or their international equivalents. Credentials may require validation at the time of interviews.
To Apply
To apply submit a covering letter and resume combined in one (1) document.
 
Preference will be given to qualified internal candidates in accordance with the applicable collective agreement. Should a suitable candidate not be found, external candidates will be considered. George Brown College is dedicated to employment equity and encourages applications from women, persons with disabilities, racial/visible minorities and aboriginal peoples.
Competition # 12-233
Closing Date January 8, 2013