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Facilities Planner

POSITION TITLE: Facilities Planner

QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Engineering, Construction Management, Architecture or related field required or a minimum of eight years of experience in construction projects administration and supervision of multiple construction trades required; ten (10) years of direct project management experience preferred. Excellent working knowledge of all construction methods and building codes. Excellent problem solving, verbal, written communication and project management skills required. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with administrators and staff, managers, service representatives, vendors, business, city and community representatives. Professional Engineer (PE) and/or Architect in the Commonwealth of VA preferred.

PERFORMANCE EXPECTATIONS: Manages work assignments, project scheduling and budgeting for all school buildings and facilities as well as ensure coordination of project standards and procedures related to PM and Emergency Maintenance. Financial responsibility for in-house and contract labor relating to the execution of Capital Improvement and Maintenance Projects. Ensures that construction projects are executed timely and within all budgeted guidelines. Tracks monthly expenses and capital spending as reflected by the school division’s funding allocations. Monitors, coordinates and reports specific details of individual project construction activity. Coordinates timelines to allow internal departments to prioritize and coordinate their efforts to achieve on time project implementation. Provides direction, support and information to assist Architects, Engineers and Construction Contractors in developing documentation for related projects. Oversees, manages and communicates details on project permits (as assigned) from conception through design, engineering and utility municipality approval creating a smooth and successful flow for projects from engineering to construction. Manages the operating functions of construction, permitting and engineering for Facility Services. Manages affiliate services to ensure construction commitments, timing and partnerships are effectively met and nurtured. Administers major capital improvements projects for Richmond Public Schools. Examines plans and specifications to assure compliance with the building codes, structural safety and the State Department of Education's School Planning Manual. Reviews drawings and specifications of the various trades to assure both appropriateness of detail and products specified meet the required needs and performance standards. Performs field inspections and attends construction-related meetings and/or public hearings during all phases of construction, including mechanical and electrical installations. Maintains construction correspondence, meeting minutes, shop drawings and special testing reports. Evaluates special testing reports of soil conditions, concrete, fabrication and erection of structural steel. Prepares periodic and special reports. Supervises and evaluates direct reports if needed. Performs other related duties as assigned.

GENERAL DEFINITION AND CONDITIONS OF WORK: Performs professional work representing the school district in all new construction and renovation projects related to school buildings, grounds and equipment. Work requires the exertion of up to 10 pounds of force occasionally. Vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels; visual acuity is required for preparing and analyzing written or computer data.

REPORTS TO: Director of Facility Services

LENGTH OF CONTRACT: 12 month (260 days)