The Facilities Management and Development (FM&D) organization is a unit within the Administration and Finance division and is responsible for the management, operations, and development of facilities on the university campus. The Planner/Estimator/Estimator works within the Facilities Planning and Capital Projects (FPCP) department of FM&D, which provides project planning, architectural design/coordination, construction, project management services, campus master planning, and space management for Cal Poly.
Under the general supervision of the Associate Director of Minor Projects, the position is a member of the project management team handling projects up to $656,000. The Planner/Estimator/Scheduler will perform a full range of planning, estimating and scheduling functions and provide project management support for a wide range of campus construction, renovation, repair, and maintenance projects.
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Minimum Qualifications (Staff Only):
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university in engineering, architecture, business management, plant management, industrial technology or public administration, AND two years of journey level experience in one or more building or mechanical craft trades (additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis).
LICENSES, CERTIFICATES, DEGREES, CREDENTIALS: Possession of (or ability to obtain by date of hire) a valid California Driver's License.
General knowledge of a wide range of facilities management operations and general knowledge of building codes, laws, ordinances and regulations, and trades applicable to building construction, maintenance, and repair.
Working knowledge of organizational and management structures and experience in complex organizational settings.
General knowledge of building materials, costing procedures and the sequential methods of modern construction and maintenance practices.
Knowledge of administrative concepts, practices and procedures to research, develop, and evaluate policies and programs, including collection, evaluation and interpretation of data/information from a wide variety of sources to develop sound, defensible conclusions and make appropriate recommendations.
Thorough knowledge of English grammar, spelling and punctuation.
A general knowledge of business mathematics and basic statistical techniques.
Excellent communications skills, both verbally and in writing ? proven ability to effectively communicate information in a clear and understandable manner.
Demonstrated ability to draft and compose correspondence and standard reports; as well as building and maintaining complex schedules.
Ability to read and understand proposals, plans, blueprints, process drawings, contracts, purchase orders, and specifications for all phases of construction and building maintenance.
Ability to prepare small-scale project drawings and sketches with scope of work descriptions.
Excellent computer skills and proficiency with a variety of computer applications including word-processing, spreadsheets, databases, on-line systems, Internet as well as online calendaring and email.
Excellent organizational and time management strategies with the ability to set own priorities to coordinate multiple assignments and meet fluctuating and time-sensitive deadlines.
Demonstrated customer service experience requiring a very high level of diplomacy and professionalism.
Demonstrated skill in providing meticulous follow-through for all assignments and the ability to perform detailed work with a high degree of accuracy and efficiency.
Ability to analyze data and making accurate projections using business mathematics and basic statistical techniques.
Ability to anticipate problems and addressing them proactively; expertise in investigating and analyzing problems with broad administrative impact and implications.
Demonstrated ability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality and professionalism with handling confidential information with discretion and sensitivity.
Ability to work in a group setting to convey information and mediate differences.
Ability to use tact and diplomacy to effectively handle a broad range of project-related and interpersonal situations with persons from varied backgrounds and diverse personalities, and respond appropriately to conflicts and problems.
Ability to initiate, establish, and foster communication and teamwork by maintaining a positive, cooperative, productive work atmosphere in and outside the University with the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships within a diverse population and with those from various cultural backgrounds.
Ability to work under pressure with minimum supervision.
Ability to apply a high level of judgment and discretion on a consistent and continuing basis.
Ability to produce PowerPoint presentations and effectively conduct oral presentations to groups; and the ability to train and communicate to Facilities staff on new skills and procedures.
Ability to adapt to the dynamics of organizational, procedural, technological and policy changes.
Demonstrated knowledge/experience of construction and facilities management.
Demonstrated skills in an institutional/educational environment utilizing a customer-oriented and service-centered attitude.
Experience using a computerized Facilities Management information system; e.g., FAMIS.
Experience using CAD software; e.g., AutoCAD.
***THIS POSITION IS OPEN UNTIL FILLED***
Must be able to work overtime, including weekends, evenings and occasional holidays, and adjust working hours to meet special projects. May be called back periodically to perform work as needed on an emergency basis.
Must be willing to travel and attend training programs off-site for occasional professional development.
The person holding this position is considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
This position classification has been defined as non-exempt and is subject to overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
Retired CalPERS members selected for this vacancy must request and be approved for reinstatement from retirement prior to the start date. Employment of retired CalPERS members will typically be for 90 days or less and must be for work requiring specialized skills or for a bona fide emergency to prevent stoppage of business.
May be required to complete a Supplemental Employment Application Questionnaire, which contains questions pertaining to conviction history, and submit it when requested by Cal Poly. This disclosure is confidential and will not necessarily preclude applicants from employment.
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.
Please note: Current employees who are offered positions on campus will be required to undergo a background check for any position where a background check is required by law or that Cal Poly has designated as sensitive. Sensitive positions are those requiring heightened scrutiny of individuals holding the position based on potential for harm to children, concerns for the safety and security of people, animals, or property, or heightened risk of financial loss to Cal Poly or individuals in the university community.
About Us Cal Poly is a nationally ranked, four-year, comprehensive public university. Founded in 1901, the 6,000-acre campus is nestled in the foothills of San Luis Obispo, along California's scenic central coast and midway between Los Angeles and San Francisco. With a budget of $168.5 million, the university has a student enrollment exceeding 17,000 students and employs more than 2,000 faculty and staff members. Cal Poly is part of the 23-campus California State University system.
At California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. Bringing people together from different backgrounds, experiences and value systems fosters the innovative and creative thinking that exemplifies Cal Poly's values of free inquiry, cultural and intellectual diversity, mutual respect, civic engagement, and social and environmental responsibility.
Cal Poly's commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. California Polytechnic State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.
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About California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Cal Poly is a nationally ranked, four-year, comprehensive public university, with approximately 17,500 undergraduate, 120 post-baccalaureate, and 900 graduate students. The Cal Poly community fosters teaching, scholarship, and service in a learn-by-doing environment where students, staff, and faculty are partners in discovery. Cal Poly has built an exemplary reputation on its learn-by-doing approa...ch to the preparation of undergraduate and graduate students. It is a distinctive learning community offering academically focused students a hands-on educational experience that prepares them for today's scientific and technical world. Cal Poly provides a balanced education in the arts, sciences, and technology, while encouraging cross-disciplinary and co-curricular experiences. U.S. News and World Report has ranked Cal Poly #1 among public master's universities in the western United States for 24 consecutive years. The University values free inquiry, cultural and intellectual diversity, mutual respect, civic engagement, and social and environmental responsibility. As a campus, we welcome and nurture a rich array of different perspectives, ideas and cultures. We encourage international and multi-cultural education in order to prepare students for successful participation and competition in a diverse world and a global workforce. We believe that diversity of our students, faculty, and staff enlivens and enriches Cal Poly’s educational environment.