Land, Buildings & Real Estate (LBRE) is the operational core of Stanford University's physical campus. LBRE constructs and maintains the Stanford campus, where advancements across the academic spectrum are made possible. Our work is founded upon the collective value of dedication, innovation, expertise, teamwork, and continuous improvement. We are committed to serving the university's academic mission, as well as preserving and enhancing Stanford's 8,180 acres, and pride ourselves on supporting the teaching and research of the university as Caretakers of a Legacy.'
Who We Are /What We Do
The Stanford Land Use & Environmental Planning (LUEP) office staff have professional expertise in the areas of land use and community planning, environmental regulation and permitting, transportation planning, mapping and spatial analysis, conservation biology, archaeology, and historic preservation. We work with partners in LBRE (and other university offices) to secure land use approvals from public agencies, to monitor compliance with permit requirements, and to partner on long-term planning efforts for Stanford lands.
LUEP is the lead LBRE office for the acquisition and implementation of the Santa Clara County General Use Permit which defines how Stanford's main campus can evolve over 15-20 year planning horizons.
LUEP is responsible for program management of university activities on Stanford lands outside of the central campus which spans across six different jurisdictions.
We serve the specific needs of academic facility and student housing projects related to securing land use permits and entitlements and ensuring compliance with local land use regulations. We work with local regulatory agencies to comply with the zoning and other regulations that apply to our lands and advise our internal partners such as project managers, builders, and users about the processes for obtaining permits and approvals, modifying regulations, and completing necessary environmental assessments. We also work with the local agencies to provide information about Stanford's long-term use of the lands for consideration in the agencies' long-term land use plans (General and Comprehensive Plans).
We catalog and record land-based resources, plan for their protection, and provide advice about land use, development and operations to avoid or minimize impacts to those resources.
We perform studies and analyses to determine suitability and capacity of Stanford's lands to support university activities, and prepare land use plans and strategies considering the results. Who you are:
You are an experienced urban / environmental planner with specialized skills in Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and enjoy the challenge that comes with handling multiple projects at different stages. You have a track record of strong collaboration and sense of team in pursuit of sound land planning principals. You have a genuine regard for those who you work with and contribute to innovative and thoughtful solutions. You develop comprehensive project graphics, mapping, and plans while keeping on schedule and consistently meeting deadlines. You can distill a multitude of individual messages into a high-level explanation, both verbally and in writing. You are more than comfortable with technology, including skills using GIS to analyze data. You have created web based interactive mapping tools before, but even if you haven't, that's ok because you have the agility and curiosity to learn and capitalize on new systems. You embrace GIS technology as you realize that it is the key enabler to effectively communicate layers of analytical data with one comprehensive tool.
Given access to the necessary data and an understanding of the end goal, you can devise effective methods for accurately getting to that goal. You have a track record of developing user friendly, comprehensive, and attractive graphics that share a message.
You're comfortable with ambiguity, able to think conceptually, connect the dots and develop scenarios. You are meticulously detail oriented, insatiably curious, and full of integrity.
Who you will support:
Reporting to the Director of Land Use Planning, you are the Planner 2 / GIS Specialist for LUEP and support LBRE overall with land planning activities as detailed in the bullets below. You are also part of a collaborative, kind-spirited, and innovative 28-member team.
What work will you do*:
Research & Analysis - Research, formulate, and prepare planning, transportation, environmental, and/or other analyses that facilitate a strong understanding of potential impacts, constraints, and/or opportunities associated with various university projects. Evaluate land use related projects against applicable regulatory policies, guidelines, and/or standards. Develop recommendations to guide various Stanford teams through jurisdictional entitlement processes.
Comprehensive Graphics - Design and develop comprehensive project graphics, maps, and plans by distilling a multitude of individual messages into a high-level communication tool.
Create Design Guidelines - Contribute towards the development of planning and design guidelines involving optimal land use options and site design for university projects within Stanford's real estate portfolio.
Land Planning & Entitlement - Assist on specified long-range planning and regulatory planning projects, such as the General Use Permit required by Santa Clara County, and other planning efforts involving Stanford lands; developing related recommendations and/or course of action.
GIS Analysis - Conduct data analysis utilizing GIS tools for various Stanford land use related projects to clarify and communicate spatial relationships, physical constraints and opportunities, and other attributes while presenting results in a clear, effective manner.
Mapping Resource - Serve as a resource for GIS mapping inquiries and requests within the Land Buildings and Real Estate Department.
Confirm Data Accuracy - Review and ensure that spatial GIS data to be used by Stanford that is developed by and/or obtained by staff are accurate and documented using industry adopted metadata standards.
Create Spatial Data Sets - Prepare, provide and update spatial data sets for internal clients such as Real Estate, Department of Project Management, Property Services and others within the Land Buildings and Real Estate Department.
Collaborate with Clients - Collaborate with external consultants and agencies on data collection and analysis methods. Determine additional data and collection reporting requirements.
What we are looking for:
Bachelor's degree in urban or environmental planning, GIS, or other appropriate specialty and 5+ years of directly related experience, or combination of education and relevant experience.
Demonstrated ability to coordinate large, complex projects.
Developing leadership skills.
Ability to function independently in a number of university-wide events representing our Land Use and Environmental Planning team
Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to cultivate strong and collaborative internal and external relationships.
Proficiency in AutoCAD, Photoshop, PowerPoint, Adobe Acrobat, Excel, Word, and other applications as applicable.
Verbal, graphic, and oral communication skills to explain project work.
Ability to apply current industry knowledge and technical advances to jobs.
Preferred but not required:
Advanced GIS skills
Why Stanford is for You
From establishing the first Institute of Human-Related Artificial Intelligence to saving countless lives through first-ever organ transplants and critical research conducted to cure illnesses, Stanford University has revolutionized the way we live and enriched the world. Supporting this mission is our diverse and dedicated 17,000 staff. We seek talent who is driven to impact the future of our legacy. Check out the following links in our culture and unique perks sites and see how you can be empowered with:
Freedom to grow. We offer career development programs, tuition reimbursement, or you may audit a course. Join a TedTalk, film screening, or listen to a renowned author or global leader speak.
A caring culture. We provide superb retirement plans, generous time-off, and family care resources.
A healthier you. Climb our rock wall, or choose from hundreds of health or fitness classes at our world-class exercise facilities. We also provide excellent health care benefits.
Discovery and fun. Stroll through historic sculptures, trails, and museums.
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Location: Land, Buildings and Real Estate, Stanford, California, United States Schedule: Classification Level:
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