Space Planner

  • Full Time
  • Bothell, WA
  • Posted 1 month ago

University of Washington Bothell

The University of Washington – Bothell has an outstanding opportunity for a Space Planner.
The Space Planner will report to the Director of Physical Planning & Space Management and will perform complex statistical, spatial and graphic data analysis and provide a high level of coordination and technical services for planning


Space Planning:
• Collect, update, and maintain the complex computerized asset management system and database (Space Manager) and Auto CAD vault records to facilitate and expedite the usability, accuracy, integrity and availability of data • Develop space utilization recommendations and solutions to unique project planning and administrative problems as needed.
• Identify problems, trends, or future facility and infrastructure needs and make recommendations for facility improvements.
• Respond to requests for reports and documentation concerning functional use of facilities and space to support short, mid, and long-range planning scenarios.
• Provide technical and administrative support to advance the campus master plan and capital program.
• Manage data and construction documents including drawings, specifications, campus maps, and records.
• Coordinate and assist in system reporting requirements.
• Conduct annual space audits and collect space data, including departmental room assignments, in order to update the space inventory database.
• Provide AutoCAD support for the department.
• Keep abreast of technological developments.

Programming and Analysis:
• Conduct programming, feasibility analysis, development of alternatives, and planning for projects on campus and at other University properties.
• Perform needs assessment for determining actual facilities and space characteristics.
• Prepare responsive space solution analysis with options and comprehensive space design drawing alternatives that support project implementation.
• Assist in responses to space request proposals.
• Evaluate and recommend improvements to space planning and management processes.

Perform related duties as required:
• Assist planning and design committees.
• Participate on campus committees as they are identified.


• Bachelor’s degree in architecture, urban planning, building construction technology.
• At least 4 years of experience in space planning, architectural programming, design management, facilities management, architecture/interior projects or related field.

Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.


• Demonstrated knowledge, skill and ability to manage computer-based facilities and space management systems, including use of GIS and CAD.
• Strong analytical skills and experience developing space and facility data analysis.
• Ability to provide study reports, technical documentation, and project plans.
• Strong organizational and time management skills including the ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure.
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills including the ability to work effectively with diverse constituents including faculty, staff, and students at all levels.
• Proficiency in Microsoft software applications – Excel, Word, Powerpoint.


• The position requires working at a computer/video display terminal and desk for extended periods of time.
• May require travel between campuses and off-campus locations.