Space Project Manager
Working Title: Space Project Manager
Position Type: University Managerial and Professional Staff
Department: Facilities Management Department
Posting Date: 06-19-2017
As he planned the University of Virginia and designed its first buildings, Thomas Jefferson envisioned a great public institution of global scope and character in his words, the "future bulwark of the human mind in this hemisphere." As we move ever closer to fulfilling the vision of U.Va. as the first truly great public institution of higher learning in America, our employees advance our core work of teaching, conducting research, providing best-practice care for patients, and encouraging public service. Our staff are essential team members in an environment known for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excellence, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Facilities Management (FM) supports the University of Virginia's wide range of research, academic and patient care programs. With over 1,200 employees dedicated to excellence, Facilities Management is responsible for the day-to-day operation, repair and maintenance of U.Va.'s buildings, infrastructure and grounds as well as other University-owned and leased properties.
The Space Project Manager supports Facilities Management goal of providing consistent, cost effective, efficient, reliable, and sustainable geospatial systems in support of the University's mission. The incumbent provides geospatial analysis, drafting, digitizing and database maintenance to fill customer requests for geospatial solutions. The Space Project Manager identifies and analyzes data and trends to determine areas of opportunity for space utilization and space performance improvement, operational efficiency and inventory improvements. The Space Project Manager works closely with the Geospatial Engineering Services Manager to create new and supplemental reporting models and aids in the development of tools to support strategic space planning. This position may supervise others on cross-functional teams and projects in support of integrated geospatial solutions.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
1. Demonstrated ability to apply strategic thinking and problem solving to aid in space planning and management decisions.
2. Specialty knowledge in analyzing, developing, integrating, and managing a variety of large-scale data sets.
3. Demonstrated ability to collaborate with others to assess needs and compile system requirements.
4. Ability to accurately interpret maps, plats, and construction plans.
5. Knowledge of CAD & GIS standards and principles.
6. Knowledge of project management principles and practices.
7. Ability to work independently and apply critical thinking and sound judgment.
8. Demonstrated self-organization and time management skills.
9. Excellent written and oral communication skills.
10. Ability to lead cross functional project teams
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