Space Data Assistant

Job description

Hyde Park Campus

9065510 Facilities-Support Services

About the Unit
Facilities Services supports the mission of the University of Chicago through efforts to maintain and enhance the University campus and environment and provide superior client service to our community including faculty, students, staff, neighbors and visitors.

Job Information

Job Summary:

Reporting to the Facilities Information Manager, the Space Data Analyst is responsible for providing support in, space verifications, creation of room size, and various updates to the space management database. This role will also include archiving completed project drawings and providing information to various University stakeholders. The Space Data Analyst will take an active role in assisting in developing AutoCAD, Revit, and Archibus databases which will include the following activities: digitizing, conversion, attribution, and quality control with spatial accuracy. Coordinate work assignments and ensure accuracy and timeliness of work. This work entails attention to details and strong organizational skills.

This is part-time position, with flexible work hours, maximum of 20 hours/week


  • Update CAD floor plans and draw room area polylines with quality drafting, accurate measurements, and careful attention to detail.
  • Assist in examining and analyzing space data in Archibus, which includes net-to-gross area, space types, departmental room inventories, and occupancies.
  • Verify spatial information through field inspections and comparison of measurements from recent renovation projects.
  • Assist in providing digital building construction archival documents to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Communicate with and assist in training departmental stakeholders to help them review and update Archibus space data.

Other duties will include:
  • Gathering space and other relevant benchmarking data across internal departments and other Universities nationally/ internationally.
  • Assist and develop space planning, test fits and feasibility analysis for various small planning and programming initiatives.

Additional Requirements

Education, Experience or Certifications:

  • Enrollment in a Master's program for Architecture, Planning or Interior Design preferred
  • Bachelor's degree in interior design, planning, architecture OR equivalent combination of relevant education and experience required

  • Proficient in reading Design and Construction drawings and documents
  • Experience in updating and editing drawings in AutoCAD and Revit
  • Strong written and oral communication skills required
  • Effective planning and organizational skills required

Technical Knowledge or Skills:
  • Proficiency in AutoCAD, Microsoft Office ( Project, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook), Sketch Up, and Adobe Creative Suite required.
  • Knowledge and proficiency in Revit and Archibus preferred

Working Conditions and Physical Requirements:
  • Ability to inspect architectural plans, keyboarding, bending, stooping to reach files, light lifting, standing. Some travel may be required.
  • Ability to enter and inspect existing buildings, including mechanical rooms, penthouses, tunnels, etc…
  • Attention to detail; communicating effectively in writing or speaking to customers, vendors, and employees of the organization; performing within deadlines; reading; confidentiality; problem solving.

Required Documents:
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • References

NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application

Benefit Eligibility

Pay Frequency

Pay Range
Depends on Qualifications

Scheduled Weekly Hours


Job is Exempt?

Drug Test Required?

Does this position require incumbent to operate a vehicle on the job?

Health Screen Required?

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Job No:
Posted: 11/2/2018
Application Due: 1/1/2019
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