Job Requisition Number: 24402. UC Berkeley is the flagship campus of the University of California system. The Physical and Environmental Planning group, part of the Capital Strategies team, on the Berkeley campus has a unique role in influencing growth at the campus. It interacts with academic planning to understand needs for facilities and supporting services. It works with community partners, including students, residents, and business owners at and around campus, to ensure campus projects are informed by existing context and to address concerns around new development and around changes to existing development. It establishes and maintains relationships with the City of Berkeley to align efforts affecting the built environmental of campus neighborhoods(s).
This position will lead the development of short and long range campus development plans to support needs from multidisciplinary teams with varied vision. Responsibilities include: •Providing expertise and assistance to senior management in at least one of the following areas: city and urban planning, design and architecture, landscape design/architecture, transportation planning, land-use planning, environmental planning as it relates to the Berkeley campus •Working directly with internal and external stakeholders, including but not limited to students, campus professionals, faculty, UC Office of the President, government entities, residents, and business owners, on entitlement coordination
•Performs high level planning services to the Director of Physical & Environmental Planning, campus leadership, and University-wide administrative officers in complex physical and community planning projects, infrastructure and open space/landscape management; real estate development; transportation planning; facilities planning; environmental planning; and other similar physical planning activities. •Resolves difficult or complex problems/situations related to professional work in the development, revision, refinement and/or amplification of long range development plans or other campus planning frameworks/processes.. •Attends program and project-related meetings, including meetings with external regional/local public agencies, related to the campus’s physical development portfolio. Provides regular updates and communicates information to senior management, peers, and subordinates. •Serves as technical specialist and provides expertise in campus planning and community planning programs relating to the campus strategic plans, including urban design, landscape design, and transportation.. •Leads and/or participates in the development of new tools and processes to help improve campus physical planning programs, including campus planning data records. Maintains professional expertise through continued exposure and education on best practices and principles in the field.•Advanced knowledge/skills in city planning, architecture, or other planning-related fields. •Advanced written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills, including advanced political acumen. •Advanced analytical and project management skills. •Advanced knowledge of the campus, including its architectural history, short and long range development plans, infrastructure and current, on-going and future design and construction plans. Comfortable with working in a rapidly changing environment •Sensitive to different political needs at different stakeholder levels •A strategic thinker to provide advice on campus plans; and detail oriented to be a technical resource on specific projects •An excellent verbal and written communicator •Willing to work independently and in groups to learn aspects of the job responsibilities they have no prior training or experience in.
Education/Training: •Bachelor’s degree in Architecture, Landscape Architecture, City Planning, Environmental Planning or other planning related field; or similar degree and 3 to 5 years of work experience in one of the relevant fields
The University of California was chartered in 1868 and its flagship campus - envisioned as a "City of Learning" - was established at Berkeley, on San Francisco Bay. Today the world's premier public university and a wellspring of innovation, UC Berkeley occupies a 1,232 acre campus with a sylvan 178-acre central core. From this home its academic community makes key contributions to the economic and social well-being of the Bay Area, California, and the nation.