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UBC Infrastructure Development


Canada-British Columbia-ALL

27549 27550-1533724

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UBC Infrastructure Development is responsible for the planning, development, renewal and renovation of campus facilities. We provide stewardship for all institutional facilities projects, including Housing and Athletics projects, at UBC's Vancouver and Okanagan campuses.

What we do

  • Identify infrastructure requirements and prepare an overall Capital Plan for UBC.
    Capital Planning, Facilities Planning
  • Develop business cases and approval requests for specific projects.
    Capital Planning, including input from all teams - Space Inventory, Facilities Information Systems and Records
  • Translate user needs into architectural requirements.
    Facilities Planning
  • Provide project management services for:
    - Renovations and upgrades between $50,000 and $2.5 million.
    - Major capital new buildings, infrastructure and building renewal projects greater than $2.5 million, as identified by the Capital Plan.
    Project Services or UBC Properties Trust
  • Store and index all end of project documentation.
    Records (Capital Planning).


Collaborate with campus stakeholders to create great spaces for people to teach and learn, conduct leading edge research, and enjoy the life of the campus community.


Ensure that new and renovated facilities are functional, reliable, sustainable, maintainable and achieve minimum life-cycle cost.

Our Services

  • New building development
  • Major renovations (>$50K)
  • Facilities planning
  • Functional programming
  • Business case development
  • Feasibility studies and cost estimates
  • Project management
  • Space inventory and administration
  • Approval process coordination
  • Post occupancy evaluation
  • Facilities records management

Job Description






Facilities Planner



Management&Professional (AAPS)



Facilities Management



186304 - Facilities Management, Level D



VP Finance and Operations



Facilities Planning









The Facilities Planner works in collaboration with Senior Facilities Planners and is responsible for performing space programming and planning activities, including documentation, analysis, and recommendation, for the University's academic and support facilities. Works with space allocation standards to plan and/or work on layouts and functional programs.


Reports to the Director, Facilities Planning. Works collaboratively with Senior Facilities Planners. Liaises with campus departments and users.


Participates in the development of conceptual and schematic plans for various faculties, departments and administrative groups in response to requests from the departments, and as assigned by the Director.

Works with Senior Facilities Planners to develop master plans, master programmes, functional programmes and schematic layouts (including function, equipment and fittings) for planning purposes.

Assists Senior Facilities Planners in planning department and faculty expansions. as well as new facilities, in accordance with master plan commitments campus wide. Makes recommendations to clients regarding space utilization.

Interviews representatives of UBC departments, identifies requirements, summarizes information into functional and programmatic information; writes planning reports on same. Presents options with recommendations to departments; manages process of identifying best solution for client within University parameters and guidelines.

Applies space allocation standards, using institutional planning experience and knowledge of building codes and construction practices, in order to test planning assumptions for relocation or new projects for various groups on campus.

Formulates and recommends move options for campus constituents affected by major renovations or new construction.

Audits departmental space, inventories equipment, furnishings and functions carried out within, through ongoing site visits.

Performs other related duties as required.


Error in judgment and planning can cause delay to the planning/construction process, missed target dates for new occupants and result in faculty unable to teach/carry out research as required. Error in application of programming standards can result in misuse of space, departments being unnecessarily inconvenienced or under/over supplied, undermining of the University space planning process.


This position performs responsibilities under the general direction of the Director, Facilities Planning.


May help manage consultants involved in planning or programming a capital project.


Undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline. Undergraduate degree in architecture, interior design, or planning. Minimum of five years experience or the equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience in layout and design of interior space. Experience interpreting building codes. Experience using software planning programs. Construction experience or in-depth knowledge of construction practices preferred. Experience using planning programs Span Archibus. Experience in functional programming for supporting units providing service to the University preferred. Experience gathering and assessing needs, applying creative planning skills and resolving space issues. Experience working with clients, gathering and organizing information and assessing needs. Experience speaking and presenting to groups. High degree of skill in planning, organizing, and managing in a team environment. Technical skills including drafting and graphics. Proficiency in AutoCAD. Intermediate level with MicroSoft Office, including Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint.. Good computer skills, Strong interpersonal and oral and written communication skills. Strong listening and negotiating skills. Ability to summarize needs, determine priorities and necessities. Ability to develop creative solutions and to apply space utilization standards to unique user requirements. Effective organizational, decision-making, and multi-tasking skills. Ability to exercise judgment.

Please view posting at https://www.hr.ubc.ca/careers-postings/staff.php - Job Posting ID 27549 and 27550 and follow instructions on how to submit your application.

Contact Information

UBC Infrastructure Development
Amrita Bastians
Administration Coordinator
Posting Date: 30-Aug-2017Facilities Mangement and Capital Projects Permanent, Full-Time $69,500 - $100,200/yr 201-Nov-2017
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