Facility Planner

Mount Royal University
June 12, 2023
Offerd Salary:$69,794 - $88,321
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Job Title

Facility Planner

Requisition #


Job Type

Permanent (for any group)

Position End Date (if applicable)


MRU Main Campus - Calgary, AB T3E 6K6 CA (Primary)


About MRU

Founded in 1910 and located in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Mount Royal University (MRU) grew into a vibrant college in the 1930s and became a mid- sized university in 2009. MRU has carved out a distinct niche by offering smaller class sizes, a robust liberal education, and unique undergraduate programs. Currently, more than 15,000 credit students choose from 13 bachelor degrees and 38 majors. MRU provides exceptional teaching, personalized learning and a strong foundation of experiential learning. We are striving to become one of Canada's top destinations for undergraduate studies.

MRU is located in the traditional territories of the Niitsitapi (Blackfoot) and the people of the Treaty 7 region in southern Alberta, which includes the Siksika, the Piikani, the Kainai, the Tsuut'ina, and the Iyarhe Nakoda. We are situated on land where the Bow River meets the Elbow River. The traditional Blackfoot name of this place is "Mohkinstsis," which we now call the City of Calgary. The City of Calgary is also home to the Métis Nation. Calgary is located in less than one-hour drive from the majestic Canadian Rocky Mountains. The city brings a mix of dynamic big city energy, cheerful western hospitality, and wondrous natural beauty.

MRU is committed to removing barriers and fostering the inclusion of voices that have been historically underrepresented or discouraged in our society. In support of our belief that diversity in our faculty and staff enriches the work, learning, and research experiences for the entire campus community, we strongly encourage members of the designated groups (women, Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, and diverse sexual orientation and gender identities) to apply and self-identify.

About the Department of Facilities Management

Mount Royal University's Facilities Management department is responsible for the planning, development, construction, design, operation, maintenance, safety, security and stewardship of all the buildings, infrastructure, sites and services within Mount Royal's campus community. Through efficient and environmentally sustainable operation, we offer grounds, custodial, building operations, facilities planning, space planning, and project delivery services to provide a physical environment that supports and enhances our academic space for students and staff. Our team of professionals are dedicated to providing customer service excellence. Our staff respond to daily service requests and emergency / priority situations as needed.

About the Role

Reporting to the Director, Planning & Project Delivery, the Facility Planner will work as a team member within the Planning & Project Delivery Department. The incumbent is expected to demonstrate strong work ethic and commitment to excellent customer service. The primary responsibilities of the position are as follows:

  • Provide in-house architectural AutoCAD design and support
  • Design and develop drawings and specifications for renovation/alteration projects.
  • Preparation of furniture layouts and specifications for RFQ's
  • Develop and maintain furniture standards for all University facilities
  • Provide detailed cost estimates for University operating and capital budgets
  • Act as a team lead of the Move Management Team and coordinate all campus moves
  • Act as a project coordinator on installation of furniture and signage contracts
  • Assist with evaluation and award of project tenders
  • Maintain current signage standards throughout campus
  • Responsibilities

    Responsibility 1: Space Planning & In-house AutoCAD Design

  • Adhere to design process including specifications, colour and material selection, and so on
  • Provide clients with coordinated cost estimates and budgets as well as a project schedule
  • Develop conceptual layout and design based on client program

  • Maintain as-built drawings, manuals and technical library ensuring technical information is kept up-to-date.

  • Assist in space planning exercises.
  • Design and develop preliminary detailed architectural drawings.
  • Research and design modifications that comply with all governing codes, regulations & proper engineering practices.
  • Suggest and design modifications that would provide greater safety and financially benefit MRU.
  • Confer with clients to determine factors affecting planning around the interior environment such as budget, architectural standards, practice, purpose, and function
  • Responsibility 2: Design & Development of Drawings and Specifications

  • Provide architectural and furniture layouts
  • Prepare specifications and tender packages for renovations, evaluate and recommend tender awards.
  • Determine any necessary consequential moves resulting from proposed renovations.
  • Reduce reliance on external architectural and design firms.
  • Responsibility 3: Project Budget Estimates

  • Evaluate requests & proposals for new or renovated space & facilities.
  • Prepare estimates for renovation requests and University capital budgets.
  • Evaluate bids and oversee renovation projects to ensure contracts & schedules are adhered to.
  • Responsibility 4: Develop & Maintain University Construction & Furniture Specifications

  • Develop and prepare detailed furniture specifications and standards.
  • Research potential products for renovations.
  • Analyze departmental and individual equipment and space requests to determine if requests are valid and consistent with overall University plans and objectives.
  • As necessary attend weekly meetings, record minutes and distribute these to all parties involved.
  • Responsibility 5: Plan, Coordinate, and Oversee Moves and Installs

  • Coordinate furniture installs and office moves.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Qualifications
  • Three or Four Year Bachelor Degree or Equivalent
  • 5 - 8 years of experience
  • Experience with Frontline (Archibus IWMS), Adobe Creative Suite, Illustrator, lnDesign and Microsoft Office suite of products
  • Functional working knowledge of AutoCAD (v.2018/2019 or higher)
  • Knowledge of construction principles and practices, furniture systems, and signage and way finding systems
  • What We Offer

    Talented and committed employees are the driving force behind student success. We strive to be an employer of choice among Canadian post-secondary institutions. At Mount Royal University, we recognize that people are a combination of many intersecting identities; we work to cultivate an environment that welcomes the whole person, and harnesses the strength that is available in our diversity, creating a rich and inclusive workplace.

    Investing in the learning and development of our employees benefits the individual and the University. A variety of services, resources and programs encourage a healthy, productive workplace. Mount Royal University offers a competitive total compensation package including health and dental benefits, pension, health and personal spending accounts, paid vacation, winter holiday closure, personal days and a free membership in our fully equipped recreation centre.

    Our campus offers the convenience of a full medical clinic, dentist and pharmacy, as well as a variety of wellness services such as physiotherapists and massage therapists. Campus Recreation offers many activities, including personal training, climbing, aquatics, sports and certifications for students, employees and the public.

    Union: MRSA

    Classification: SAD10 - Academic Services X

    Salary: $69,794 - $88,321/year

    Closing Day: Open until suitable candidate found

    A cover letter and resume should be submitted in one .pdf document. Please title your .pdf document as follows: Last Name, Requisition Number, Document Title.pdf (ex. Smith, 999999, CV.pdf).

    We thank all applicants for their interest. Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. After the close date, you can check on the status of your application through your Career Centre. New career opportunities arise frequently and are posted as they become available. Please check back often to view our latest postings on our Career Opportunities page. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Mount Royal University hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to fostering diversity as a source of excellence, intellectual and cultural enrichment, and social strength. We welcome applications from those who would contribute to the further diversification of our staff, faculty and their scholarship including but not limited to Indigenous Peoples, women, persons with disabilities and persons of any sexual or gender identity, ethnic, national or socio-economic background, religion or age.

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