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University of Wisconsin-Madison
Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jan 18, 2022

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Faculty Positions, Professional Fields, Architecture, Urban & Regional Planning, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Institutional Research & Planning, Business & Administrative Affairs, Facilities Management & Physical Plant, Community Relations & Institutional Outreach
Employment Type
Full Time
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Job no: 251011-AS
Work type: Partial Remote, Staff-Full Time
Department: FP&M/CPLA/CPLA
Location: Madison
Categories: Architecture and Engineering Services

Job Summary:

This position will provide physical planning, design and development services in the Department of Campus Planning and Landscape Architecture (CPLA) within Facilities Planning & Delivery, in the Division of Facilities Planning and Management at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Director of Campus Planning and Landscape Architecture.

Campus Planning leads the development and implementation of the Campus Master Plan, School/College/Division unit Facilities Master Plans and the advance planning initiatives that result from those high level, guiding facilities planning documents. The Senior Campus Planner will lead unit master plans, develop proposed facilities massing/blocking scenario planning options for implementation, assist in the development of Biennial Capital Budgets and the Six-Year Capital Development Plan in direct coordination with deans/directors from schools, colleges and divisions and facilities leadership. The position will also manage the historic & cultural resources program in cooperation with the director as the lead. Scenario planning will include coordinated team efforts with staff in the offices of Space Management and Real Estate Services, Capital Planning and Project Delivery within the Department of Facilities Planning and Delivery as well as leadership in the UW-Madison schools, colleges and divisions including working with deans, directors and facilities staff.

The successful candidate must be able to translate the functional needs of schools, college and division into facility programs and plans that are coordinated with Facilities Planning & Management and institutional strategic goals. All planning is in coordination with the approved Campus Master Plan and guided by unit facilities master plans. The incumbent must be comfortable working in a highly iterative, multi-year facilities planning environment that is both at the site specific and macro scale of the university.

The management of the historic and cultural resources program for the University of Wisconsin-Madison also plays an important role in defining our physical and educational environment. The university is home to an extensive collection of historic buildings, districts, landscapes, archaeological sites and public art. Managing these resources is an important part of defining who we are, documenting where we have been, and a reminder to all users of what this great university has accomplished. Successfully managing and protecting these resources is a key component of being good stewards of our precious campus resources and is integral to the development of our long-range campus development plan. Management of these historic resources is also required under State Statutes 44.40 and 157.70 and is a required component of our six-year capital improvement plan as part of the state's biennial capital budget process. This position plays a key role in assuring our historic and cultural resources are used wisely and managed for long-term preservation.

The position requires excellent communication skills and the ability to work independently while maintaining a commitment to strong team dynamics in all aspects of the work. The position will initially be a hybrid, remote work/work in office work modality for the first 6 months and then be re-evaluated for any changes.

The Division of Facilities Planning and Management is committed to promoting respect and civility in the workplace. Staff serves as role models by practicing exemplary behaviors when working with customers, fellow staff members, students, and visitors. The mission of Facilities Planning and Management is to provide excellence in facilities and services to our university community, providing a physical environment which supports learning, working, living, and playing. The organization is committed to stewardship of resources in support of the academic, research, outreach, and strategic objectives of the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

About the Job:

Professional Engineer (FP138)
Registered Architect (FP140)
Professional Landscape Architect (FP091)

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion


Bachelor's Degree eith major studies in architecture, architectural engineering, planning, urban design, or other facilities planning and design related fields.
Registration as a licensed design professional (architect, landscape architect, engineer, interior designer, or certified planner).


Required Qualifications:
- A minimum 8 years of experience in architecture, urban design, planning or related field.
- Demonstrated experience in developing program statements, building massing diagrams, high level capital project cost estimates and facilities planning studies in a large institutional setting.
- Demonstrated experience in historic and cultural resources management.
- Demonstrated experience in large scale site planning with a good understanding of utility systems, building practices and municipal entitlement/zoning requirements as they related to facilities planning initiatives.
- Effective oral and written communication skills including technical writing.
- Excellent attention to details in all aspects of work.
- Ability to prioritize workload and meet deadlines.
- Excellent analytical and critical thinking skills to resolve complicated problems.
- Skill and commitment to provide high quality customer service, efficiently and effectively.
- Strong graphic skills in site planning, diagramming, and report compilation.
- Knowledge of administrative structures and functional requirements for facilities in higher education.
- Proficiency with AutoCAD, Revit, MS Office (including Excel, Word, Outlook).
- Proficiency with graphic presentation tools (PowerPoint, Illustrator, InDesign, and SketchUp).

COVID-19 Considerations:

UW-Madison continues to follow necessary health and safety protocols to protect our campus from COVID-19. All employees remain subject to the COVID-19 Workplace Safety Policy: . Please visit for the most up-to-date information.

Additional Information:

Preferred Qualifications:
- Ten plus years of progressively responsible, professional experience (beyond degree) in physical facilities planning and design in a large, complex organization.
- Strong facilitation and group dynamic skills that can bring consensus within diverse stakeholder groups.
- Project experience with higher education issues, trends, and facilities.
- Ability to effectively manage multiple complex projects with multiple stakeholders.
- A demonstrated understanding of integrated planning for higher education.
- Ability to work independently while maintaining strong team connections.
- Ability to organize, evaluate and present complex information effectively.
- Ability to establish and maintain professional working relationships across a wide range of individuals from across all levels of the organization including upper management and client users.
- An understanding of Geographic Information Systems (ESRI products) and their use in higher education facilities planning & design.
- Advanced graphic presentation tools.
- Interest in campus sustainability and resiliency.
- Ability to support and encourage diversity in the workplace.



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

This position requires some work to be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location. Some work may be performed remotely, at an offsite, non-campus work location.

Appointment Type, Duration:



ANNUAL (12 months)

How to Apply:

To be considered, applications must be submitted online. To apply for this position you will need to upload a resume and cover letter. We will also require contact information for three professional references, one of which must be your current supervisor. We will not contact your current supervisor without advance notice.

A criminal background check will be conducted on all finalists.

In the event you are required to work in or around animal facilities, you will be enrolled in the appropriate medical surveillance program.

Please note that successful applicants are responsible for ensuring their eligibility to work in the United States (i.e. a citizen or national of the United States, a lawful permanent resident, a foreign national authorized to work in the United States without need of employer sponsorship) on or before the effective date of your appointment, and maintain eligibility without sponsorship throughout your appointment.


Dawn Bierman
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

Official Title:

Prof Landscape Architect(FP091) or Professional Engineer(FP138) or Registered Architect(FP140)

Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

Job Number:


The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website:

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinary policies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, and on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics for the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a paper copy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin Police Department .

Applications Open: Jan 18 2022 Central Standard Time
Applications Close: Mar 17 2022 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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