Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) is the second largest community college in the United States and the largest public educational institution in Virginia. NOVA has more than 71,000 students and 2,600 faculty and staff members. As one of the most internationally diverse colleges in the United States, with a student body consisting of individuals from more than 180 countries, NOVA is committed to creating a diverse, inclusive, and equitable Virginia by fostering excellence in higher education. As an Achieving the Dream âœLeader College,â NOVA is committed to the principles of access, opportunity, student success, and excellence by meeting the educational and training needs of the region and its people with excellent and affordable courses and programs, offered by an inspired and committed diverse faculty and support staff.With six unique locations throughout our region, each conveniently located within 40 miles of Washington D.C, we have Northern Virginia covered. NOVAâ™s Alexandria Campus is located seven miles from the nationâ™s capital, just across the Potomac River from Washington DC; the Annandale Campus, with its urban feel and suburban appeal, is ranked as the most diverse in Virginia and boasts a thriving Koreatown; the Loudoun Campus is located in a comfortable suburb steeped in colonial history; the Manassas Campus is located next to Manassas Battlefield Park, site of the first major battle of the Civil War; the Woodbridge Campus is home to municipal parks, state parks, and national wildlife refuges; and the Medical Education Campus, located in Springfield, is a uniquely specialized campus that stands apart from what most community colleges can offer, with the area boasting an abundance of hiking and biking trails, and parks with nature and wildlife areas.NOVA offers an opportunity to make a difference with outstanding career opportunities and competitive total rewards benefits, including a comprehensive health and dental insurance program, generous paid leave, deferred compensation plans, paid parental leave, state employee discounts, and a solid and secure retirement system. NOVA embraces opportunities to create a college community that is a welcoming and inclusive place to learn and work. We do this by fostering a sense of belonging and ensuring equity while maintaining an open, civil, and safe environment for our students, faculty, staff, and guests. In so doing, NOVA fulfills its mission to offer world-class teaching and learning to the Commonwealth of Virginia.The security of our students, faculty, and staff is very important at NOVA. Please take a moment to review NOVAâ™s Annual Security Reports.General Description: The Facilities Department is responsible for the planning, design, construction, operations, maintenance, and repair of the college facilities and grounds. The Planning Unit is responsible for space management, short-range, long-range project planning, and master planning. Reporting to the Manager of Space Planning & Design, the Project Manager/Planner is responsible for organizing and executing a wide variety of planning functions. The incumbent will provide administrative, technical, and analytical support to NOVAâ™s Master Plan Initiative. In addition, this position will manage minor construction, furniture, and move coordination projects. They will support the project management teams during the planning, design, construction, and closeout of projects. Key Responsibilities:Programming: Gather relevant information for the implementation of planning solutions, such as program, furniture, and equipment fit, application of space allocation metrics, develop preliminary cost estimates, identify technology needs, code requirements, schedule and enabling constraints, and identify campus/college impact.Project Management: Assume a lead role in the management of projects such as classroom upgrades, department relocations or reorganizations, furniture installation solutions, and feasibility studies. Responsible for managing the budget, schedule, and implementation of plans including coordination of internal stakeholders as well as external consultants. Closely coordinate project delivery with the end-users.Master Planning Administration: Working alongside the Master Planning Steering committee and consultant, this position will be responsible for coordinating all master plan activities, data gathering, communication, progress updates, meetings, and correspondence amongst various stakeholder groups.
Required KSAs:General knowledge in facilities planning, building design, construction administration and related activities.Working knowledge of space planning, commercial furniture (FF&E) and finishes.General knowledge in reading and understanding proposals, plans, contracts, purchase orders, and specifications for all phases of constructionWorking knowledge of MS tools, including Word, Excel and ProjectPossess good customer service and problem-solving skill sets.High level of customer service skills. Be comfortable coordinating with members of staff of all levels of seniority, both internally and with an external stakeholder.Ability to work productively with a wide variety of personnel within the CollegeMinimum Qualifications:Associate Degree in Engineering, Architecture, Construction Management or similar field; OR equivalent applicable education, experience, and/or training.Understanding of project management principles.Valid Virginia driver's license and good driving record
Virginia's Community College's educate 240,000 credit students annually and over 170,000 non-credit students at 23 Community Colleges with over 40 campus locations throughout the Commonwealth. Our mission is to provide comprehensive higher education and workforce training programs and services of superior quality. These programs are financially and geographically accessible to meet the individual, business, and community needs of the Commonwealth.