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#120324 Director, Facilities Planning

Extended Review Date: Wed 1/25/2023

UC San Diego values equity, diversity, and inclusion. If you are interested in being part of our team, possess the needed licensure and certifications, and feel that you have most of the qualifications and/or transferable skills for a job opening, we strongly encourage you to apply.

For the safety and well-being of the entire university community, the University of California requires, with few exceptions, that all students, faculty and staff be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus and influenza before they will be allowed on campus or in a facility or office. For more information visit: Flu Vaccine Mandate / COVID Vaccine Policy

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 12/22/2022. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.


Reporting to the Senior Director of Facilities Planning and Health Campus Development, the Director of Facilities Planning provides leadership and oversight for several major facilities divisions including: Planning, Space Management, Minor Projects & Infrastructure, Capital Programs, Equipment & Interiors and Business Operations. The Director oversees all operational planning activities for the UC San Diego Health System medical campus. The Director works closely with Health System senior leadership and advises on all planning, capital program and related project matters in support of the Health system capital program. The Director is responsible for establishing, maintaining and strengthening effective relations with campus Capital Program Management, Health System Construction Projects Department, Regulatory Compliance, Fire Marshal, EH&S and various other departments, groups and public agencies with respect to project planning and coordination.

The Director is responsible for fostering a collaborative team environment which includes a sustainable plan for the overall well-being of the Facilities Planning team. The Director provides leadership for maintaining and implementing Capital Project Request process to ensure all parties understand and follow guidelines for submission, approval and project delivery. The Director is responsible for following guidelines for project funding and any change management or augmentations. The Director chairs the operational space planning committee, and is responsible for the management of the space program to include: maintaining a current inventory of all UC San Diego Health space, provide vacancy and usage reports. The Director makes recommendations to the operational space committee regarding space assignments and requests. The Director develops and maintain office and clinical space standards and must collaborate constantly with Health leadership and Strategic planning , to include programing, construction planning, and transition planning.

* Manages internal/external feasibility studies/surveys resulting in recommendations to senior management that give direction to and have a controlling impact on the nature/quality of planning programs.
* Consults on terms/conditions of complex contract agreements.
* Develops functional area budget projections for operating costs.
* Establishes standards/benchmarks for the planning function in support of required multidisciplinary expertise for planning program.
* Ensures professional planning expertise on alternative forms and technologies of planning and their economics. Ensures expertise/information on existing, proposed and potential capital improvement program funding sources including developing and presenting proposals and requests for funding.
* Hires, trains and evaluates professional planners, including establishing performance standards/expectations, coaching/counseling staff, and establishing core competencies.
* Plans, prioritizes, assigns, supervises and reviews work of principal planners responsible for implementing the approved planning projects under various funding sources based upon their functional specialty.
* Other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree in a related area and eight (8+) or more years of relevant experience; or equivalent combination of experience, education and training.

  • Experience and proven success in planning operations management

  • Experience within a large, acute care hospital or health system

  • Three (3+) or more years of management experience in relevant setting


  • Advanced degree in relevant discipline such as Architecture, Engineering, or Healthcare Administration.
  • Ten (10+) or more years of progressive management/leadership experience
  • Experience with HCAI (previously OSHPD) and CDPH
  • Experience within an academic medical center


  • Must pass a background check.
  • Must pass physical and TB test.
  • Must be able to work various hours and locations based on business needs.

Pay Transparency Act Full Salary Range: $92,600 - $232,200 Annually

The University of California, San Diego is required to provide a reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role. This range takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including but not limited to experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, and other business and organizational needs. It is not typical for an individual to be offered a salary at or near the top of the range for a position. Salary offers are determined based on final candidate qualifications and experience. The full salary range for this position is defined as the Full Pay Range. The budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position defined as the Expected Pay Scale. Placement within the Expected Pay Scale is determined by internal equity, relevant qualifications, and collective bargaining agreements (when applicable).

Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).

If applicable, life-support certifications (BLS, NRP, ACLS, etc.) must include hands-on practice and in-person skills assessment; online-only certification is not acceptable.

UC San Diego Health is the only academic health system in the San Diego region, providing leading-edge care in patient care, biomedical research, education, and community service. Our facilities include two university hospitals, a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, Shiley Eye Institute, Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center, the only Burn Center in the county, and and dozens of outpatient clinics. We invite you to join our team!

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