Job Description

Payroll Title:
Hiring Pay Scale
$82,500.00 - $117,000.00 / Year
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Appointment Percent:
Total Openings:
Work Schedule:
Days, 8 hrs/day, Monday-Friday

#129755 Facilities Planner

Filing Deadline: Thu 6/20/2024

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.

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 05/17/2024 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 05/29/2024. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.


The Facilities Planner, reporting to Facilities Planning, Facilities Division, participates in the planning, development, implementation, and transition & activation of projects on the health campus. Supports Senior Facilities Planners and Project Managers with space planning, programming, and enabling work; assists in overseeing disruption mitigations for construction projects in patient care areas and coordination of complex infrastructure shutdowns; works with Senior Facilities Planners, regulatory team, and departments to support the preparation of spaces for licensing and activation. Works closely with various user groups, as well as support services throughout the hospital to ensure smooth project delivery.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Works closely with Project Managers during all project phases.
  • Assists the Senior Facilities Planner with developing project scope and leading users through the design process.
  • Acts as liaison between User/Business Owner and Project Manager.
  • Assists the Senior Facilities Planner in coordinating with internal and external teams such as Environmental Health & Safety, Infection Prevention and Clinical Epidemiology, Facilities Engineering, Construction Projects Department, and others, to ensure smooth project delivery and execution, and compliance with all University of California Office of the President (UCOP) policies.
  • Assists with space programming.
  • Manages disruption planning, including enabling moves and shutdown requests.
  • Assists the Senior Facilities Planner in transition and activation planning for projects of all sizes.
  • Works closely with Licensure/Regulatory to ensure smooth transition to first patient.
  • Ensures that IS, FF&E and Capital equipment is coordinated, procured, and installed.
  • Completes small, non-construction projects independent of Project Managers.


  • Bachelor’s degree in architecture, engineering, business, healthcare administration or related area, plus three (3) years of related experience/training, OR Seven (7) years of related experience, education/training.
  • Experience in space planning, functional-space programming, equipment planning, logistics planning, and/or capital project development, preferably in a complex healthcare organization.
  • Proven ability to read and interpret building plans and specifications and communicate information to lay persons.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of medical centers and university organizations, activities, functions, and goals.
  • Solid ability to work effectively in a team environment, in a dynamic environment of constantly changing priorities without compromising work quality and productivity.
  • Ability to coordinate the work of individuals across a variety of health systems and campus offices, architects, project managers and committees in meeting deadlines.
  • Effectively present findings and communicate clearly and effectively to a broad variety of people in writing and in person.
  • Working knowledge of computer systems and applications, including spreadsheets, word processing and presentation software.
  • Ability to employ interpersonal skills in situations calling for tact, diplomacy, and flexibility.


  • Master’s degree in architecture, professional engineering, healthcare administration, or other planning-related field.
  • Experience in transition/activation, logistics, and/or move planning.
  • Exposure to clinical operations and workflow.
  • Demonstrated experience with HCAI and CDPH or similar regulatory agencies.
  • Understanding of medical equipment planning and procurement.


  • Must be able to work various hours and locations based on business needs.
  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.

Pay Transparency Act

Annual Full Pay Range: $82,500 - $151,500 (will be prorated if the appointment percentage is less than 100%)

Hourly Equivalent: $39.51 - $72.56

Factors in determining the appropriate compensation for a role include experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, and other business and organizational needs. The Hiring Pay Scale referenced in the job posting is the budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position. The Annual Full Pay Range may be broader than what the University anticipates to pay for this position, based on internal equity, budget, and collective bargaining agreements (when applicable).

If employed by the University of California, you will be required to comply with our Policy on Vaccination Programs, which may be amended or revised from time to time. Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

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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