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    Facilities Planner (F/T Permanent)

    January 10, 2019



    The University of Toronto’s Faculty of Medicine includes 8,000 faculty members, 850 staff, and 7,000 students enrolled in undergraduate and postgraduate medicine, rehabilitation sciences, medical radiation sciences, physician assistant education, doctoral and professional graduate programs. It has nine fully affiliated hospitals and 18 community-affiliated hospitals and health facilities.

    The Faculty of Medicine and its fully affiliated hospitals are also a thriving research enterprise — one of the largest in North America — that includes one-fifth of all health and biomedical Canada Research Chairs and has attracted $809 million in research funding (2013-14). This year, the National Taiwan University Ranking placed U of T first in Canada and fourth in the world; the Faculty of Medicine was recognized third in the world in the sub-category of clinical medicine.


    The Facilities Management and Space Planning Office is responsible for all aspects of capital project planning, high-level, strategic space planning and facilities space planning for various Faculty projects on the St. George and suburban campuses of the University of Toronto, as well as additional distributed sites as they come on board by way of lease or other agreement. In addition, the department plays a key role in the implementation of capital projects; conducts research related to physical planning for University facilities; liaises with internal and external consultants and partners, and provides specialized guidance to other staff within the unit.

    Qualifications include

    Professional architect or engineer required. Project management training and/or certification a strong asset.

    Minimum seven years’ applicable experience in the field of design and construction. Experience managing construction projects of varying complexity and involving statistical and facilities analysis. Knowledge of laboratory or other research and teaching environments is a strong asset.

    Excellent written (including report writing) and oral communication skills. Strong interpersonal, organizational, analytical and numerical skills. Ability to use CAD software for plans and 3-D drawings, and spreadsheets/analytical software proficiently.

    Proven ability to build and maintain effective working relationships with a wide variety of internal and external stakeholders. Ability to effectively manage expectations and negotiate regarding project requirements and/or changes. Demonstrated initiative, ability to work independently, manage multiple priorities, meet established deadlines, and achieve results in a highly complex environment. High level of accuracy required while working under pressure. Sound judgment, tact, patience, and sensitivity to the diverse needs of clients.

    Duties include

    Reporting to the Director of Facilities Management and Space Planning for the Faculty of Medicine, the incumbent is responsible for all aspects of capital project planning for various projects for the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto. The incumbent plays a key role in the implementation of capital projects and also conducts research related to physical planning for university facilities. The work includes the determination of specific physical requirements, scope, staging and feasibility for upgrades to existing facilities and/or new construction within the larger context of the Faculty’s needs and resources, the requirements of various funding bodies, approvals processes and established University and Council of Ontario Universities (COU) space standards. Applying specialized architectural/ engineering expertise, the incumbent works with multiple stakeholders to plan and manage these projects.

    Interested applicants are asked to apply on our careers page before the closing date of January 28, 2019

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    University of Toronto - Faculty of Medicine


    Toronto, ON