Construction Planner IV

General Atomics

San Diego, CA

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Job Summary
General Atomics (GA), and its affiliated companies, is one of the world’s leading resources for high-technology systems development ranging from the nuclear fuel cycle to remotely piloted aircraft, airborne sensors, and advanced electric, electronic, wireless and laser technologies.

This position exercises considerable latitude in determining objectives and approaches in overseeing the planning, design, reconfiguration, maintenance, and alteration of buildings, structures, manufacturing machinery, equipment, and other facilities.  Able to comprehend condition of electrical, mechanical, HVAC, plumbing conveyance equipment and systems.  Ensures that assigned facilities activities achieve desired results. Ensure business systems and/or databases are updated to represent the current condition of facilities.  Represents the department as the primary contact on external contract(s) and/or project(s).  Coordinates with various external contractors, internal stakeholders. Responds to and resolves multiple simultaneous inquiries, typically complex in nature, regarding a variety of facility related matters, some of which require immediate attention. Serves as a consultant to management and contributes to the development of new concepts, techniques, and standards within assigned group.  Plans, develops, and executes project timetables and coordinates facility activities to ensure projects are completed on schedule and within budget. May provide direction and training to administrative staff and may lead a team of professional staff.  

  • Responsibilities involve the exercise of independent judgment and discretion about matters of significance.
  • Reviews and presents data concerning facility modifications including requested modifications, company policies, regulatory requirements, and required completion dates.
  • Reviews, maintains, and presents data concerning facilities, buildings, equipment, machinery and systems
  • Coordinates with internal stakeholders to capture appropriate documentation and ensure documentation is updated, reported, and uploaded.
  • Ensure internal FCA related system(s) are updated and accurate.
  • Inspects buildings, sites, equipment, and systems for new and removed equipment. Amends internal FCA related systems(s) to correct any inaccurate findings.
  • Tracks the construction, installation and improvements to facilities, equipment, buildings and sites.
  • Responsible for FCA related systems.
  • Contributes to the planning and prioritization of Facilities related capital improvements that impact to Enterprise Facilities Conditions.
  • Identifies, analyzes and interprets data and situations.  Responds to and resolves issues of a complex nature.
  • Oversees completion of appropriate documentation and ensures documentation is updated, reported, and filed.
  • Represents the department as a primary contact on project(s) or program(s) related to facility condition and buildings and machinery.
  • Uses ladders and lifts both above ground and on rooftops of buildings to track and report on progress of projects develop statements of work and conduct building inspections.
  • May function in an advisory or leadership role and provide direction and guidance to less experienced staff.
  • Works with users to streamline business processes and workflows
  • Maintains the strict confidentiality of sensitive information.
  • Responsible for observing all laws, regulations, and other applicable obligations wherever and whenever business is conducted on behalf of the Company. 
  • Expected to work in a safe manner in accordance with established operating procedures and practices.  Additional Functions Other duties as assigned or required

We recognize and appreciate the value and contributions of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and welcome all qualified individuals to apply.

Job Qualifications
  • Typically requires a bachelor's or master's degree in facilities, engineering, architecture or related discipline along with ten or more years of progressive experience in construction planning with a bachelor's, or eight or more years of experience with a master's. Equivalent professional experience may be substituted in lieu of education.
  • Must demonstrate an extensive understanding of construction planning theories, concepts and principles and have experience demonstrating a broad application of those concepts, as well as knowledge of commercial building codes involved with construction and construction planning.
  • Must have detailed knowledge of Industry Construction Standards and best practices.
  • Must possess leadership skills including organizing, scheduling, and coordinating work assignments to meet project milestones or established completion dates.
  • Experience managing database and data analysis programs in the Facilities Management and Asset Planning field.
  • Experience leading and managing a large, dispersed campus facility condition assessment program
  • In-depth knowledge of implementing a robust life cycle asset management program
  • Must possess:
  • a valid California driver's license with a good driving record verified by the DMV.
  • the ability to identify issues, analyze and interpret data and develop innovative solutions to a variety of complex problems.
  • excellent analytical, verbal, and written communication skills to accurately document, report, and present findings.
  • excellent interpersonal skills to influence and guide, negotiate, and resolve conflicts for all levels of employees, including management and senior external parties.
  • the ability to contribute to the development of new processes or systems and communicate new concepts.
  • the ability to represent the company as a knowledgeable resource on external projects; and
  • excellent computer skills.  The ability to work independently or in a team environment is essential as is the ability to work extended hours and travel as required.