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Occupancy Planner (Palo Alto, CA)
Ref No.: 17-03496
Location: Palo Alto, California
Position Type:Full Time/Contract
Start Date / End Date: 09/01/2017 to 12/31/2017
Paladin Consulting is currently hiring an ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Occupancy Planner to join our team working onsite at our client's office located in Palo Alto, CA.

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Job Title: Occupancy Planner
Work Location: Palo Alto, CA
Duration: Long-term contract
Education/Experience Required: Bachelor's degree (BA/BS) from 4-year college or university.

Job Description & Responsibilities:
  • The purpose of this position is to provide space planning, data mining/analysis, reporting and interpretation of space planning metrics in an effort to provide recommendations and proposed solutions for a client's occupancy needs.
  • Analyzes space requirements and provides conceptual space plans and recommendations to real estate team(s) and/or stake holders
  • Prepares block or stack plan(s); charter(s) and move lists.
  • Produces drawings and presentations for internal stakeholder(s) and client facing steering committee meetings (Workplace Managers, Business Unit Directors, Leadership, etc.) for review and feedback; involves project management staff as appropriate for move and construction services.
  • Collaborates with other team members to gain business intelligence.
  • Responsible for occupancy data within the system of record.
  • May be required to manage space walks for validation and update of occupancy metrics.
  • Partners with other departments on move and relocation sequencing and execution.
  • Liaise with Change Management teams as needed.
  • Makes recommendations to Management on necessary space planning code changes and/or requirements and updates.
  • Attends client meetings to collect requirements, present findings and recommendation.
  • Obtains approvals to proceed when required.
  • Acts as a single point of contact for relevant systems/processes in subject teams and day-to-day functions.
  • Other duties may be assigned. No formal supervisory responsibilities in this position.
  • Provides informal assistance such as technical guidance, and/or training to coworkers.
  • Decisions made with thorough knowledge of procedures and company policies to achieve set results and deadlines.
  • Responsible for setting own project deadlines.
  • Errors in judgment may cause short-term impact to co-workers and supervisor.
Skills & Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree (BA/BS) from 4-year college or university.
  • Minimum three years experience directly related to the delivery of strategic planning services; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • CAFM software experience is required.
  • Professional Registration in Architecture or Interior Design preferred.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills.
  • Ability to provide efficient, timely, reliable and courteous service to customers.
  • Ability to effectively present information.
  • Ability to comprehend, analyze, and interpret documents.
  • Ability to solve problems involving several options in situations.
  • Requires intermediate analytical and quantitative skills.
  • Proficient with word processing, spreadsheet, desktop publishing and CAD/CAFM software including MS Office Suite (MS Project, PowerPoint, Excel & Visio).
  • Familiar with system furniture design and modular furniture while demonstrating knowledge and adherence to building regulations and health & safety guidelines
  • Ability to provide efficient, timely and reliable service to client(s).
  • Ability to present information in an effective way.
  • Ability to respond effectively to sensitive issues.
  • Ability to collaborate, problem solve and multi-task.
  • Ability to adapt to change when necessary.
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