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Senior Space Planner

Company: CB Richard Ellis
Location: San Jose
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Join a collaborative, talented and inclusive CBRE team that is riveted on delivering outstanding outcomes for our high-growth client, a pioneer in the burgeoning electronic autonomous vehicle industry. Play an integral role in our team's success as we deliver real estate solutions that enable our client's commercial aspirations.


The purpose of this position is to support and assist in the management of medium to complex space planning for office and industrial real estate needs.


Reviews and/or updates CAD drawings and/or related databases.

Develops and maintains all space hierarchy data for all asset types globally.

Responsible for management of CAFM tool and working alongside client IT and software provider to support system upgrades and data integrity.

Responsible for managing the delivery of all reporting that will be used as management decision support tools for forecasting space needs (business demand). Understands business drivers to ensure all metrics provided are of value. Understands long term plan to track & forecast against approved data.

Develops and executes migration and phasing plans for relocation and sequencing based on the physical space requirements.

Tracks, monitors and oversees all related moves and occupancy planning. Prepares program reports for presentation to the Client.

Works with Workplace Strategy Leader to incorporate analytics into appropriate reporting and develops ad hoc scenario planning reports.

Participates in project meetings. Attends meetings with Business Unit representatives and facilitates discussion regarding programming of space requirements for office (headcount/growth, allocations, adjacencies, special support needs) and industrial real estate (vehicles, parking, chargers growth and adjacencies).

Develops e-business opportunities to decrease costs and increase procurement process efficiencies.Manages the global furniture portfolio. Responsible for tool upgrades and management. Communicates

recommendations in written reports and graphic presentations. Produces graphic charts and diagrams for visual display of quantitative and qualitative information. Illustrates organizational, operational and functional relationships that pose physical and spatial impacts.

Directs the development and modification of new furniture purchasing contracts.

Other duties may be assigned.


No formal supervisory responsibilities in this position. Provides informal assistance such as technical guidance, and/or training to coworkers. Coordinates and assigns tasks to co-workers within a work unit and/or project.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


High School Diploma or GED (General Education Degree) required. Bachelor's degree (BA/BS) from four-year college or university preferred. Minimum of four years of related experience and/or training.

AutoCAD drawing experience is required.

CAFM software experience is preferred.


Professional Registration in Architecture or Interior Design and/or Certification in Corporate Real Estate and Facilities Management preferred.

LEED certification or Facility Manager Certification 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.


Requires knowledge of financial terms and principles. Ability to calculate intermediate figures such as percentages, discounts, and/or commissions. Conducts basic financial analysis.


Ability to comprehend, analyze, and interpret documents. Ability to solve problems involving several options in situations. Requires intermediate analytical and quantitative skills.


Intermediate experience in Microsoft Office Suite applications including: Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, etc.

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. Familiar with system furniture design and modular furniture while demonstrating knowledge and adherence to building regulations and health & safety guidelines.


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.

Keywords: CB Richard Ellis, San Jose , Senior Space Planner, Other , San Jose, California

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