Job Description

Grand Canyon University's Facilities Department is seeking a Space Planning Project Manager. The Space Planning Project Manager will be responsible for all facility space management which includes maintaining all as-built and record drawings of facilities and infrastructure as well as CAD/CAM layouts in the space management system to ensure accurate retrieval of square footage and occupancy, collaborating with resources to execute moves  and executing all purchase orders regarding need of standard office furniture or cubicle materials.    Will serve as the central point of contact for all business units regarding work-space needs and requirements and will collaborate with business units to develop solutions that optimize space utilization within university guidelines. 


  • Manages space and facilities projects, including creating project budgets, project schedules, and preparing project scope to guide specifications. Translate functional requirements into a space-needs plan and define the project’s design objectives.
  • Develops furniture/Cubicle layouts in CAD/CAM and procure needed furniture and furnishings through approved vendors.
  • Creates move coordination plans which include detailed schedules and phasing plans, including the movement of electrical, data, telecommunications equipment and lines. Serve as move coordinator.
  • Ensures execution of approved moves/relocations and sign off on finished plans.
  • Develops and plan relocations which include the development and execution of project planning activities, timing of group moves/relocations and migration; collaborate with resources to execute moves.
  • Works with all departments to implement plans aligned with university guidelines, including scenarios to optimize use of space while meeting business requirements.
  • Collaborates with departments who are requesting changes/updates to allocated office space and layout; ensure requests are in accordance with standard guidelines and practices and regulatory guidelines for occupancy and safety codes; obtain management approval for changes.
  • Oversees all aspects of furniture orders and purchases (including special ergonomic furniture), including invoice reconciliation. Verify new furniture/cubicle deliveries and appropriate documentation.
  • Maintains catalog and finish libraries, keeping floor plans filed and updated, and meeting with vendors to update libraries, as necessary.
  • Ensures space audits are performed to have accurate inventory of occupied and unoccupied facility space owned or leased by Grand Canyon University.
  • Develops and integrate space management tools, processes, standards and policies to improve efficiencies
  • Primary contact to external furniture and workplace design suppliers, consultants and contractors
  • Communicates clearly and professionally with business stakeholders handle general internal queries, clarify concerns and identify solutions
  • Maintains discretion and confidentiality in regard to all discussed space plans and real estate dealings


  • Bachelor's degree, preferably in the fields of Industrial Engineering, Architecture,  or Facilities / Project Management
  • Project Management experience
  • 5+ years of office space planning experience
  • Familiarity with building systems, codes, ADA requirements
  • Ability to perform CAD drawings of office space
  • Knowledge of all federal, state, and local codes and ordinances pertinent to facilities planning, design, construction, and maintenance.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.


GCU's Christian worldview has shaped the university's mission and growth for more than 65 years. As a Christ-centered higher education institution, GCU integrates faith, learning and work to connect the GCU community with distinct Christian principles and strong central values. The University values diversity among its students, faculty and staff, and invites applications from all qualified individuals, including minorities, females, individuals with disabilities and veterans. At GCU, working professionals may find their purpose in ways marked by compassion, service, integrity and concern for the common good.

Employment is contingent upon the satisfactory outcome (as determined by the university) of pre-employment screening activities, including a background check.

Only candidates who submit a resume and complete the full application will be considered - anyone without a resume will be declined automatically. For assistance with your job application please use our External Candidate Job Application Guide.

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