Harvard Allston Land Company is a subsidiary of the University and will oversee the planning and development for the University's Enterprise Research Campus (ERC) in Allston. Initial focus is to develop 14 acres of the ERC, which will include new infrastructure, streets, open space, mixed-use development of office and lab space, residential units and a hotel and conference center.
Reporting to the CEO of Harvard Allston Land Company (HALco) the Director of Planning is responsible for executing the planning principles defined for the Enterprise Research Campus.
Lead the coordination of efforts on planning for HALco and will collaborate closely with colleagues at the University-level responsible for planning, project management, transportation services, legal, permitting, public affairs, etc.
Provide planning expertise to the University planning process and the HALco development process. Influence and modify future physical planning exercises; incorporate best practices into site designs and their adjacent improvements/impacts to the public realm; provide insight on policy issues related to zoning, historic preservation, environmental regulations, ADA, etc; actively partner with University colleagues on integrating plans for the ERC with the University's academic realm and other commercial districts.
Represent HALco in various public approvals processes, engagements with City or State agencies, and community process. Communicate regularly with internal resources/departments that oversee University-level community relations, government relations, planning, legal and other relations with regulatory agencies.
Direct research, analysis & presentations to support approvals for ERC development.
Manage external service providers potentially including architects, engineers, contractors and other vendors or consultants, for the duration of their engagements including administering selection processes with stakeholder participation, negotiating contracts, and managing performance under the contract.
Monitor and analyze changes in the regulatory environment that may impact the development plans and develops the response.
Oversee development of parking plan related to the master plan, district plans & river crossings, as well as temporary & construction parking plans
Salary Grade: 061
Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary
Candidates MUST meet the following basic qualifications in order to be considered for this role:
Bachelors degree in Urban Planning or related field and minimum of 10 years related experience.
A graduate degree in Architecture, Planning, Business or a related technical field would be a plus. Must have strong financial, technical, analytical, and communication skills and ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a matrix team structure. Must have strong private-sector development, project finance, and project management skills and experience in complex large-scale multi-phased urban real estate mixed-use development projects including residential, retail, urban planning, design, and construction.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Internal Number: 48302BR
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