Facilities Space Planner

US - CA - Carlsbad Ref #11512 13-Jun-2022

Job Description

One team. Global challenges. Infinite opportunities. At Viasat, we’re on a mission to deliver connections with the capacity to change the world. For more than 35 years, Viasat has helped shape how consumers, businesses, governments and militaries around the globe communicate. We’re looking for people who think big, act fearlessly, and create an inclusive environment that drives positive impact to join our team.

Job description

Are you a team player who likes to work in a hands-on environment? Are you inspired by a job that challenges you to be proactive, collaborate in decision-making processes, and come up with new ideas that will push your team to the next steps? Then you might be the person we are looking for! We are searching for a Space Planner in Facilities to support our growing campus in Carlsbad, CA. As one of San Diego’s fastest-growing high-tech companies, Viasat produces innovative satellite and other wireless communication products that enable fast, secure, and efficient communications to any location. If you're looking to join a team in a proven company, then read on to see if you might be a fit for Viasat.


Programming and Master planning the Carlsbad Campus:

  • Develop a long-range campus master plan for Carlsbad for all the business units and subgroups ensuring adjacencies and adequate planning for labs
  • Meet with internal customers and develop program requirements for new construction projects and tenant improvements, domestic and international
  • Manage the gathering of technical lab requirements (ie. layout, equipment lists, utility matrices) for new programs
  • Ensure day to day space needs, weekly move process, and major move events (ie. new buildings) are handled in a cost-efficient and effective manner
  • Negotiate with customers to find a common-sense solution that meets the need at the most efficient cost and schedule
  • Take in daily requests for changes to spaces, moves, adds, and changes and find solutions to accommodate the groups with minimal spend
  • Collaborate with the rest of the facilities staff & outside groups (ie. IT, finance, security, people & culture) to deliver capital projects and space improvements

Assist with space planning software maintenance and upkeep:

  • Responsibilities include gaining a solid understanding of the space planning software employed and keeping it up to date with the latest adds, moves, and changes
  • Developing a process by which to keep the information up to date in the system and feed more information to the active directory so the IT group doesn’t need to maintain the system of record
  • Develop a process to update the space plans whenever facilities make modifications to space on campus (requires CAD knowledge and capability)

Lead a proactive effort with regard to space planning:

  • Meet with business segment space planners to review vacancies, upcoming needs, and overall health and wellness of facilities services to the business segment


  • 5 years within the corporate facilities department
  • AutoCAD knowledge
  • Excellent oral/written communication skills
  • Outstanding interpersonal and customer service skills
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Suite
  • Terrific work ethic with a positive, get it done attitude
  • Character of an excellent people leader (ie. trustworthy, accountable, takes ownership)
  • Associates degree or equivalent combination of education and experience


  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Advanced web-based tool skills (SharePoint, Concur)

If the Federal Executive Order for Government Contractors becomes effective, this role may require vaccination.  In such instance, absent an approved accommodation based on a religious or medical reason, employees in this role will be required to be fully vaccinated no later than applicable deadlines, which are unknown at this point.  Viasat will strive to give individuals as much notice as practicable if a vaccine mandate becomes applicable to this role.

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Additional Requirements and Information

Minimum Education
AA/AS or equivalent experience
Years of Experience
5-8 years
Up to 10%
US Citizenship Required
Worker Classification

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