Overview The Space System Data Analyst delivers expert level reporting and analysis leveraging the University of Minnesota’s U-Space system, which hosts authoritative space data encompassing over 960 buildings and 29,000,000 square feet of space. The position involves a variety of tasks including complex reporting and analysis of space data, space data stewardship and engagement with space data stakeholders. The Space System Data Analyst will use a combination of advanced business knowledge and data analysis skills to produce creative and innovative space data analyses. This position is part of the Facility Information Services (FIS) unit of Finance and Strategy within University Services. FIS is responsible for managing and reporting on a wide variety of facility infrastructure data including space inventory, engineering records and geographic information systems data. This position works closely with the FIS Space System Support Specialist, and reports directly to the FIS Manager.
Produces complex space reporting and metrics in support of University objectives such as space utilization goals. Synthesizes data from a variety of sources such as space, employee, financial and others to meet reporting and analysis needs.
Leads the development of space data reporting and business intelligence solutions. May serve as a project or team lead on space analysis initiatives.
Ensures space data is timely, accurate and follows University space information standards.
Ensures University staff have appropriate access to data and understand how to use the data to further their objectives.
Is a subject matter expert in the interpretation and assignment of space use and function coding and serves as the escalation point for complex space data coding decisions. Makes recommendations to management on necessary space planning function and use code changes and/or requirements and updates.
Performs maintenance and updates of space data within the system of record. May be required to manage space walks for validation and updates.
Develops methods and techniques to manage and improve data and information quality.
Serves as a liaison between Facilities Information Services (FIS) and other University departments for space inventory data, space data analysis and U-Space related issues.
Partners with Planning, Space and Real Estate (PRSE) on space reporting and analysis projects. Partners with Institutional Analysis and other campus groups that deliver data, reporting, and analysis.
Is an expert level user of the current U-Space and the future TRIRIGA space management applications.
Participates in space systems planning, development and implementation meetings.
Participates in creation and maintenance of data and system documentation.
Must be able to perform the essential functions of this position with or without reasonable accommodation(s).
Steward of university and unit level policies and procedures and university assets.
Mentors the Space System Support Specialist and other less experienced staff.
Serves as a backup to other Facility Information Services team members and cross trains as necessary.
Other duties as assigned.
A BA/BS degree in a field related to the position and four years of progressively more responsible related work experience; or six years of progressively more responsible related experience with a non-related degree.
Preferred Knowledge and Experience:
Experience working in higher education.
Experience with Space, CAFM, IWMS, or Facilities Management software systems.
Practical experience with Academic/Institutional space data and/or space planning.
Expert level understanding of data systems, data reporting and querying.
Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel & PowerPoint.
Proficiency with Google’s technology suite including Gmail, Calendar, Docs, Sheets & Slides.
Experience with AutoCAD and/or Revit.
Experience with Business Intelligence tools such as Tableau, SAP BusinessObjects and Oracle Business Intelligence.
Experience with GIS technology.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Essential to This Position:
Ability to analyze, organize and prioritize work under pressure.
Ability to create and meet deadlines and reporting requirements.
High degree of initiative, reliability and attention to detail.
Strong verbal and written communication skills; including writing complex reports.
Ability to work independently and/or collaboratively; within the unit and various cross-functional departments, university stakeholders & external partners.
Accountability for work performed.
Commitment to the university’s & unit’s mission and core values.
Internal Number: 330372
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