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A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume.  The cover letter should address your specific interest in the positon and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.  

Job Summary

The Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering department seeks an Engineer in Research Lead to plan and coordinate the activities at the Marine Hydrodynamics Laboratory (MHL).  Responsibilities for this position are as follows.  Coordinates with the MHL director and participates in negotiations with sponsors/vendors.  Reviews and approves plans and specifications.  Prepares or supervises the preparation of proposals and project reports, including the descriptions, engineering methods, material and labor costs, and scheduling.  Reviews and evaluates bids and proposals from subcontractors.  Supervises engineering staffs and student research assistants working at MHL.  Management duties include interviewing, selecting and training of employees, planning and directing their work, and appraising their productivity and efficiency for the purpose of recommending promotions or other changes in their status.  Research duties include collaboration with faculty, staff, and students in the preparation of papers, reports, and presentations. 

Responsibilities*

  • Coordinates with the MHL director and engineers for the following tasks.  Participate in negotiations with sponsors/vendors.  Review and approve plans and specifications.  Prepare/supervise the preparation of proposals and project reports, including the descriptions, engineering methods, material and labor costs, and scheduling.  Review and evaluate bids and proposal from subcontractors.

  • Supervise engineering staff and student research assistants working at the MHL.
  • Work with the MHL director and staff to manage, maintain, and recommend improvements to the test facilities and physical plant of the MHL.
  • Work with the MHL director and staff to review and approve MHL projects, plans, proposal, and reports.  Support and/or manage the MHL experimental efforts.

Required Qualifications*

Requires a Master's degree Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, Ocean Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or Aerospace Engineering.  Minimum 6 years experience, 8 preferable.  Research and testing experience.  

 

Funding requires the incumbent to have US Citizen status.

Desired Qualifications*

Data processing and experience with towing tank and wave basin experiments.

Additional Information

For more information on the Marine Hydrodynamics Laboratory, please visit our web site  https://mhl.engin.umich.edu/

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.