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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 position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.

Job Summary

Architecture Engineering & Construction is seeking a high energy and experienced, team-oriented individual to join Construction Services as a Senior Supervisor. This supervisor’s primary responsibility will be planning, scheduling and overseeing construction and renovation projects.


  • Planning, organizing, scheduling and the supervision of construction and renovation projects in laboratory, animal room, classroom, office, hospital, health care and research facilities

  • Supervise projects involving the application of Carpentry, Painting, Electrical, Plumbing, HVAC, Fire Alarm, Fire Suppression, Masonry, Plaster and other Skilled Trades

  • Estimate job requirements including Trade(s), quantity of time, equipment and supplies required

  • Meet with customers to create scope of work that meets user requirements and budget

  • Manage the work of specialty contractors hired to support construction projects

  • Review daily time records, approve daily time records and correct errors

  • Procure material for renovation projects and oversee staging both on-site and off-site

  • Management duties include managing trades workers; planning and directing their work; appraising their productivity and efficiency, helping resolve problems, handling their complaints and grievances.

  • Lead efforts to continuously improve services provided by all areas

  • Provide leadership, coaching and mentoring to subordinate group

  • Review jobs, prints, and specifications

  • Conduct feasibility reviews

  • Assign and manage work requests and projects

  • Provide project budget

  • Resolve customer complaints

Required Qualifications*

  • High School degree

  • 5 years of experience in construction

  • Proficiency in managing spreadsheets, writing reports and communicating effectively through email

  • Experience and ability to directly supervise skilled trade workers

  • Ability to produce construction schedules in Microsoft Project or SmartSheets.

  • Strong written and verbal communication, and interpersonal skills

  • Proven ability to provide professional customer service

  • Commercial construction estimating experience

  • Ability to provide professional customer service

  • Ability to plan, organize and prioritize work, to meet multiple deadlines and to work under pressure, and to make and keep commitments

  • Ability to work accurately, as a member of a team, to maintain organized records (printed and electronic), and to relate to individuals from diverse ethnic, cultura, and economic backgrounds

Desired Qualifications*

  • Bachelor degree in Civil Engineering or Construction Management

  • Knowledge and experience with CMMS software, financial accounting software, Microsoft Office products (or equivalent), Google products, BOX, Smart Phone technology, tablet technology and computers

  • Experience in managing laboratory construction and renovation projects, classroom renovation projects, and hospital/health care construction and renovation projects

  • Commercial/institutional construction estimating experience

  • Experience with compliance of Interim Life Safety measures

  • University of Michigan knowledge:  procurement system and processes, culture, buildings, campus geography, region geography and people

  • Training and experience with continuous improvement processes and tools

  • Proactive problem solver; identify and solve issues before they become problems

  • Ability to provide process-oriented work order management; organize, prioritize, contingency planning, multi-task planning

Additional Information

*****This is a 2-year term limited position with potential for renewal.*****

Facilities and Operations seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the diverse people of Michigan, to sustain the excellence of the university, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives and ways of knowing and learning.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

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