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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

Facilities and Operations (F&O) has primary responsibility for the stewardship of the university's physical properties, including nearly 36 million square feet of building space.  F&O is responsible for sophisticated and complex academic, research and clinical facilities, as well as associated environmental stewardship and regulatory compliance.  F&O strives to optimize campus resources in order to support the university's commitment to academic excellence and cost containment.  The Office of Campus Sustainability (OCS) is responsible for driving institutional sustainability efforts throughout operations, research, and healthcare.  This position is a part of the innovative Energy Management team, a subset of the OCS.
The Energy Engineer (EE) supports the development and ongoing management of the organization’s energy conservation program.  Working in close collaboration with the Medical School Regional Energy Manager, O&M engineers, building owners, building occupants, facility managers, and maintenance personnel, the EE ensures that assigned buildings are meeting the needs of occupants (faculty, staff, and students) while consuming the least amount of energy in respect to electricity, steam, natural gas, and water.  The EE will also work with the team to implement energy reduction methodologies and building system optimization.

***This is a 3-year term position***


  • Fan scheduling & runtime reporting
  • Building walkthroughs to identify energy waste 
  • Monitor monthly utility consumption for variations
  • Coordination with facilities maintenance groups (with a focus on energy conservation)
  • Occupant engagement
  • Steam trap testing – coordination 
  • Main contact for building facility manager regarding energy issues
  • Review capital project plans and provide comments related to system selection/design for energy efficiency
  • Identify and analyze other potential operational savings
  • Building Automation System (BAS) programming/trend review
  • Assist in scope definition for re-commissioning projects
  • Identify potential Energy Conservation Measures (ECMs) and develop project proposals including cost analysis with payback period and GHG reduction impact
  • Assist with ECM commissioning, measurement & verification, and closeout 
  • Participate in budget planning process (as requested)
  • Other assignments as identified that result in decreased utility consumption
  • Lead building energy deep dives with engineering support 
  • Support existing and implement new energy programs as opportunities arise

Required Qualifications*

  • A Bachelor’s degree in engineering or related field
  • Minimum of two (2) years experience in energy conservation work within a facilities management environment, or equivalent experience in an academic environment
  • Demonstrated knowledge of building heating, ventilation, air conditioning, electrical, and water systems
  • Demonstrated experience in leading programs and projects
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly and concisely both verbally and in writing at all levels of an organization
  • Demonstrated ability to read construction drawings
  • Demonstrated proficiency with current computer technology and applications (i.e. Google Docs, Microsoft Office Suite, work management interface, etc.)
  • Prior experience interacting with a diverse population at all levels, including bargained for and non-bargained for staff
  • Ability to travel frequently between sites across the UM Ann Arbor campus

Desired Qualifications*

  • CEM Certification or ability to obtain within 24 months
  • Master’s Degree in Energy Systems Engineering, Mechanical, Electrical Engineering or similar field
  • Practical experience with digital building control technology and Building Automation Systems (BAS)
  • Experience working in research laboratory facilities and associated building systems
  • Experience in a higher education, public service, or a non-profit organization
  • Demonstrated passion for energy and waste reduction activities or environmental action
  • Ability to lead cross-functional teams
  • Experience with energy efficiency utility rebate program 
  • Demonstrated proficiency with AiM software (work management interface)

Work Schedule

Work schedule is primarily regular business hours; however, candidate must be able to adjust schedule for occasional events. 

Additional Information

This position will report to the Manager of the Energy Management Team and the Associate Director of Medical School Facilities.

Please submit cover letter and resume to the UM Careers website, and email both to

***This is a 3-year term position***

Background Screening

The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Mission Statement

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.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

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