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Job Summary

This position is responsible for providing construction support and activation management services for all Michigan Medicine facilities.  Activation is the process of planning and implementing the relocation of people and equipment, and preparing facilities for moving and start?up.  It is a complex process where the health, safety, and care of patients is the highest priority and where systems must be operational and fault-free on move day to safeguard a cost-efficient and smooth transition in newly built or renovated facilities.

Facility Activation Managers (FAMs) manage the activation activities of project team members, track project progress, communicate deviations and coordinate adjustments to the Activation schedule.   They assist with problem resolution to keep all projects moving toward successful completion. 

Additionally, FAMs provide construction support services for UM Construction Services projects.  They schedule project meetings and punchlist walkthroughs, and distribute project schedules, meeting minutes and other important project documentation.  They track contract related processes and share responsibility for quality assurance to ensure that all project materials are installed and completed in accordance with project specifications.


Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Review design documents and changes during construction to assure compliance with MM guidelines
  • Conduct Activation meetings and manage Activation activities for multiple projects of small to moderate size, complexity and duration
  • Conduct construction kickoff and construction progress meetings for Construction Services projects
  • Attend AEC construction progress meetings
  • Plan, schedule and coordinate the activities of the Activation project team for Construction Services, AEC and Landlord projects – members who include but are not limited to:
  • AEC /Construction Services
  • Clinical Engineering
  • End User representatives
  • Environmental Services
  • Retained Design Professionals (Interior Designers, Architects, Mechanical and Electrical Engineers)
  • Food and Nutrition
  • FPD Facilities Furniture and Equipment
  • FPD Facilities Lean Design
  • FPD Building Managers
  • FPD Facilities Engineering
  • General Contractors
  • Grounds
  • Heath Information Technology & Services (network, desktop, phones, AV)
  • Infection Prevention
  • Linen Services
  • Maintenance
  • Materiel Services
  • Pharmacy
  • Respiratory Care
  • Safety Management
  • Security and Access Control
  • Shutdown Coordinator
  • State and UM Inspectors
  • Prepare Activation schedules
  • Maintain and distribute Activation meeting minutes, schedules and other project documentation
  • Proactively manage project changes, communicate risks and devise Activation contingency plans
  • Assist with facilitation of construction activities
  • Facilitate the change order approval process and payments for Construction Services projects.
  • Manage project budgets and prepare periodic construction reports and cost analyses
  • Schedule and attend State and UM inspections for Construction Services projects.
  • Ensure that all project closeout documents are received and accurate
  • Act as a University Representative in all matters of building construction in both owned and leased properties.

Collaborate with diverse audiences including management, project stakeholders, team members and vendors.

Required Qualifications*

Bachelors Degree in Architecture, Engineering, Construction Management or equivalent.

Excellent interpersonal communication skills, demonstrated in both written and verbal formats, including facilitation of project team meetings.

Proficient with standard Microsoft office programs.

Desired Qualifications*

Healthcare facility and/or construction project management experience

Knowledge and experience with building systems and technologies

Overall knowledge of construction process from start to finish within a healthcare facility

Four or more years of Project Management experience, proficient with Microsoft Project.

Background Screening

Michigan Medicine conducts background screening and pre-employment drug testing on job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent job offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background screenings.  Background screenings are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Report Act.

Mission Statement

Michigan Medicine improves the health of patients, populations and communities through excellence in education, patient care, community service, research and technology development, and through leadership activities in Michigan, nationally and internationally.  Our mission is guided by our Strategic Principles and has three critical components; patient care, education and research that together enhance our contribution to society.

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.