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Job Summary

Architecture, Engineering, & Construction (AEC) endeavors to provide outstanding customer service and is committed to completing projects on time, within budget, and in a safe manner. We manage projects of all sizes from new buildings to additions, renovations, alterations and cosmetic improvements. We Make Blue Go by delivering efficient, productive and responsive professional services to create the most functional and enriching environment for the University community.

Responsibilities*

  • Serve as Design Manager for renovation projects of existing campus buildings and infrastructure.  Duties include managing/developing project scope, schedule, and budget.  Project designs may be self-performed or by a third-party consultant.
  • For self-performed designs, provide drawing and specification documentation for power, lighting, fire alarm, and auxiliary systems.  Under minimal supervision from lead engineers or the electrical engineering manager, layout equipment and systems, perform engineering calculations, and select equipment and devices.  Write standards and technical specifications.  Coordinate design with all disciplines as well as other UM stakeholders.
  • For designs by third-party consultants, manage consultant activities to ensure completion of the project requirements, including design, schedule, and budget objectives.  Develop Request for Proposals and review payment invoices.
  • Meet and communicate with professors, researchers, facility managers, and other stakeholders to develop and maintain project goals.  Communicate regularly with electrical engineering manager and other office leadership to understand resource allocation needs and to provide project updates.  Assist and direct junior engineers and drafters to accomplish project duties as well as supporting office priorities.
  • Perform field surveys in mechanical, electrical, and other building spaces to document existing electrical systems and to understand building interferences.  Assess condition and performance of systems and components.  Develop recommendations for alterations to buildings and infrastructure on the findings of field surveys and evaluations.
  • Review designs with appropriate agencies to ensure compliance with codes and regulations.  Administer RFIs and construction bulletins for design revisions.  Review and process shop drawings.  Assist in resolving construction phase issues.
  • Participate in or lead groups and initiatives, as requested by the manager, such as the development of new master details or specifications.

Required Qualifications*

  • A bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from an accredited institution.
  • Registered as a Professional Engineer (PE).
  • Minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible experience in the design and construction of electrical systems for commercial, educational, or research type buildings.
  • Knowledge and expertise with primary voltage systems and secondary voltage systems (<1,000 volts).
  • Experience with AutoCAD, Microstation, or Revit platforms as well as industry-standard power and lighting calculation software.
  • Considerable knowledge of the NEC, NFPA 72, ASHRAE 90.1, and other related building codes.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to function as the discipline or project lead.

Underfill Statement

This position may be underfilled at a lower classification depending on the qualifications of the selected candidate.

Additional Information

****This is a 3-year term-limited position with potential for renewal.**** Term employees are eligble for all UM benefits, with the exceptin of Reduction-In-Force (RIF) status at the end of the term.

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.