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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

The University of Michigan is seeking a Project Manager for Hospital Maintenance.  The successful candidate will have experience in maintenance, construction, or design, and the ability to manage multiple competing priorities in a fast-passed facilities operations environment. 

Hospital Maintenance is responsible for the 24/7 operation and maintenance of the hospital and out-building infrastructure which includes but is not limited to the following systems: medical gases, HVAC, electrical power, process, domestic, and RO water, pneumatic tube, life safety (doors, fire alarm, fire suppression, power), plumbing, electronic and pneumatic building controls, and interior and exterior architectural finishes.  


Supports or manages multi-trade maintenance projects

• Maintenance project work primarily involves the replacement of existing medium to large assets and/or their supporting infrastructure distribution systems (Pumps, Piping, RTUs, Electrical Distribution, EFs, and others).

• Responsible for managing the project construction process, assuring completion within established schedule and budgetary limits, and in accordance with design specifications and regulatory codes. 

• Must be familiar with design, engineering, scope, and project objectives, as well as the role and function of each team member to effectively coordinate the activities of the design and construction project teams.

• Performs scope development, schedules and leads customer meetings to confirm scope, estimates costs, verifies field conditions, obtains funding, establishes project schedule, communicates to end user, and monitors through completion.

• Manages turnover of assets from large and small scale construction projects for migration into hospital’s asset inventory and CMS (Computerized Maintenance System). 

• Performs inspections of existing infrastructure to validate as-built conditions and support transmission of information to Hospital’s design department. 

• Plans, coordinates, and establishes project work schedules with maintenance and trade shops and coordinates project with building facilities managers.

Supports facilities maintenance program.

• Researches existing equipment and updates preventative maintenance job plans.

• Manages outside contractors, vendors, and trades for in-house customer needs.

• Performs audits on existing equipment to validate proper preventative maintenance.

• Obtains material or service quotes to support management team, tracks delivery, and supports installation or service work. 

• Coordinates equipment re-commissioning teams.  

• Assists or leads department training activities, coordinates with Facilities Maintenance lead trainer. 

• Researches OEM instructions and develops quick reference critical reset instructions.

General responsibilities

• Participates and contributes to operational meetings and committees. 

• Under supervision, performs work that is varied and that may be somewhat difficult in character. Some evaluation, originality or ingenuity is required.

• Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications*

• Maintenance, Engineering, Architecture, Construction, or Project Management career background. 

• Graduation from high school or equivalent. 

• Excellent leadership, oral and written communication skills. 

• Competence with personal computers, mobile devices, productivity hardware, applications, and Microsoft Office software. 

• The ability to quickly gain competence with new and complex concepts, software, and business/managerial techniques.

• The ability to function effectively in a high pressure environment; and knowledge of the materials, equipment and techniques used in maintenance, repair, and construction. 

• Organizational skill necessary to manage multiple task simultaneous and daily re-establish priorities. 

Desired Qualifications*

• Bachelor's Degree with 2 to 7 years of experience in Architecture, Engineering, Construction or Project Management.

• Experience managing commercial or institutional maintenance projects. 

• Past history of leading and facilitating diverse project teams.

• Substantial customer experience working directly with a diverse customer base such as clinical staff, contractors, and administrative managers. 

Work Schedule

As an exempt position, flexible hours are as required, but typically are Monday through Friday from 7:00am to 3:30pm.  Incumbent must be available for consultation or call-in to address emergency situations arising during non-scheduled hours. 

Additional Information

This position will have a minimum salary of $73,000/year to a maximum salary of $87,000/year based on experience and qualifications.

Additional Information

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.

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.

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.