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What You'll Do

  • Report to the Mechanical Engineering Supervisor in AEC's Architecture & Engineering department.
  • Develop CAD drawings and coordinate interferences. Lay out mechanical equipment and systems, perform engineering calculations, and select mechanical equipment with the support of a senior engineer. Mechanical system types include HVAC, plumbing, fire protection, and utilities.
  • Perform field surveys in mechanical rooms, electrical rooms, roofs, and other building spaces to document existing mechanical systems and to understand building interferences. Assess condition and performance of systems and components with the support of a senior engineer.
  • Research and review applicable drawings and other relevant building data in the preparation of construction documents, studies, and reports.
  • Process documents for senior review. Help develop project specifications, estimates, and budgets with the support of a senior engineer.
  • Help administer RFIs and CCDs and prepare punch lists. Review and process shop drawings, and help resolve construction phase design issues under the guidance of a senior engineer.
  • Develop standard details under the guidance of a senior engineer. Participate in groups and initiatives, such as CAD Support or Energy Conservation Measures.

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.

Why Work at Michigan?

Being part of something greater, of serving a larger mission of discovery and care — that's the heart of what drives people to work at Michigan. In some way, great or small, every person here helps to advance this world-class institution. It's adding a purpose to your profession. Work at Michigan and become a victor for the greater good.

Skills You Have

  • Bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering.
  • 2 or more years of progressively responsible experience in the design and construction of mechanical systems for commercial, education, or research-type buildings.
  • Experience with AutoCAD, Microstation, or Revit.
  • Familiarity with the Michigan Mechanical Code, Michigan Plumbing Code, International Gas Code, ASHRAE 90.1, and other related codes.
  • Prefer candidates having passed or are pursuing the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam.

Additional Information

Benefits at the University of Michigan

In addition to a career filled with purpose and opportunity, The University of Michigan offers a comprehensive benefits package to help you stay well, protect yourself and your family and plan for a secure future. Benefits include:

  • Generous time off, including maternity and parental leaves
  • A retirement plan that provides two-for-one matching contributions with immediate vesting
  • Many choices for comprehensive health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Long-term disability coverage
  • Flexible spending accounts for healthcare and dependent care expenses

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 are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

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


U-M COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

COVID-19 vaccinations are now required for all University of Michigan students, faculty and staff across all three campuses, including Michigan Medicine.  This includes those working or learning remotely.  More information on this policy is available on the Campus Blueprint website or the U-M Dearborn and U-M Flint websites.