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What You'll Do

  • Report to the Manager for Electrical Engineering in AEC-Architecture & Engineering department.
  • Be the Design Manager for renovation projects of existing campus buildings and infrastructure. You will develop and manage project scope, schedule, and budget. Designs may be self-performed or by a third-party consultant.
  • Provide drawing and specification documentation for power, lighting, fire alarm, and auxiliary systems for self-performed design. Layout equipment and systems, perform engineering calculations such as load, short circuit, and arc flash, and select equipment and devices with support from lead engineers or the electrical engineering manager. Write standards and technical specifications. Coordinate the design with all disciplines and other U-M partners.
  • Manage consultant activities to ensure completion of the project requirements, including the scope, schedule, and budget goals for designs by third-party consultants. Develop Request for Proposals and review payment invoices.
  • Meet and communicate with facility managers, professors, researchers, and other partners to develop project goals. Communicate with the electrical engineering manager and other office leadership to understand resource allocation needs and to provide project updates. Assist and direct drafters to accomplish project tasks and supporting office priorities.
  • Perform field surveys in mechanical, electrical, and other building spaces to document existing electrical systems and to understand building interferences. You will assess condition and performance of systems and components. Develop recommendations for alterations to buildings and infrastructure based 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. You will review and process shop drawings. Help resolve construction phase issues.
  • Participate in groups and programs, such as the development of new master details or specifications.

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 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 – including experience as a Design Manager.
  • Expertise with primary voltage systems and secondary voltage systems (<1,000 volts). Knowledge of the NEC, NFPA 72, ASHRAE 90.1, and other related building codes.
  • Experience with lighting and lighting control design. Experience with AutoCAD, Microstation, or Revit platforms and industry-standard power and lighting calculation software.
  • The ability to function as the discipline lead or project design manager.

Underfill Statement

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

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.