Project Manager Senior / Project Manager Intermediate

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How to Apply

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, outline experience that directly relates to this position.


As Project Manager, you will provide structural project management for Mcity’s larger projects. This includes mobility deployments, living lab developments, facility capital improvements, and data collection projects. You will help track milestones, assist with task allocation and monitoring within these milestones, and oversee budgets and timelines to ensure project success. You will run small proofs-of-concept of techniques, analysis, and capabilities to inform Mcity’s strategic direction. You will work with U-M’s several partners, including Mcity leadership, the Transportation Research Institute, and College of Engineering principles to ensure development of these projects. You will report to the Managing Director.

What You'll Do

Project Management – 40%

  • Track milestones, assists with task allocation and monitoring within those milestones, and monitors budgets and timelines to ensure project success. 

  • Plan project execution with appropriate leadership (test facilities manager, director)

Coordination and Oversight – 20%

  • Be the primary contact for select Mcity projects. Ensure communication between leadership and project participants.

  • Coordinate between parties on larger projects including Mcity as a partner, communicates Mcity needs and obligations. Briefs Mcity leadership on other partner requests and status.

Partner Engagement – 20% 

  • Consult with faculty and industry partners to develop deliverables, metrics for successful project execution.

Budgeting – 10%

  • Allocates annual budget for recurring PM expenses, internal Mcity projects with scope that do not require separate accounting and award.

  • Ensure budget adherence for larger projects, work with the unit administrator to report to Mcity leadership and project Principal Investigators.

Technology Demonstration – 10%

  • In coordination with the test facilities manager, coordinates technology demonstrations, including use of automated shuttles

  • Support Assistant Director for Strategic Engagement to perform more complex demonstrations

Mission Statement

Michigan Engineers are world-class educators, researchers, students and staff who strive to build a people-first future. As part of the nation’s number one public research institution, Michigan Engineering's mission is to provide scientific and technological leadership to the people of the world, develop intellectually curious and socially conscious minds, create collaborative solutions to societal problems, and promote an inclusive and innovative community of service for the common good.

Our vision, mission and values are supported by a people-first engineering framework that guides our work. As Michigan Engineers, we strive to apply excellent engineering fundamentals, integrated expertise and equity-centered values to reimagine what engineering can be, close critical gaps, and elevate all people. Information about our vision, mission and values can be found at:

The University of Michigan has a storied legacy of commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI). Michigan Engineering models that commitment in our research, culture and collaborations. We seek to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of that commitment. Learn more about DEI at Michigan Engineering:


Who We Are

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 excellent institution. It's adding a purpose to your profession. Work at Michigan and become a victor for the greater good.

What is Mcity you ask? Let us show you! This is Mcity.

Mcity team members value respect, competence, gratitude, integrity, diversity, and collaboration. We appreciate the challenges and opportunities of developing technical and social innovations within a large university environment and realizing the potential to change mobility. We share focus, laughter, and a genuine passion for and appreciation of our work.

Why Work at 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

  • 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

  • Maternity and Parental Leave

Required Qualifications*

Required Qualifications (Senior):

  • Required Qualifications from Intermediate, plus:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or equivalent experience, with 5 or more years of relevant work in a technical or research setting

Required Qualifications (Intermediate):

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or equivalent experience, with 3 or more years of relevant work in a technical or research setting

  • Demonstrated project management skills such as scheduling and budgeting

  • Ability to work with multiple internal and external partners and units

Desired Qualifications*

  • Vehicle technologies expertise

  • Intelligent transportation systems expertise

  • Academic / Government research experience

Work Schedule

This position is posted as a part-time position at 75% or 30 hours a week. Mcity can accept full-time requirements of 100% effort or 40 hours a week. 

Work Locations

Mcity operates in a hybrid work environment consisting of both in-person and remote work. This position will be classified as a flex position within the Michigan Engineering STARR classification matrix which means working on campus 3 days per week and working remotely the rest of the week. You can find more information here:

Underfill Statement

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


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.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days.  The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This opening 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.