Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) is responsible for the planning, design and construction of the University of Michigan’s physical campus. A division of Facilities and Operations, our professional staff has the expertise to manage a wide range of facility improvement projects. We are committed to providing outstanding customer service and safely completing projects on time and within budget.
As an Operations & Maintenance Engineer supporting South Campus Region:
Provide engineering support for the field inspection, installation, operation, maintenance and repair of facilities and their systems. Provide project planning, interface with Region and trades shops, field inspections, functional testing and project close out documentation.
Provide specifications for equipment and facilitate the purchase of equipment, primarily for maintenance replacement, repairs, and upgrades, but may include renovations and new work. Providing sketches to the facilities trades for corrective measures and one for one equipment replacements.
Provide review support of building projects prior to bidding, along with developing the control support and cost estimating for projects. During the project activation, provide technical support and assistance in coordination of the DDC control shop’s work.
Provide engineering support for University facilities preventative maintenance and inspection programs. Scope includes assistance in bidding to outside inspection teams and managing their work and documentation; receiving inspection and testing reports and making action plans for correctives needed found by the inspection and testing activities.
Perform building systems surveys and provide analysis and documentation to support operations and maintenance programs including Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) and Facilities Condition Assessments (FCA). Characterize system criticality and identify improvements to maintenance practices, facility systems or components of systems.
As a Mechanical Engineer:
Investigate and assess existing HVAC, Plumbing and Fire Protection systems and develop recommendations for modifications to support infrastructure renewal, and renovations. Provide engineering calculations and analysis, develop estimates, compare alternatives, select equipment, and collaborative with broad range of stakeholders.
Provide project SD, DD and CD, CAD documentation for Heating Ventilating, and Air Conditioning (HVAC), HVAC controls, and plumbing systems for university facilities.
As Mechanical Lead (ML) on assigned projects, develop studies, SDs, CDs to meet project objectives, optimize efficiency, and produce best value. Assist Design Managers, in developing and maintaining project administrative documents, including schedules, budgets, Regents Program Summary drafts, Project Evaluation Forms, Bid Release Recommendations, Contract Award Recommendations, Requests for Proposals, Memos, and Meeting Minutes.
Bachelor Degree in Mechanical Engineering or related field. State of Michigan Professional Engineering license required or obtained within 6 months
Minimum 5 years of engineering experience.
Thorough fundamental knowledge of the concepts, practices and procedures in the mechanical/electrical area of facilities operations and maintenance engineering, and the design and construction of facilities mechanical and plumbing systems for institutional or commercial buildings. Basic knowledge of associated architectural, structural, civil and electrical building systems.
Aid in the establishment of Engineering, Maintenance and Operations process standards and provide documentation for these standards.
Demonstrated creative problem solving skills; excellent written and oral communication skills and strong interpersonal skills. Basic skills in process mapping using graphic tools.
Competence with computer software including, but not limited to: MS Word, Excel, Project, Gmail, AutoCAD or Microstation, equipment sizing and selection programs (Cook, Greenheck, pipeflow, etc.), load programs (Trane Trace, E20 –II, eQuest – DOE2, etc.), and other engineering programs typically used in this industry.
Experience in project management, dealing with contractors and working with maintenance supervision and Skilled Trades.
*****NOTE: This is a 3-year term-limited, benefit eligible position with potential for renewal.*****
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.
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
Internal Number: 174205
About University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
A great university is made so by its faculty and staff, and Michigan is recognized as one of the best universities to work for in the country. The Michigan culture is known for engaging faculty and staff in all facets of the university to create a workplace that is vibrant and stimulating.For two consecutive years, the Chronicle of Higher Education has placed U-M in its "Great Colleges to Work For" survey. In particular, the university earns high marks for strong relations between faculty and administrators, a collaborative system of governance, strong pay and benefits, and a healthy work/life balance.