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.
Mcity is a public-private partnership formed at U-M to transform global mobility by dramatically improving transportation safety, sustainability, and accessibility. Mcity draws on the broad expertise of U-M and its partners to address the host of legal, political, social, regulatory, economic, urban planning, and business issues that must be addressed to devise and implement practical systems that take advantage of emerging technologies. Mcity also provides testing at our one-of-a-kind proving ground, simulating the complexities of an urban environment, and through on-road vehicle deployments in Ann Arbor and Southeast Michigan, working with our partners including the U-M Transportation Research Institute.
Mcity invites applications to the position of Project Manager. This position will provide a broad range of program management for key Center projects, including Mcity’s Test Facility, and its connected and automated vehicle fleet. It will be supervised by Mcity’s Lab Manager. The Project Manager will work with U-M Office of Research, Mcity Leadership, U-M Transportation Research Institute, and College of Engineering principals to ensure effective development and operation of these special assets. If you enjoy shepherding a project from concept to conclusion, are passionate about the future of transportation, and want to play a crucial role on a small but impressive team, please consider joining us as our Project Manager.
Deployments Coordination and Oversight – 40%
Oversee the operation of Mcity Fleet vehicles and related technology
Coordinate with Logistics, Parking and Transportation (LTP) and other U-M stakeholders for safe on-road operation of current deployments, such as Mcity Shuttles
Maintain and develop Mcity Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for the safe operation of Mcity laboratories and deployments, in collaboration with Mcity’s Lab Manager, Mcity’s Safety Committee, and University Risk Management
Oversight of user training for safe and appropriate vehicle operation, including shuttle operators working with LTP
Support technology demonstrations
Scheduling, Budgeting and Coordination of Use – 20%
Schedule and coordinate the vehicle fleet’s use and access, including active deployments
Coordinate with Mcity Lab Manager and research administration to ensure proper billing and cost allocation according to fleet usage, through standard U-M recharge and service unit billing procedures when applicable
Assist and manage iterative projects to streamline and automate various processes
Maintain Equipment – 10%
Oversee the repair and maintenance, procedures, policies & documentation
Additional Projects – 30%
Support Mcity Deputy Director with other special projects, providing project management support
Bachelor’s degree in engineering or recognized field of science, with 1 to 3 years of relevant experience
Basic project management skills such as scheduling and budgeting
Excellent communication skills
Ability to work effectively with multiple internal and external partners and units
Strong organizational skills, attention to detail and dependability
Ability to adapt to changing priorities and deadlines
Under supervision, able to perform work that is varied and that may be somewhat difficult in character
Ability to analyze, compare and evaluate various courses of action and have the authority to make independent decisions on matters of significance, free from immediate direction, within the scope of his/her responsibilities.
1 year term
Salary is negotiable within the posted range based on education and experience.
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