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From the Job Bulletin of MACOMB COUNTY

OPENING DATE:  6/11/18

CLOSING:  6/22/18


Department:  Public Works Commissioner

Hiring Authority:  Public Works Commissioner


EMPLOYMENT RELATIONSHIP:  Just cause subject to probationary period.

CURRENT HOURS AND STARTING TIME:  Full-time position (37.5 hours per week). The starting time for this position is currently 8:30 a.m.


The employee in this classification, under the direction of an assigned supervisor, reviews plans and specifications for county drains, sanitary sewers and water supply systems; prepares drain contracts and developer agreements on petitions for drain improvements; reviews and issues permit applications for drain taps and drain crossings; maintains engineering plan files and utilizes GIS mapping; responds to inquiries, complaints and requests for information; provides back-up supervision in the soil erosion control permit office; performs related duties as assigned.


Reviews drainage plans for residential, commercial and industrial projects.
Prepares project-based review letters as part of the approval process.
Reviews permit applications for drain taps and drain crossings.
Assists in the preparation of contracts and developer agreements as well as the management of
construction projects.
Responds to inquiries, complaints and requests for information from the public, staff, consulting
engineers, contractors, developers, governmental agencies and other parties.
Performs technical computations regarding drainage areas, storm water run-off, grades,
elevations and sizing of drains.
Performs field work such as preliminary surveying, inspections, setting grades, staking
boundaries and reporting field conditions to supervisors.
Maintains engineering plan files, utilizes GIS mapping for drain related information and
researches archived plans as necessary.Reviews and approves as-built drawings.
Reviews and approves drain easements for recordation.

QUALIFICATIONS (Education and Experience):
A Bachelor Degree in Civil Engineering or related field from an accredited college or university.
A minimum of three (3) years of engineering and/or construction experience.
Knowledge of the principles and practices of civil engineering.
Knowledge of the methods of survey, nomenclature and symbols used in design and
Ability to plan, cost, organize, supervise and evaluate engineering work.
Ability to conduct oneself with tact and courtesy.
Possession of a valid Michigan driver’s license and on operable, insured automobile for
authorized travel.
Ability to effectively speak, write and understand the English language.
Ability to speak and understand a language other than English is preferred.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with elected officials,
Administrators, Department Heads, staff, union officials and the public.
Ability to conduct oneself with tact and courtesy.
Continuously requires sitting and manual dexterity (e.g. tasks involving fine finger movements
such as operating a keyboard, writing, etc.), grasping, hearing, seeing/vision, smelling,
speaking, and touching/tactile.
Frequently requires standing and walking/running.
Occasionally requires driving.
May rarely require bending, climbing/working at heights, crawling, digging, kneeling/squatting,
leg/foot movement (e.g. to operate machinery), lifting/carrying up
to 50 pounds (with or without assistance); pushing/pulling objects away from or toward the
body; and reaching.
May be exposed to:
Biological products (e.g. wastewater, garbage)
Chemical exposure (e.g. dust, gases, fumes, liquids)
Confined space
Congested area
Electrical hazards
Extreme temperaturesHazardous substances
Inadequate lighting
Slippery surfaces
Working around machinery
Working outside
Working at heights
General Requirements and/or Disclaimers
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being
performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an
exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties of personnel so classified.
Complies with P.A. 390, as amended, known as the State’s Emergency Management Act and the
County’s Emergency Management resolution as well as all related plans, policies and procedures
covered by these statutes.
Be physically able to perform the essential functions of the position, with or without reasonable
The United Auto Workers (UAW) Local 412 – General bargaining unit represents this position.
Therefore, there may be contract language which could require consideration in the selection

Download the pdf: Engineer I – Public Works – 06-22-18






If enough students show an interest, an “elective” course will be offered next semester for students in architecture, architectural engineering and allied disciplines framed around the ASHRAE Student Design Competition. Interested students should contact Prof’s Dan Faoro or Janice Means by the end of this month.

For Release:  Oct. 16, 2014
Contact: Jodi Scott
Public Relations

ASHRAE Announces Recipients of Student Design Competition; Applied Engineering Challenge
ATLANTA – Students who took part in ASHRAE’s 2014 Student Design Competition were challenged to do research and design for a research and design development facility.
The 2014 student competition focuses on a two story office building in New York City with a research and development facility. ASHRAE student teams outside the United States were allowed to locate the building in the capital of their state, province or country.
ASHRAE also announces the recipients of the Applied Engineering Challenge, which focused on the need to improve indoor air quality (IAQ), particularly in residential applications in developing countries.
Among the 39 entries from 13 countries, four were awarded first place in the categories that the competition and challenge offer.
First place in HVAC Design Calculations is awarded to a team from the University of Central Florida, Orlando: Christopher Erickson, associate engineer, Universal Creative, Orlando;  Ian Faulkner, mechanical designer, exp U.S. Services, Orlando, Fla.;  DJ Marshall, mechanical engineer, TLC Engineering for Architecture, Orlando, Fla.; Richard Suarez, quality engineer, Rockwell Collins, San Diego. Calif.; Kristian Jack Szymanski, Coral Springs, Fla.; and Ju Young Yu, Winter Park, Fla. Their faculty advisor is Gabriel Vazquez, Ph.D.
The team’s objective was to design a high efficiency HVAC system with long life cycle, and excellent indoor air quality while maintaining cost effectiveness. They selected variable refrigerant flow (VRF) systems with simultaneous heating and cooling and dedicated outdoor air systems (DOAS) with energy recovery. Other equipment included air valves for lab areas and high efficiency particulate absorption (HEPA) filters and exhaust fans to eliminate contamination.
A 20 ton DOAS unit, three condensing units and several heat recovery units were used to supply required air to all types of VRF units contained within the building. A separate 50 ton DOAS unit was used for lab areas due to the high air change requirement of the clean room and high exhaust rate in the four research and development areas. For each DOAS unit, an exhaust fan was used, and one additional exhaust fan was selected for emergencies only, such as in the case of a refrigeration leak.

The total cost associated with the selected systems was $570,203. The design encompasses efficiency, health and safety, comfort, functionality, longevity, flexibility and maintainability with a low life cycle cost.

First place in HVAC System Selection is awarded to a team from Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kans.: John Gaito, Kathryn Helmer, Lexie Oliver, Alex Pint, Megan C. Walkowiak and Gordon Zimmerman, all of whom are senior level students in architectural engineering. Faculty advisors are Julia Keen, Ph.D., P.E., HPBD, and Fred Hasler, P.E.

The students selected a ground source heat pump (GSHP) system where water is pumped through vertical piping in the ground, providing a heat source and heat sink for the heat pumps. The main water loop serves the heat pumps and DOAS allowing heat transfer between spaces to maximize energy efficiency.

The GSHP system met all the owner’s requirements in using the ground as a heat sink and heat source to serve the building. As a result, the energy savings are immense. This creates a low-cost, reliable, flexible, maintainable, sustainable system.

An unusual addition to the system was incorporation of a wall of vegetation created by attaching plants that do not require soil to a mesh grid. Given that the building is used for research and design, the exhaust and ventilation rates are significant and consume large amounts of energy. Ten small bio-walls are used to decrease energy consumption for the entire building by decreasing the required ventilation in the office spaces.

First place in Integrated Sustainable Building Design is awarded to a team from Montana State University, Bozeman:  Elyse Casper; Theresa R. Lindenau, Bozeman, Mont.; Terra Moran, materials engineer, Imperial Oil, Calgary, Alberta;  Mary Peterson, project engineer in the commercial solutions division, 3M, Saint Paul, Minn.; and Martin Reaves, founder, Monolithic, Bozeman, Mont. Their faculty advisor is Kevin Amende, P.E.

For the HVAC systems, students implemented multiple systems with high efficiencies, using the nearby river as a heat exchanger. The main system — a VRF system — is more expensive upfront, but more cost-effective and energy saving throughout the life of the building. It was implemented to condition the open office, library, meeting rooms, mailroom and HR office spaces. It has the additional benefit of requiring no duct work; only the routing of small refrigerant lines.

Fresh air is pre-conditioned by a heat recovery ventilation unit that exchanges energy with exhaust air leaving the building. This recovers energy while improving air quality. Fresh air is vented directly into the fan coil units in the VRF spaces, first mixing and then distributing throughout the rooms. Fresh air for the computer server and research and design spaces is ducted into the heat pumps and blown into the rooms directly. Acoustic and filtration specifications were addressed through appropriate noise dampening and filtration products.

Review of data showed energy consumption was reduced by almost 70 percent; cooling load was reduced by over 60 tons; and carbon and greenhouse gas emissions were more than halved. The new design pays back after year twelve, and saves the owner almost $1 million by the end of 40 years. Although the design did not reach net-zero, the improvements were exponential. With a larger budget or new construction, the net zero goal could be realized.

ASHRAE also announces the recipients of the 2014 Applied Engineering Challenge, in which students were required to design and specify a small, portable air conditioner that must be affordable, maintainable and effective in the local cultural environment.

The first place Applied Engineering Challenge recipients are a team from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo: Juan Silva, sales operation, SYSERCO, Fremont, Calif.;  and Nelson E. Echeverry, design engineer, Donald F. Dickerson Associates, Tarzana, Calif. Their faculty advisors are Steffen Peuker, Ph.D., and Jesse Maddren, Ph.D., P.E.

The system involves a series of measures that a family living in Mexico City can take to improve the IAQ in their house. Starting in the kitchen, a wood stove with a chimney attached was used to vent out the smoke caused from burning biomass. The stove provides heating during cold days, reduces pollution caused by inefficient cooking stoves and provides reliable operation.

Next, in the living room, a window fan was modified with an external air filter at the inlet of the fan, capturing most of the harmful contaminants and allowing fresh air to enter the house. With forced airflow, pollutants are dispersed, thus avoiding high concentrations. A window fan providing a capacity of 1400 CFM is sufficient to supply the entire house. For cooling, students chose a window unit, which helps in reducing humidity.

One major benefit is that units are portable and can easily be installed in a new or different home. Two financial tiers were created: one targets low to middle class families, providing equipment and devices to satisfy comfort needs and to improve healthy living, but with less expensive materials. The second tier for high to mid class families contains a power generator and window unit.

The projects will be shared at the 2015 ASHRAE Winter Conference, Jan. 24-28, Palmer House Hilton, Chicago, Ill. Also taking place at that time is the ASHRAE co-sponsored AHR Expo, Jan. 26-28, McCormick Place, Chicago.

ASHRAE, founded in 1894, is a global society advancing human well-being through sustainable technology for the built environment. The Society and its more than 50,000 members worldwide focus on building systems, energy efficiency, indoor air quality, refrigeration and sustainability. Through research, standards writing, publishing, certification and continuing education, ASHRAE shapes tomorrow’s built environment today. More information can be found at www.ashrae.org/news.

Society Scholarship – ASHRAE

Through its scholarship, ASHRAE seeks to motivate students and prospective students worldwide to pursue an engineering or technology career in the HVAC&R field. The Society’s Scholarship Program also serves the public interest by aiding in the education of men and women to become qualified to practice as engineers in HVAC&R.
Use this link to download this very important packet of information
For more information contact:
Lois Benedict 404-636-8400

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A job opening for a position of Winter 2015 Construction Management Engineering Student Co-op 06790 has just been posted in our Career Section.
If you would like to apply online, click here or click jobs to consult the list of other positions currently available.

We thank you for your interest in DTE Energy.

Best regards,
System Administrator
DTE Energy, One Energy Plaza, Detroit MI 48226



It’s recruiting season!! Employeers from the following corporations will be on hand, and I think they are looking for you!!
Students mark your calendars for the following dates:

September 17, 2014 Yazaki Corporation will be at the Fireside Lounge in the College of Engineering from 12 noon to 2 p.m. to talk about career opportunities. Engineers and Human Resource staff will be on hand to speak with students and faculty in an informal meet and greet.
September 22, 2014 Ford Motor Company will once again repeat their Ford Day on campus. Come have a barbecue lunch thanks to Ford and meet and talk with Ford managers, designers and engineers. See and sit in new cars and equipment displays in the Buell Atrium. Lunch will be held in the Hossack Patio area from 11:30 to 12:30 p.m (or in the Atrium if weather doesn’t cooperate.
September 23, 2014 Peter Basso and Associates will be at the Fireside Lounge in the College of Engineering from 12 noon to 2 p.m. to talk about career opportunities.
September 24, 2014 Bosch Group will be presenting an information session from 4 to 6 p.m. in Engineering Building, room 208. Students who attend the information session will be entered in a drawing to win an I Pad.
September 25, 2014 Fall Career Fair, will be held in the Ridler Field House from 11:30 to 2:30 p.m. So far we have more than 65 companies from Southeastern Michigan, Ohio, Texas and California who are anxious to meet and recruit our students! Check your CQ event section to see the companies who are coming!
October 1, 2014 First Wednesday Professional Development Seminar: Creating Your Personal Brand, M 336 4:30 p.m. Pizza and pop will be served.
October 7, 2014 Dress for Success Fashion Show, Buell Management Atrium 12:30 to 1:15 p.m.
October 16, 2014 Co-op and Internship Fair will be held in the Buell Management Atrium from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Companies are registering already for an opportunity to talk with students looking to do an internship or explore co-op options.


How will your future work contribute to maintaining the sustainability of the built environment or the environmental control systems within them?

Eligibility Requirements:
1. Full-time enrollment in an undergraduate program, at a college or university located within the Michigan counties of Hillsdale, Jackson, Lenawee, Livingston, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, Washtenaw, or Wayne; accredited by the Accreditation Board for the Engineering and Technology (ABET) or the National Architecture Accreditation Board (NAAB); and leading to a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Or Architectural Engineering, Bachelor of Architecture, or Masters in Architectural Engineering.
2. A cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.0 on a scale where 4.0 is the highest achievable level.
3. Family members of anyone currently o the Student Activities Committee or Board of Governors of the Detroit Chapter of ASHRAE, and students receiving scholarships from ASHRAE or any of it’s other chapters are ineligible.
Please download the application here:
x) DETROIT CHAPTER ASHRAE – Scholarship Application

Arab American Association of Engineers & Architects

Michigan Chapter
2014 Andre Hindo Scholarship Program


This scholarship award has been established by the Arab American Association of Engineers and Architects-Michigan
Chapter (AAAEA-MI). The award is presented to a High School graduating senior enrolling in or to a university student enrolled in an Engineering, Architectural or Computer Science program at an accredited university.
The main objective is to promote Engineering, Architecture and Computer Science as worthy professions and to foster stronger ties to the AAAEA-MI and to the Arab American Community at large.

Download the entire flyer to get more information.AAAEA-MI 2014+ScholarshispBLOG

Posted March 17th, 2014

College of Engineering



The fourth and final LESA funding presentation for 2013-14 academic year will be held on Monday, March 31 in College of Engineering – room E99 from 4:00 – 7:00 PM. If you have students who are engaged in a senior project that have the potential for commercialization and require funding for prototype development, please respond to this announcement.  LESA will fund projects that are products as well as those that are not products. The Kern Family Foundation grant has provided $15,000 annually for LESA funding.  LESA provides an opportunity for student teams to present their request for funding to the judges who are members of The Legends of Lawrence Tech.

Please contact Don Reimer if you have a student team who may have an interest in LESA.  Requests for funding should be submitted by Wednesday, March 26. You can reach Don at dreimer@ltu.edu.

Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.



Wire Reinforcement Institute

Wire Reinforcement Institute
Submit for your chance to win a scholarship.

The Wire Reinforcement Institute (WRI) Education Foundation is sponsoring scholarships ranging from $1,500 to $3,000 for beginning and continuing engineering students seeking undergraduate or graduate degrees in civil or structural engineering. As the concrete construction industry’s leading advocate for structural welded wire reinforcement (SWWR), WRI knows the value of a well reinforced foundation, whether it’s to support a building or build a career.
For scholarship details and application materials, please visit our website at http://www.wirereinforcementinstitute.org Click on “Education”
The Wire Reinforcement Institute’s mission is to be the concrete construction industry’s leading source for timely, objective, credible information on the uses and benefits of Welded Wire Reinforcement (WWR) and related products.
Visit our website http://www.wirereinforcementinstitute.org

SpringBreakInRomeLDR 2001 Leadership Models & Practices – Spring Semester 2014 Trip.

The Office of Leadership Programs and Study Abroad is hosting a trip with EF College Study Tours to the Dominican Republic during Lawrence Tech’s Spring Break, March 8-15, 2014. The trip is being offered as part of LDR 2001 Leadership Models & Practices in the Spring Semester 2014. Freshman and Sophomores who have taken Univeristy Seminar may participate for credit towards LDR 2001. This will be its own section.

-This will be a great way to learn about yourself and your place in this world by facilitating personal growth, developing a global perspective, and discovering your leadership potential. You will also learn about how a non-profit organization runs and even learn to speak a little Spanish

-The trip will comprise mostly of environmental service projects working with Dominican citizens and Peace Corps members. There will also be fun excursions such as white water rafting, hiking to a local river and waterfall, visiting a manatee sanctuary, playing sports with the locals, and participating in cultural activities.

The trip is open to all students, but If you are interested in going on the trip as part of the course, please visit this page and enter your information: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Q4WRIErYl_2Rwkt2cOHcInvGuGqXVxcCo9tiLMknK-0/viewform
Contact leadership@ltu.edu for more details about the course.

You can find more information about the trip on the EF website: http://www.efcollegestudytours.com/1373417
Here you can register for just $95 down and can set up a monthly payment plan.
The deadline for Advanced Enrollment is October 31, 2013.

If you have any questions about the trip or the course, please contact me:
Davey McConnell- dmcconnel@ltu.edu – (248)-204-2416

Davey McConnell
Office of Leadership Programs and Study Abroad

Contact Info:
Lawrence Technological University
Taubman, c205
21000 W 10 Mile Rd
Southfield, MI 48075
Phone: (248)-204-2416
Fax: (248)-204-2419

CSM Group
CSM Group is offering a new $2000 fellowship/grant  for students within the University focusing on engineering, architecture and project management.  It will be used for continuing education, i.e. seminars, conferences, etc. http://www.csmgroup.comCareers/opportunities.html

Check out the Best of LTU at this link:


LTU Summer CampEX160This camp was exclusively for incoming High School Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors.

LTU offers stimulating academic camps for students interested in engineering, technology, design, and science. Professors will introduce you to the latest innovations in modern labs and studios on LTU’s 102-acre campus in Southfield.


LOOKING TO GO GREEN? Want to help reduce the use of energy and preserve our natural resources? Join us and take your artistic skills, creativity, imagination, and interest in architecture, engineering, technology and cutting-edge building sciences to the next level by helping to create a more sustainable world. Architectural engineers design high-performing buildings that are durable, safe, healthy, economical, and healing for the earth. Hands-on projects, group activities, field trips to an actual green building site and an architectural engineering office are just a few of the fun and challenging activities planned for you: A final project will cap off this exciting week of learning, collaboration and fun.

Register By February 1, 2014. Additional information and all registration forms are available at http://www.ltu.edu/summercamps.

Also contact Lisa Kujawa at summercamps@ltu.edu.

Opp CSM Group
CSM Group is offering a new $2000 fellowship/grant for students within the University focusing on engineering, architecture and project management. It will be used for continuing education, i.e. seminars, conferences, etc.

Please see the attached information and if possible I was hoping you could forward it out to your students within the programs. We are looking for applications to be submitted by Friday Nov. 22nd. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to call or email me.

The following link will take them to the submission page on our website: http://www.csmgroup.com/Careers/opportunities.html

Thank you for your help in circulating this and we are excited for Lawrence Tech to be a part of this program.

Kindest Regards,

Lori Green
Director of Business Development & Marketing

2014 uGradProjGrantDetroit Diesel Corp Employer Flyer60
Detroit Diesel Corporation will be on campus Wednesday, November 6, 2013 in E101, Engineering Building for an employer information session. The Talent Acquisition team will be discussing company highlights, currently open opportunities, and performing resume critiques. This is a wonderful opportunity for our engineering students to discover what they have to offer but to also gain career experience from an employer. Detroit Diesel will also be bringing a truck along which will be parked at the northwest entrance of the engineering building for a ‘show and tell’ session. We invite faculty and students to join us for discussion and pizza. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me in the OCS.

Amanda Deacon, MA, LPC, NCC
Career Services Advisor
Lawrence Technological University

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Affiliate Members: We had a wonderful networking event at the MotorCity Casino Hotel. A special ‘thank you’ to our host, the Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau, whose staff is available to help your society with a local, regional, or national conference venue selection. Andrea Johnson may be reached at ajohnson@meetdetroit.com or 313-202-1942. Please feel free to let her know how much you enjoyed the Amnesia Room and her sponsorship of our event on October 16th.


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5th India Business Conference (IBC) 2013. 
Dear TiE Detroit Patron,As you might already know, TiE Detroit has collaborated with the India Initiatives at Ross School of Business, University of Michigan. Ross is hosting its signature event, 5th India Business Conference (IBC) 2013. India Business Conference is an important forum where leaders in the fields of business, politics, academia, and entertainment can share ideas about the world’s largest democracy and it’s large potential. It is great opportunity for entrepreneurs to meet up with like minded individuals to spark up new ideas that can change the world!TiE Detroit is offering special full day passes for IBC if you register for our event on october 31st : A talk by Dr. Gururaj Deshpande. If you buy the special Event + IBC pass for this event, you will get passes for the full day for IBC which is going to held be on Nov. 1st. If you are already a TiE member, you will get even further discount.

Please not that you MUST buy Event + IBC pass if you wish to attend IBC. If you register only for the TiE event, you will not get the IBC pass.

Speaker Details:

Dr.Deshpande is also a Life Member of the MIT Corporation, the Board of Trustees of MIT. He has been appointed by President Barack Obama to the Co-Chairmanship of the National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship, a group established to support the US President’s innovation strategy.

This event will start by an exclusive meeting between active charter members of TiE Detroit and Dr.Deshpande. This is a great opportunity for the Charter members to have exclusive opportunity to meet Mr.Despande. Following the meeting would be the talk by Dr.Deshpande. As mentioned above, he would be talking about US government’s policy for entrepreneurship and social entrepreneurship.

More details on the India Business Conference:www.rossibc.org

(Prices for Event + IBC Pass : $30 for Non members, $15 for TiE CM/Members)

Thanks! Take benefit of this opportunity!

Thanks & Regards,
Rupesh Srivastava
TiE Detroit