U.P. Engineers & Architects is enjoying 60 years of delivering professional services to the Upper Great Lakes Region. We currently have a number of open positions. Joining the UPEA team is an exciting career opportunity for committed professionals who are proactive leaders with a desire to advance. We offer competitive salaries and benefits. UPEA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and always looking for talented individuals.

In addition to having a robust career, working for UPEA creates the opportunity to live in Michigan's beautiful Upper Peninsula. Outdoor recreation opportunities and the ability to experience nature during all four seasons keep many people engaged for a lifetime. And an active cultural and artistic community provide diversity and ample avenues for other forms of activities and expression. Perhaps what sets the Upper Peninsula apart from other areas of the country is the unique blend of a mild northern climate, an economy that has proven itself to be sustainable, and living among people who stay in the region for a single reason: they enjoy living here.


UPEA is seeking:

Environmental Engineer, P.E. required. Skills required include: Michigan P.E. current or attainable, five or more years of experience managing various environmental projects, experience with Federal and State of Michigan environmental regulations is a plus, OSHA HAZWOPER Certified (preferred, not required). Required skills: Technical writing, Ability to talk with potential clients, bring in projects, supervise and direct other technical staff, dependable, ability to work on your own and with a team. Preferred technical skills and experience (various): knowledgeable of Regulatory Compliance reporting, Industrial Storm water permitting, Spill Prevention, Control & Countermeasure, Storage Tanks (AST, UST), Solid Waste Reporting, property acquisition due diligence, Brownfield Redevelopment- 381 Plan, TIFA Plan, state and federal funding programs, Remedial Investigation /Feasibility Studies (RI/FS), Remedial Action Plans with soil and groundwater remediation experience, Michigan Type I & Type II water well construction  & permitting, hydrogeologic investigations, Aquifer Pump testing, Slug testing, groundwater exploration methods, Geologic Map interpretation, environmental sample collection and evaluation versus state and federal criteria, knowledge of environmental and geotechnical drilling and other investigation techniques, wetlands capabilities-delineation, mitigation, indoor air quality testing- mold, contaminants, Air Permit to Install familiarity. Other areas of knowledge & experience: Solid Waste management  & permitting, Solid Waste Hydrogeological Monitoring Plans, contaminated site investigation & closure.

Mechanical Engineer, P.E. required. Skills required include: the ability to create efficient HVAC designs including ductwork, piping and equipment sizing and selection; developing specifications, working drawings, and other related documents for commercial, governmental, residential, and institutional clients; performing design calculations and equipment selection and layout of HVAC systems and equipment such as heat, gas, hot water, chilled water, and central plants; performing heating and cooling load calculations utilizing standard industry software; communicating regularly with project managers and other members of the project team; performing construction administration; supervising or coordinating the work of designers and technicians.

Positions in Houghton Office

Architect Level 1: UPEA is seeking an individual with a desire to develop their professional skills in a collaborative A/E environment. This person will have a key design role on a variety of projects with opportunities to lead the design team. Individual will benefit from the mentorship of a senior architect, on the path to a fulfilling architectural career.  UPEA is looking for an individual with leadership potential. Applicants must be licensed, or have an accredited architectural degree with the goal of achieving a professional license in the near future. This position is based in Houghton, Michigan, a city that is recognized for excellence in recreation, education, and healthy lifestyles.


Position in Marinette Office

Technician: We have a full-time position opening up in the Spring of 2017 for a transportation technician. The successful candidate will perform lab testing – cylinder breaking. Must have WisDOT construction leader experience; WisDOT materials sampling and testing certifications for concrete, asphalt, aggregates; WisDOT materials documentation experience; be familiar with WisDOT standard specifications and construction & materials manual; be able to use a level; and have Civil3D drafting experience for site and roadway projects.

Position in Iron Mountain Office

Surveyor: UPEA is seeking a licensed surveyor with approximately 5 years of experience and who has leadership potential. Michigan P.S. required & Wisconsin license preferred.

Position in Ishpeming Office

Summer Intern Inspection for civil projects in the Marquette County Area: The position entails construction observation on water, sewer and road construction projects; survey assistant, and material testing. Required skills include MDOT testing certification for concrete and gravel, and nuclear density gauge certification. Past experience is preferred but not required.

Positions in Multiple Offices

Licensed Project Surveyor, P.S. required.  Two positions open: Ishpeming office and Iron Mountain office. Demonstrated project management skills required including managing multiple projects, directing a project team, and effectively working with clients and other consultants. AutoCAD Civil 3D software experience a plus.

Electrical Engineer, P.E. required.

Senior Civil Engineer, P.E. required.  USDA/RD experience in Wisconsin and Michigan a plus. Excellent opportunity for advancement.



Resumes should be submitted to:

or via mail:

U.P. Engineers & Architects, Inc.
Human Resources Director
100 Portage Street
Houghton, MI 49931
or call 800.562.7684


U.P. Engineers & Architects, Inc. serves the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and Northern Wisconsin. Among our employees are professional engineers, architects, landscape architects, surveyors, town planners, and environmental engineers. We have been in business for 60 years.

Our offices are located in Houghton, Iron Mountain, Ishpeming, Sault Ste. Marie and Marinette, Wisconsin. We are the largest professional-services firm headquartered in the region. Learn more...

Contact Us

Houghton, MI office: 800.562.7684
Iron Mountain, MI office: 800.872.9013
Ishpeming, MI office: 877.834.3827
Marinette, WI office: 866.682.8418
Sault Ste. Marie, MI office: 800.867.0511

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