U.P. Engineers & Architects is celebrating its 60th year 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


Positions in Houghton Office:

Civil Designer for an opening in the Houghton Office. Must be primarily focused on the design of municipal water and wastewater systems using Civil 3D. The successful candidate will take surveyors’ data and create base maps; create surfaces and edit them; create pipe networks; and water and sewer plans. The candidate must be able to use all of the parts of the corridor package to create road plans. A few of those parts are creating alignments, profiles, sections, and assemblies. The successful candidate will also be able to do grading and volume calculations. In addition the successful candidate will likely have five-plus years of experience and also be efficient with Word and Excel. Knowledge of GIS would be a plus.

Senior Environmental Engineer Project Manager, P.E. and strong PM experience required. This position offers a variety of opportunities for environmental professionals with a varied skill set: 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. UPEA wishes to expand its environmental team. This position can be based in Houghton or any of our offices.

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 Iron Mountain Office

Civil Engineer: UPEA is seeking a civil engineer with one to seven years of experience for a position in our Iron Mountain office. Prefer an engineer with a transportation focus.

Surveyor: Responsible for performing topographic, boundary, hydrographic, and construction layout. Required: a Michigan Professional License or a four-year degree in Land Surveying and the ability to become a Professional Surveyor in Michigan. Must be proficient in GPS Systems, Total Robotic Stations, and Data Collectors. Must know and use CAD software.  Must understand budget and deadlines.

Strong communication skills are critical. Experience with MDOT/ WisDOT projects is a plus. UPEA offers competitive wages and benefits, including retirement plans, a stock bonus program for those on a career track, and a superb opportunity to work on a variety of challenging projects in the Upper Peninsula and Northern Wisconsin.



Positions in Multiple Offices

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


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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