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Henry Ford Health System Principal Management Engineer - Full Time (40hrs)/Days - Detroit in Detroit, Michigan


Under minimal supervision, the Principal Management Engineer performs project work of a complex nature. Project work may include technical analyses or may require facilitation of a large multi-disciplinary group of senior administrators and/or medical leaders. The Principal Consultant may work individually, as lead consultant of a project team, or in a consulting capacity for projects not directly assigned. Performs analyses related to area of technical expertise and may train other staff members in these areas. The Principal Management Engineer serves as a technical consultant to other HFHS departments, prepares reports and recommendations for management, and coordinates implementation whenever possible. The Principal Management Engineer may supervise tasks of Consultants, Senior Consultants or Analysts. He/she communicates regularly with Senior Management on specific projects.


  • Conducts review of organization and functional areas on a project basis, acts as project lead for individual or team projects.

  • Serves as facilitator of multi-disciplinary project teams; guides teams through complex process/function changes.

  • Provides consulting advice to top administrative and medical management.

  • Documents current systems and operations.

  • Analyzes client systems, procedures, and operations and identifies opportunities for improvement. Assists in the implementation of revised or new methods.

  • Prepares written and verbal presentations of findings, conclusions, and recommendations.

  • Guides junior analysts in performing operations analysis and decision support activities.

Identifies internal staff development needs and opportunities for improvement or enhancement of staff skills. As project lead, have the following additional responsibilities:

  • Developing and defining project scope and objectives,

  • Developing and refining project work plan,

  • Guiding day-to-day activities of the project team,

  • Supplying periodic project updates to client and to Director

  • Preparing project management reports, and

  • Coordinating the written and verbal presentation of findings, conclusions, and recommendations.


  • A Bachelor's Degree in a relevant field is required. A degree in industrial or related engineering, nursing, business administration (w/quality/operations improvement emphasis), healthcare administration (w/quality/operations improvement emphasis), organizational development, human factors or similar field is preferred.

  • A Master's Degree Preferred.

  • Minimum of 5 years organizational performance improvement experience is required

  • Minimum of 2-3 years of supervisor and/or consulting experience is required.

  • Previous healthcare experience is strongly preferred.

  • Ability to manage large, complex, simultaneous assignments with potentially conflicting priorities and deadlines.

  • Ability to lead/provoke the thinking of senior level administrators and medical leadership.

  • Strong leadership/mentoring skills applicable to lead multi-disciplinary teams.

  • Strong interpersonal skills: ability to communicate effectively with all levels of management and staff across the System.

  • Strong, growing base of analytical/technical, facilitative, and process improvement knowledge.

  • Strong oral and written communication skills.

  • Sound decision-making skills.

  • Proven project management skills.

  • Strong diplomacy and collaboration skills.

  • Lean, Six Sigma, and Supply Chain Management or equivalent industry training and experience preferred.

  • Certification as a Malcolm Baldrige examiner a plus.

Additional Information

  • Organization: Henry Ford Medical Group

  • Department: Administration - Medical Group

    Additional Details

    This posting represents the major duties, responsibilities, and authorities of this job, and is not intended to be a complete list of all tasks and functions. It should be understood, therefore, that incumbents may be asked to perform job-related duties beyond those explicitly described above.


Under the leadership of President and CEO Robert G. Riney, Henry Ford Health is a $6 billion integrated health system comprised of six hospitals, a health plan, and 250+ sites including medical centers, walk-in and urgent care clinics, pharmacy, eye care facilities and other healthcare retail. Established in 1915 by auto industry pioneer Henry Ford, the health system now has 32,000 employees and remains home to the 1,900-member Henry Ford Medical Group, one of the nation’s oldest physician groups. An additional 2,200 physicians are also affiliated with the health system through the Henry Ford Physician Network. Henry Ford is also one of the region’s major academic medical centers, receiving between $90-$100 million in annual research funding and remaining Michigan’s fourth largest NIH-funded institution. Also an active participant in medical education and training, the health system has trained nearly 40% of physicians currently practicing in the state and also provides education and training for other health professionals including nurses, pharmacists, radiology and respiratory technicians.


Whether it's offering a new medical option, helping you make healthier lifestyle choices or making the employee enrollment selection experience easier, it's all about choice. Henry Ford Health has a new approach for its employee benefits program - My Choice Rewards. My Choice Rewards is a program as diverse as the people it serves. There are dozens of options for all of our employees including compensation, benefits, work/life balance and learning - options that enhance your career and add value to your personal life. As an employee you are provided access to Retirement Programs, an Employee Assistance Program (Henry Ford Enhanced), Tuition Reimbursement, Paid Time Off, Employee Health and Wellness, and a whole host of other benefits and services. Employee's classified as contingent status are not eligible for benefits.

Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer Henry Ford Health is committed to the hiring, advancement and fair treatment of all individuals without regard to race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, size, height, weight, marital status, family status, gender identity, sexual orientation, and genetic information, or any other protected status in accordance with applicable federal and state laws.