NEC Energy Solutions, Inc.

Senior Program Manager - New Product Development

1 month ago(12/19/2017 8:25 AM)
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Company Overview

NEC Energy Solutions is a global leader in energy storage. Our staff is made up of dynamic engineers and energy industry professionals whose focus is to create, implement, and achieve a more renewable and sustainable future using energy storage. Our products and solutions enable the cutting edge of energy storage technology to be realized, from massive grid-scale energy storage projects for enabling a cleaner and more reliable electricity grid, to commercial and specialty battery solutions for tough critical power applications. Our GSS® grid energy storage platform has been deployed around the world in commercial revenue service since 2009, with over 250MW installed, under construction, or in late stages of development, while our ALM® 12V lithium-ion batteries serve the critical power needs of applications ranging from UPS to telecom.





Position Overview

Responsible for defining / managing the technical, timing and cost elements of development projects while being the primary interface between customer and the internal engineering, manufacturing, quality and supply chain teams. The Senior Program Manager will oversee engineering and NPD support teams in agile project execution and phase-gate product delivery.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Facilitate a multi-functional core team from concept through commercialization; develop cost analysis, create and manage the integration of project schedules and budgets, track progress and update stakeholders on status and drive communication plan to execution..
  • Facilitate Core Team meetings and Design Reviews, take minutes and follow up on routine action items with assigned owners.
  • Identify and help to resolve resource allocation issues and priorities to ensure the program is staffed appropriately, completed on time, and within budget constraints.
  • Reconcile budgets and monthly spending reports, identify discrepancies and support Core Team re-planning as needed
  • Utilize and improve on NECES NPD project management tools, processes, techniques and best practices.
  • Document and track compliance to customer’s requirements along with developing and leading technical solutions to address any/all identified gaps.
  • Drive towards rapid identification and resolution of any and all engineering related performance, cost, timing, manufacturing, supply base etc. related issues
  • Support development and management to Engineering project budget and goals; ensure that product cost targets are met.



 Specific Skills/Abilities  

The position requires

  • Excellent verbal, written and listening communication skills
  • Flexible / adaptable / dynamic / “can-do” attitude
  • Product and process vision
  • Proactive and collaborative approach to problem solving
  • Ability to thrive within a matrix organization
  • Desire to develop, install and improve process disciplines


  • BSEE  and/or BSME with MSEE/MSME/MBA desired
  • 5 - 10 or more years managing product development projects
  • PMP Certification or demonstrated competency in managing complex projects.


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