NEC Energy Solutions, Inc.

  • Senior Program Manager - NPD (Chesterfield, MO.)

    Job Locations US-MA-Westborough
    Posted Date 1 month ago(4/18/2018 8:03 PM)
    ID
    2018-1162
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Engineering
  • Overview

     

    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 2008, 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.

     

     

    Responsibilities

     

    Position Overview

    This position is located in Chesterfield, Mo

    The Program Manager will oversee software engineering and NPD support teams in agile project execution and phase-gate product delivery. Responsible for planning / driving / 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.

    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.
    • Identify and help to resolve resource allocation issues and priorities to ensure the program is staffed appropriately, completed on time, and within budget constraints. Drive communication plan to execution.
    • Facilitate meetings and Design Reviews, take minutes and follow up on routine action items with assigned owners.
    • Maintain project risk tracking spreadsheets/slides
    • Reconcile budgets and monthly spending reports, identify discrepancies and support Core Team re-planning as needed
    • Document and track compliance to customer’s requirements
    • Drive towards rapid identification and resolution of any cost, timing, manufacturing, supply base etc. related issues
    • Work with Business Stakeholders to ensure that customer requirements are clearly defined
    • Standardize project management tools, techniques and best practices. Make improvements as needed.

     

     

    Qualifications

     Specific Skills/Abilities  

    The position requires

    • Excellent project management skills, including meeting facilitation, minute taking and distribution, follow up, problem resolution, accountability for work product and final outcomes.
    • Proactive and collaborative approach to problem solving
    • Excellent verbal, written and listening communication skills
    • Experience with Agile methodologies including story writing and backlog grooming
    • Effectively manage issues and conflicts as they arise
    • Ability to thrive within a matrix organization
    • Desire to develop, implement and improve process disciplines

     Education/Experience

    • Bachelor degree in a technical field, advanced technical degree and/or MBA desired
    • 10 or more years managing product development projects
    • Experience managing an agile software development process
    • PMP, PMI-ACP Certification or demonstrated competency in managing complex projects

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