NEC Energy Solutions, Inc.

  • Senior Program Manager - Grid Integration

    Job Locations US-MA-Westborough
    Posted Date 3 months ago(11/2/2018 8:08 AM)
    # of Openings
  • Overview


    About NEC Energy Solutions

    NEC Energy Solutions (NEC ES) designs, manufactures, and integrates smart energy storage solutions for the electric grid and applications with critical power needs. Its megawatt-scale energy storage and control systems provide greater stability to the grid while maximizing renewable generation. In telecom, datacenter, and other industrial applications, its high performance lithium-ion battery systems provide better value than traditional lead-acid batteries in tough, critical power applications.


    NEC ES is widely recognized as a pioneer and leader in the market for utility scale energy storage. NEC ES has extensive experience installing and commissioning commercial grid energy storage solutions with power ratings ranging from 50 kW to more than 50 MW at numerous sites around the world. Our GSS® grid energy storage platform has been deployed in commercial revenue service since 2008, with over 250 MW installed, under construction, or in late stages of development. GSS® systems are serving applications globally that include peak shaving, renewable integration (ramp management), frequency response, frequency regulation and voltage regulation.





    Position Overview

    As a Senior Program Manager on the Grid Integration Team, you will be responsible for managing project deliverables to install and commission large-scale NEC Energy Solutions Grid Energy Storage products at customer sites. This includes defining and managing project scope, schedule and budget, internal and external stakeholder management, change and risk management, project reporting and contracts management.

    As a Senior Program Manager, you will be the primary interface between the customer and the internal engineering teams, and you will work closely with Grid Integration Engineering resources to ensure that installations meet all technical specifications in accordance with the customer contract.

    The ideal candidate will take ownership for all elements of project delivery. Project experience in large scale grid tie inverters/motor drives and/or utility substation equipment installation is highly desired. This position reports to the Director, Grid Integration Programs.


    Primary responsibilities


    • Lead Grid Integration projects from PO through commissioning and closeout
    • Collaborate with multifunctional project team to complete project deliverables in accordance with the customer contract
    • Prepare RFPs and RFQs for subcontractor work and supply, including design build services
    • Provide regular project status reports to customer as well as internal management
    • Project management and reporting of project cost, scope, schedule, and quality
    • Document and track compliance to customer requirements along with developing technical solutions to address any and all identified gaps
    • Facilitate Core Team meetings and Design Reviews, take minutes and follow up on routine action items with assigned owners.
    • Reconcile budgets and monthly spending reports, identify discrepancies and support Core Team re-planning as needed
    • Develop and maintain project timeline and contingency plans as required
    • Drive towards rapid identification and resolution of any and all project related performance, cost, schedule, manufacturing, supply base and related issues

    Secondary responsibilities

    • Participate in customer RFP responses, contract exhibit creation, and contract negotiation
    • Develop RFPs for equipment and work to be performed by subcontractors
    • Facilitate and host customer witnessed commissioning tests
    • Standardize project management tools, techniques and best practices. Make improvements as needed.
    • 20% travel including international travel may be required




    Specific Skills/Abilities

    • Ability to work in a fast-paced, growing, dynamic environment.
    • Customer facing role requires excellent oral and written communication skills
    • Flexible / adaptable / dynamic
    • Product and process vision
    • Proactive and collaborative approach to problem solving
    • Desire to develop and implement process disciplines
    • Practical business acumen
    • Ability to thrive within a matrix organization
    • Desire to develop and install process disciplines


    • B.S. in Engineering Electrical Engineering and other relevant engineering disciplines
    • Masters level post grad degree desired
    • PMP Certification or demonstrated competency in managing complex projects
    • Number of years of Experience Required: 10+ yrs  


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