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Engineering Program Manager

Company: Plug Power Inc.
Location: Newton
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Job Description:

Project Manager

Status: Exempt (salaried)

Department: Mechanical Engineering

Position Summary

The Engineering Program Manager develops and maintains program schedules to ensure activities are

carried out in accordance with established specifications, schedules, and budgets. This position plays a key role in managing expectations and priorities to both internal and external customers. The successful candidate will coordinate with multiple cross-functional departments in order to efficiently allocate resources, manage risks, develop attainable schedules, and clarify requirements as needed.

Due to the highly technical nature of our business, this position requires a strong background in engineering to better assess risks, mitigations, and communication across the project team. The ideal candidate should be creative, self-motivated, able to handle multiple projects, and able to thrive in a fast-paced engineering organization.

Core Duties and Responsibilities

  • Create and maintain complex schedules for multiple engineering activities. Identify critical path activities, key deliverables, key risks and mitigations, relationships and constraints for projects to allow schedule and resource predictability.
  • Translate customer needs into engineering requirements as appropriate with the engineering, manufacturing, and marketing teams.
  • Coordinate with engineering and manufacturing management to set priorities and allocate resources to efficiently meet delivery commitments.
  • Drive program team meetings to review status, identify issues, and plan future actions.
  • Interface with internal and external customers to ensure they are informed and updated of program statuses, delays, and deliverables.
  • Coordinate the efforts of the Engineering, Sales and Production departments to ensure programs are conducted in accordance with the requirements of sales orders and budgets.
  • Update senior management on program status and issues on a regular basis
  • Independently anticipates potential schedule delays and initiate plans for alternative actions as needed; able to rearrange competing priorities to ensure all deadlines are met
  • Ability to travel as needed to carry out duties of the position - up to 20

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering or a related field of study
  • Minimum of three (3) years program management experience in an engineering field. PMP preferred but not required.
  • Experience in a customer facing environment is required.
  • Experience with ERP systems desired
  • Dynamic interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively communicate with diverse audiences and stakeholders.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office: Word, PowerPoint, Project, Excel, and Outlook
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Exceptional organizational skills
  • Demonstrated analytical abilities with strong attention to detail
  • Teamwork oriented and focused. Must be driven and self-motivated with excellent follow through.
  • Ability to manage complex projects and multi-task effectively.

Plug Power, Inc. is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

Keywords: Plug Power Inc., Newton , Engineering Program Manager, Other , Newton, Massachusetts

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