Technical Program Manager

HQ- Reno NV
Technical Programs – Technical Program Manager /
/ On-site
American Battery Technology Company (ABTC) is an integrated battery metals company with a unique value proposition with both primary and secondary leveraging new technologies.  ABTC is uniquely positioned to increase the domestic US production of battery metals, through recycling, extraction, and proprietary refining technologies, while ensuring that these materials are returned to the manufacturing supply chain to facilitate the transition to a circular low carbon energy economy.
As a Technical Program Manager, you will lead and own all facets of a technical program from scoping, resource management, technical planning and oversight of budgets, and will drive technical efforts from laboratory concept, through to construction and commissioning on a commercial scale, for our proprietary lithium-ion battery recycling processes and primary extraction technologies. You will work closely with our executive officers, our engineering organization, our procurement team, our construction team, our plant operations team, and various external experts to ensure the successful development of technologies and scale-up efforts. The ideal candidate is familiar with the research and development, design, installation, commissioning, and operations of first-of-kind processes, and should be passionate about designing, implementing, and maintaining efficient industrial systems, ensuring quality control of outputs, specifying equipment, crafting and deploying monitoring protocols, and working in a high-performance and fast-paced environment. This person will be a problem-solver and have a keen interest in proving processes at the bench-scale and scaling them up to pilot, pre-commercial, and commercial systems. This includes a constant focus on evaluating current processing steps and proposing and developing next-generation solutions in order to continuously improve system performance and operability. This position will report to the Director of Technical Programs.
·        Owns design plan of record and scope definition by integrating thorough process needs and objectives.
·        Fundamentally understands and scrutinizes technical stakeholders' requirements and translates them into project scope with clear implementation plan and obligations.
·        Owns the laboratory and process scoping endeavors by pulling together cross functional teams, understands their requirements, drives project planning, defines options/tradeoffs and cost/schedule impacts, and ensures alignment between the working and leadership teams.
·        Owns program resourcing, schedule, requirements, budgets and reporting tools for visibility on progress, risks, changes, etc.
·        Is the bridge that secures program support between the large cross functional team required to develop and scale industrial processes. Notably, various laboratory teams, operations, engineering, construction, procurement, and more.
·        Often takes the lead on leadership reviews, funding requests & cross function studies and investigations.
·        Influence a variety of teams without direct reporting structure.
·        Proposes and initiates new projects and scopes with project teams as they are added to the plan of record.
·        Administration of Department of Energy grant awards.
·        B.S. in Engineering preferred, OR equivalent experience and evidence of extraordinary ability.
·        3-5 years of experience in research & development, laboratory management, design, & construction of chemical and industrial processes.
·        Demonstrated ability to understand and make meaningful impact to technical requirements on projects.
·        Project management skills, including cost management and scheduling, and proven application of these project and program management fundamentals on complex engineering problems.
·        Excellent communication, presentation, and documentation abilities with the capacity to understand complex problems and distill the message into a clear plan.
·        Flourishes under pressure and in ambiguous environments.
·        Proven ability to manage internal / external teams and drive results on projects.
·        A willingness and ability to learn, think outside of the box, and develop new skills.
·        Experience on government grants a plus.
·        This role requires typing, sitting for extended hours, carrying weight, operating and lifting office equipment
·        The person in this position needs to occasionally move about inside the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, etc.
·        Constantly operates a computer and other office productivity machinery, such as a calculator, copy machine, and computer printer
Reno, NV
Job Type
Full-Time Exempt
What We Offer
·        Competitive salary  $100,000 - $130,000
·        Company-sponsored health, dental, vision, and life insurance
·        Company-sponsored Employee Assistance Program
·        Stock options
·        401(K)
·        Flexible paid time off
·        Monthly phone stipend
Equal Opportunity Employer
American Battery Technology Company is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.
Americans With Disabilities Act
American Battery Technology Company does not discriminate based upon disability in its hiring or employment practices and complies with the ADA title I employment regulations.
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$100,000 - $130,000 a year