Staff Technical Program Manager, Manufacturing Engineering

Weirton, WV /
Manufacturing Development – Factory Engineering, Design & Construction /
Full Time
/ On-site
Are you ready to rise to the challenge of climate change with the team that will deliver? Form Energy is a U.S. technology and manufacturing company that is developing and commercializing pioneering energy storage technologies to enable the electric grid to run on 100% renewable energy, every day of the year.

Supported by leading investors such as Breakthrough Energy Ventures, ArcelorMittal, TPG Rise, MIT’s The Engine, and others, we share a common belief that low-cost, multi-day energy storage is the key to enable tomorrow’s zero carbon electric grid. Driven by our core values of humanity, excellence, and creativity, we are deeply motivated and inspired to create a better world. We need talented, hardworking individuals who share our goal of tackling the challenge of climate change. Do you want to work with us today to build a better tomorrow? 

Role Description
We are looking for a highly driven Technical Program Manager who will take our battery manufacturing programs from product design to operations. Our batteries are at the cutting edge of science and innovation, therefore, this role requires a highly technical program leader with an organized mindset, a passion for launching new technologies, and an unparalleled ability to pull people together to make things happen. You are an extension of the senior leadership team and will drive collaboration between Design Engineering, Technology, Manufacturing, Quality, Factory Engineering and Production to ensure our manufacturing plans are aligned and critical paths are tackled as effectively as possible.

This opportunity is based out of the Greater Pittsburgh Area. Relocation assistance available.

What You'll Do:

    • Manage the cross-functional team to ensure successful launches of our first-in-kind battery manufacturing program
    • Own the program schedule, roadmap, risks, budget, escalations. You will bring clarity and drive action on program critical paths and will prepare roll-up information for senior leadership.
    • Accountable for creating, maintaining and communicating schedules and plans for battery manufacturing projects, including process development, process validation, line design, equipment fabrication, FAT, shipping, SAT, SOP, etc
    • Provide technical leadership and project management skills to identify creative and timely solutions to key program challenges 
    • Collaborate with various teams to develop novel and complex automation equipment
    • Coordinate build milestones with the Manufacturing Engineering, Facilities team and Production team
    • Track equipment readiness and report effectively on status, blockers & changes
    • Track project costs and drive cost management improvement
    • Identify team priorities and motivate the project team to complete critical tasks
    • Drive action with internal and cross-functional teams to complete projects within time and resource constraints

What You'll Bring:

    • 5+ years of experience delivering large manufacturing projects that involve designing, installing and launching high-volume manufacturing lines 
    • Experience in production, manufacturing and new product introduction environment
    • Ability to distill concise and actionable path forward out of complex and ambiguous reality
    • Outstanding organizational, communication, leadership, interpersonal and decision-making abilities
    • Experience managing conflicting objectives and compressed timelines in high-volume manufacturing
    • Exceptional drive, sense of ownership and resourcefulness
    • Ability to thrive under pressure and in ambiguous environments with shifting priorities 
    • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, physics or equivalent; Master’s degree preferred but not required
    • Experience in product design and manufacturing as well battery manufacturing and automation is preferred but not required

Besides joining a community of people working to make the world better, Form Energy commits to you equitable compensation, stock options, and offers a generous benefits package to make sure you have the support you need to thrive.

We cover 100% of employee premiums and 80% of dependent premiums for medical, dental, and vision insurance for full time employees. We offer a flexible Paid Time Off program and every employee, regardless of gender identity or expression, is eligible for 12 weeks of paid parental bonding leave. A full listing of our benefits is available on our careers page

At Form Energy, we are working toward a 100% renewable energy future for everyone in the world. We are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all our employees and are seeking to build a team that reflects the diversity of the people we hope to serve with our revolutionary products. Form Energy is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.