Tech Planning Manager

Santa Clara, CA
Technology Group - Future Energy Technology Center – Tech Planning & Scouting /
Full-time /
Hanwha Q CELLS Co., Ltd., is one of the world´s largest and most recognized photovoltaic manufacturers for its high-performance, high-quality solar cells and modules. It is headquartered in Seoul, South Korea (Global Executive HQ) and Talheim, Germany (Technology & Innovation HQ). Through its growing global business network spanning Europe, North America, Asia, South America, Africa, and the Middle East, the company provides excellent services and long-term partnerships to its customers in the utility, commercial, government, and residential markets. Hanwha Q CELLS is a flagship company of Hanwha Group, a FORTUNE Global 500 firm and a Top 7 business enterprise in South Korea.
Hanwha Q CELLS has the commitment to establish itself as a technology powerhouse of next-generation energy solutions by investing in exploring new technology. A manifestation of this investment is the establishment of a Future Energy Technology Center in Santa Clara, CA. This center will help the company’s mission of aiming for a greener tomorrow with completely clean energy solutions. We are expanding our business by offering revolutionary energy systems including ESS, MLPE (power optimizers, microinverters), EV charging solutions, and Smart IoT with world-class solutions.
As a tech planning manager of FETC technology planning and scouting team, you will be responsible for supporting the key growth initiatives of renewable system business in the US region by discovering business/technological cooperation opportunities with US advanced research institutes.

This role will collaborate with internal and external technology partners and manage specific internal research programs and outside program partners. This role will be responsible for the creation and delivery of analysis that enables data-driven, informed decision-making in new and changing technology environments, and presentation to the system business division in US.

This position reports to the team leader of the FETC technology planning and scouting team and will be located in Santa Clara, California.


    • Monitor tech trends in clean energy sector, build analysis, and produce presentations on a monthly base
    • Analyze competitor products and technology and plan technology strategy accordingly
    • Participate actively in the creation and implementation of new code or standards in future energy system
    • Collaborate with internal and external technology partners, such as core tech development, product management, and external advanced research institutes, and manage research programs
    • Strategically evaluate technology collaboration partner candidates
    • Support communication with HQ system development center; strategic support for monthly research reviews, executive meetings, and research group meeting


    • Bachelor’s degree or M.S. in science, engineering
    • 5+ years of experience in strategic tech planning in the renewable energy sector, especially in ESS, MLPE, PV
    • 6+ years of industry experience; familiarity with renewable energy and related technology preferred
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and proven ability to communicate with cross-functional teams and external organizations.
    • Bilingual in English and Koran for better communication with KR HQ, preferred 

To comply with the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 the essential physical, mental, and environmental requirements for this job are listed below. These are requirements normally expected to perform regular job duties. Incumbents must be able to successfully complete all of the functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation. 

o   Standing: 20% of the time
o   Sitting: 70% of the time
o   Walking: 10% of the time

o   Pulling: up to 10 Pounds
o   Pushing: up to 10 Pounds
o   Carrying: up to 10 Pounds
o   Lifting: up to 10 Pounds

Dexterity (F = Frequently, O = Occasionally, N = Never)
o   Typing: F
o   Handling: F
o   Reaching: F

Agility (F = Frequently, O = Occasionally, N = Never)
o   Turning: F
o   Twisting: F
o   Bending: O
o   Crouching: O
o   Balancing: N
o   Climbing: N
o   Crawling: N
o   Kneeling: N

Hanwha Q CELLS provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetics.