Posted on 
Aug 2

Project Manager- Proterra Powered (Remote)

Remote

Position Overview

This position is a cross functional leadership position for driving project management activities related to implementation and launch of new development projects with Proterra’s existing external customers. This position will require extensive communication and relationship building with external and internal customers, critical vendors, as well as cross functional teams to drive deliverables for the successful launch at customer sites.

About the Role – You will:
- Act as the central project lead and initiate, plan, execute, and govern all aspects of the project to ensure successful delivery of the project’s commitments.
- Work very closely with account managers, battery engineering teams, and vehicle integration teams to understand customer project requirements.
- Develop detailed plans working with customers, battery and integration technical leads, and other cross functional teams to support customer milestones.
- Act as central point of contact for managing internal and external teams and for aligning teams on project milestones and deliverables.
- Own program scope and manage changes while evaluating their impact on business and program deliverables.
- Manage risks, issues list, and drive corrective actions to mitigate risks in a timely manner.
- Define, manage and report relevant project KPI’s.
- Manage project documentation. Create and maintain project dashboards and track all milestones, deliverables and changes.
- Mange conflict resolution, consensus building, and effective escalation.

About Our Group:

  • The Program Management team is responsible for working with all cross functions to ensure customer satisfaction from initial proposal through production. This is a key customer facing group that is responsible for balancing both internal and external expectations.
  • As Program management team, we strive to ensure that our values, culture and engagement allow us to do great things for our company.
  • We strive to drive for cross functional alignment, accountability, and take active ownership of program deliverables and milestones.
  • We work collaboratively with all cross functional teams to build strong relationships and foster open communication while ensuring conflict resolution and consensus building.
  • We challenge ourselves to continually find ways to improve.
  • We believe in openness, treat each other with respect, and value diversity, inclusion and integrity.
  • We work hard, work smart and always try to have a little fun every day!
  • This position will be part of the Powered PM team that reports under Proterra’s Customer Success team.

About You:

  • Must have ability to work positively with the wide range of individuals across different cultures and backgrounds to ensure trust, openness and inclusion.
  • Strong leadership, task and time management, organizational, and analytical skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects on-going simultaneously
  • Detail-oriented, resourceful, diligent, and able to work independently.
  • Excellent technical acumen and familiar with EV industry
  • Must have strong judgement and ability to find innovative ways to resolve problems
  • Must be self-starter with the ability to adapt interpersonal styles and techniques to influence at all levels of the organization and function highly effectively in a fast moving, innovative environment.
  • Customer-focused attitude with high level of professionalism and discretion.
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality, establish trust and credibility, and act with complete integrity.
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to work through ambiguity.

Your Experience Includes:
- Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Supply Chain Management, Business Management (or other related fields) or equivalent relevant experience.
- 1+ years of experience in program management, preferably in tier one or tier two setting.
- Experience in directly managing projects in manufacturing, automotive or technology environment.
- Experience with electromechanical systems and SW development process.
- Proven ability to lead all aspects of a project and to work and think strategically.
- Experience in negotiations and finding solutions.
- Proven record of continued growth in professional skills and responsibilities
- Proficient in creating and managing schedules and adapting to latest software tools.

You might also have:
- Formal project management training and certification (e.g., PMI)
- Master’s Degree in a related field or business (e.g., MBA)
- Experienced in an automotive, aerospace or similar manufacturing environment.

Travel: 10-20%
#LI-REMOTE

This position can be remote based or located at our South Carolina or California facilities.

Proterra is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, providing equal employment opportunities to all Employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, including, but not limited to, lactation or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law or ordinance. Proterra participates in the Electronic Employment Verification Program (E-Verify).

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Description

Position Overview

This position is a cross functional leadership position for driving project management activities related to implementation and launch of new development projects with Proterra’s existing external customers. This position will require extensive communication and relationship building with external and internal customers, critical vendors, as well as cross functional teams to drive deliverables for the successful launch at customer sites.

About the Role – You will:
- Act as the central project lead and initiate, plan, execute, and govern all aspects of the project to ensure successful delivery of the project’s commitments.
- Work very closely with account managers, battery engineering teams, and vehicle integration teams to understand customer project requirements.
- Develop detailed plans working with customers, battery and integration technical leads, and other cross functional teams to support customer milestones.
- Act as central point of contact for managing internal and external teams and for aligning teams on project milestones and deliverables.
- Own program scope and manage changes while evaluating their impact on business and program deliverables.
- Manage risks, issues list, and drive corrective actions to mitigate risks in a timely manner.
- Define, manage and report relevant project KPI’s.
- Manage project documentation. Create and maintain project dashboards and track all milestones, deliverables and changes.
- Mange conflict resolution, consensus building, and effective escalation.

About Our Group:

  • The Program Management team is responsible for working with all cross functions to ensure customer satisfaction from initial proposal through production. This is a key customer facing group that is responsible for balancing both internal and external expectations.
  • As Program management team, we strive to ensure that our values, culture and engagement allow us to do great things for our company.
  • We strive to drive for cross functional alignment, accountability, and take active ownership of program deliverables and milestones.
  • We work collaboratively with all cross functional teams to build strong relationships and foster open communication while ensuring conflict resolution and consensus building.
  • We challenge ourselves to continually find ways to improve.
  • We believe in openness, treat each other with respect, and value diversity, inclusion and integrity.
  • We work hard, work smart and always try to have a little fun every day!
  • This position will be part of the Powered PM team that reports under Proterra’s Customer Success team.

About You:

  • Must have ability to work positively with the wide range of individuals across different cultures and backgrounds to ensure trust, openness and inclusion.
  • Strong leadership, task and time management, organizational, and analytical skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects on-going simultaneously
  • Detail-oriented, resourceful, diligent, and able to work independently.
  • Excellent technical acumen and familiar with EV industry
  • Must have strong judgement and ability to find innovative ways to resolve problems
  • Must be self-starter with the ability to adapt interpersonal styles and techniques to influence at all levels of the organization and function highly effectively in a fast moving, innovative environment.
  • Customer-focused attitude with high level of professionalism and discretion.
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality, establish trust and credibility, and act with complete integrity.
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to work through ambiguity.

Your Experience Includes:
- Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Supply Chain Management, Business Management (or other related fields) or equivalent relevant experience.
- 1+ years of experience in program management, preferably in tier one or tier two setting.
- Experience in directly managing projects in manufacturing, automotive or technology environment.
- Experience with electromechanical systems and SW development process.
- Proven ability to lead all aspects of a project and to work and think strategically.
- Experience in negotiations and finding solutions.
- Proven record of continued growth in professional skills and responsibilities
- Proficient in creating and managing schedules and adapting to latest software tools.

You might also have:
- Formal project management training and certification (e.g., PMI)
- Master’s Degree in a related field or business (e.g., MBA)
- Experienced in an automotive, aerospace or similar manufacturing environment.

Travel: 10-20%
#LI-REMOTE

This position can be remote based or located at our South Carolina or California facilities.

Proterra is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, providing equal employment opportunities to all Employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, including, but not limited to, lactation or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law or ordinance. Proterra participates in the Electronic Employment Verification Program (E-Verify).

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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