Project Manager

Job Title: Project Manager
Number of Positions: 1    

The Project Manager leads individual programs and projects which involve multi-functional, distributed teams and suppliers to successfully plan and execute product development programs within the established CTCT phase gate process (T5). It is expected from this individual to develop and execute program/project plans, control scope, identifying and proactively managing risk, and provide updates on status. The Project Manager is responsible for the overall success and management of the project/program which requires expertise in each of the different functional areas involved.

Reporting to the Dayton Snr Engineering Program Manager/Local PMO lead


Key Responsibilities

  • Responsible for ensuring that programs and projects managed directly or within the team meet established schedules, cost targets, and contractual objectives by effectively managing resources, team dynamics, and change control processes while providing contingency plans and problem resolutions as required.
  • The Program Manager is the owner of the program schedule and must work with each of the multi-functional areas to ensure the product is introduced on time.
  • Develop a clear understanding of the project scope and project deliverables outlined in requirements documents and provided by project stakeholders. Ensure that the Product Specification meets these requirements and all other binding or non-binding contractual obligations.
  • Directs the development of project documentation including NPVs, system diagrams, specifications, DFMEAs, Engineering Drawings, RoHS Certs, PFMEAs, Control Plans and project milestone presentations.
  • Keep project milestones updated in our resource and project management software.
  • Communicate regularly with management regarding the status of current projects.
  • Proactively monitor project needs, identify project risks and put in place and execute on mitigation plans.
  • Organize and lead regular scheduled project meetings to identify required actions and its timely completion.
  • Ensure all Manufacturing requirements are being met.
  • When required, lead continuous product improvement activities.
  • Proven experience in backlog planning and scheduling.
  • Proven hands on technical project management experience with the ability to handle multiple projects concurrently is required.
  • Proven experience in proactively identifying and resolving issues early while maintaining relationships.
  • Experience working internationally with diverse cultures is preferred.
  • Proven experience with routine project communications. 
  • Leadership qualities with high energy that demonstrates the ability to work well with diverse groups of people in a way that motivates them to achieve common objectives.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Highly developed analytical, problem solving and negotiation skills. 
  • Highly organized with excellent time management skills and a flexible approach to working in a changing environment. 
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with aggressive deadlines.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering field preferred or equivalent.
  • 6 years direct experience in an engineering environment.
  • Minimum 3-5 years’ experience in cross-functional project teams and organizations.
  • A recognized certification in Project Management is highly desirable.  
  • Travel (including international) is less than 10%. 

Project Coordinator

Project Coordinator Contractor. 

From Sean.  HM: 

This person will help coordinate and plan our Nimbus Module Role out
•    Good communication skills
•    Planning tools (Excel, PowerPoint, Project)
•    Manage meetings, vendors, and business unit communications
•    Willingness to lean in and do whatever tasks are needed (Assembling devices in the lab, packing materials, running to FedEx, possible travel to the field)

This person needs to have the “driver” attitude, someone that will not wait for step-by-step instructions. They do not need to be a senior level, just a willingness to learn and pitch in and get their hands dirty.

From Zach Wilcox – Sean’s boss and head of team:

Would prefer someone who would come from a Mgmt Consultant background, as these types of folks are used to heavy project work and helping out in many areas of the project.  Zach said, someone like him 10 years ago.  

Project coordinator work – craft and send professional emails, building slides, document prep, gather requirements,  setup meetings, inventory, help as needed across the org.  

BUT – Also someone who will cut up and throw away boxes, pickup equipment,  use a screwdriver,  willing to trave locally and occasionally to field sites (wear a hard hat and steel toed boots).  

Looking for 4+ years of exp.  Not someone straight out of college.

THE Scope Of Work: 

BPX is basically standing up an internal service company within BP and this team will work independently and report to BP.  They are working to solve Methane emissions problem for O&G. This team will Develop internal approach They are Exiting experimental process  and entering implementation phase: Hardware, Digital services, Field Site assessment,  From  PCB manufacturing to Truck driving and everything in-between. 

How do they Operationalize – Pricing, Process, tracking inventory, etc. They are Building this  from scratch and want someone who is “Amped” to be on this.  Sean Grauer is doing this work currently.

This was just released Friday.  There is one other firm on this but Zach doesnt like what they provide.  He specifically requested TNE be on these. 

Pure Contract for 1+ year.  But there is always a possibility to convert. 

Will require local travel from D-Town Denver to Fort Collins, Golden, etc. and occasional travel to Field sites that may require overnight stays