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Director, Program Management Office

Company: Form Energy, Inc.
Location: Berkeley
Posted on: May 15, 2024

Job Description:

Are you ready to build America's clean energy future with the team that will deliver? Form Energy is an American energy technology and manufacturing company. We are pioneering a new class of iron-air batteries to enable our electric grid to run on renewable, reliable, and affordable energy, every day of the year.Form Energy has been recognized by TIME as "One of the Best Inventions of 2023" for its battery technology and by MIT Technology Review as a "Top Climate Tech Company to Watch". We are making rapid progress on our mission of delivering energy storage for a better world, and are growing just as rapidly to meet demand. Our team has more than doubled in size in the past year, and continues to expand every day. We have signed contracts with leading electric utilities across the United States. Pilot production of our iron-air batteries has already begun, and later this year, production will take off to high volumes at our new factory in West Virginia.Working for Form Energy is more than just a job, it's a chance to be part of something extraordinary. And right now might be the most exciting moment in the company's history to join. We are assembling a team of some of the most talented and motivated individuals across the country. Driven by our core values of humanity, excellence, and creativity, our team is determined to deliver on our mission and transform the energy landscape for the better.Feeling energized to make a meaningful impact on the world? Then keep reading - you've come to the right place.Role DescriptionAs the leader of Form Energy's Program Management Office, you will architect the Program Management structure and tools, ultimately overseeing the execution of company programs from inception to delivery. You will be responsible for driving cross-functional collaboration, ensuring alignment with strategic objectives, and maintaining high standards of quality and efficiency throughout the program lifecycle. As a core member of the Leadership Team, you also participate in setting the strategic direction to ensure the full team is at the forefront of readiness for this rapidly growing organization.What you'll do:

  • Play a key role in defining and executing the strategic vision for program management. Work closely with senior management to set objectives, develop plans, and establish key performance indicators (KPIs) related to program management.
  • Develop and implement the program management playbook including tools, and best practices to ensure efficient and effective program execution, resource allocation, and risk management.
  • Lead the Program Management community of practice across Form Energy to inspire, train and align all program management resources to standard operating principles and tools.
  • Provide strategic guidance and support to program teams, helping to prioritize initiatives, allocate resources, breakdown barriers, and resolve conflicting priorities as needed. Partner with senior leadership to develop and communicate a clear vision and roadmap for the engineering program portfolio.
  • Lead, mentor, and develop a team responsible for various aspects of program and project management and ensure the department administration (budgets, goal setting, performance management, hiring, etc.) is managed effectivelyWhat you'll bring:
    • Bachelor's degree in Engineering or related technical field; advanced degree preferred.
    • 10+ years of engineering experience with demonstrated expertise in an engineering discipline.
    • 3+ years of experience as a program leader with a proven track record of successfully leading complex, cross-functional programs in a technology-driven environment.
    • Strong leadership and team-building skills, with experience managing and developing high-performing program management teams.
    • Excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills, with the ability to influence and collaborate effectively across all levels of the organization.
    • Deep understanding of hardware technologies, with a passion for innovation and sustainability.
    • Proven ability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment, with a results-oriented mindset and a focus on driving impact and delivering value.
    • Experience working with cross-functional teams across multiple geographies and time zones is a plus.
    • Able and willing to travel between Form Energy locations as needed; Approximately 30% travel required. #LI-Onsite#LI-JP1Humanity is a cornerstone of Form Energy's culture, and we make sure our compensation and benefits reflect that. Form Energy offers competitive salaries, stock options, and a holistic benefits package to ensure all employees have what they need to thrive while working here.When it comes to you and your family's health, we cover 100% of medical, dental, and vision premiums for full-time employees - and 80% of healthcare premiums for dependents. This starts from day one. We also offer at least 12 weeks of paid leave for new parents (up to 20 weeks for birthing parents), and generous vacation policies to give employees time to recharge when needed.To build a clean and equitable energy future, we need everyone at the table. We strive to form a team as diverse as the communities we will serve with our technology, and are committed to maintaining an inclusive environment for all employees. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply to our open jobs.
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