Senior Program Manager - Grid Integration

NEC Energy Solutions
Westborough , MA

Position Overview

As a Senior Program Manager on the Grid Integration Team, you will be responsible for managing project deliverable to install and commission large-scale NEC Energy Solutions Grid Energy Storage products at customer sites. This includes defining and managing project scope, schedule and budget, internal and external stakeholder management, change and risk management, project reporting and contracts management.

As a Senior Program Manager, you will be the primary interface between the customer and the internal engineering teams, and you will work closely with Grid Integration Engineering resources to ensure that installations meet all technical specifications in accordance with the customer contract.

The ideal candidate will take ownership for all elements of project delivery. Project experience in large scale grid tie inverters/motor drives and/or utility substation equipment installation is highly desired. This position reports to the Manager, Grid Integration Programs.


Primary responsibilities

Lead Grid Integration projects from PO through commissioning and closeout
Collaborate with multifunctional project team to complete project deliverables in accordance with the customer contract
Prepare RFPs and RFQs for subcontractor work and supply, including design build services
Provide regular project status reports to customer as well as internal management
Project management and reporting of project cost, scope, schedule, and quality
Document and track compliance to customer requirements along with developing technical solutions to address any and all identified gaps
Facilitate Core Team meetings and Design Reviews, take minutes and follow up on routine action items with assigned owners.

Reconcile budgets and monthly spending reports, identify discrepancies and support Core Team re-planning as needed

Develop and maintain project timeline and contingency plans as required
Drive towards rapid identification and resolution of any and all project related performance, cost, schedule, manufacturing, supply base and related issues

Secondary responsibilities

Participate in customer RFP responses, contract exhibit creation, and contract negotiation
Develop RFPs for equipment and work to be performed by subcontractors
Facilitate and host customer witnessed commissioning tests
Standardize project management tools, techniques and best practices. Make improvements as needed.
20% travel including international travel may be required




Specific Skills/Abilities

Ability to work in a fast-paced, growing, dynamic environment.
Customer facing role requires excellent oral and written communication skills
Flexible / adaptable / dynamic
Product and process vision
Proactive and collaborative approach to problem solving
Desire to develop and implement process disciplines
Practical business acumen
Ability to thrive within a matrix organization
Desire to develop and install process disciplines


B.S. in Engineering Electrical Engineering and other relevant engineering disciplines
Masters level post grad degree desired
PMP Certification or demonstrated competency in managing complex projects
Number of years of Experience Required: 10+ yrs