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Technical Program Manager, Project Controls

HQ- San Jose, CA
about 2 months ago
Full time role

Company

QuantumScape

San Jose, CA, USA

Manufacturer of lithium batteries designed to accelerate the commercialization of solid-state batteries. The company engages in the manufacturing of electric ...

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Job Description

QuantumScape is on a mission to transform energy storage with solid-state lithium-metal battery technology. The company’s next-generation batteries are designed to enable longer range, faster charging and enhanced safety in electric vehicles to support the transition away from legacy energy sources toward a lower carbon future.

We’re looking for a dedicated Technical Program Manager to join our Project Controls team.
In this role, you will join a team helping QuantumScape to enhance our project capabilities, track and maintain our master P6 schedule, implement project budgets, implement resource loading and analytics, and develop governance processes to produce our ceramic films and assemble cells.
Our ambitions are to produce cells at volumes relevant to the EV industry, so our pilot lines need to demonstrate not only our cell technology but our ability to cost-effectively scale production to GWh levels. This is a sophisticated endeavor requiring close coordination of multiple internal teams and outside vendors including Construction, Facilities, EH&S, Machine Design, Process Development, New Product Introduction, Technology Systems, and Finance teams.
Responsibilities:
As Technical Program Manager of Project Controls you will be part of a team within QuantumScape that addresses the following tasks:
Responsible for building, maintaining, controlling, and reporting on our integrated P6 schedule.
Responsible for integrating subcontractor schedules, equipment engineering schedules, process engineering schedules, facilities schedules, etc. Experience in Primavera P6 scheduling software is required.
Strong organizational skills (planning, prioritizing) and communication skills (written, verbal, listening) are critical to this position, has the ability to successfully adapt to a diverse group of people and situations, handle miss-agreements proactively to resolve issues, and complete assignments on time.
Create plus present weekly or bi-weekly schedule reports on all major schedule items that have experienced a delay plus the teams mitigation plan to resolve any delays.
Analyzing potential risks and performing risk management procedures to minimize project risks and exploit project opportunities.
Develop and evolve project scheduling systems and provide constructive feedback on process improvement opportunities.
Other duties as assigned.
Communication/Collaboration:
Ability to flex working/communication style, and adapt by leader/team, to enhance collaboration.
Coordinate and facilitate alignment meetings by ensuring meetings are conducted on a defined cadence and with a set agenda, collaborate with leaders to build presentations, set up and facilitate meetings, publish actions and ensure timely closure.
Proactively seek ideas from others cross-functionally within the company and provide thoughtful feedback on complex tasks, concepts, and theories to enable key strategic objectives.
Provide a high level of service with a strong customer focus and establish effective relationships with supported teams and peers.
Ability to quickly adapt to changing requirements and timelines.
Qualifications
Bachelor of Science degree in construction management, business management, engineering disciple, or other related fields.
2+ years project controls related work.
Proficiency with Primavera P6 scheduling software or equivalent with 2+ years’ experience conducting critical path analyses and scheduling program tasks with a variety of dependencies.
Excellent oral and written communication skills when dealing with individuals across the organization and with external customers or vendors.
Experience working with an international community, especially with overseas customers, suppliers, and researchers who are non-native English speakers.
Ability to lead multiple, fluid priorities and proactively address business demands in a fast-paced environment.
Able to communicate effectively with management and co-workers to promote strong working relationships and build an environment passionate about teamwork.
Understands and demonstrates comprehension of drawings and blueprints.
Must have the ability to learn quickly, work autonomously, and address any issues that arise day or night.




We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.
We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request an accommodation.

QuantumScape

San Jose, CA, USA

Manufacturer of lithium batteries designed to accelerate the commercialization of solid-state batteries. The company engages in the manufacturing of electric ...

View Company Profile