Program Manager, Technology Scale Up & Grants

Alameda, CA
28 days ago
Full time role


Sila Nanotechnologies is an electronics company that offers new battery materials chemistry. It works directly with leading consumer electronics and ...

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Job Description

About Us

We are Sila, a next-generation battery materials company. Our mission is to power the world’s transition to clean energy. To create this future, our team is building a better lithium-ion battery from the inside out today. We engineer and manufacture ground-breaking battery materials that significantly increase the energy density of batteries, while reducing their size and weight. The result? Smaller more powerful batteries that can unlock innovation in consumer devices and accelerate the mass adoption of electric cars to eliminate our dependence on fossil fuels. We're tackling one of the biggest challenges of our time every day, and together we're redefining what's possible. Are you ready to be a part of a team committed to changing the world?

Who You Are

As a Program Manager, you will be critical to Sila’s success in scaling our advanced manufacturing technologies to meet the skyrocketing demand for next-generation batteries to support consumer devices and electric vehicles. This includes managing the execution of government grants enabling Sila to develop advanced manufacturing technologies that drastically increase throughput and reduce costs. You work cross-functionally with Sila’s teams in Capital Projects, Engineering, Supply Chain, Operations, Legal, Quality, Community Outreach and Finance. You will ensure tight coordination and alignment while driving plans to meet project objectives.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Plan and manage program details to meet tight deadlines and satisfy requirements for government grant reporting
  • Communicate and coordinate closely with development teams, internal partners, and external agencies
  • Serve as main point of contact between Sila and various government agencies
  • Drive progress, prioritize key critical activities, and proactively manage risks
  • Streamline and optimize reporting mechanisms and processes
  • Prepare budget and write required reports
  • Monitor expenditures and track results
  • Cultivate strong, collaborative relationships and promote a supportive program team environment

Knowledge and Skill Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher, preferably in a technical field
  • 2+ years of program management experience
  • Experience in managing government grants or equivalent
  • Adept at collaborating with both technical and business groups
  • Strong organizational skills and high attention to detail
  • Excellent communication skills (written, verbal)

Physical Demands and Working Conditions

  • Operate a computer and other office equipment, such as a laptop, copier/printer, etc in a fixed location

The starting base pay for this role is between $113,000 and $179,000 at the time of posting. The actual base pay depends on many factors, such as education, experience, and skills. Base pay is only one part of Sila’s competitive Total Rewards package that can include benefits, perks, equity, and bonuses.  The base pay range is subject to change and may be modified in the future.

Working at Sila

We believe that building a diverse team at Sila helps us amplify our individual talents. We are an equal opportunity employer and committed to creating an inclusive environment where good ideas are free to come from anyone. We are proud to celebrate diversity and all qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to gender, race, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, national origin, or any other status protected by law.

Sila Nanotechnologies is an electronics company that offers new battery materials chemistry. It works directly with leading consumer electronics and ...

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