Systems Engineering- Technical Program Manager

Zap Energy Mukilteo , WA 98275

Posted 5 days ago

Zap Energy is looking for an experienced and self-motivatedTechnical Program Managerto partner with our Systems Engineering teams to help build a first of its kind fusion energy reactor. The TPM will work closely with executive leaders and apply their detailed knowledge and experience withagile innovation project management tools (Jira/Confluence) through planning, development and implementation.Responsibilities and Duties:
  • Track progress on multiple projects and initiatives supporting executives across all of systems engineering projects. Projects could include test stand builds, developing successive versions of technical solutions, and iterating designs resulting in an overall functional demonstration version of the system.
  • Architect and execute a technical program management discipline within Systems Engineering and continue to update, refine, and grow the discipline with the engineering team
  • Make recommendations for higher level planning at the company-level partnering with TPMs in other functions as well as the corporate Program Management leaders
  • On a day-to-day basis, clarify schedules, address conflicts, resolve constraints, and align resources within and across teams.
  • Apply solid knowledge management practices through system configuration and application (such as Jira and Confluence)
  • Identify, evaluate, and mitigate various risks supply chain, execution, resourcing
  • Support leaders in effectively resourcing projects and programs
  • Work with other TPMs across the business to integrate plans, manage dependencies, reduce overall risk, and effectively communicate milestones.
  • Work closely with other business partners in finance, supply chain, facilities, construction, and others
  • Manage, deliver, and present project status, timelines, schedules, and changes to a broader audience.
  • Escalate issues early, provide concise updates to leaders and provide recommendations for resolution and capture lessons learned for continuous improvement
  • Facilitate and support the creation of the project and related technical documentation for completeness, versioning, availability and distribution to all project team members
Minimum Requirements:
  • Education : B.S. in Mechanical, Civil, Systems or relevant engineering discipline a plus
  • PMP and/or CSM certification a plus
  • Years of experience: 5+ years in technical project management, program management, and product development
  • Excellent verbal, written and customer service skills.
  • Proficiency in Project Management methodologies (Agile, Lean, Waterfall)
  • Demonstrated experience in Jira, Confluence and/other Atlassian products as user as well as front end administrator.
  • Experience in a broad range of topics throughout a product lifecycle, including conceptual design, final design, construction, operation, maintenance, and decommissioning
Who you are:
  • The successful candidate will possess a high degree of trust and integrity, communicate openly and display respect and a desire to foster teamwork
  • Candidate must be a self-starter and possess ability to coordinate and lead a design teams effort with minimal direction
  • Thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and have demonstrated exceptional results through a range of different pursuits.
  • Attention to detail and aspiration for technical excellence
Zap Energy is building a low-cost, compact and scalable fusion energy platform that connes and compresses plasma without the need for expensive and complex magnetic coils. Zaps sheared-flow-stabilized Z-pinch technology offers the shortest potential path to commercially viable fusion and requires orders of magnitude less capital than traditional approaches. Zap Energy has over 60 employees in two facilities near Seattle and is backed by leading nancial and strategic investors. Zap Energy is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws and regulations.Please contactcareers@zapenergyinc.comwith any questions.
icon no score

See how you match
to the job

Find your dream job anywhere
with the LiveCareer app.
Mobile App Icon
Download the
LiveCareer app and find
your dream job anywhere
App Store Icon Google Play Icon

Boost your job search productivity with our
free Chrome Extension!

lc_apply_tool GET EXTENSION

Similar Jobs

Want to see jobs matched to your resume? Upload One Now! Remove
Systems Engineering Manager

Airbus Helicopter

Posted 2 months ago

VIEW JOBS 10/20/2022 12:00:00 AM 2023-01-18T00:00 <p>Airbus is an international pioneer in the aerospace industry. We are a leader in designing, manufacturing, and delivering aerospace products, services, and solutions to customers on a global scale. We aim for a better-connected, safer, and more prosperous world.</p><p>A commercial aircraft manufacturer, with Space and Defense as well as Helicopters Divisions, Airbus is the largest aeronautics and space company in Europe and a worldwide leader.</p><p>Airbus has built on its strong European heritage to become truly international - with roughly 180 locations and 12,000 direct suppliers globally. The company has aircraft and helicopter final assembly lines across Asia, Europe, and the Americas, and has achieved a more than sixfold order book increase since 2000.</p><p>AIRBUS requires that all new employees and temporary workers of Airbus be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Airbus allows candidates who are not fully vaccinated at the time of hire a reasonable amount of time to obtain vaccinated status. This position requires vaccination against COVID-19 or, if applicable, an approved accommodation for religious or medical reasons.</p><p>Airbus Robotics LLC. is looking for a qualified individual to fill an opening for Systems Engineering Manager. Airbus Robotics designs, manufactures, and integrates automated assembly and control systems for research and industrial manufacturing applications in the aerospace industry. Our tools are used in the direct manufacture of large-scale aerospace structures. We have a dynamic, talented and collaborative engineering team and want those who are energized by contributing to eloquent, ingenious yet simple solutions to solve our customer's toughest problems.</p><p>The job duties of a Systems Engineering Manager would be:</p><p>Management</p><p>o Identify and surface hiring needs and assist in the process of creating or reviewing job descriptions, filtering applications, interviewing candidates and contributing to discussions for selecting new employees within the team or for related teams as necessary.</p><p>o Onboard new employees within the team and identify current and future workloads. Track new employee progress and provide guidance to improve priorities and efficiencies. Identify and enable training opportunities that are high value additions to employee skills.</p><p>o Communicate with upper management if demands on self-and/or team members are over the established expectations for an extended period of time. This includes work volume and difficulty.</p><p>o During the annual review process, drive the timely completion of employee's self-evaluations, manager evaluations, and meeting with each employee to discuss reviews.</p><p>o Periodically throughout the year, ensure employee goals are reviewed and progress against these goals is tracked and achieved.</p><p>o Address performance issues for any employee on your team (coordinating with HR), including clearly defining the issues in the Performance Improvement Plans (PIP) document, devising a clear improvement plan and following any company policies available to rectify the issue.</p><p>o Work with HR to support the process of terminating employment of direct reports as needed.</p><p>o Reach out to members of the Executive Team when situations arise where a clear course of direction is unknown, especially in cases of a breach in established company policies.</p><p>Team Lead</p><p>o Serve as a technical and organizational leader for the team</p><p>o Set expectations for the department and document best practices</p><p>o Mentor younger engineers and offer constructive guidance on designs</p><p>o Meet regularly with team members and address or elevate concerns and interpersonal issues</p><p>o Track team deliverables and commitment dates, ensure milestone targets are met</p><p>o Provide regular updates to upper management and surface resource issues in time to accommodate hiring</p><p>Project Manage and Document</p><p>o Analyze project requests, proposals, and engineering data to determine feasibility, producibility, costs, and production time of robotic and automated assembly products.</p><p>o Provide insightful feedback on results of analysis to improve the outcome of product deliverable, schedule and/or costs.</p><p>o Generate engineering documents to produce prototypes and production units.</p><p>o Contribute to technical reports or other documentation, such as, handbooks or bulletins, for use by engineering staff, management, or customers.</p><p>Electrical and Controls System Design</p><p>o Research, select, and apply sensors, communication technologies, or control devices for motion control, position sensing, pressure sensing, or electronic communication.</p><p>o Create, review, and maintain electrical design documentation such as schematic diagrams and layout documents.</p><p>o Troubleshoot and resolve electromechanical issues. This includes work with common tools such as DMMs, oscilloscopes, etc.</p><p>Software Engineering</p><p>o Develop architecture and software for embedded systems, HMIs, and peripherals</p><p>o Understand, develop, and debug low-level software routines up to system-wide architectures.</p><p>o Perform application programming targeted at automation and robotics.</p><p>Mechanical Engineering</p><p>o Research, design, evaluate, install, operate, and maintain mechanical products, equipment, systems and processes to meet requirements, applying knowledge of engineering principles.</p><p>o Make basic drawings and have the capacity to prototype for proof of concept validation.</p><p>o Work directly with in-house machinist to ensure engineering designs are scheduled for completion and properly fabricated.</p><p>Commissioning</p><p>o Perform system setup and commissioning of company products for deployment at customer sites or at company's workshop.</p><p>o Perform on-site installations, system setups, troubleshooting and limited repairs onsite as well as in the office.</p><p>o Create documentation, detailed instructions, drawings, or specifications to tell others about how devices, parts, equipment, or structures are to be fabricated, constructed, assembled, modified, maintained, or used.</p><p>o Provide direct phone and email support for new and difficult applications</p><p>o Serve as liaison with customers to resolve problems and inquiries</p><p>o Provide customer on-site and in office trainings for operators and maintenance personnel</p><p>The ideal candidate would have:</p><ul><li><p>A degree (preferably masters) in Electrical Engineering, Mechatronics Engineering, or similar.</p></li><li><p>Working knowledge of the following platforms: Windows 7 desktop and Linux embedded products.</p></li><li><p>Knowledge of the following areas within embedded system development: circuit board development and troubleshooting, commercial microprocessor platforms and architectures (e.g. ARM), and memory management.</p></li><li><p>Knowledge of C/C++ and (optionally) .NET C#.</p></li><li><p>Strong skills or aptitude with motor tuning procedures for many classes of motors, especially DC brushless servos and associated PID tuning for point-to-point and free-running applications. This includes the ability to troubleshoot poorly performing motor systems and apply solutions through improved tuning parameters or techniques.</p></li><li><p>Proficiency with machine shop tools: drill press, lathe, sanders and band saw.</p></li><li><p>The knowledge and interpersonal capability to working within an engineering development team that spans multiple disciplines (electrical, software, mechanical, systems engineering).</p></li><li><p>Professional, consistent, calm, clear, and confident oral and written communication skills.</p></li><li><p>Excellent skills with typical productivity tools such as Microsoft Office and Google Docs.</p></li><li><p>The ability to work independently to achieve required goals with minimal oversight.</p></li><li><p>The ability to manage and resolve conflict between Airbus employees and customers, balancing business and customer needs while maintaining relationships.</p></li><li><p>2+ years of project management or team lead experience.</p></li><li><p>5+ years of systems engineering or related experience</p></li><li><p>7+ years of broad engineering experience (ME, EE, Software, Systems, Applications).</p></li></ul><p>The ideal candidate would be:</p><ul><li><p>A motivated, results and detail-oriented individual who can work quickly and independently to identify and resolve issues as they arise.</p></li><li><p>A leader who motivates people through their work ethic and commitment to success, rather than authority.</p></li><li><p>An individual who thrives in a fast-paced environment.</p></li><li><p>Willing and available to travel to customer sites and provide technical and project leadership.</p></li><li><p>Available for extended hours when at critical stages of a project</p></li><li><p>Enthusiastic, eager, positive, and friendly</p></li></ul><p>As a leader in our field, Airbus in America provides relocation assistance for qualified positions and a comprehensive compensation and benefits package.</p><p>Airbus in America provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetics, pregnancy, marital status, veteran status, or other legally protected status. In addition to federal law requirements, Airbus in America complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, demotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, benefits, and training.</p><p>Airbus in America expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetics, pregnancy, marital status, veteran status, or other legally protected status. Improper interference with the ability</p><p>of Airbus' employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.</p><p>As a matter of policy, Airbus does not sponsor visas for US positions unless specified. Only applicants with current work authorization will be considered.</p><p>Airbus does not offer tenured or guaranteed employment. Either the company or the employee can terminate the employment relationship at any time, with or without cause, with or without notice.</p><br> Airbus Helicopter Mukilteo WA

Systems Engineering- Technical Program Manager

Zap Energy