1+ months

Program Manager

UCLA
Los Angeles , California 90095

The Program Manager is a senior technical manager responsible for overseeing a portfolio of technical projects of various sizes, spanning across a variety of companies and universities, comprising both Research & Development and technology initiatives for the Clean Energy Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute (CESMII).

CESMII's technology mission is to collaboratively develop and proliferate the adoption of smart manufacturing technologies including sensing, control, modeling, analytics and platforms for small, medium and large manufacturers. This mission is executed through portfolios of small and large R&D, capability and application projects of varying sizes executed by teams composed of CESMII's members across its regional manufacturing centers.

The Program Manager should be knowledgeable and have a broad range of experience in manufacturing systems and successfully managing multiple technical projects simultaneously. This role is one of two program managers responsible for overseeing and collaborating on a large scope of projects, each with its own project manager, from planning through execution.

The Program Manager coordinates the management of technical projects across project managers to ensure alignment with CESMII's overall technology mission, as well as ensure consistent, standardized execution and reporting to CESMII HQ and the Department of Energy.

The Program Manager will collaborate with and guide project managers throughout the project life cycle, including proposal preparation, management of project documentation, project time lines and deliverables, preparation of all necessary communications, periodic progress reports, and coordination of project meetings and schedules. The Project Manager will be responsible for ensuring projects are completed on time, within budget and scope, and manages issues that need resolution at the portfolio level.  

Requirements

 
Bachelor's degree (or equivalent professional experience)
Required
 
Bachelors or advanced degree in engineering or science (or equivalent professional experience)
Required
 
7+ years of experience in technical project management. 3+ years of experience in portfolio management
Required
 
Ability to efficiently prioritize multiple concurrent tasks while working in a complex and dynamic environment, and to ensure that the deliverables are accomplished
Required
 
Demonstrated experience in managing engineering and/or R&D projects
Required
 
Project management experience in manufacturing environment
Required
 
Experience in managing federal or state R&D projects
Preferred
 
5 years of experience with MS Project or equivalent, MS Office, and web/cloud information management tools
Required
 
Demonstrated written and oral communication skills, on both an individual and group basis, sufficient to effectively and efficiently obtain and impart information and
Required
 
Strong business & financial acumen, teamwork influencing, and coaching skills
Required
 
Experience in managing collaborative relationships with academia, industry, and governmental organizations
Preferred
 
Ability to prepare documents, proposals, and presentations that are clearly written, well organized, relevant for the audience and professional
Required
 
Project Management Professional (PMP) certification
Preferred
 
Ability to establish and maintain effective and cooperative working relationships with all levels of the organization as well as external partners
Required
 
Demonstrated oral communication skills, on both an individual and group basis, sufficient to effectively and efficiently obtain and impart information and explain concepts
Required
 
Must be willing and able to travel throughout the United States up to 50%
Required
 
Ability to interpret policies and procedures and make accurate decisions accordingly
Required
 
Experience with federal financial and project reporting and audit requirements or equivalent
Preferred

Salary Details

Target Salary Range $110k-$120K

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Posted: 2021-05-10 Expires: 2021-06-24

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