Senior Program Manager, Advanced Manufacturing

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Are you ready to build America’s clean energy future with the team that will deliver? Form Energy is an American energy technology and manufacturing company. We are pioneering a new class of iron-air batteries to enable our electric grid to run on renewable, reliable, and affordable energy, every day of the year.

Form Energy has been recognized by TIME as “One of the Best Inventions of 2023” for its battery technology and by MIT Technology Review as a “Top Climate Tech Company to Watch”. We are making rapid progress on our mission of delivering energy storage for a better world, and are growing just as rapidly to meet demand. Our team has more than doubled in size in the past year, and continues to expand every day. We have signed contracts with leading electric utilities across the United States. Pilot production of our iron-air batteries has already begun, and later this year, production will take off to high volumes at our new factory in West Virginia.

Working for Form Energy is more than just a job, it’s a chance to be part of something extraordinary. And right now might be the most exciting moment in the company’s history to join. We are assembling a team of some of the most talented and motivated individuals across the country. Driven by our core values of humanity, excellence, and creativity, our team is determined to deliver on our mission and transform the energy landscape for the better.

Feeling energized to make a meaningful impact on the world? Then keep reading - you’ve come to the right place.


Role Description

This role is an opportunity to shape and develop the Advanced Manufacturing organization as an early hire. In this position, you will support the transition of a product from development to prototype manufacturing to enable key manufacturing research and development milestones. You will work alongside process engineers, manufacturing engineers, and supporting technical functions to establish a stable production line, implement manufacturing R&D testing, and de-risk manufacturing at scale. This role will sit in our West Virginia location with travel as needed.

This opportunity is based out of Form Energy's Weirton, WV facility. Relocation assistance is available.

What you'll do:

  • Support the Advanced Manufacturing teams in building and executing programs and projects that design the manufacturing process and equipment for Form’s core technologies.

  • Contribute to program management principles for manufacturing engineering and how they connect to our product development process

  • Generate manufacturing development schedules and execution plans indicating critical path and key decision milestones

  • Work with team members to translate the top-down corporate strategy and milestones into detailed road maps, timelines, and deliverables

  • Prepare and lead cross-functional reviews to escalate issues and enable program execution

  • Facilitate communication and cross-functional alignment within the Advanced Manufacturing organization and with other Form Energy teams

  • Work with critical vendors to deliver equipment and process capability for high-volume manufacturing

What you'll bring:

  • 5+ years of experience in equipment design, process development, engineering, and/or program management

  • BS or MS degree in an engineering or manufacturing discipline

  • Extreme accountability and ownership when it comes to project execution; ability to roll up your sleeves and fill the gaps where necessary

  • Understanding of high-volume manufacturing processes, pilot-scale development and R+D processes

  • Strong supplier management experience; experience with engineering development vendor management

  • Excellent planning, collaboration, and facilitation skills to manage complex cross-functional projects and take ambiguous assignments to completion

  • Experience presenting to executive-level management on program status, recommendations, and priorities

  • A blend of business and technical knowledge allowing for big-picture vision and the ability to dive deep into specific challenges

  • An ability to provide clear, well-structured, and concise communications tailored to each appropriate audience

  • Ability to influence and thrive within a rapidly changing / growing organization

  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally

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Humanity is a cornerstone of Form Energy’s culture, and we make sure our compensation and benefits reflect that. Form Energy offers competitive salaries, stock options, and a holistic benefits package to ensure all employees have what they need to thrive while working here.

When it comes to you and your family’s health, we cover 100% of medical, dental, and vision premiums for full-time employees - and 80% of healthcare premiums for dependents. This starts from day one. We also offer at least 12 weeks of paid leave for new parents (up to 20 weeks for birthing parents), and generous vacation policies to give employees time to recharge when needed.

To build a clean and equitable energy future, we need everyone at the table. We strive to form a team as diverse as the communities we will serve with our technology, and are committed to maintaining an inclusive environment for all employees. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply to our open jobs.