Staff Industrial Program Manager
Are you ready to rise to the challenge of climate change with the team that will deliver? Form Energy is a U.S. technology and manufacturing company that is developing and commercializing pioneering energy storage technologies to enable the electric grid to run on 100% renewable energy, every day of the year.
Supported by leading investors such as Breakthrough Energy Ventures, ArcelorMittal, TPG Rise, MIT’s The Engine, and others, we share a common belief that low-cost, multi-day energy storage is the key to enable tomorrow’s zero carbon electric grid. Driven by our core values of humanity, excellence, and creativity, we are deeply motivated and inspired to create a better world. We need talented, hardworking individuals who share our goal of tackling the challenge of climate change. Do you want to work with us today to build a better tomorrow?
Form Energy is hiring a Staff Industrial Program Manager experienced in high-volume production for a greenfield factory. You will play a pivotal role in overseeing the end-to-end process from design to execution, ensuring the successful launch of the factory. This role requires a seasoned professional with expertise in Lean manufacturing principles, project management, and a track record of delivering projects on time and within budget while meeting high standards of product quality and industrial performance. This is an exciting opportunity to start from a blank slate and use the first principles fundamentals to design the Form Factory as a fully integrated product with the ambition to enable the most advanced high volume battery manufacturing in the world.
This opportunity is based out of Form Energy's Eighty Four, PA facility. Relocation assistance is available.
What you'll do:
Lead cross-functional teams through the entire program lifecycle, from design to factory launch, managing schedule, risks & opportunities.
Collaborate with manufacturing, engineering and design teams to ensure the factory layout, processes, and equipment are optimized for high-volume production and align with Lean manufacturing principles.
Coordinate all aspects of the factory launch, including equipment installation, process commissioning & validation, and personnel training.
Foster a culture of continuous improvement and waste elimination across all functional areas.
Develop & manage project budgets, ensuring cost-effectiveness and adherence to financial constraints.
Establish and maintain project timelines, closely monitoring progress, and taking corrective actions as needed to meet deadlines.
Communicate regularly with key stakeholders, providing updates on project status, risks, and achievements.
What you'll bring:
6 or more years of experience as a Program Manager in the set-up and launch of greenfield factories with a focus on high-volume production
Extensive knowledge of lean manufacturing principles and their application in factory design and production processes
Strong project management skills, including budget & timeline management
Experience with risk management and problem-solving in complex industrial projects
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Demonstrated ability to lead cross-functional teams and drive results
Bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering or a related field, advanced degree is a plus
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.