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Program Manager

Thea Energy

Thea Energy

Kearny, NJ, USA
Posted on Wednesday, June 26, 2024
Position Overview:
Thea Energy is seeking for an experienced, organized, and motivated Program Manager. As Program Manager, you will be responsible for managing the execution of a complex deployment of various fusion systems including an integrated device across design, prototyping, construction, and operational phases.
In this role, you will help organize and execute across the lifecycle of new technology deployment of one of the most consequential and cutting-edge technologies of our generation - fusion energy. As Program Manager, you will establish critical management protocols and procedures to manage risk and deploy the Company’s technology in the most efficient way possible.
The Thea Energy team is comprised of self-motivated, innovative, and collaborative individuals with an excitement for solving complex problems. This is a challenging position that requires a high degree of autonomy, and the ideal candidate must be able to move quickly. A proven track record of leading program management, excellent communication skills, and a passion for new technologies and innovation is required.

Key Responsibility Areas:

  • Develop plans and procedures to deploy an integrated first of a kind system on time and on budget
  • Coordinate the overall program schedule and budget with Company leadership, engineeringand physics teams, and vendors, to execute against program
  • Identify critical path risks and decisions, and enact them into program management
  • Manage the creation of programmatic baselines (e.g.WBS, schedule, cost)
  • Establish and leadrisk managementand register including assessment, mitigation, and best practice strategies
  • Work closely engineering and physics teams to implement various management and documentation protocols capable of tracking risks, decisions, cost, and schedule across development stages
  • Develop performance metrics to track program effectiveness and establish a regular reporting structure to communicate progress to staff and the Company' Board
  • Work with various teams to establishscope and associated staffing requirements to accomplishprojects
  • Establish project controls and planning functions, including the process for establishing schedule baselines and managing changes
  • Coordinating activities to establish cost estimates for plant design, construction, installation, and startup

Ideal Experience & Skillsets:

  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant engineering field
  • 5+ years of experience in program management
  • Proven track record in meeting milestones on time and on budget
  • Experience deploying large and complex first-of-a-kind systems (e.g. fusion, aerospace)
  • Familiarity with cryogenic, heating, fluid, vacuum, power electronics, and control systems
  • Knowledge of project execution risks and how to manage them effectively, including financial implications
  • Strong communication, collaboration, and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to innovate, execute, and flourish in a fast-paced environment
  • Experience with schedule development for large projects, including managing variances, strategic planning, and contingencies
  • Exceptional work ethic
  • Prioritization of safety above all else
  • Ability to wear many different hats
  • Team player who is excited to help others
  • Ability to occasionally lift objects up to 50 lbs.

Company Benefits:

  • Competitive salary
  • Comprehensive health benefits (e.g. medical/dental/vision)
  • Employee equity stock options
  • Open vacation policies
  • Work-life balance
It’s not necessary to meet all of the skillsets outlined above. Please feel free to send us a note and tell us why you would still be a great fit for this role or Thea Energy.
Diversity and Inclusion:
Thea Energy is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating a company of diverse backgrounds. By creating a diverse environment, we will bring new ideas and approaches to solving some of the world’s hardest (and most important) problems. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, family or marital status, age, disability, veteran’s status, or other characteristic protected by applicable laws and regulations.