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Advanced Energy Sr. Engineering Program Manager in Wilmington, Massachusetts

Sr. Engineering Program Manager

ABOUT ADVANCED ENERGY

Advanced Energy (Nasdaq: AEIS) is a global leader in the design and manufacturing of highly engineered, precision power conversion, measurement and control solutions for mission-critical applications and processes. AE’s power solutions enable customer innovation in complex applications for a wide range of industries including semiconductor equipment, industrial, manufacturing, telecommunications, data center computing and healthcare. Advanced Energy has devoted four decades to perfecting power for its global customers and is headquartered in Denver, Colorado.

WHY BE A PART OF ADVANCED ENERGY?

Some people say it’s like working in the best of two worlds. We operate like an agile, growing, small company – you can see your work make a difference to the company every day. Things move quickly and you can see and feel it. At the same time, we’re a global company founded in 1981 and have been publicly traded for more than 28 years. We have a strong cash position, deep trust and partnership with leading customers, a global best-in-class operations capability, and a proven leadership team. We have a track record and resources to make things happen both organically and inorganically. Being part of a nimble company with a solid foundation attracts team members that are capable, driven and like a challenge. Our employees collaborate and know how to have fun inventing, working, building and winning together. At our core, we are Advanced Energy – powering the future, together.

POSITION SUMMARY:

We are seeking a dynamic and highly motivated Sr. Engineering Program Manager with power electronics and design engineering experience to lead key strategic medial power product development programs for AE. As cross-functional team leader and member of the PMO staff in a matrixed organization, you will have ownership of assigned Global Hardware Development Programs & Projects taking them from concept to commercialization, in accordance with AE’s Product Development Process (PDP). This includes developing program goals that support the business objectives and developing and executing strategies and plans to meet the goals of the medical business unit. Identifying and implementing process improvements and assisting in the integration of complex business factors to develop and implement long-term strategic planning objectives is required. Power electronics and design engineering experience required.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide leadership through influence, vision, strategic and tactical planning, and manage overall execution of the assigned portfolio of programs, requiring cross-functional and often cross-site coordination

  • Manage all aspects of the NPI and/or sustaining program including defining work scope, schedules, budgets, priorities, and performance milestones; develop cost, scope, and schedule baseline; monitor/control cost and schedule variance; and change control

  • Manage the creation, prioritization, review, and ongoing updating of product requirements for assigned Programs and Projects

  • Provide guidance to project team members to assist in resolving conflicts and removing barriers to maintain effective and timely progress towards project goals

  • Risk Management - Anticipate potential roadblocks and work with project teams to systematically evaluate, communicate risks and Develop risk mitigation plans

  • Facilitate core team meetings, including agendas and meeting minutes. Tracks progress against the project plan, business plan, project contract, and action items

  • Analyze and report actual performance vs. program goals. Monitor and communicate status, progress to Milestones and KPIs to internal and external stakeholders, and senior management

  • Schedule and run assigned PDP phase reviews and program reviews.

  • Improve, recommend, and implement program and project management tools for PMO

  • Lead or key contributor of business process improvement initiatives and governance process development and implementation

  • Other duties as assigned

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

  • Works in a standard office environment and uses general office equipment (phone, PC, internet, copier, fax machine, etc.). Extended hours will be necessary depending on market conditions. Travel, both domestic and international, up to 10% of work time, is anticipated. This position has a significant number of interdepartmental communications

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience with Hardware Development

  • Good organization, planning and prioritization skills

  • Experience in program management including planning and senior management interface

  • Excellent face-to-face communication skills and communication across international locations in a matrix environment

  • Ability to make effective decisions in the face of ambiguity

  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and tasks

  • Willingness to travel in support of company activities

  • Knowledge of AE customers, their applications, and the industries in which they participate

  • Understanding of the company’s products

  • Leadership experience desirable

EXPERIENCE:

Essential:

  • Approximately 10-plus total years relevant work experience required

  • Relevant work includes product management, project management involving electro-mechanical products and engineering planning

  • Demonstrated ability to successfully manage a program and provide direction to a cross functional team

Desirable:

  • Product experience within the Medical Equipment market

  • Experience in Program Management and Reporting Tools

  • Formal Project Management qualifications

EDUCATION:

Essential:

  • B.S. in Electrical/Electronic Engineering or Science, or equivalent

Desirable:

  • Advanced degree, including M.S., Ph.D., or MBA, highly desirable

COMPENSATION:

As required by multiple state pay transparency laws, Advanced Energy provides a reasonable range of compensation for each job posting. Actual compensation is influenced by an array of factors including, but not limited to, skill set, level of experience, and specific office location. The range of starting pay for this role is $150,000 to $200,000 per year.

BENEFITS:

As part of our total rewards philosophy, we believe in offering and maintaining competitive compensation and benefits programs for our employees to attract and retain a talented, highly engaged workforce. Our compensation programs are focused on equitable, fair pay practices including market-based base pay, an annual pay-for-performance incentive plan for eligible positions, and a discounted Employee Stock Purchase Plan. 

In addition to our competitive compensation practices, we offer a strong benefits package in each of the countries in which we operate. In the U.S., we offer a rich benefits package that includes:

  • Medical - multiple medical plans are available to choose from

  • Short and long-term disability and life insurance

  • Health savings and flexible spending accounts

  • Generous time off policy starting with 3 weeks of paid vacation, 7 days of paid sick time, and 12 paid holidays

  • 8 hours of paid volunteer time off

  • 8 weeks of paid parental leave for both Moms and Dads

  • Company matched 401(k)

  • Tuition reimbursement

  • Expanded mental health coverage and employee assistance programs  

  • Other voluntary benefits include critical illness, accident and hospital indemnity, pet insurance, identify theft, and legal assistance

Advanced Energy is committed to diversity in its workforce including Equal Opportunity Employment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, and/or veteran status.

Advanced Energy is also committed to providing reasonable accommodations in our job application process/procedures for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you require assistance in completing an Advanced Energy application, please reach out to HumanResources@aei.com

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