Technical Project Manager for Wireless Power Solutions

Position Title: Technical Project Manager

Experience: BS Electrical Engineering (or other Engineering degree), with 1-5 years relevant experience.

Location: Chicago, IL USA Company Headquarters

Role Description: NuCurrent is looking for a Technical Project Manager with an electrical engineering focus who is motivated to work closely with a talented and diverse engineering group to drive the project management and organization of electrical hardware design, software design, mechanical design, and test to deliver end customer products on time. The candidate will drive the planning and execution of the product lifecycle, including: gathering and prioritizing product and customer requirements; defining the product vision with the customer; and working closely with engineering teams, sales, business development, and marketing to ensure successful program delivery (on-time and budget) with a high degree of customer satisfaction. The candidate must exhibit strong cultural values that put the customer first, go beyond the standard, innovate further and show distinct ownership and people skills.

Company Description: NuCurrent is a leading technology and IP company in the high-growth field of wireless power and is the go-to provider of wireless power solutions for the world’s leading product companies. Spanning across industries including automotive, consumer, industrial, IoT, mobile, wearables and more, NuCurrent designs systems and key components for Fortune 500 companies and other industry leaders to enable wireless power transfer in new product releases. The Company supports product teams within large companies to bring wireless power innovations to market faster, with fewer risks, lower costs and better technology, while pushing the boundaries of system performance, charge speed, user flexibility and form factors. NuCurrent is a fabless technology company with a robust network of certified manufacturers and is an active leader in specification development across multiple industry standards bodies. NuCurrent has an energetic, purpose-driven work environment built by phenomenal people who go beyond expectations, are highly curious, deeply innovative and, above all, put customers first.

PRIMARY FUNCTION:

  • Lead Engineering efforts from a project planning and execution standpoint, by managing schedules and tasks for all NuCurrent engineering projects, while interfacing with both internal and external stakeholders

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Work closely with sales team to provide technical project support during the pre-sales phase, reviewing customer proposals and requirements to help plan out projects
  • Engage new and existing customers via direct customer contact throughout a project lifecycle to manage their needs and expectations
  • Devise timelines and work with internal team, partners and vendors to ensure smooth progress of project, and adherence to timelines
  • Develop program management materials, track and communicate milestones, and manage program-level escalations internally and with the customer
  • Organize and participate in engineering design reviews and project sync-ups to coordinate progress of projects
  • Serve as a customer point-of-contact for management of schedule, cost, and quality of technical deliverables
  • Manage and maintain tracking for NuCurrent deliverables, backlog, and associated metrics
  • Brief the company management on a regular basis on project status and progress
  • Generate customer specific presentations to clearly illustrate project status and results

ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

  • Exceptional drive to fully complete tasks with extreme attention to detail
  • Excellent communication skills (oral, written, and listening), with customer service focus
  • Excellent organization skills
  • Ability to collaborate with internal and external teams to bring decisions to the forefront
  • Strong critical-thinking and problem-solving abilities. Detail-oriented and able to multitask and manage multiple workloads while determining priorities
  • Proven ability to influence cross-functional, multi-national teams without formal authority
  • Ability to work individually and in small teams that may include contractors working remotely
  • Relentless and enterprising approach to solving problems

PREFERABLE KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

  • Experience with discrete or analog/digital/mixed-signal electronics from a technical or project management standpoint
  • Experience with electronics systems manufacturing processes
  • Experience with wireless technologies, such as wireless power, NFC, Bluetooth
  • Experience with project planning tools such as Microsoft Project, Smartsheets, Excel, Google Suite