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Technical Program Manager - California

  • Role type
  • Full time

  • Location
  • Santa Clara

Job Description

Primary interfaces between members of the Ricardo engineering team and the client from the time of program award, through to program delivery to execute a project according to client expectations and corporate requirements.

Essential Functions:

  1. Works directly with client and/or Ricardo engineers to understand scope of project and to ensure that all objectives are known and achievable
  2. Develops a plan and staffing needs to deliver a project, including risks and opportunities
  3. Monitors project progress, resources, tools, materials, expenses and schedules; resolves discrepancies or brings issues to management’s attention, if needed
  4. Liaises between the various departments internally to ensure the efficiency and effectiveness of the project
  5. Prepares project reviews and reports to interested stakeholders on achievements, progress, risk management and change management
  6. Interfaces with the client to provide regular status updates on program goals and objectives
  7. Delivers superior levels of customer service to both internal and external customers while demonstrating Ricardo’s core values; respect, integrity, creativity and innovation and passion
  8. Performs other job-related duties as assigned
  • Candidates need to have excellent computer/software skills - SAP RPM and cProjects, MS Project/Excel in particular
  • Report writing capability i.e. proposals
  • Coordinate and organize activities into a plan and execute the plan, in a timely manner.
  • Budget and deliverable quality responsibilities will exist.
  • The candidate must be highly numerate as extensive work with financial data is involved.
  • Candidate should also demonstrate basic engineering skills and knowledge in Powertain, Vehicle, Controls or calibration development fields.
  • Training in specific program management software will be provided.

Soft Skills

  • An inquisitive nature and high level of confidence and motivation are sought as negotiation and team leading/building will be every-day tasks.
  • Ability to work with all levels of management.
  • Ability to influence team and superiors who do not necessarily work for you.