Ricardo: Program Manager

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Program Manager

  • Role type
  • Full time

  • Location
  • Detroit

Job Description

Position Summary:

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:

  • Works directly with client and/or Ricardo engineers to understand scope of project and to ensure that all objectives are known and achievable
  • Develops a plan and staffing needs to deliver a project, including risks and opportunities
  • Monitors project progress, resources, tools, materials, expenses and schedules; resolves discrepancies or brings issues to management’s attention, if needed
  • Liaises between the various departments internally to ensure the efficiency and effectiveness of the project
  • Prepares project reviews and reports to interested stakeholders on achievements, progress, risk management and change management
  • Interfaces with the client to provide regular status updates on program goals and objectives
  • 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
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering; PMI certification a plus
  • Minimum four years PM related experience for E3 level, with progressively more years of increasingly complex experience for each grade, engineering delivery experience a plus
  • Excellent skills in report and proposal writing
  • Engineering skills and knowledge in one or more of the following fields: electronics design and development, autonomy, powertrain design and development, vehicle systems design and integration, or controls development
  • Strong but customer-aware negotiation skills; ability to influence
  • Strong problem solving, analytical and listening skills
  • Ability to excel in a fast-paced, dynamic and matrixed organization
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively multi-task
  • Excellent presentation skills and communication skills
  • High level proficiency of Microsoft Office including Word, Excel and Power Point; Microsoft Project; SAP ERP and cProjects