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Engineering Program Management Supervisor

REQ: REQ-121891 Engineering

  • Sparks, NV, United States
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Job Title:

Engineering Program Management Supervisor






Engineering Program Management



Exempt (Salaried)


Approved by:

PENA Engineering



Job Summary:

Panasonic Energy of North America (PENA) is seeking ambitious members to lead the world’s largest lithium ion battery initiative. With the superior battery designs and the fastest manufacturing lines in the world, Panasonic is producing millions of batteries per day in the Gigafactory to support Tesla’s electric vehicle and power wall businesses. Panasonic invites you to join us in this ongoing, full-scale effort to electrify our society. At PENA, our members quickly become experts in the fundamentals of lithium-ion cell technology and leaders who work with the manufacturing teams to integrate that understanding with high speed, automated manufacturing methods to produce the highest performance and quality lithium ion batteries. 


Essential Duties:

  • Supervise and lead Engineering Program Management (EPM) Initiation and Agile Unit consisting of various different Program Managers (includes: conducting 1 on 1 meetings (weekly, monthly, or as-needed basis), perform employee evaluations and rantings, provide constructive feedback on performance, interview new candidates, terminate existing candidates if necessary, align on clarifying ownership and expectations, coaching growth edges, etc.)
  • Strong servant leadership skills to help promote the team, remove obstacles, create a high-performance culture environment, and implement a culture of phycological safety for employees to be able to voice their opinion.
  • Help coach employees to allow them to grow and develop to reach their potential.
  • Development of Project Management systems for greater project management effectiveness.
  • Work with EPM’s to manage programs and projects to provide the greatest benefit to PENA
  • Work with EPM’s to proactively manage the scope, schedule, and budget for large scale and smaller projects.
  • Utilize earned value management techniques to report on schedule and cost performance indexes.
  • Understands constructions projects including design reviews, specification reviews, creating Request for Proposal (RFP’s), issue construction and vendor contracts, monitor and control construction progress, issue corrective actions if delays are experienced, etc
  • Work with EPM’s to proactively manage all components of complex software deployment projects throughout the predictive, traditional or waterfall project lifecycles and adaptive, agile, iterative, or incremental project lifecycles.
  • Work with EPM’s to management of the overall scope of various technical projects such as: mechanical, chemical, engineering, construction, process improvement, etc.
  • Work with EPM’s to ensuring that all projects are delivered on-time, within scope, and within budget.
  • Work with EPM’s to managing and controlling project budget, tracking actual cost vs budgeted cost, forecasting anticipated costs, creating daily or weekly cost reports, etc.
  • Work with EPM’s to controlling and managing project documentation including issuing contracts, change orders, request for information (RFI), drawing/design packages, design change narratives (DCN), etc.
  • Work with EPM’s to creating and maintaining project schedule of the entire scope of project(s) including all related cross-functional departments. Tracking critical path of project including recovery schedules and areas of schedule improvement.
  • Work with EPM’s to leading and directing project meetings utilizing all necessary related project documentation such as the following: schedule, budget, meeting minutes, installation procedures, etc.
  • Work with EPM’s to capture and document accurate meeting minutes or after-action reports of communication discussed in project meetings and distribute to project team in a timely manner
  • Work with EPM’s to measure project performance utilizing appropriate tools and techniques such as: Cost Performance Index (CPI), Schedule Performance Index (SPI), etc.
  • Work with EPM’s to analyzing potential risks and performing risk management procedures to minimize project risks.
  • Work with EPM’s to creating daily or weekly project reports including major highlights, schedule updates, critical path analysis, current project status, issues or conflicts, lessons learned, and next action plans.
  • Work efficiently and coordinate with all Panasonic cross-functional departments.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Requirements:

  • To ensure the health and safety in the workplace and for the protection of our employees, wearing PPE is a possibility and may include equipment such as a full Tyvek suit, safety shoes, gloves, safety glasses, face mask, bump cap, and a full hazmat suit that includes a respirator.



The foregoing description is not intended and should not be construed to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills and efforts or work conditions associated with the job. It is intended to be an accurate reflection of the general nature and level of the job.



Qualifications:  Requirements - Required and/or Preferred




  • Basic: Bachelor’s Degree Business Management, Construction Management, Engineering Management, or other managerial discipline.
  • Preferred: Master’s Degree Business Management, Construction Management, Engineering Management, or other managerial discipline.



Essential Qualifications:

  • Panasonic Energy of North America does not sponsor applicants for work visas for this position.
  • Strong project leader with excellent organizational and verbal skills.
  • Knowledge of and comfort with Microsoft Office Suite software including Access, Excel, Word, PowerPoint.
  • Ability and proficiency in collecting, analyzing, and presenting data.
  • Solid computer skills and demonstrated general working knowledge of Microsoft Project or equivalent project management software tools.
  • Effective planning, organization, time management, and problem-solving skills with a strong attention to detail.
  • Able to manage multiple concurrent tasks in a fast-paced environment, effectively prioritize work, and deliver quality results.
  • Self-starter who works well independently and an outstanding ability to follow up with minimal direction and a focus on team success.
  • Able to make appropriate decisions when confronted with obstacles, think about them before taking action, and consistently resolve issues in creative and effective ways.
  • A strong work ethic with a “get the job done” approach and consistently delivers excellent customer service, both internally and externally.
  • Intuitive, adaptable, creative, and collaborative with excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Collaborative nature with strong team building skills and willing to learn from and accept guidance from others.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification.
  • Six-Sigma certification.
  • Experience utilizing Primavera P6 scheduling software.


Preferred License(s):

  • None



Preferred Certification(s):

  • None



Physical Demands:

  • NA


Physical Activities: (Percentage of time (equaling 100%) during the normal workday the employee is required to)

  • Sit:60%
  • Walk:20%
  • Stand: 15%
  • Lift:5%



Tools and/or Equipment: (Required frequency is:  Not required (0%), Occasional (1-33%), Frequent (34-66%, Continuous (67-100%)

  • Keyboard/Computer:Continuous
  • Office Equipment:Continuous
  • PhoneContinuous



Required Lifting and Carrying:

  • NA


About Us:

Panasonic Energy of North America (PENA) is collaborating with Tesla at a massive battery factory near Reno, Nevada which is known for its quality of life and expansive outdoor adventures. Panasonic's role at the Gigafactory is to manufacture and supply cylindrical lithium-ion cells to Tesla for their electric vehicles and energy storage systems.


Over the past few years, the Gigafactory has grown to the largest lithium-ion battery factory in the world. Together with our partner Tesla, we continue to revolutionize the lithium-ion battery space and accelerate the world’s transition to sustainable energy and transportation.


Our mission at PENA is to make the vision of affordable Electric Vehicles a reality by producing the world’s safest, high quality, and lowest cost batteries.  Through this effort we will create a clean energy society and our products will change society’s use of and perceptions of electric power.


In addition to an environment that is as innovative as our products, we offer competitive salaries and benefits.

Supplemental Information:

Pre-employment drug testing is required. Due to the high volume of responses, we will only be able to respond to candidates of interest. All candidates must have valid authorization to work in the U.S. without restriction.

Panasonic is an Equal Opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by law.  All qualified individuals are required to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.


Thank you for your interest in Panasonic Energy of North America.


REQ: REQ-121891 Engineering

  • Sparks, NV, United States
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