- Bachelor's degree
- Master of Business Administration
- Master's degree
- Microsoft Excel
- ERP systems
- Health savings account
- Dental insurance
- Health insurance
- Employee assistance program
Location: Loveland, CO
Division: Program Management
Compensation: $105,000 - $145,000
The Lightning team works with forward-thinking fleets to engineer, deliver, and manage full transportation electrification solutions, including vehicles, charging, data analysis, and energy infrastructure.
Lightning eMotors designs and manufactures zero-emission all-electric medium- and heavy-duty vehicles, including delivery trucks, shuttle buses, passenger vans, chassis-cab models, and city transit buses. The Lightning products include best-of-class commercial EVs based on leading legacy platforms like the Ford Transit 350HD passenger and cargo vans, Ford E-450 shuttle bus and cutaway models, Ford F-59 step/food van, Ford F-550 cargo trucks and buses, Chevrolet 6500XD Low Cab Forward model, and 30-foot, 35-foot, and 40-foot transit buses.
Why join Us?
Here at Lightning, we focus on innovation, exceeding expectations, collaboration, integrity in our work, and respect for all.
We are a fast-growing company, and we just went public! This enables us to continue scaling our teams and capabilities while also maintaining our leadership within the commercial electric vehicle market. This is your opportunity to be an integral part of the team, working with like-minded professionals who are dedicated not only to making a difference in our world but also transforming the automotive industry.
About our Headquarters
We are headquartered in the heart of beautiful Northern Colorado!
Loveland is located just 45 minutes north of Denver/DIA; 40 minutes from Boulder; 35 minutes from Rocky Mountain National Park/Estes Park; and only 15 minutes from Fort Collins, the home of Colorado State University. Whether you are an art lover, outdoor enthusiast, foodie, wildlife admirer, big-city dreamer, or just want to get away, Loveland is the ideal location; and Lightning eMotors is grateful to be a part of this wonderful city.
Visit us at: www.lightningemotors.com to learn more about our organization and living in Colorado!
This position is responsible for the successful leadership of multiple complex and cross-functional programs. Working with cross-functional teams and independently, the Sr. Program Manager (SPM) will define and manage the scope of customer outputs to each function within Lightning eMotors. Efforts will span across the full program lifecycle including Concept Development, Bid and Proposal, Research and Development, Scale Production, Upgrades, and In-service Support. The SPM is expected to lead multi-disciplinary teams and actively engage with leadership, program stakeholders, and customers to ensure program success.
We are seeking two (2) well-qualified Sr. Program Managers.
Provides leadership, direction, and guidance for all program activities including planning, organizing, and managing matrixed resources to achieve and exceed program objectives within scope, time, quality, and budget constraints.
Provides leadership, direction, and guidance to cross-functional team members and junior program managers.
Drives others to execute work by building positive relationships to ensure a high level of integration and cross functional collaboration among Engineering, Sales, Manufacturing, Quality, Finance and Purchasing and Customer Service.
Leads various Cross-Functional Program review meetings both internally and externally.
Creates and maintains detailed and actionable open issues lists and Master Program Timelines.
Serves as the central control point for progress of Open Issues, roadblock resolution, risk mitigation and escalation.
Develops and implements process improvements in line with an Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) mindset. Leads the Cross Functional team in following the Gate Process.
May lead new business pursuits by creating business cases, pursuit strategy and risk analysis in conjunction with the Sales Team
Other duties as assigned
Project Management: Ability to lead and direct cross-functional teams, make timely decisions, and develop strategies.
Organized: Ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously, meet deadlines with tight timelines, track deliverables, and be focused on work in a manufacturing environment.
Communication: Demonstrated ability to interact respectfully with all colleagues and customers. Clear and concise written and verbal communication skills are essential along with the ability to listen intently to others. Comfortable presenting formal communications with senior leaders.
Analytical: Capable of identifying solutions to unusual and complex problems; utilize creative problem-solving; and analyze available data.
Leadership: Passion for establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with internal and external customers. You should be collaborative; and excel at bringing people together as well as driving teamwork.
What we require:
Bachelor’s degree in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering or closely related field
7+ years of Program Management leadership experience in automotive manufacturing or similar industry
Demonstrated experience leading multi-disciplinary/technical teams using systems engineering processes
Demonstrated knowledge of planning processes, including critical path analysis and risk mitigation
Experience with ERP system, NetSuite is preferred
Intermediate to Expert experience with Microsoft Office Suite (Project, Excel, PowerPoint, Word)
What we prefer:
Master’s degree in Engineering or MBA
Project Management Professional (PMP) certification
Familiarity with Earned Value Management (EVM)
10+ years of Program Management leadership experience in automotive manufacturing, transportation, defense, electric vehicle, or similar industries
Financial Analysis experience (e.g. ROI, business case, etc.)
Working knowledge/experience of design and development of automotive embedded systems as well as integration into vehicle design
End-to-end experience developing, manufacturing, fielding, supporting, and modernizing vehicle systems
Demonstrated experience driving complex products from development to production
Once hired, employees are offered generous benefits package including:
Medical, Dental, Vision insurance
Health Savings Account and Health Reimbursement Plan (if enrolled in medical plan)
Paid time off (accrued)
Short and Long-term disability
Employee assistance program
Equal Employment Opportunity:
Lightning eMotors is committed to creating a diverse, inclusive, and equitable environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, military or veteran status.