Breakthrough Energy Ventures Portfolio Company Career Opportunities

Staff Program Manager, Advanced Manufacturing

Form Energy

Form Energy

Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Posted on Friday, September 22, 2023

Are you ready to rise to the challenge of climate change with the team that will deliver? Form Energy is a U.S. technology and manufacturing company that is developing and commercializing pioneering energy storage technologies to enable the electric grid to run on 100% renewable energy, every day of the year.

Supported by leading investors such as Breakthrough Energy Ventures, ArcelorMittal, TPG Rise, MIT’s The Engine, and others, we share a common belief that low-cost, multi-day energy storage is the key to enable tomorrow’s zero carbon electric grid. Driven by our core values of humanity, excellence, and creativity, we are deeply motivated and inspired to create a better world. We need talented, hardworking individuals who share our goal of tackling the challenge of climate change. Do you want to work with us today to build a better tomorrow?

Role Description

This role is an opportunity to shape and develop the Advanced Manufacturing organization as an early hire. In this position, you will support the transition of a product from development to prototype manufacturing to enable key manufacturing research and development milestones. You will work alongside process engineers, manufacturing engineers, and supporting technical functions to establish a stable production line, implement manufacturing R&D testing, and de-risk manufacturing at scale. This role will sit in our Pennsylvania location with travel as needed.

What You'll Do:

  • Support the Advanced Manufacturing teams in building and executing programs and projects that design the manufacturing process and equipment for Form’s core technologies.

  • Contribute to program management principles for manufacturing engineering and how they connect to our product development process

  • Generate manufacturing development schedules and execution plans indicating critical path and key decision milestones

  • Work with team members to translate the top-down corporate strategy and milestones into detailed road maps, timelines, and deliverables

  • Prepare and lead cross-functional reviews to escalate issues and enable program execution

  • Facilitate communication and cross functional alignment within the Advanced Manufacturing organization and with other Form Energy teams

  • Work with critical vendors to deliver equipment and process capability for high volume manufacturing

What You'll Bring:

  • 5+ years of experience in equipment design, process development, engineering, and/or program management

  • BS or MS degree in an engineering or manufacturing discipline

  • Extreme accountability and ownership when it comes to project execution; ability to roll up your sleeves and fill the gaps where necessary

  • Understanding of high-volume manufacturing processes, pilot-scale development and R+D processes

  • Strong supplier management experience; experience with engineering development vendor management

  • Excellent planning, collaboration, and facilitation skills to manage complex cross-functional projects and take ambiguous assignments to completion

  • Experience presenting to executive-level management on program status, recommendations, and priorities

  • A blend of business and technical knowledge allowing for big-picture vision and the ability to dive deep into specific challenges

  • An ability to provide clear, well-structured, and concise communications tailored to each appropriate audience

  • Ability to influence and thrive within a rapidly changing / growing organization

  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally

This opportunity is based out of Form Energy's Eighty Four, PA facility. Relocation assistance is available.



Humanity is a cornerstone of Form Energy’s culture, and we make sure our compensation and benefits reflect that. Form Energy offers competitive salaries, stock options, and a holistic benefits package to ensure all employees have what they need to thrive while working here.

When it comes to you and your family’s health, we cover 100% of medical, dental, and vision premiums for full-time employees - and 80% of healthcare premiums for dependents. This starts from day one. We also offer at least 12 weeks of paid leave for new parents (up to 20 weeks for birthing parents), and generous vacation policies to give employees time to recharge when needed.

To build a clean and equitable energy future, we need everyone at the table. We strive to form a team as diverse as the communities we will serve with our technology, and are committed to maintaining an inclusive environment for all employees. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply to our open jobs.