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Project Manager
Posted date [10/23/17] (ID: 434)
OutBack Power Technologies, a member of the Alpha Group, seeks a Project Manager for its facility in Arlington, WA. This person is responsible for leading cross-functional teams to meet project commitments on-time and within budget, developing schedules, managing project constraints, mitigating budget and schedule variances, controlling changes to scope, and coordinating the project life cycle from definition through closure.


• Manage all phases of the project life cycle including initiating, planning, executing, monitoring and closing projects
• Develop project plan and schedule to meet project commitments and stakeholder expectations
• Define and document project tasks and resource requirements
• Manage, track and communicate project status, plans, risks, timelines, and budget on a regular or as needed basis
• Create, maintain and communicate project issues and required actions lists
• Serve as primary point of contact for external and internal project teams
• Prepare for, administer and document project meetings
• Provide direction and support to project team
• Escalate project risks, issues or changes that potentially impact project commitments
• Coordinate the activities of cross-functional teams throughout the project life cycle
• Facilitate the definition of project scope, goals and deliverables
• Track, implement and manage project changes
• Analyze project outcomes to determine future improvements

Additional Responsibilities:

• Assist Product Management in business development activities with review and/or preparation of project scope, timeline, cost and budget documents
• Assist Purchasing and Engineering with identifying potential suppliers or contractors

Requirements and Skills:
Education: Bachelor Degree or equivalent military training in business administration, engineering, social sciences

Experience: 2 - 4 years in field of project management, engineering, production planning in manufacturing

Supervisory: 1 - 2 years

• Excellent attendance record
• Ability to speak/read/write English
• Detail oriented with strong organizational skills
• Work well under pressure
• Current driver’s license and acceptable driving record
• Sufficient credit line for business expenses
• Available weekends and after hours when on call
• Team leadership, building and diplomacy skills
• Ability to develop trust and foster open communication
• Aptitude to learn and apply new concepts quickly
• Strong problem solving and analytical skills
• Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills
• Ability to self-motivate, be proactive, be organized and responsible
• Competence to present project information to executive management and customers
• Understanding of basic business, marketing and sales processes and tools
• Capability to work and maintain composure under pressure

PC Application Skills:
Basic level: Adobe
Intermediate level: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Visio
Advanced level: Project

Travel Requirements: Expected < 10%

• Project Management certification through PMI or IPMA or demonstrated progress towards certification
• Experience with products used in solar energy industry

No phone calls please. Equal Opportunity Employer

To Apply:
E-mail resume to: opportunities(at)alpha.com or fax resume to: 360-392-2148. For more info on OutBack Power visit www.outbackpower.com or The Alpha Group www.alpha.com

The Alpha Group offers a competitive package of employee benefits, including:
• A comprehensive healthcare plan with dental, prescription and vision exam coverage
• Company paid group life/AD&D insurance, an Employee Assistance Program and a voluntary life insurance, short-term disability and long-term disability program
• Flexible spending plans for Healthcare Reimbursement and Dependent Care, including a substantial company contribution available toward annual licensed childcare costs
• A robust 401(k) plan with varied investment options. Alpha contributes matching dollars annually at the discretion of its trustees
• An annual tuition reimbursement program to encourage learning and growth
• Eight paid holidays each year
• Up to two weeks of vacation time accrued annually at the start of employment and sick time

About OutBack Power Technologies:

OutBack Power Technologies is the premier designer, developer and seller of off-grid and grid hybrid power electronics and balance of system components, for renewable energy and other power systems.

OutBack is part of The Alpha Group, a global alliance of independent companies, creating world-class power solutions. As a member of The Alpha Group, OutBack shares a common philosophy: create best-in-class powering solutions for communications, commercial, industrial and renewable energy applications. Alpha Technologies is a pioneer in the concept of reliable, uninterruptible power for communications and broadband networks and has a 40-year legacy of delivering visionary, market-driven power solutions. It is one of the largest private employers in the Bellingham, Washington area, with over $600 million in sales and 1,000 employees worldwide. OutBack Power leads Alpha’s renewable energy business growth strategy.
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Post Details
Job Title Project Manager
Location Bellingham
Industry Program / Project Management
Job Type Full-Time
Job Level Experienced (Non-Manager)
Compensation DOE
Application Deadline
Posted By OutBack Power Technologies
Email opportunities(at)alpha.com
Alpha Technologies

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