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National Express Program Manager - EV in Lisle, Illinois


Basic Function : The Electric Vehicle Integration Program Manager (IPM) is responsible for an overall project management function, providing leadership, coordination and management of assigned projects using defined processes and functions. The role serves as a conduit for communication between field operations, customers, vendors and the Senior Leadership team who make the strategic decisions for those projects. The IPM must have a full understanding of electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure design and implementation. The IPM coordinates the efforts of the team by establishing work streams, time frames and detailed project assignments. Key responsibilities include: overall project accountability, task assignments, task tracking, reporting, identifying obstacles, tracking timelines, establishing solid rapport both internal and external stakeholders as well as vendors.

Responsibilities :

  • Directs the coordination and management of resources and resource allocations for multiple ongoing complex EV projects, including: preliminary design, project planning, reporting, and monitoring the projects for resource contention and cost.

  • Leads the communication with Senior Leadership team on the status of each strategic initiative

  • Identifies and directs the implementation of process improvements that significantly reduce workloads or improve quality across the department

  • Directs and enhances organizational initiatives by positively influencing and supporting change management and/or departmental/enterprise initiatives

  • Analyzes assigned complex project &/or program plans to validate if project outcomes will meet the business needs and align/support operational plans/objectives

  • May develop & deliver on complex projects &/or programs as needed

  • Identifies opportunities to proactively mentor business or project stakeholders in completing complex business case and/or project charter and cost benefit analysis for projects

  • Develops and communicates reporting metrics and project and/or program dashboards that provide management and business stakeholders with quantifiable gauges of the delivery of business results

  • Directs the organizational focus on customer service at every touch point while simultaneously delivering operational effectiveness


Requirements :

  • 4 Year Bachelor Degree in construction management and/or engineering. Advanced degree a plus; PMP certification a plus.

  • EV project implementation and/or utility design experience preferred.

  • Previous experience with utility interconnection processes

  • Capable of interpreting engineering designs, shop drawings, operation & maintenance manuals, and other construction documentation

  • Capable of auditing cost estimates and final construction cost calculations

  • Understanding of current EV technology, including hardware, control software and vehicle types

  • 3 to 5 Years of experience in project management that directly aligns with the specific responsibilities for this position

  • Must have solid MS Office Skills, primarily Excel, Word, and PowerPoint. MS Project experience required

  • Demonstrates strong project management leadership skills including, critical ability to coordinate and balance multiple projects in a time-sensitive environment, under pressure, and meeting deadlines

  • Demonstrated ability to identify and recommend processes improvements

  • Demonstrated strong relationship management skills with internal clients (e.g. senior management, peers and colleagues); proven ability to develop creative and collaborative approaches

  • Finds common ground and can gain collaboration among senior management, colleagues and peers; can influence outcomes without directing or commanding

  • Confident, comfortable communicator with strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Strong presentation skills with demonstrated ability to influence at all levels of management through clear, informed and logical discussions/presentations

  • Ability to solve problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists

  • Define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions. Evaluate trends in data or information

  • Ability to perform under stress in cases of emergency, critical or hazardous situations

  • Ability to attend weekly customer and company meetings

  • Ability to effectively work with cross functional teams to drive project objectives, business requirements and implementation support

  • Estimated travel: 50%

  • This is a remote position

At National Express our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative of the communities we serve. All employment decisions are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), national origin, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information (including characteristics and testing), military and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

Job: Operations Corporate

Primary Location: United States-Illinois-Lisle-US Headoffice

Work Locations US Headoffice (1002_US Headoffice)2601 Navistar DriveLisle, 60532

Organization United States Bus

Schedule Full-time

Employee Status Regular

Travel Yes, 50 % of the Time

Req ID: 231033