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Hydrogen Project Manager

Company: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
Location: Torrance
Posted on: November 17, 2023

Job Description:

Hydrogen Project Manager ( Job Number: 40700000U ) American Honda Motor Co Description: Workstyle: Onsite/hybrid Pay Grade: EX2 What Makes a Honda, is Who makes a Honda Honda has a clear vision for the future, and it's a joyful one. We are looking for individuals with the skills, courage, persistence, and dreams that will help us reach our future-focused goals. - At our core is innovation. Honda is constantly innovating and developing solutions to drive our business with record success. We strive to be a company which serves as a source of "power" that supports people around the world who are trying to do things based on their own initiative and that helps people expand their own potential. To this end, Honda strives to realize "the joy and freedom of mobility" by developing new technologies and an innovative approach to achieve a "zero environmental footprint." We are looking for qualified individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, continuous improvement values, and a strong work ethic to join our team. If your goals and values align with Honda's, we want you to join our team to Bring the Future! About this Position: - At Honda, our Sustainability and Business Development Business Unit plays a vital role in shaping the future of energy products and services amidst the rapid technological and social changes of our time. As we strive to achieve Honda's Triple Zero goals of 100% carbon-neutral products, 100% resource circularity, and 100% use of clean energy, we recognize the criticality of building a highly capable, knowledgeable, and engaged team. With a focus on innovation, incubation, development, application, and operation of new businesses, products, and services, our team aims to uphold Company's core values and joys, while enhancing the Honda brand and competitiveness within the marketplace. As global prioritization shifts towards a renewable-electricity-powered society, hydrogen solutions emerge as a pivotal decarbonization technology and a promising business opportunity for Honda. The power of hydrogen allows for the freedom of clean energy mobility, and our objective lies in catalyzing the mass commercialization and widespread adoption of fuel cell technologies. To realize this vision, we are dedicated to investing in the overall hydrogen ecosystem and integrating fuel cells into diverse applications, ranging from passenger vehicles and heavy-duty vehicles to construction machinery and stationary power systems. Within the Hydrogen Solutions team, this Project Manager position holds a key responsibility in enabling this future mass commercialization. Your core responsibility will involve overseeing and executing projects centered around the integration of fuel cell modules into stationary and mobile power applications. You will play a pivotal role in accelerating the adoption of clean and sustainable energy solutions within internal and external proof of concept projects, empowering the team to develop new business models and future sales. This role will necessitate effective communication with a diverse range of both external and internal stakeholders. Externally, the Project Manager will engage directly with customers, understanding their specific needs and requirements for hydrogen solutions projects. Regular interactions with customers will be vital to provide updates on project progress, address inquiries, and ensure their satisfaction throughout the project lifecycle. Additionally, the Project Manager will collaborate with suppliers, utilities, integrators, vendors, contractors, and installation teams, establishing strong working relationships to source high-quality components, coordinate on-site activities, and ensure smooth project execution. Moreover, communication with regulatory authorities and permitting agencies will be crucial to obtain necessary approvals and certification, ensuring compliance with local regulations and environmental requirements. This role will interface with regulators and legislators and industry associations to develop the policy and regulatory framework for new hydrogen products and services to thrive in the market, for example, the Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Association, Hydrogen Fuel Cell Partnership, US Department of Energy, US Treasury, US Department of Transportation, Alliance of Automotive Innovation, California Electric Transport Coalition, Clean Energy Buyers Alliance, Rocky Mountain Institute, California and other state Energy Commisisons, State Public Utilities Commissions. Understanding the perspectives of a diverse range of coalition participants and regulators while advocating for the best solution for Honda and our customers is key to success in this role. Internally, the Project Manager will work closely with various teams within the organization. Collaborating with the Engineering Team is essential to ensure the seamless integration of fuel cell modules into stationary and mobile applications, aligning project deliverables with technical specifications. Engaging with the Sales Team will involve assessing project feasibility, providing technical insights during customer discussions, and supporting the preparation of project proposals and quotations. Coordinating with the Operations Team will be imperative to allocate resources efficiently, schedule projects, and ensure successful project implementation. Regular communication with the Finance Department will be necessary to develop and monitor project budgets, track expenditures, and maintain financial compliance. Furthermore, interactions with the Marketing and Communication Team will facilitate the creation of effective marketing materials and case studies, showcasing the benefits and applications of hydrogen solutions. The Project Manager will also engage with the Research and Development (R&D) Team, exploring emerging technologies, assessing their impact on projects, and identifying opportunities for improvement. Honda strives to create blue skies for our children by fulfilling our carbon neutral commitment through our Tripple Action to Zero approach. As we collectively work towards a future powered by clean energy and embrace the immense potential of hydrogen technologies, this role presents a unique opportunity to contribute significantly to Honda's commitment to environmental stewardship and sustainable mobility solutions. Join our dynamic team as a Project Manager and pioneer a more sustainable and environmentally responsible future! Responsibilities include: Project Planning and Execution (40%): Lead end-to-end project management for hydrogen and fuel cell applications. Collaborate with cross-functional teams to define project requirements, deliverables, and resource allocations, ensuring alignment with Honda's Triple Zero goals and core values. Implement AGILE project management methodologies, fostering a culture of continuous improvement and adaptability for agile responses to changing market dynamics and customer needs. Develop and maintain comprehensive project plans, schedules, and budgets, monitoring progress and identifying potential risks and issues proactively. Conduct post-project evaluations, analyzing project performance metrics and lessons learned to optimize future project delivery and enhance overall operational efficiency of projects. Stakeholder Management (25%): Cultivate strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders, acting as the primary point of contact for project-related inquiries and ensuring exceptional stakeholder satisfaction throughout the project lifecycle. Facilitate regular project status meetings, providing clear and transparent communication to stakeholders, team members, and leadership. Collaborate with customers to understand their specific requirements, address inquiries, and ensure customer satisfaction. Engage with suppliers, vendors, contractors, and installation teams to coordinate activities, source components, and ensure smooth project execution. Technical Expertise and Innovation (15%): Work closely with the Engineering Team to ensure the seamless integration of fuel cell modules into stationary and mobile power applications. Stay abreast of emerging technologies and industry trends in hydrogen solutions by collaborating with industry associations and research organizations. Provide technical input for marketing materials, case studies, and customer success stories to showcase the benefits and applications of fuel cell technologies. Collaborate with the Research and Development (R&D) Team to explore emerging technologies and identify opportunities for improvement and optimization. External Facing Communications (15%): Interact with regulatory authorities and permitting agencies to obtain necessary approvals and ensure compliance with local regulations and environmental requirements and to facilitate beneficial policy and market development Monitor adherence to safety protocols and quality standards to ensure reliable and safe project deliverables. Assist sales engineer team and interface with potential customers to promote Honda's products and services, while seeking new opportunities for future projects. Assist sales engineer team in communications with suppliers, dealers, and business partners to facilitate new business development. Collaborate with the Finance and unit lead to develop and monitor project budgets, track expenditures, and ensure cost-effectiveness. Note: The time allocation percentages provided are approximate and can vary based on project demands, organizational priorities, and specific project phases. The percentages are intended to give a general idea of the key areas of responsibility and the relative time commitment associated with each category Who we are seeking: Required Experience: - Minimum 3-5 years of experience in project management, preferably in the energy sector or related industries. Experience with energy generation and power systems or microgrid integrations is highly advantageous. - Demonstrated experience in overseeing end-to-end project delivery, including planning, execution, and post-project evaluations - Capable of drafting and reviewing contracts, agreements, and detailed scopes of work - PC proficiency with MS Office (PowerPoint, excel, word) Required Education: Bachelor's in Engineering, business, sustainability or equivalent work experience.MBA is a plus Other job-specific skills: --- Strong leadership skills with the ability to motivate and guide cross-functional teams toward achieving project objectives. --- Excellent communication and interpersonal abilities, enabling effective collaboration with internal and external stakeholders. --- Demonstrated problem-solving skills and the ability to make well-informed decisions in high-pressure situations. --- Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail to maintain accurate project documentation and reporting. --- Flexibility to adapt to changing project requirements and a commitment to maintaining a high standard of quality in project deliverables --- Technical orientation and understanding is preferred. --- Knowledge of Honda operations - planning, R&D, manufacturing, sales, quality, service, and customer support. --- Function in an agile project team as a product owner / lpl, scrum master / alpl, or person-in-charge of a functional area for a project. Additional Position Factors:

  • Work is primarily conducted at an office desk. Some time is spent at test facilities for collaboration.
  • Hybrid (office/home) work is available.
  • Travel and overtime are occasionally required. Travel and overtime are occasionally required at Honda, you will play a key role in our journey to become a company that society wants to exist now, and in the future. Your endless curiosity will drive innovation and your courageous spirit will challenge the status quo. We believe having a workforce made up of diverse thinkers and innovators makes us a better Honda. Respect for each other and respect for diversity each and every day drives our associates to contribute at the highest level and work effectively in a team environment. We make the dream of mobility a reality with our innovative and high-quality products. Together, we Bring the Future to our customers, associates, and communities. We are Honda! What differentiates Honda and make us an employer of choice? Total Rewards: - Paid time off, including vacation, paid holidays, sick time, and personal days - 401K Plan with company match + additional contribution - Relocation assistance (if eligible) --- Education reimbursement for continued learning --- Training and Development programs Additional Offerings: --- Community service and engagement programs --- Free drinks onsite Honda is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, veteran status, or any other protected factor .

Keywords: Honda Motor Co., Ltd., Torrance , Hydrogen Project Manager, Accounting, Auditing , Torrance, California

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