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Engineering Program Manager

Req ID:  83689

Maxeon Solar Technologies is a global leader in solar innovation. Built from 35 years of boundary-pushing solar innovation, Maxeon designs, manufactures, and sells industry-leading SunPower branded solar products. Maxeon is Powering Positive Change TM every day with a brilliant, passionate, and driven team of more than 5,000 people globally. We hold ourselves to a higher standard, striving for the highest integrity, safety, and quality. We thrive together as a global team, embracing our diverse backgrounds to make a positive impact on the world. 



Maxeon is seeking a world-class Engineering Program Manager based in Singapore. It is expected that most of this work will be carried out at a new state-of-the-art Maxeon RD&D Laboratory to be created in Singapore. Job responsibilities include leading cross functional teams in the successful planning and execution of various projects across module manufacturing sites in Malaysia, France, and Mexico.  Responsibilities include all aspects of project management: developing plans then driving and tracking progress against plan; analyzing impact of technical and operational obstacles and recommending possible courses of action; interfacing with project teams and upper management to provide status updates and to identify and resolve open issues; acting as focal point for all functional groups to resolve technical and operational issues.  Projects will include changes to solar panel components/materials and manufacturing processes/equipment, as required to achieve customer satisfaction and manufacturing cost targets.  Projects will also include productivity improvements, for both direct and indirect labor. 



  • Work closely with the project sponsor stakeholders to clearly define project scope 
  • Manage large multi-disciplinary and multi-level programs to keep within scope, schedule and budget 
  • Act as focal point for technical and operational issues 
  • Work with resource managers on commitment of resources  
  • Use the Stage Gate process to review and drive program decisions and achieve the gate intent 
  • Work with product manager and technical project lead to spec product and customer requirements, assess risks and define solution pathways. 
  • Use classic project management methodology to drive the team to generate a robust project plan and then to track and to drive progress to that plan 
  • Run regular project meetings: set agenda, record meeting minutes, drive closure on action items, and identify issues 
  • Actively support the technical project lead to keep the team motivated and focused 
  • Maintain a project website and manage project-specific documents and records; provide regular communication to management and stakeholders on project status 
  • Interface with local and regional management to resolve conflicts and to escalate issues 
  • Conduct post-mortem reviews at the conclusion of a project, communicate lessons learned, and incorporate learning into business processes and policy 







Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor degree in Engineering or similar technical field 
  • At least five (5) years of experience in a manufacturing environment 
  • Direct experience with a change management process 
  • At least three (3) years of proven project management experience; hands on experience with all aspects of the project lifecycle, including project scoping, planning, resource allocation, execution, risk assessment/mitigation, and escalation 
  • Demonstrates strong attention to detail and strong organizational skills 
  • Demonstrates strong communication skills (i.e. can adjust communication content and delivery to be informative, persuasive, or motivational) 
  • Demonstrates strong interpersonal skills (i.e. works well with individual contributors both within the same work group and external to work group, also comfortable directly communicating with local, upper-level management) 
  • Demonstrates ability to generate and to maintain strong working relationships with local and remote team members (from different locations and different time-zones) 
  • Proven experience with influencing others without relying on formal authority 
  • Proficient in statistical process control and design of experiments 
  • Fluent in English, verbal and written 
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (i.e. Word, PowerPoint, Excel) 

Preferred requirements 

  • At least five (7) years of experience in a technology manufacturing environment (i.e electronics or semiconductor, solar technology, health or medical devices, etc) 
  • At least three (5) years of experience as an engineering role in a technical field 
  • Proficient with project management software application (i.e. Microsoft Project) 
  • Proven experience with continuous improvement of internal business processes 
  • Basic knowledge of Lean manufacturing concepts 
  • Proficient knowledge of classic project management methodology, processes, and tools 
  • Formal education or certification in project management 
  • Suggests alternative solutions to complex issues 
  • Good understanding of people and project management principles 
  • Knowledge of laboratory and equipment safety standards 




Equal Employment Opportunity

The Company is an equal employment opportunity employer and makes employment decisions, including but not limited to, hiring, firing, promotion, demotion, training, and/or compensation, on the basis of merit. Employment decisions are based on an individual’s qualifications as they relate to the job under consideration. The Company’s policy prohibits unlawful discrimination based on sex (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions, the actual sex of the individual, or the gender identity or gender expression), race, color, religion, including religious dress practices and religious grooming practices, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, marital status, familial status, age, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, protected veteran or military status, or any other consideration made unlawful by national, federal, state or local laws, ordinances, or regulations. The Company is committed to complying with all applicable laws providing equal employment opportunities. This commitment applies to all persons involved in the operations of the Company and prohibits unlawful discrimination by any employee of the Company, including supervisors and co-workers.

​At Maxeon Solar Technologies, we believe records are made to be broken.

Join our dynamic team where we:

  • Push the Boundaries
  • Hold Ourselves to a Higher       Standard
  • Thrive Together






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