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Fusion Generator - Technical Project Manager

Everett, Washington · Science/Research


Zap Energy is looking for an experienced and self-motivated Technical Project Manager with detailed knowledge and experience with agile innovation project management tools (Jira/Confluence), implementation and execution. Successful candidate will report to the System Engineering department.


Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Support and oversee parts of the larger project and are primarily responsible for the related tasks and tracking functions that maintain project momentum
  • Lead and participate in the implementation of agile methodology tool Jira and Confluence; teach, mentor, coach and facilitate the lean-agile mindset
  • Responsibilities include JIRA administration, adding Projects, Users, workflow, reports, permission schemes and troubleshooting
  • Facilitate and support the creation of the project charter and examine project related technical documentation for completeness and latest versions and insure availability and distribution to all project team members
  • Understand delivery impediments, issues, risks, and changes associated with the product development initiatives; works with responsible owners to address the items on a timely basis; updates the appropriate stakeholders as needed
  • Managing, delivering, and presenting project status, timelines, and schedules
  • Tracking dependencies and mitigating risks
  • Escalate issues early and provide concise issue descriptions to upper-level management coupled with recommended paths for resolution
  • Provide recommendations of lessons learned for improvements in process and procedure both within the PM structure as well as across groups
  • Provide ideas for using JIRA more efficiently to meet business needs and analyze, review, and document current functionality to determine potential areas of improvement


Minimum Requirements:

  • Education : B.S. in Mechanical, Civil, Systems or relevant engineering discipline a plus
  • PMP and/or CSM certification a plus
  • Years of experience: 3 – 5+ years
  • Excellent verbal, written and customer service skills.
  • Proficiency in Project Management methodologies (Agile, Lean, Waterfall)
  • Demonstrated experience in Jira, Confluence and/other Atlassian products as user as well as front end administrator.
  • Experience in a broad range of topics throughout a product lifecycle, including conceptual design, final design, construction, operation, maintenance, and decommissioning

Culture & Fit

Who you are:

  • The successful candidate will possess a high degree of trust and integrity, communicate openly and display respect and a desire to foster teamwork
  • Candidate must be a self-starter and possess ability to coordinate and lead a design team’s effort with minimal direction
  • Thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and have demonstrated exceptional results through a range of different pursuits.
  • Attention to detail and aspiration for technical excellence

Opportunity & Zap Values

While doing meaningful work is rewarding in itself, Zap Energy also offers the following:
  • Competitive salary and benefits
  • Premium health insurance
  • Flexible vacation and paid company holidays

Zap Energy Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex/gender, religion/creed, pregnancy, age, physical or mental disability, marital or medical status, national origin, military or veteran status, sexual orientation/gender expression or identity, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

Please contact careers@zapenergyinc.com with any questions.

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