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Sr. or Principal Program Manager

Queens Carbon

Queens Carbon

Montville, NJ, USA
Posted on Saturday, June 29, 2024

Sr. or Principal Program Manager

Join a team of innovators and doers who are developing a technology that makes an enormous impact on reduction of global emission. The Sr Program Manager position is located in Pine Brook, New Jersey. The candidate will work under minimal supervision and must demonstrate mastery of program management skills and comprehensive understanding of multiple concurrent workstreams. The candidate will be responsible for developing project management strategies for a program of significant size & complexity and executes the program to achieve scope, schedule, cost, delivery, and quality requirements. Sr Program Manager will manage, and lead design/fabrication and installation of a complex cement production reactor. The candidate will define, generate & implement program plans and coordinate efforts amongst a diverse team across several major domestic locations. Sr Program Manager will implement the management operating system, drive change across the company, play a critical role in supporting Queens Carbon employees, assist the leadership to build a strong, diverse team.

Key Responsibilities

  • Oversee a $20 million, three-year project funded by the Department of Energy, aimed at piloting the production of low CO2 cementitious materials.
  • Execute the Management OS
  • Develop and implement comprehensive project plans that integrate all project activities and phases, document construction and completions progress
  • Report on project & deliverables milestone status, risks & change management analyses, summary of key issues & actions, resource management, project schedule analysis, and achievements to senior management and funding bodies, ensuring transparency and accountability.
  • Liaise with key stakeholders including QC team, government bodies, industry partners, and academic institutions to ensure alignment and compliance with project goals and regulations.
  • Monitor project progress against goals and budget, making adjustments as necessary to handle risks and capitalize on opportunities.
  • Understand supply chain management
  • Generate Quarterly, mid-year and annual reports
  • Assist leadership to build a strong team by recruiting talent, identifying and developing successors plan, driving retention and engagement, and fostering an inclusivity.


  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in project management, with at least 5 years specifically managing large-scale industrial or environmental projects ($5M-$10m/year). Experience with government-funded projects is highly preferred.
  • Expertise in identifying, analyzing, and mitigating project risks, with a keen ability to foresee potential challenges and proactively develop contingency plans.


  • Master’s degree or higher in Engineering, Project Management, Environmental Science, or a related field.
  • Strong leadership skills with the ability to manage and inspire a diverse team. Excellent communication skills, capable of effectively negotiating and resolving conflicts.
  • In-depth understanding of environmental regulations and compliance standards relevant to industrial and energy projects. Experience with DOE projects or similar government entities is an asset.
  • Plant construction development program experience
  • Experience in reactor design, balance of plant
  • Demonstrated ability to solve complex problems

Benefits and Salary

  • A competitive salary
  • Equity in the company
  • Insurance options including health, dental, vision, life, and 401k
  • A friendly time-off policy that encourages a healthy work-life balance
  • A laptop of your choice
  • Sweet company swag :)

We're Committed to Diversity

Queens Carbon is committed to building a diverse team and is home to an inclusive culture. We are an equal opportunity employer, and we strive to include a variety of voices in our team that can provide different perspectives. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, disability status, age, or veteran status.