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Senior Project Manager

Rochester, New York, US
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Dec 12, 2022

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Academic / Research
Conservation science
Climate Change
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Senior Project Manager Needed for the Business Side of an Advanced Li-ion Battery Company

About GDI
GDI is a global researcher and manufacturer of advanced 100% silicon anode technology for next generation Li-ion batteries. They have recently raised a Series A investment and are looking to expand their world class team. The fight against the climate crisis requires next generation battery technology to accelerate electric mobility, defense/aerospace, electronic device performance, and renewable energy integration.

GDI has developed and patented a 100% silicon anode technology that significantly improves battery performance - increasing Li-ion energy density by 30% and reducing charging times to 15 minutes. GDI has 9 US patents and 32 pending patents globally, in various stages.

Silicon will drive the future of Li-ion battery performance, but it also has many challenges to overcome in order to become the most dominant anode material in the global industry. GDI is looking for hard-working, passionate individuals that want to be on the cutting edge and solving difficult problems. The company has demonstrated its anode's superior performance by testing multi-layered pouch cells that can charge from 10-75% state of charge in just 15 minutes over 600 cycles without plating lithium, and importantly, without megapascals of external compression, or additional lithium.

What truly sets GDI apart from competitors, is our focus on industrial manufacturing. GDI and its partners are making anodes on industrial solar and glass manufacturing equipment that is in use worldwide.

As a key member of our growing team, you will help grow the company so that we can do our part in the fight against climate change.

Who makes a great Senior Project Manager?
This is a great role for someone who is looking to accelerate their career by driving maximum impact at a startup aiming to become a leader in the green revolution. You will see a wide array of challenges, and a successful individual in this role will be able to work independently and isn't afraid to get their hands dirty. No task is too big or small as an individual contributor.

You are comfortable dealing with ambiguity and enjoy working on different problems every day. You embrace every challenge thrown your way and strive to find solutions that meet the needs of the team, while being efficient, action oriented and clear. This role is about taking responsibility of developing opportunities and solving problems.

Solutions need to be grounded in sound and logical reasoning, backed by data. You have great analytical skills and you're focused on results. You are unafraid of stating your opinions and ideas and willing to let them go if/when you recognize better ideas. You build rapport and alignment among key stakeholders.

Your work will range from developing presentations for major investors and customers to leading critical internal projects to tracking KPIs for major initiatives, all the while communicating information to management and others within the company.


* Implementation and program oversight, ensuring goals and objectives are met
* Analyze, evaluate data and information and/or other program statistics, preparing reports and making appropriate recommendations
* Write internal policies
* Oversee projects from initiation to completion and manages project finances
* Coordinate staff and internal resources
* Support management of relationships with customers, partners, and investors
* Design risk mitigation plans
* Conduct project review and create reports for management
* Optimize and improve processes and the overall approach where necessary

Good to Have

* 2-3+ years of consulting or project management experience under your belt focusing on identifying problems and building solutions
* Excellent MS Office skills, including Excel and PowerPoint presentations. Strong analytical, project leadership and communication skills
* Data management experience, and demonstrated ability and desire to work with data on a consistent basis
* Entrepreneurial initiative and startup experience; willing to work through challenges
* Ability to work both self-directed and collaboratively to deliver results in a startup environment
* Consummate team player, able to wear multiple hats, and assist team members when needed

Educational Requirements:

* Minimum Bachelor's degree required


* Minimum of three (3) years experience
* Experience driving analytics & reporting, contributing, and ensuring staff success
* Ability to handle confidential information with discretion and professionalism
* Ability to communicate with clients in a friendly, professional, and respectful manner
* Excellent organizational and communication skills
* Critical thinking and sound judgment required
* PMP Certification and/or Project Management experience
* MUST be eligible to work in the USA without sponsorship


* Preferred Rochester, NY area - average at least 3 days/week in the office, the remainder can be remote work

GDI offers a very comprehensive compensation package including competitive base salary, health benefits, 401K with generous matching, and stock options.

GDI is an equal-opportunity employer, and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds. If you're a passionate team player who wants to have an outsized impact on a diverse and dynamic team and the world, we'd love to hear from you!

What we offer

* An exciting work environment operating at the forefront of green technology development
* A company full of incredibly talented, curious, and friendly people
* An incredible learning experience with people who are willing to teach
* A chance to change the world for the good

For Consideration, please send you application through LinkedIn.
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