Job Description

 Job Description:

Title: R&D Project Manager
Department: Research & Development
Reports to: Director of Research & Development
Location: Joplin, MO - B Street Facility 


  • Performs technical project or program management work focused on research and development projects or programs; typically manages these projects/programs from initiation through delivery
  • Responsible for meeting the project/program requirements by applying project management skills, tools, and techniques to manage the project/program scope, quality, schedule, budget, resources, and risk
  • Conducts end to end project management of multiple large projects and may also manage sub-components of a large program
  • Leads cross-functional teams to complete projects or program deliverables within allotted timeline and budget
  • Identifies key internal/external stakeholders necessary for project completion and develops overall strategy for execution of high value projects/program
  • Defines project/program scope and objectives, guides activities of a project/program team including delegating tasks to team members, identifies resources, and establishes master timeline for deliverables; projects/programs are very complex in nature, rarely follow a repeatable framework, typically span multiple business units or are company-wide, and require a high level of analysis to create project/program plans for new concept projects/programs
  • Work with external vendors and internal stakeholders to champion project(s) across the entire organization; develops detailed work plans, schedules, estimates, resource plans, and status reports; conducts project/program meetings and is responsible for project/program tracking and analysis; ensure adherences to quality standards and reviews project/program deliverables
  • Manages the integration of vendor tasks and tracks and reviews vendor deliverables; provides technical and analytical guidance to project team; recommends and takes action to direct the analysis and solutions of major problems


  • Ability to direct the diagnosis of work flow problems, critical paths and institute remedies
  • Ability to read and understand financial metrics and identify remedies to financial issues
  • Customer service orientation with a strong problem solving approach
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong capabilities around planning, analysis, and development of project plans and proposals
  • Proactive approach; strong sense of ownership and urgency
  • Ability to indirectly lead teams of engineers and maintain focus while soliciting ideas from cross-functional teams

  • 5+ years of recent research and development project management experience
  • Technical project management experience related to electronic systems development
  • Recent experience in system design engineering
  • Technical experience in the field of electrochemistry preferred
  • Technical experience in the field of electrochemical cell development preferred
  • Technical experience in the field of battery development preferred
  • U.S. Citizenship or Permanent Residency required
EaglePicher Technologies, LLC, a Vectra company, is a leading producer of batteries and energetic devices for the defense, aerospace, medical, commercial, grid energy storage, oil, and gas industries. The company provides the most experience and broadest capability in battery electrochemistry of any battery supplier in the United States. Battery technologies include lithium ion, thermal, silver zinc, nickel hydrogen, lithium carbon monofluoride, lithium thionyl chloride, lithium manganese dioxide, lithium sulfur dioxide, and reserve lithium oxyhalide. EaglePicher also provides custom battery assemblies, battery management systems, pyrotechnic devices, and other power solutions. EaglePicher Technologies is headquartered in Joplin, Mo., and is ISO9001:2008 and AS9100C certified. For more information, visit

EaglePicher offers competitive compensation and a generous benefit package that includes medical, dental, life insurance, 401(k) retirement plan, holidays, vacation, tuition reimbursement, and scholarship program.

EaglePicher is proud to be an EEO/AA employer (male, female, disabled and veterans). We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.

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