Title:  Technical Project Manager

Requisition ID:  575
Job Supplier:  Uplight

Newark, NJ, US, 07100

Date:  Jul 2, 2024

About Uplight

Do you dream about creating a more sustainable future? At Uplight, we are motivating energy users and providers to accelerate the clean energy ecosystem. Working with over 80 of the world’s leading electric and gas utilities, Uplight provides an end-to-end customer energy experience. Uplight delivers personalized experiences that customers have now come to expect–improving satisfaction, increasing revenue, reducing the cost to serve, and contributing to carbon reduction goals. We are B Corp certified, enabling us to put our values into action by not only making decisions for the benefit of our shareholders, but also for our customers, environment, employees, and community.


What makes working at Uplight amazing:

In addition to all the standard medical and dental benefits, that kick in Day 1, we are:

  • Proud to be over 500+ purpose-driven individuals helping to create a more sustainable planet

  • Committed to the environment, our employees, and our communities. 

  • Focused on career growth by following defined career ladders.

  • Committed to taking our work and mission seriously and….we love to laugh!

We also provide:

  • 401k Match

  • Medical, vision, and dental insurance 

  • Monthly wellness stipend 

  • Peer to peer recognition program 

  • Management by objectives bonus plan  

  • Innovative flexible time off policy

  • Exceptionally collaborative and cool office spaces 

What You Get to Do

As a Technical Project Manager (TPM), you will join our Delivery team, which is a fast paced, results-oriented, hands-on group focusing on delivering end-to-end business and technical solutions to Uplight’s clients and partners.

We are seeking a Technical Project Manager to join our team and help us achieve our ambitious goals for our business and the planet.  The TPM is a project leader and truly cross-functional.  You will be working closely with our client and partners to help ensure that each project scope is successfully delivered, in a timely manner - ensuring customers are able to actualize the full value of their solution.  As a Technical Project Manager you will work closely with Sales, Engineering, Product, Account Management, and Support to deliver and advocate for our customers. 

Successful Technical Project Managers have a solid understanding of Project Management methodologies, particularly Agile and Waterfall methodologies applied to client facing software as a service implementations.  As a TPM, you’ll be proficient in managing the project scope, tracking progress, identifying and managing risks, maintaining an accurate schedule, and effectively communicating with clients. and be able to escalate both internally and externally.  This role requires someone who is extremely well organized and able to understand technical concepts then distill them into easy to digestible format for customers.  Technical Project Managers must develop a good understanding of Uplight products and solutions in order to effectively delivery value for clients.

This role will report to the Senior Director of Delivery, and will work primarily on North American Client accounts.

What You Bring to Uplight

  • 5 years of Project / Program Management with leadership experience including 3 or more years leading complex SaaS projects.

  • Exceptional project management skills; experience delivering projects for electric utilities, Energy As a Service providers, or other energy projects is a strong plus.

  • Proven track record of leading and implementing large scale projects with detailed reporting requirements.

  • Strong electricity industry knowledge is expected; knowledge of demand response, stationary battery storage, electric vehicles and / or virtual power plants is a plus.

  • Understanding of various IOT/asset communication protocols such as APIs, KAFKA message bus, and SCADA.

  • Outstanding communication skills appropriate for C-suite audiences; ability to track and report on key project metrics, relationship to business objectives, and other success criteria in a clear and compelling manner. 

  • Experience driving cross-functional product and engineering teams and collaborating with external partners

  • BS/MS/PhD in engineering/science or equivalent work experience


Don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that women, marginalized genders and people of color are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. At Uplight we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyways. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles

Salary Transparency & EEO

Salary Range: $100,000 to $120,000 USD

In accordance with the Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act, the approximate annual base compensation range is listed above. The actual offer, reflecting the total compensation package and benefits, will be determined by a number of factors including the applicant's experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity among our team.

Uplight provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race (including hair texture and hairstyles), color, religion (including head coverings), age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

Job Level:  Mid-Level (2+ to 5 Years' Experience)
Job Type:  Salaried
Starting Salary $:  100,000.00

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