Senior Product Development Engineer – PV Technology Lead

Position Description

Job Summary

Saint-Gobain is seeking a collaborative and organized Sr. Product Development Engineer to develop a new building-integrated solar solution.  You will join a growing team with access to the expansive technical network of our global company, with a 350-year history of dedication to the well-being of people by improving the spaces where we live, work, play, move and heal.  Help us continue this mission and achieve our 11th consecutive year ranking among the top 100 most innovative companies in the world!

The Sr. Product Development Engineer has primary responsibility for:

  • Working with external partners, participating in the development of new solar roofing products including material selection, process definition, cost analysis, certification, and product launch;
  • Overseeing developmental runs and product builds at external manufacturers which may include developing run plans, coordinating the delivery of materials, testing and analyzing results; being in-person when necessary; supporting manufacturing scale-up
  • Development of next generation solar tile product; development of materials, structure, and process; establishing and driving material R&D roadmap; establishing and leading collaborations internally and with external partners
  • Travel to partners, suppliers, manufacturers, Saint-Gobain sites, test sites, and installation sites, both domestic and international;
  • Keeping abreast of new technologies and market developments in the industry and determine the impact on our products and programs; incorporate these developments into our plans where appropriate;
  • Actively identifying and pursuing potential IP for Saint-Gobain while staying current with IP of competitors

The position is located in Northboro, MA, about 45mins outside of Boston, however remote position is possible.  Travel is expected to be approximately 30%. 

Why you will like this role and this company:

This role combines the agile, close-to-customer, move-fast ethos of a startup with the resources and intellectual support structure of a large, established, and highly-respected company. You’ll be part of a small team that collaborates with experts from nearly every field of engineering, science, and design. Finally, Saint-Gobain is a company that demonstrably cares about and actively promotes the career development and well-being of its team. This position enables substantial growth opportunities.

Saint-Gobain provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. Saint-Gobain is an equal opportunity employer of individuals with disabilities and supports the hiring of veterans.

 


Required Qualifications

Requirements:

  • degree in materials engineering, chemical engineering, chemistry, or other related disciplines
  • 8+ years new product development experience
  • experience managing development projects with external partners
  • demonstrated project management experience
  • experience with solar cell and solar panel manufacturing preferred
  • knowledge of certification for photovoltaic systems preferred

 

 

We are looking for the following qualities in a teammate:

  • Entrepreneurial: we feel true ownership over whether our projects result in the improvement of our customers’ lives and the health of the planet and we don’t hesitate to jump and help at all levels
  • Open-Minded: our work includes making things, trying them (with customers), and using the knowledge about what failed to inform subsequent iterations. Knowing that innovation is an iterative process, you’ll need to stay open-minded, seeking to learn as much from what doesn’t work as from what does.
  • Maker Mentality: we make a lot of prototypes because they help us prove our ideas don’t work, freeing us to quickly move on to new ones. We work back-and-forth between 3D CAD and physical prototyping, so a willingness to build what you need to test a new product concept is key.
  • Collaborative: we’re comfortable asking for help and working with a diverse team both inside and outside of the company. We believe open innovation and diverse connections lead to better ideas and solutions.

Additional Description

Why you will like this role and this company:

This role combines the agile, close-to-customer, move-fast ethos of a startup with the resources and intellectual support structure of a large, established, and highly-respected company. You’ll be part of a small team that collaborates with experts from nearly every field of engineering, science, and design. Finally, Saint-Gobain is a company that demonstrably cares about and actively promotes the career development and well-being of its team. This position enables substantial growth opportunities.

Saint-Gobain provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. Saint-Gobain is an equal opportunity employer of individuals with disabilities and supports the hiring of veterans.

 


Legal Statement

Saint-Gobain provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. Saint-Gobain is an equal opportunity employer of individuals with disabilities and supports the hiring of veterans.

 

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Senior Product Development Engineer – PV Technology Lead

Location: Northboro, Massachusetts

Posting Date: 08/01/2022

Job Code: USA01902

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