Project Manager, New Product Integration

Engineering Northern California, CA Los Angeles/Southern California, CA


Project Manager - New Product Integration

About our Client


We have been using the innovation that made us the world leader in microinverter technology to transform energy generation and management forever.

We are one of the fastest growing and most dynamic Energy Systems Companies in the world.  By combining the power of solar energy and the proven advantages of communications technology, We make solar power systems productive, reliable, smart and safe. Our microinverter system is profoundly changing the way solar systems function, and as a result, changing the solar industry itself.

As we continue our exciting growth, we are building teams with highly talented individual contributors and leaders who design, develop, and manufacture next generation energy technologies.  Our work environment is fast-paced, fun, and full of exciting new projects.

We are seeking a Project Manager/New Product Integration in California to be a member of our New Product field deployments.


  • BS or MS in EE, ME or other relevant field.
  • 5+ years of experience in the residential and commercial construction sector delivering new products and services.
  • Excellent project management skills to oversee project timelines, plans, budgets, resource allocation, scope, and definition.
  • Relevant experience with PV and energy storage systems.
  • Demonstrate critical thinking capabilities.
  • Experienced in data-based decision making and Communicate clearly and concisely with peers, business partners, technical staff and leadership via appropriate medium: verbal/written/presentation.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with excellent organizational and multitasking skills.
  • Excellent negotiation and conflict management skills.
  • Excellent Verbal and Written Communication Skills.
  • Ability to work well independently.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Project, Excel, and Confluence.


  • Manage the Residential and Commercial Field Beta Activities.
  • Manage and maintain the NPI Field Beta Activities for both hardware and software betas.
  • Coordinate with Product Program Managers and Product Managers for the development and execution of Beta and General Release Launch Schedules.
  • Participate in Hardware and Software Stage Gate meetings.
  • Identify Beta Sites, installers, AHJ’s and Utilities to accelerate beta installation schedules.
  • Design, maintain, and execute field Beta observation processes, including field visits and customer interviews.
  • Maintain a Residential and Commercial NPI checklist to ensure effective product adoption.
  • Coordinate with Installation Partners the installation of new products on time.
  • Monitor status of all new products and ensure effective execution of projects.
  • Analyze and recommend improvements to all product launch process and methods to facilitate cost reduction and quality improvement.
  • Analyze and recommend corrective action in case of timeline misses.
  • Coordinate with senior management and maintain a knowledgebase for NPI activities and incorporate them into the corporate Product Life Cycle Process.
  • Improve and Document NPI process.

KAI Partners

KAI Partners, Inc. believes a business succeeds by the hard work of its employees. Through the imagination, experiences, knowledge, and skills of our people, we help clients engineer solutions that matter to their business and their people.

We are a California-based small business providing world-class management consulting services to public and private sector clients. With proven talent and extensive experience across multiple large-scale projects, the KAI Partners team has executive-level experience in Information Systems design, development, implementation, and testing. We have extensive experience in financial program and system operations, and internal program and system audit support.

The KAI Partners team has over six decades of experience working within and consulting to organizations across numerous industries, including health care, oil and gas, technology, non-profit organizations, and more. Our experience includes a 20-year history implementing the Project Management Institute’s (PMI) best practices and standards. To learn more please visit