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PDS Tech Inc Program Manager in Los Angeles, California

PDS Tech is looking for a Project Manager/Business Manager for our parent company, AKKA Technologies.

This is a 3 month contract with possibility of direct hire.

AKKA Technologies is a global leader in Engineering Consulting and R&D services. With 21,000+ experts, they support the world’s industry leaders to engineer their products into reality, boost their performance and accelerate innovation. AKKA operates throughout the entire product life cycle in the mobility sector. AKKA's main customers are blue chip OEM's in aeronautics/ automotive/ telecom and other "connected world" sectors.

AKKA’s passion for technology is embedded deep in its DNA and is guided by a clear vision for the future. For 30 years, they have established themselves as one of the global leaders in our field through a well-balanced strategy combining organic growth with targeted acquisitions.

We are looking for someone who Is:

  • Ambitious – wants to succeed in a fast-growing company

  • Adaptable/flexible -- enjoys doing work that requires frequent shifts in direction

  • Achievement-oriented -- enjoys taking on challenges, even if they might fail


Reporting to the Regional Manager, you will be in charge to develop and close new sales opportunities with Automotive sector OEMs and Tier ones suppliers

  • Business development and customer prospection

  • Account management

  • Development and support of recruiting team to accelerate performance by attracting best talents.

  • Project follow-up (skills development, performance, financials.)

  • Deep market analysis of California and potential USA west coast for Automotive customers opportunities.

  • Identification of AKKA’s high added value offers and support to marketing effort.

  • Active participation to Call for Tender’s task force (Technical, Finance, Organization,)

  • Project Management experience (a plus if with specific experience for E-Vehicles testing and validation)

  • Project status reporting at customer Management level

  • Project timing plan preparation and execution

  • Team and resources management

  • Customer focal point for the program execution and ability to manage subcontracted partners (consulting, experts, Academia institutions, etc)

  • Consolidated experience in team lead

  • Familiarity with testing infrastructure and tools (Roller dynos – test benches – components validation testing)

  • Able to define and accomplish the project milestones and deliverables

  • Customer satisfaction oriented

  • Proactive approach in case of urgent countermeasures definition needed and consequently tracking their successful execution.

  • Good understanding of the Electrical Vehicles architectures and systems integration (E-Motors, inverters, HV and LV wiring harness routing, Battery pack, performances targets in different vehicle class categories)

  • Basics understanding of the integration tools for systems and subsystems (communication protocols CAN


  • 7 to 10 years of experience

  • Engineering degree

  • Interest in engineering & new technologies

  • Good communication and presentation

  • Good adaptation to teamwork and capacity to take initiatives

  • Self-motivated and working with enthusiasm.

  • Knowledge of local market & Customers

Nice to have

  • Master of Engineering or Master of Business

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, or other legally protected status.