Manager will work as a member of the Test Facilities & Equipment
Engineering Team within the wider Vehicle Engineering Test Group.
This position will work and lead projects with various Test Execution Teams,
the Test Equipment Design Team, various equipment vendors and the
Workplace/Facilities teams. The primary objective of this role is to oversee
all aspects of bringing new test equipment online. This will range from the
initial planning stages and communication with the equipment supplier through
to facilities preparation, equipment install and ultimately commissioning of
The successful candidate for this position must have a broad background and
a proven record of success in technical project management as well as testing
and/or equipment deployment.
interpersonal and communication skills are a requirement to establish effective
working relationships within Tesla and with external suppliers. The successful
candidate for this position takes pride in his/her hands-on abilities,
organization skills and attention to detail.
He/she appreciates a dynamic & fast paced work environment where
superior work is encouraged, noticed and rewarded.
Essential Functions and Duties:
- Interface with
Test Execution Teams to establish technical requirements, timing and budget for
new test equipment necessitated by current and future test programs.
- Share above
requirements with equipment vendors and/or internal design teams. Work through
cost and timing details to award business to the most favorable party after.
This includes cost and timing negotiations with multiple vendors as well as
creating a business cases for Executive Approval.
- With knowledge of
the planned new equipment, work with Tesla facilities team to ensure all
facilities requirements are met prior to the equipment arriving at site
- Work with
relevant vendors to ensure equipment is to specification, delivered, installed
and operational/commissioned in a timely manner
Skills and Experience:
Degree or higher in Engineering, Program Management or a related field.
Relevant coursework and work experience is essential.
minimum of 4 years of automotive or relevant industry experience
- A minimum of 2 years of experience in an test or equipment related role
- Must have previous experience of project management - within a similar
sector (automotive/industrial equipment/construction/testing)
- Must be able to show a breadth of project management experience, from
concept through execution
with and strong understanding of Program Management Tools and Software.
with Blue Prints and Schematics (architectural/electrical/mechanical/plumbing/hydraulic/pneumatic)
of facility and equipment permitting process a plus
analytic as well as hands-on problem solving skills
to work well under pressure while managing competing demands and tight
engaged, proactive and positive in tough circumstances, owning assignments and
taking full accountability for their success
flexibility and adaptability to changing priorities and assignments, coping
with rapidly changing information
efficiently and productively in independent and team settings
and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the
course of work, including the public
to direct, train and mentor team members.
clearly using excellent written and verbal skills
organization skills with meticulous attention to detail
and strong desire to learn new skills and/or create innovative test methods
- Fluent with common MS office programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project)