Testing - Project Manager

Joby Aviation

Santa Cruz, CA, USA

Full time

Dec 10

Joby Overview

Located in Northern California, the Joby Aviation team has been steadily working toward our goal of providing safe, affordable, fully electric air transportation that is accessible to everyone. Imagine an air taxi that takes off vertically, then quietly and quickly carries you over the congestion below, giving you back that time you’d otherwise spend sitting in traffic. Technology has advanced to the point where designing and operating an all-electric aircraft is completely viable. Our team has been discreetly designing and flight testing this vehicle and is looking for talented individuals to see it through certification and high rate production.

Overview

Joby Aviation is seeking a Project Manager who is highly organized, passionate individual with excellent oral, written and interpersonal skills. This position will be in our Santa Cruz, CA facility. This role will operate in a fast paced, demanding, and rewarding environment with very high expectations for individual contribution. The primary responsibilities for this role will include scheduling, planning, and resource allocation for Testing team projects. Working with various engineering teams at Joby Aviation (including design, manufacturing, certification and more), the Project Manager will develop and execute appropriate strategies and tactics that allow the company to achieve milestones on schedule and meet quality and financial requirements. 

Responsibilities

  • Work closely with Testing, Design, Certification, and Manufacturing teams, as well as with other supporting functions to identify and scope out testing related projects that need to be carried out for the development of aircraft hardware, including, but not limited to airframe structures, propellers, actuators, and integrated systems. This will include creating, maintaining, and communicating team schedules that aim to achieve key company milestones.
  • Actively manage open projects by tracking progress, project gates, test component status, driving technical decision-making processes to avoid bottlenecks, and seeking to resolve any other potential issues ahead of them limiting the project. The Project Manager will have to exhibit sound judgment, critical thinking skills, and an ability to guide the teams to meet aggressive timelines. 
  • Collaborate with other project managers to ensure convergence of company-level efforts to achieve key milestones. 
  • Ensure that executed projects meet internal and external performance and documentation requirements and standards. 
  • Develop tools to facilitate the various reporting or planning functions described above. 
  • Leverage team performance metrics to help create growth, organizational, and budgeting strategies for the team, as well as provide feedback that will allow the team to achieve higher operating efficiency. 

Required

  • Bachelor’s in engineering or relevant fields
  • 5+ years of experience in an engineering environment with responsibility for implementing or managing change
  • Demonstrated organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Demonstrated experience in the simultaneous management of multiple high-paced engineering projects
  • Demonstrated understanding of the product development cycle for hardware-centric projects from early design through to completion and launch
  • Expertise in project management tools such as MS Project, Confluence, and JIRA
  • Expertise in common workplace software (word processor, spreadsheet, presentation software, etc.) with the ability to create and maintain performance and efficiency metrics
  • Pursuant to various local, state, and federal regulations, you must show proof of your full COVID-19 vaccination status prior to your start date. Exemption requests are available for bona fide religious and medical circumstances.

Desired

  • Experience with aerospace projects and FAA Certification; specifically experience with gated (or phase-gate) development processes
  • Project management experience / Project manager certification.

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