Project Manager, Propulsion Motors - Powertrain & Electronics

Joby Aviation

San Carlos, CA, USA

Full time

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Jul 4

Joby Overview

Located in Northern California, the Joby Aviation team is steadily working toward our goal of creating an affordable, all-electric air transportation system. Imagine an air taxi that takes off vertically, then quietly and quickly carries you over the traffic congestion below, giving you back the time that otherwise would have spent sitting in traffic. Since 2009, our team has been making this dream a reality, designing and flight testing a prototype aircraft capable of serving in a network of electric air taxis. We’re looking for talented individuals to join our team as we push onwards toward certifying the aircraft with the Federal Aviation Administration and preparing for commercialization with launch targeted in select markets for 2024. 


Joby Aviation is seeking a passionate project manager to join our powertrain and electronics team with a focus on propulsion motors, supporting engineering teams from design through test and manufacturing. The position will be in our San Carlos, CA location, and will actively work with various teams at Joby Aviation, including powertrain and electronics engineering, manufacturing, supply chain, integration and test, certification, and more. This role will operate in a fast-paced, demanding, and rewarding environment with very high expectations for individual contribution.


  • Work closely with the powertrain and electronics team to develop and maintain hardware project timeline, from prototype design through manufacturing introduction and aircraft type certification.
  • Find creative solutions to remove blockers and drive progress through design, build, and test phase. 
  • Analyze critical path and constraints to determine the effect of changes to schedule and recommend alternate courses of action or means of recovery on slipped schedules.
  • Develop and maintain periodic status reports to keep management informed on project progress, risks, and mitigations.
  • Support project management team by implementing and communicating schedule changes into the Integrated Master Schedule (IMS).
  • Take initiative and be proactive in identifying and solving problems and improving processes. 


  • Bachelor’s in engineering or relevant field. 
  • 3+ years of experience in an engineering environment with responsibility for project scheduling and management. 
  • Experience with project management tools such as Microsoft Project, OmniPlan, SmartSheet, Confluence, and JIRA. 
  • Proficiency in common workplace software: MS Office, Google Docs, etc. 
  • Demonstrated organizational skills and attention to detail. 
  • Demonstrated experience in the simultaneous management of multiple high-paced engineering projects. 
  • Strong communication skills, both oral and written. 


  • Experience with aerospace or electric vehicle projects.

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.

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