Construction Lead, Cell Materials Manufacturing


  • Full Time


  • Designing and building world-class factories, at record speed, is key to enable Tesla to scale worldwide. We are looking for a highly motivated Commissioning Project Engineer/Manager to support the Tesla Materials Manufacturing team to work on a critical challenge facing the world’s energy transition – recycling of battery materials. 
  • This task includes the development and scale-up of novel systems and processes and the development of first-of-a-kind processes to shorten the path from waste to recycled material. You will be asked to own and drive the construction, assembly, and commissioning of state-of-the-art manufacturing processes as we scale up. Your role will be critical, as the success of these processes is highly dependent on the inter-connected systems  
  • You will interface with organizations across Tesla – Engineering, Construction, Production, Quality, Procurement, Operations, and the Executive team – to install and commission interconnected process systems and structures. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in engineering, construction and/or chemical plant projects, and program management. 
  • You will provide input on system design through procurement, construction, and commissioning. You will communicate and present construction status, highlight schedule risk, and develop recovery plans in the event of a project slip. This role will be office-based primarily during the design and planning phases and will transition to more field-based support once construction is underway. 


  • Degree in Architecture, Engineering, or Construction Management 
  • At least 5 years of experience on large commercial or industrial construction projects. 
  • Preferred industries: Chemical, Mining, Recycling 
  • Demonstrated understanding of cost estimation, construction quality, construction methods, equipment fabrication, and contract management. 
  • Ability to read, interpret, and manage changes to: 
  • Architectural and Finish plans & specifications 
  • Structural and Civil plans & specifications 
  • Mechanical, Electrical, and Process systems 
  • Experience with facility equipment procurement, GC management, 
  • Demonstrated experience creating, maintaining, and communicating schedules. Ability to identify issues and develop corrective measures to resolve.  
  • Ability to work cross-functionally and communicate effectively with engineers, executives, operators, and trades. 
  • Proven ability to operate under pressure while managing multiple priorities simultaneously. Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment, occasionally requiring extended hours and getting your hands dirty.