Design Manager, Supercharger (Palo Alto)



The Supercharger Design
Manager role entails active program coordination of all deployment phases of
Tesla’s Supercharger projects, including construction feasibility diligence,
layout and design, utility design and easements, permitting, construction, site
commissioning, and closeout. The ideal candidate ha­­­s relevant hands-on
experience managing infrastructure projects (up to thirty projects at one time
across multiple states/provinces) and demonstrates a bias to action, logical
problem solving, and mastery of a project’s tactical details. Finally, s/he
brings high energy and an optimistic approach to fully completing projects in a
swift and quality manner.


  • Minimum 3 years project
    management, site acquisition, and/or site development experience. Prior work in
    telecom/solar/retail development as a project manager or site acquisition
    manager is valuable.
  • Ability to travel (50%)
    required. This is not an exaggeration.
  • Established record of
    accomplishment managing and delivering multiple simultaneous projects ahead of
    schedule while adhering to the highest quality and standards.
  • Advanced knowledge of
    site acquisition procedures, including regulatory and permitting processes.
  • Working knowledge of
    power integration and utility design processes.
  • Skilled in reading,
    understanding and redlining zoning and construction drawings, including utility
    designs and power distribution details. Accountable to cost implications of
    construction design options and able to make cost-efficiency recommendations.
  • Aptitude in
    communicating and building relationships with property owners, local
    jurisdictions, utility companies and other stakeholders throughout the project
  • Ability to function
    autonomously, working independent of a support staff, without formal
    requirements documentation, in a fast-paced environment; ability to manage
    changing priorities.
  • Entrepreneurial
    approach to accomplishing tasks with far fewer resources than a big company
    would have.
  • Self-starter approach
    to challenging the status quo; innovative ideas that improve our: designs,
    processes, assemblies, costs, or the company as a whole.
  • Ability to identify the
    critical path issues and institute remedies that shorten that critical path.