Installation Program Manager - Supercharger

Tesla Motors, Inc   •  

San Diego, CA

Industry: Automotive


5 - 7 years

Posted 193 days ago

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The role Installation Manager role entails active program coordination for all phases of Tesla’s Supercharger deployment projects, including feasibility, layout, and design; utility design, easements, permitting, construction, site commissioning, and close-out. The ideal candidate has solid hands-on experience managing infrastructure projects (up to thirty projects at one time across multiple states/provinces); demonstrates initiative, clear-headed problem solving, and mastery of the tactical details for each project. Finally, s/he brings high energy and an optimistic approach towards aggressively driving each project to completion.


  • Manages all phases of design, entitlement, and construction of Superchargers sites within a given territory. Success is measured by the number of sites successfully opened for public use.
  • Attends field site visits for construction, engineering, utility, and cost viability. Provides site reports and sketches as needed.
  • Reviews title reports for ownership, encumbrances, easements, and provides recommendation for construction viability.
  • Plans, coordinates, approves, and reviews legal documents and plans for right-of-way/easement/property acquisitions.
  • Serves as the liaison with utility company personnel to determine the best routing of primary electrical service.
  • Meets with zoning/permitting personnel to understand jurisdictional approval requirements and opportunities for timeline reduction. Represents Tesla and the Supercharger program at public meetings. Tracks and manages status of all needed approvals.
  • Reviews and approves construction bids and change orders. Provides support as needed to the general contractor during all phases of construction.


  • Any combination of education and experience equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree in Construction Management, Engineering, Architecture or a related subject and 4-6 years of increasingly responsible estimating and project management experience, or the equivalent in experience and evidence of exceptional ability
  • Minimum 5 - 7 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 desirable.
  • Ability to travel (50%-75%) required. This is not an exaggeration.
  • Established track record of managing and delivering multiple simultaneous projects ahead of schedule and adhering to the highest quality and standards.
  • Advanced knowledge of site acquisition procedures, including regulatory and permitting process.
  • Working knowledge of power integration and utility design process.
  • Skilled in reading, understanding and red-lining zoning and construction drawings, including utility designs and power distribution details. Cognizant of cost implications and able to make recommendations which benefit the bottom line.
  • Aptitude in communicating and building relationships with landlords, local jurisdictions, utility companies and other stakeholders throughout the project cycle.
  • Ability to function autonomously, working independent of a support staff, without formal requirements documentation, in a fast-paced environment, ability to manage changing priorities.
  • Acts in a scrappy and entrepreneurial manner to accomplish tasks with far fewer resources than a big company would have.
  • Takes initiative; doesn’t accept the status quo, comes up with good ideas that improve the company as a whole, or our designs, processes, assemblies and/or results in cost reductions.
  • Ability to identify the critical path issues and institute remedies that shorten that critical path.

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