Technical Project Manager, Sales & Delivery

Fremont, California
13 Oct 2018
13 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Tesla is looking for a seasoned Technical Project Manager to join our Sales & Delivery Project Management Office. Technical Project Manager will act as a key liaison with business program managers and leaders and as well as product and technical engineering teams during the development and execution of key strategic programs and projects. The Project Manager will be collaborating with the core Program/ Project team to manage high visibility and high value programs and projects and have the ability to apply program/project management skills to assure the timely and efficient execution of projects. This position may also be responsible to manage and track a portfolio of projects (program).

This position requires strong project management capabilities, must be self-organized, should have effective communication and collaboration skills, and have the ability to provide insight around potential risks and opportunities, resolve conflict, initiate resolution and deliver results

  • Drive, implement and help define project requirements, workflows and plans Including managing timelines, budgets, communications, quality, risks, uncovering roadblocks, defining critical paths, identifying resource constraints, and any other issues that arise
  • Finalize project scope, define initial assumptions, and secure project resources
  • Work with business leaders, program managers and executives to identify the success criteria of the project
  • Perform and evaluate post project review and lessons learned
  • Identify and document all project milestones and deliverables and keep project plans up to date at all times, including resource allocations, tracking hours, monitoring schedules, milestones, deliverables, updating percentage completion, etc.
  • Continuously monitor and measure project processes and activities to identify and communicate potential issues, risks, or problems in a timely fashion and provide corrective action options to drive to resolution
  • Lead cross-functional teams including management and executives. Include task management, resource alignment, coordination of activities, and transparent communication of project status and risk
  • Negotiate customer priorities and workload with many internal customers and team members
  • Escalate schedule delays due to issues and risks
  • Track and manage change requests to scope and obtain approval if necessary
  • Lead and develop project kickoffs, communications and scope definition
  • Create formal project communication plans key project metrics and dashboards for project status communication
  • Conduct project evaluations, post-mortems, and drive process change to incorporate learning

  • Bachelor's degree required MBA or Masters in Project Management preferred or equivalent experience
  • 3 to 5 years of project management experience in successful management of programs and/or projects in a large operating environment
  • PMP/PMI Certification preferred but not required
  • Demonstrated, applied experience establishing and delivering complex programs and projects
  • Extensive knowledge and expertise in the use of project management methodologies and tools
  • Desired previous experience in Confluence/SmartSheet, Jira preferred
  • Evidence of exceptional ability.
  • Experience working with stakeholders to manage their expectations and engage them to address project issues
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Detail-oriented, resourceful and able to manage shifting priorities
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills required
  • Ability to positively and effectively interact with internal and external customers
  • Regular, reliable and predictable performance required
  • Evidence of exceptional ability
  • Ability to work well with others in a collaborative team environment

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