Design Engineer

Careers Design Engineer

San Diego (Carlsbad), CA | Engineering | Full-time

The Role

As an Engineering Project Manager, you will work with engineering groups and cross-functional teams to ensure success in executing and achieving Aptera’s objectives and goals.  You will manage projects within set deadlines and assist in the administration and smooth operation of the engineering team.

You will:

  • Create, maintain, and communicate schedules and plans
  • Drive action with internal and cross-functional teams to successfully complete projects within time and resource constraints
  • Develop and maintain timeline documentation; track progress and report effectively on status, changes, and blockers
  • Have the ability to track requirements’ status
  • Maintain zone/sub-system’s BOM and track schedule to production
  • Identify creative and timely solutions to key program challenges
  • Track project costs and improve cost management
  • Align schedules and budget of program and balance risks accordingly
  • Coordinate design releases and engineering change requests/orders 
  • Track project KPIs
  • Coordinate ordering, shipment, and delivery for prototypes, pre-production, and test articles
  • Develop systems and best practices for communication and change management
  • Identify team priorities and motivate the project team to complete critical tasks

Your skills include:

  • B.S. or higher in Engineering or experience and evidence of exceptional ability
  • 3+ years of project management experience
  • Ability to work under extreme uncertainty
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize effectively
  • Ability to read engineering drawings
  • Experience creating reports, analyses, or reporting tools for management
  • Understanding of the design cycle and design problem-solving processes
  • Ability to work cross-functionally and manage large teams

You are expected to:

  • Stay driven, exceptional, and efficient
  • Achieve 30-60-90 day plan
    • 30-day target: Ability to perform all duties and responsibilities as an Engineering Project Manager independently; working knowledge and integration of Aptera’s purpose and culture
    • 60-day target: Implementation of knowledge gained in first 30 days to contribute to Aptera’s mission
    • 90-day target: Ability to utilize knowledge and experience gained in first 60 days to appropriately and effectively train others and/or lead a team

About Aptera Motors

Aptera Motors delivers the most technologically advanced solar electric vehicles (sEVs) with breakthroughs in battery efficiency, aerodynamics, material science, and manufacturing. The first in a series of eco-friendly vehicles, Aptera has the longest range of any production vehicle with 1,000 miles per charge and the ability to travel up to 40 miles a day on free power from its integrated solar panels. Its unique body shape allows it to slip through the air using far less energy than other electric and hybrid vehicles on the road today.

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