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Senior Facilities Project Portfolio Manager

Joby Aviation

Joby Aviation

Santa Cruz, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, May 24, 2024

Senior Facilities Project Portfolio Manager

Job Locations US-CA-Santa Cruz
Regular Full-Time

Joby Overview

Located in Northern California, the team at Joby Aviation is driven by our goal of creating an affordable, all-electric air transportation system. Imagine a piloted air taxi that takes off vertically, then quietly carries you and your fellow passengers over the congested city streets below, enabling you to spend more time with the people and places that matter most. Since 2009, our team has worked steadily to make this dream a reality. We’ve designed and tested many generations of prototype aircraft capable of serving in a network of electric air taxis. We’re looking for talented, committed individuals to join our team as we push onwards toward certifying the Joby aircraft with the Federal Aviation Administration, scaling our manufacturing, and preparing to launch commercial service in 2025.


Joby Aviation is seeking a Senior Facilities Project Portfolio Manager to oversee the varied and complex array of facilities projects necessary to build out our facilities in California.


  • Responsible for planning and oversight of multiple, simultaneous large capital improvement projects and small facilities upgrades within assorted locations. Position is integral to driving all project phases from intake, due diligence, permitting, estimating, scheduling, bidding, pre-construction, construction and close-out for the entire portfolio of locations within Northern California
  • Create and manage an enterprise level, multi-project facilities project portfolio including oversight of schedules and resources to ensure that all critical path items and constraints are coordinated
  • Communicate status of projects within a portfolio to relevant stakeholders
  • Manage high-level controls and monitoring to ensure ongoing projects are directly related to the business's overall strategic goals and objectives.
  • Oversee project budgets and work with all stakeholders to ensure that levels of investment are right sized to program needs. Required to participate in maintaining and updating project budgets and forecasts through all project phases.
  • Work with business leaders to define manufacturing equipment requirements and ensure that facilities obligations are met prior to installation and energization (including coordination with construction team on structural, mechanical, electrical, etc.)
  • Schedule and facilitate all recurring facility project meetings, ensuring that all agendas, meeting notes and other action items are properly distributed and followed up on accordingly
  • Develop, implement, and oversee policies and procedures for effective facility project management. Candidate should possess a continuous improvement mindset, always seeking to find efficiencies and opportunities while leading for change within the organization.
  • Work cross-functionally with a wide variety of internal partners, including Manufacturing Engineering, Environmental Health and Safety, Sustainability, Finance, Sourcing / Purchasing, Construction, Operations, IT, etc. to ensure that all operational objectives and critical path needs are met
  • Occasionally work alongside facilities team in the field to ensure projects are closed out efficiently and completely
  • Other duties as assigned


  • High School diploma or GED required
  • Well versed in reading and interpreting architectural, plumbing, mechanical and electrical plans, equipment specification and construction schedules.
  • Experience either leading or being a senior contributor to a Project Management Team.
  • 5 years of project management experience, preferably for an industrial or manufacturing company
  • Knowledge of practices, methods, equipment, materials, and tools used in commercial construction and facility development / management
  • Ability to read and interpret detailed facility development documents, including architectural and MEP drawings, equipment specifications, local code requirements, lease and/or facility purchase agreements and Federal / State Grants
  • Excellent project management skills, including ability to create schedules, budgets and lead project meetings, and the ability to hold all team members accountable to the program deliverables
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to present critical program requirements to all levels of leadership
  • Great time management, organization and prioritization abilities and a proven track record of holding others around them to those standards
  • Ability to work in a complex yet rapidly changing environment
  • Experience managing multi-trade and multi-phased projects across a wide portfolio of locations
  • Proficient with facilities layout and space planning software, construction scheduling software and budget tracking tools
  • Valid driver’s license, ability to perform site visits at various locations in Northern California


  • Relevant education (Bachelor’s or Associate Degree) in Engineering, Architecture, Construction Management, or related fields
  • Certifications such as PMP, PM, LEED, S.M.S.T.S, IOSH, CFM, CPMM, CHFM, CCM, or PE
  • Experience using Smartsheet for both project and portfolio management

Compensation at Joby is a combination of base pay and Restricted Stock Units (RSUs). The target base pay for this position is $106,700 - $142,300/yr. The compensation package offered will be determined by location, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience.

Joby also offers a comprehensive benefits package, including paid time off, healthcare benefits, a 401(k) plan with a company match, an employee stock purchase plan (ESPP), short-term and long-term disability coverage, life insurance, and more.


Joby is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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