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Design Manager - Electric Vehicles at Jacobs

Design Manager - Electric Vehicles

Jacobs Fremont, CA Full-Time

At Jacobs, we push the limits of what’s possible to make the world more connected and sustainable. The increasing need for electric vehicles (EV) and battery facilities demands innovative engineering solutions. Jacobs has grown a global integrated team to serve our EV clients with staff across 17 time zones, who speak 10 different primary languages. We’re looking for a
Design Manager for Electric Vehicles
to be located with our client team in Fremont, California; relocation may be available.

You’ll work closely with our global clients in the EV market to position Jacobs as a preferred partner and drive the delivery of connected and sustainable solutions by leveraging capabilities, client relationships, and expertise to deliver outcome focused solutions as well as drive continual improvement of growth strategy and project delivery. With your strategic mindset, you’ll develop partnerships both internally and across wider industry to enable growth. You’ll shape the future of the business through the identification and selection of new pursuits, working collaboratively with Initiative Leads, Client Account Managers, subject matter experts and Sales Operations.  You’ll have a lead role in managing client relationships throughout the sales process through the transition to project delivery.

You will create opportunities to fully utilize your project delivery capabilities, taking the lead in mobilizing new projects, enabling successful project start-up by bringing together Jacobs’ talent and systems to solve our clients’ challenges. As a collaborative leader, you will motivate your team to learn and explore creative options, challenging them to look for new ideas and innovative ways of delivering for our clients. 


Measure of Success:

  • A passion for energy transition/climate action and the electric transport industry
  • 5 years’ AEC consulting experience and licensure
  • Strong communication and presentation skills including ability to lead delivery of work winning written proposals and influence internal & external stakeholders
  • A solutions mindset with demonstrable experience of having deployed flexible, innovation led strategies
  • High levels of resilience and agility with the ability to handle high volumes and pace of change
  • Experience in client facing roles
  • Hands on knowledge of Revit, BIM360 and NavisWorks to collaborate with the client and our team
  • Ability to build relationships with client sourcing and staffing managers to understand their ongoing project and team needs
  • Experience driving collaborative design with clients

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a technical or engineering discipline or equivalent experience
  • Facility and/or Industrial design experience including pharmaceutical, manufacturing, or semiconductor facilities, data center, or similar
  • People Leadership Capability
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with an ability to work closely with peers and external customers
  • Experience coordinating multiple parties
  • Able to meet deadlines, no exceptions – “Complete Finisher” attributes
  • Good technical writing ability
  • Excellent communication skills

Ideally, you’ll also have:

  • Experience leading complex infrastructure design projects
  • Flexible to changing requirements
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines
  • Proactive and decisive
  • Solution oriented mindset
  • Commercial awareness in a rapidly changing sector

Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), age, medical condition, marital or domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression and transgender status, mental disability or physical disability, genetic information, military or veteran status, citizenship, low-income status or any other status or characteristic protected by applicable law. Learn more about your rights under Federal EEO laws and [ Link removed ] .

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