Project Manager, Aerospace Loads and Structures

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

Joby Overview

Located in Northern California, the Joby Aviation team has been steadily working toward our goal of providing safe, affordable, fully electric air transportation that is accessible to everyone. Imagine an air taxi that takes off vertically, then quietly and quickly carries you over the congestion below, giving you back that time you’d otherwise spend sitting in traffic. Technology has advanced to the point where designing and operating an all-electric aircraft is completely viable. Our team has been discreetly designing and flight testing this vehicle and is looking for talented individuals to see it through certification and high rate production.


Joby Aviation is seeking a passionate project manager to join our flight physics team with a focus in schedule development and engineering project management of loads, aeroelasticity, and structures certification efforts. The position will be in our Santa Cruz, CA location, and will actively work with various teams at Joby Aviation, including flight physics, airframe and actuators, integration and test, certification and more. This role will operate in a fast paced, demanding, and rewarding environment with very high expectations for individual contribution.


  • Work closely with flight physics and airframe teams to develop and maintain project timeline towards aircraft type certification.
  • Establish status update process by working with loads and aeroelasticity, structural analysis, design engineering, integration and test, and certification teams.
  • Collaborate with project teams to define scope of work to development and update detailed schedules, resource information, and identification of variances from the baseline records. 
  • Evaluate project schedule progress and performance and identify developing problem areas.
  • Analyze critical path and constraints to determine effect of changes to schedule and recommend work-around.
  • Support project management team by implementing schedule changes into the Integrated Master Schedule (IMS), maintaining timely and effective change management processes and procedures. 
  • Assist project team to develop and maintain periodic status reports to keep management informed on project progress, risks, and mitigations.
  • Conduct analysis to determine alternative courses of action or recovery on slipped schedules.


  • Bachelor’s in engineering or relevant field. 
  • 3+ years of experience in an aerospace engineering environment with responsibility for project scheduling and management. 
  • Expertise in project management tools such as Microsoft Project, Confluence, and JIRA. 
  • Proficiency in common workplace software, especially the Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Demonstrated organizational skills and attention to details. 
  • Strong communication skills, both oral and written. 


  • Experience working within aircraft certification projects.
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification.


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