Joby Aviation

Senior Project Manager, International Manufacturing Plan Development

Job Locations US-CA-Santa Cruz
Manufacturing Engineering
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.


Working as a Senior Project Manager, you will be responsible for developing strategic business plans for new international production operations, from concept to execution. Drive feasibility studies, business proposals, cost models, and project schedules with broad ownership of multiple aspects of  Joby Aviation’s global manufacturing footprint. Work closely with team leaders and international entities to build, evaluate and optimize entire factory build outs in international locations.


  • Lead the planning, initiation, execution, monitoring, and closure phases of multiple international projects/processes
  • Drive international operations and production strategies for assigned manufacturing lines and manage the risks affecting project profit, costs, schedules and client relations
  • Organize, implement and maintain scheduling management systems supporting identified projects and their plans for the manufacturing assembly lines
  • Interact with internal and external customers and project staff to schedule work and coordinate assignments
  • Interact with project team and task managers to define scope of work to develop and update detailed schedules, cost information and identification of variances from original plan
  • 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 to maintain timely and effective change management processes, procedures and systems
  • Assist project team to develop and maintain periodic status reports to keep management informed on project progress
  • Create and achieve consensus on top 10 issue list and mitigation actions, owners and timing.  Visualize status of these actions at periodic status reports.
  • Conduct analysis to determine alternative courses of action or recovery on slipped schedules


  • 10+ years experience working in project management within international manufacturing operations
  • Bachelor’s Degree in relevant field
  • 5+ years experience in leading complex, multi-year product launch programs globally
  • Proven track record as Project Manager or Operations Manager within global manufacturing setting
  • Proven track record overseeing different program phases, such as development to transition to production readiness
  • Ability to effectively apply business, financial, and commercial knowledge to successfully represent Joby’s best interest with external customers
  • Highly skilled at tactical project planning, risk management, project execution, and communication with all levels of the organization
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Well developed interpersonal skills and strong team player
  • Detail oriented independent worker
  • General working knowledge of complex manufacturing
  • Strong experience with project management tools
  • Ability to travel internationally 50% of the time


  • Aerospace experience a plus
  • Experience setting up manufacturing greenfield projects or major facility modifications for complex manufacturing lines
  • Expert level user of MS Project or Smartsheets including creation of macros
  • General working knowledge of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software


Compensation at Joby is a combination of base pay and Restricted Stock Units (RSUs). The target base pay for this position is  $162,500 - $216,700/year. 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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