SpaceX was founded under the belief that a future where humanity is out exploring the stars is fundamentally more exciting than one where we are not. Today SpaceX is actively developing the technologies to make this possible, with the ultimate goal of enabling human life on Mars.

ARCHITECTURAL PROJECT MANAGER

As a member of the construction projects team you will work with a group of elite engineers and specialists across multiple disciplines to design, build, and activate infrastructure for a variety of projects at the SpaceX Bastrop Campus. This role is responsible for the design, build, and activation of infrastructure, facilities improvements and large capital projects. You will have the opportunity to drive positive change in a fast-paced and low-drag environment. This includes owning tasks/projects from start to finish, with the goal of making the SpaceX campus a world-class facility that can support the mission of enabling life beyond Earth. This position is based in Bastrop, Texas (Austin area).

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Coordinates with stake holders to build small to large capital projects across the site, including managing all phases of the project from planning to final delivery.
  • Uses architecture/engineering knowledge to expedite the design process and solve for conflicts during construction. 
  • Write and manage construction contracts with subcontractors across multiple disciplines through contract close-out.
  • Perform project control tasks, including project scheduling, budgeting, and cost control.
  • Resolve design and construction conflicts in the field in real time.
  • Oversee and own full lifecycle of tasks and/or projects to achieve on-time and under budget delivery with customer satisfaction. The following project management responsibilities are applicable:
    • Manage tools and folder systems relating to the organization of our construction projects
    • Provide budgetary costs based upon the preliminary scope of the project
    • Gather proposals from architects, engineers and contractors; assign contracts upon receipt of all proposals
    • Develop the final cost and schedule for the project, and implement controls as needed to manage cost, schedule and scope
    • Facilitate city, county, and governmental approvals
    • Coordinate project implementation and track project status
    • Work with the facilities team and end user in order to operationalize the post-construction building operations and maintenance functions
    • Coordinate with end user and facilities team for building operations and maintenance
    • Manage night shift contractors as project work requires
    • Take on new projects ad-hoc as the business needs

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in an architecture or engineering discipline
  • 3+ years of professional experience in architecture, engineering, construction management, or facilities management

PREFERRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Experience managing multiple vertical projects
  • Previous experience with project management and scheduling software
  • Design experience in a technical field
  • Basic proficiency with AutoCAD and/or Revit
  • Knowledge of processes of jurisdictional permitting and/or environmental agencies
  • Understanding of multiple disciplines such as civil, structural, mechanical, electrical, piping, geotechnical, and surveying
  • Experience with project management of major construction projects including estimating, cost control, schedule, and contractor management
  • Experience reading, reviewing, and approving shop and fabrication drawings, blueprints, and technical manuals
  • Ability to rapidly change roles/responsibilities while maintaining a high sense of urgency in a high-paced, challenging work environment
  • Ability to work independently and in a team, take initiative, and communicate effectively
  • Manufacturing facility experience

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Ability to work at elevated heights
  • Physical effort with lifting and carrying materials or equipment (up to 25 lbs.)
  • Typically exposed to work in extreme outdoor environments – heat, cold, rain
  • Work performed in an environment requiring exposure to fumes, odors, and noise
  • Must be available to work extended hours and weekends when needed based on site operational needs; flexibility required
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Occasional travel may be required to support projects at other sites (up to 25%)

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS:    

Pay range:    
Architectural Project Manager/Level I: $95,000.00 - $115,000.00/per year    
Architectural Project Manager/Level II: $110,000.00 - $130,000.00/per year    

Your actual level and base salary will be determined on a case-by-case basis and may vary based on the following considerations: job-related knowledge and skills, education, and experience.

Base salary is just one part of your total rewards package at SpaceX. You may also be eligible for long-term incentives, in the form of company stock, stock options, or long-term cash awards, as well as potential discretionary bonuses and the ability to purchase additional stock at a discount through an Employee Stock Purchase Plan. You will also receive access to comprehensive medical, vision, and dental coverage, access to a 401(k) retirement plan, short and long-term disability insurance, life insurance, paid parental leave, and various other discounts and perks. You may also accrue 3 weeks of paid vacation and will be eligible for 10 or more paid holidays per year. Exempt employees are eligible for 5 days of sick leave per year. 

ITAR REQUIREMENTS:

  • To conform to U.S. Government export regulations, applicant must be a (i) U.S. citizen or national, (ii) U.S. lawful, permanent resident (aka green card holder), (iii) Refugee under 8 U.S.C. § 1157, or (iv) Asylee under 8 U.S.C. § 1158, or be eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State. Learn more about the ITAR here.  

SpaceX is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with SpaceX is governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.

Applicants wishing to view a copy of SpaceX’s Affirmative Action Plan for veterans and individuals with disabilities, or applicants requiring reasonable accommodation to the application/interview process should notify the Human Resources Department at (310) 363-6000.

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