Sr. Manager, Facilities, R&D & Energy Manufacturing

The Role
As a Regional Facilities Leader, you will play a critical role in the commissioning, maintenance, and operation of multiple R&D and energy manufacturing sites. You will have opportunity to help build and manage a multi-disciplinary facilities team across multiple sites. The ideal candidate for this role will have in-depth experience developing and implementing facilities maintenance and operations plans in a manufacturing environment and be comfortable leading and inspiring large teams.


  • Manage operating status, planned and unplanned outages for all systems, facilities, and utilities.
  • Develop and oversee implementation of all programs related to facility, commissioning, operations, maintenance.
  • Support, train and coach staff in operational excellence and drive continuous improvement.
  • Develop and drive compliance with work control and work permitting best practices and procedures.
  • Drive identification of building improvements and equipment modifications to improve safety, reliability, maintainability and operability of the facility.
  • Drive compliance with site and corporate Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) guidelines.
  • Drive compliance with the Process Safety Management (PSM) and Management of Change (MOC) programs.
  • Work on a variety of projects associated with the development of new processes and process improvements across our locations.
  • Develop cost estimates, resource and planning schedules, and obtain approval.
  • Prepare project timing plans based on the required implementation schedule of new processes and operations.
  • Work within the project teams, ensuring the timely review of project execution plans and schedules to achieve project milestones.
  • Maintain timely awareness of project cost and planning performance against budget and schedule; analyze potential changes; recommend corrective actions.
  • Review contractors’ schedule reports and recommend corrective action where necessary.
  • Prepare regular and timely progress reports, detailing progress against plans and budgets for circulation to management.
  • Ultimately take responsibility for ongoing maintenance of the facility post-development, ensuring on-going functionality and efficiency of equipment and buildings.
  • Responsible for the set up and ongoing functioning of facility support functions, including (as appropriate) Tesla direct employees and contract services used to support onsite functions.


  • Engineering degree or the equivalent in experience.
  • Excellent verbal, interpersonal and written communication skills.
  • Proven track record of:
    • Managing a lage and multi-disciplinary team.
    • Pushing teams to work with limited resources and creative methodologies that helped to overcome the resource constraints.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a structured and detailed way, ensuring timescales, budgets and detailed requirements are monitored and achieved.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with contractors, understand quotations and timescales associated with project development.

Compensation and Benefits

Along with competitive pay, as a full-time Tesla employee, you are eligible for the following benefits at day 1 of hire:

  • Aetna PPO and HSA plans > 2 medical plan options with $0 payroll deduction
  • Family-building, fertility, adoption and surrogacy benefits
  • Dental (including orthodontic coverage) and vision plans, both have options with a $0 paycheck contribution
  • Company Paid (Health Savings Account) HSA Contribution when enrolled in the High Deductible Aetna medical plan with HSA
  • Healthcare and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
  • LGBTQ+ care concierge services
  • 401(k) with employer match, Employee Stock Purchase Plans, and other financial benefits
  • Company paid Basic Life, AD&D, short-term and long-term disability insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Sick and Vacation time (Flex time for salary positions), and Paid Holidays
  • Back-up childcare and parenting support resources
  • Voluntary benefits to include: critical illness, hospital indemnity, accident insurance, theft & legal services, and pet insurance
  • Weight Loss and Tobacco Cessation Programs
  • Tesla Babies program
  • Commuter benefits
  • Employee discounts and perks program
    • Expected Compensation

      $72,000 – $210,000/annual salary + cash and stock awards + benefits

      Pay offered may vary depending on multiple individualized factors, including market location, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. The total compensation package for this position may also include other elements dependent on the position offered. Details of participation in these benefit plans will be provided if an employee receives an offer of employment.

Job Category
Job Type
Full Time/Permanent
USD 72,000.00 - 210,000.00 per year
United States
Career Level
Tesla Motors