Lead Project Developer, Charging Infrastructure


April 28, 2021

The Role
Tesla seeks a strategic, people manager who can manage all phases of new site development processes for all Tesla Charging products. The Lead Project Developer will mentor and manage 2 Project Developers to find the best places to host Tesla charging products while managing some of their own projects. This includes strategic program management, site selection, contract negotiation with site hosts, utility and permitting feasibility studies, and ensuring efficient project hand-off to the Tesla installation team for construction and close-out. The Lead Project Developer is fully responsible for ensuring current and future Tesla customers have the best experience at the most convenient charging stations, whether it’s a Supercharger on a long-distance road trip or a Wall Connector at one of their favorite destinations. The responsibilities of this position may change over time. This role requires flexibility and adaptability to the evolving needs of Tesla’s programs, projects and organization and people management experience.
Key Responsibilities
  • Lead and mentor 2 project developers
  • Develop and manage pipeline of potential new sites that will meet the market’s goals to serve current and future Tesla customers
  • Build and maintain relationships with key internal and external deployment colleagues
  • Develop, refine and manage comprehensive site due diligence
  • Lead efforts to obtain all necessary approvals from utilities and permitting authorities
  • Work with attorneys to draft, negotiate and execute site host agreements
  • Work closely with installation colleagues to assess and manage installation costs and timeline

  • 2+ years lead, people management, mentoring experience
  • Organization - Highly organized, able to simultaneously manage 20+ projects in various phases, without missing a beat
  • Autonomy - Autonomous, high-motor approach to execution and achievement. Self-motivated and outspoken about what is needed to get a job done
  • Business Model-oriented – must be able to understand site host needs and how Tesla charging integrates into meeting their business goals
  • Excellent Communication - strategic listener, conscious conversationalist, and persuasive of people from a wide range of roles and backgrounds; Comfortable communicating with all types of stakeholders, including CEOs, facility managers, city planners, marketing managers, and utility planners
  • Risk Management - Aggressive approach to reducing risk and getting ahead of problems before they impact project timelines
  • Experience in contracts, real estate, utility planning, charging infrastructure, EV infrastructure policy, and local permitting preferred
  • Execution focused - proven ability to achieve or improve project deadlines and milestones
  • Negotiation

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Employee Benefits
  • As a full time Tesla employee you will receive full benefits from day 1 for you and your dependents.
  • Kaiser and UnitedHealthcare PPO and HSA plans (including infertility coverage)
  • 3 medical plan choices with $0 paycheck contribution
  • Vision & dental plans (including orthodontic coverage)
  • Company paid Life, AD&D, short-term and long-term disability
  • 401(k), Employee Stock Purchase Plans, and other financial benefits
  • Employee Assistance Program, Paid Time Off, and Paid Holidays
  • Back-up childcare and employee discounts