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Facilities Design Engineering Manager (PENA)

REQ: REQ-131123 Engineering

Panasonic Energy of North America
  • Sparks, NV, United States
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Facilities Design Engineering Manager

Job Summary:

The Facilities Design Engineering Manager will oversee engineering projects and manage a team composed of several design engineers and CAD designers to ensure smooth workflow and efficiency. In addition to providing high performance leadership to staff, you manage the budget planning for each project, work with concept development, and ensure that plans meet company needs and engineering standards. You offer guidance throughout the design process and ensure design plans meet quality standards. As a manager, you are also responsible for providing effective staffing strategies and workflow.

Essential Duties:

  • Maintain engineering team design process workflow
  • Organize and manage design reviews, construction design packages and deliverables to support all aspects of construction; including scope of work, kick-off, MDR, 30%, 60%, 90%
  • Define strategies for design and engineering deliverables including construction and permit packages
  • Manage design and engineering efforts for construction and infrastructure development from concept to delivery to meet our aggressive goals
  • Manage permitting and construction documents including transmittals and RFI's
  • Coordinate project schedule with Project Controls team based on Procurement and Construction requirements for the overall schedule success of the project
  • Fundamentally understand stakeholders requirements and translate them into project deliverables.
  • Manage all aspects of technical planning, scope development, change management, programming, design, and engineering services during construction
  • Identify resource requirements and highlight gaps across various stages for all projects
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with the various cross-functional teams to ensure overall program alignment
  • Understand different project delivery methods including design bid build, integrated project development, and fast track projects
  • Understand lean construction principles and fully integrated design using BIM
  • Implement innovative engineering and design methodologies to support very aggressive program and construction schedules
  • Influence various teams without direct reporting structure
  • Utilize HPC tools to coach and develop the team with identification and support of growth edges
  • Supporting design and installation of facility systems composed of HVAC, dry room/ dehumidifier, wastewater, electrical, fire/life safety systems and associated equipment
  • Develop, implement, and update a work plan for the Facilities Engineering unit, including assignment of projects, establishment of and monitoring of progress
  • Supervise Facility Engineers and BIM Designers by assigning tasks and supporting and monitoring compliance with project and operations parameters
  • Oversee energy conservation efforts for facilities systems and site initiatives
  • Oversee system performance, capacity and reliability improvements across various disciplines including Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, and Controls
  • Working with planning and construction units, oversee the implementation of capital projects, from initial approval through design, bidding, construction, and project close-out
  • Review and recommend actions to continually improve performance of the team about safety, quality, cost, delivery, and people
  • Participate in the development of project scopes, costs, and schedules for the annual capital improvement plan
  • Direct supervision and/or influence of a department involving responsibility for results in terms of costs, methods, and personnel
  • Responsible for carrying out supervisory and managerial responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws
  • Responsibilities include interviewing and hiring of employees; planning, assigning, scheduling, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Requirements:

  • To ensure the health and safety in the workplace and for the protection of our employees, wearing PPE is a possibility and may include equipment such as a full Tyvek suit, safety shoes, gloves, safety glasses, face mask, bump cap, and a full hazmat suit that includes a respirator.

The foregoing description is not intended and should not be construed to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills and efforts or work conditions associated with the job. It is intended to be an accurate reflection of the general nature and level of the job.

Qualifications:  Requirements - Required and/or Preferred


  • Basic:  Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Engineering Management, or a related field (or equivalent work experience)
  • Preferred:  None

Essential Qualifications:

  • Desired 7+ years of experience in a facility engineering role, including managing teams
  • Industrial and/or commercial experience
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent computer skills with proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, Power Point, and Outlook
  • Comprehend, analyze, and interpret complex project documents, including AutoCAD, Visio, and PDF documents
  • Knowledge of relevant engineering principles and methods of construction
  • Knowledge of building codes and regulations
  • Lean Six Sigma, 5S, and continuous process improvement experience
  • Problem solving skills and close attention to detail
  • Must have working-level knowledge of the English language, including reading, writing, and speaking English

Preferred Qualifications:

  • High Performance Leadership
  • Demonstrated comfort in multi-national environments
  • Superb written and spoken communication, including executive-level presentations – but genuine above all. This role is a critical leadership role, with communications affecting a large organization
  • Clear prioritization to advance efforts on multiple fronts
  • Flexibility, which is critical for a high-performance environment
  • Well organized and detail oriented
  • Attention to accuracy is critical
  • Prepared to work in a fast-paced environment with multiple tasks ongoing at the same time
  • Ability and proficiency in collecting, analyzing, and presenting data
  • Being open to accept challenges and try to overcome them, either individually or collectively
  • Focus to achieve the organization’s goals while developing skills and gaining knowledge
  • Ability to collaborate with others for completing successful projects
  • Resilient, self-motived and able to work well under pressure
  • Alignment to Panasonic’s seven (7) core principles (contribution to society, fairness and honesty, cooperation and team spirit, untiring effort for improvement, courtesy and humility, adaptability, gratitude)

Preferred License(s):

  • Professional Engineering

Physical Demands:

Physical Activities: (Percentage of time (equaling 100%) during the normal workday the employee is required to)

  • Sit:                                                       10%
  • Walk:                                                   50%
  • Stand:                                                 30%
  • Lift:                                                      10%

Tools and/or Equipment: (Required frequency is:  Not required (0%), Occasional (1-33%), Frequent (34-66%, Continuous (67-100%)

  • Keyboard/Computer:                           Continuous
  • Office Equipment:                               Continuous
  • Phone                                                  Continuous

Required Lifting and Carrying: (Required frequency is:  Not required (0%), Occasional (1-33%), Frequent (34-66%, Continuous (67-100%)

  • Up to 10 lbs.:                                       Continuous
  • Up to 20 lbs.:                                       Continuous
  • Up to 35 lbs.:                                       Frequent
  • Team-lift only (over 35 lbs.):               Frequent


About Us:

Panasonic Energy of North America (PENA) is collaborating with Tesla at a massive battery factory near Reno, Nevada which is known for its quality of life and expansive outdoor adventures. Panasonic's role at the Gigafactory is to manufacture and supply cylindrical lithium-ion cells to Tesla for their electric vehicles and energy storage systems.

Over the past few years, the Gigafactory has grown to the largest lithium-ion battery factory in the world. Together with our partner Tesla, we continue to revolutionize the lithium-ion battery space and accelerate the world’s transition to sustainable energy and transportation.

Our mission at PENA is to make the vision of affordable Electric Vehicles a reality by producing the world’s safest, high quality, and lowest cost batteries.  Through this effort we will create a clean energy society and our products will change society’s use of and perceptions of electric power.

In addition to an environment that is as innovative as our products, we offer competitive salaries and benefits.

Supplemental Information:

Pre-employment drug testing is required. Due to the high volume of responses, we will only be able to respond to candidates of interest. All candidates must have valid authorization to work in the U.S. without restriction.

Panasonic is an Equal Opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by law.  All qualified individuals are required to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.

Thank you for your interest in Panasonic Energy of North America.

REQ: REQ-131123 Engineering

  • Sparks, NV, United States
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