Transportation Infrastructure Director at Virgin Hyperloop One

| Greater LA Area
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THE PURPOSE:
As Director of Infrastructure at Virgin Hyperloop One, you will be the technical and strategic leader for our hyperloop infrastructure – from product research and development through building our first commercial projects. You’ll lead a multidisciplinary team that’s designing and developing our hyperloop infrastructure, including the mainline vacuum structure (tube) and associated wayside facilities. Come join us to build something that has never been done before – and create fast, effortless journeys that expand possibilities.
 
THE ROLE:
  • People Management:
    • Recruit, mentor, coach, and motivate your team
    • Foster innovation to develop new products, improve existing products or services, and find alternate uses for our technology
    • Communicate proactively with stakeholders across engineering and corporate services to support safety, integration, testing, trade studies, supply chain, etc.
  • Technical Authority:
    • Accountable for developing infrastructure technical strategy, development roadmap, and design decisions aligned to overall engineering development strategy
    • Accountable for defining, designing, developing, integrating, qualifying, and certifying all infrastructure-related subsystems
    • Own the hardware design processes jointly with Director of Pod Engineering
    • Review and consult on design work for other engineering departments for system-level integrated performance against requirements
    • Provide engineering decision recommendations for items impacting wider system operation, software, manufacturing strategy, business requirements, or business strategy
    • Evaluate, develop, and implement technical policies, standards, processes, and procedures for improved efficiency and profitability
    • Identify new technical and business opportunities
    • Develop technical and industry knowledge
  • Supplier Management:
    • Lead strategic infrastructure design, manufacturing, and construction partnerships in line with our overall technical and commercial strategy
    • Accountable for subcontract work definition, progress, results, schedule, budget, and risk management
  • Project Management
  • Manage priorities, schedules, budgets, and quality
    • Identify, manage, and mitigate technical risk using the established Risk Management process
    • Other projects as assigned
 
THE CANDIDATE:
  • Strong technical proficiency and understanding of engineering first principles
  • Creative and innovative approach to solving problems
  • Strong interpersonal skills and enthusiastic leader
  • Strategically-minded thinker and confident decision-maker
  • Highly self-motivated and eager to take on new challenges
 
MINIMUM REQUIRED EXPERIENCE:
  • BS in Civil, Structural, or Mechanical Engineering or equivalent work experience
  • Experience managing teams and projects to deliver large, complex transportation infrastructure projects
  • Demonstrated experience with non-traditional project delivery methodologies, including public-private partnerships
  • Strong understanding of the construction industry, including procurement methods, contract risk allocation, and project cost and schedule drivers
 
PREFERRED EXPERIENCE:
  • MS or PhD in Civil, Structural, or Mechanical Engineering or equivalent work experience
  • Demonstrated experience with new and emerging materials, equipment, or processes in the heavy civil construction industry
  • Project Management Certification
 
Hyperloop One is an Equal Employment Employer; employment is governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other protected status. Hyperloop One will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with the “Ban the Box” legislation. We may access publicly available information as part of your application. For full information on how your personal information will be stored and processed, please click here.
 
To all recruitment agencies: Virgin Hyperloop One does not accept unsolicited agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our jobs alias, Virgin Hyperloop One employees or any other company location. Virgin Hyperloop One is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.
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An Insider's view of Virgin Hyperloop One

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Our office gives the feeling of excitement and energy every day. You can see it through the passionate discussions about engineering, marketing or any field. The people really bring a level of passion and energy that makes it one of the best places to work. The dog-friendly culture also helps soothe our nerves after any intense discussions!

Matt

Manager - Software Design Specs

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

My job is based around collaboration with other teams. When a team needs to optimize their workflow or day-to-day operations, I gather requirements from them to find solutions to best suit their needs. I love being able to make this easier and simpler for other teams.

Anne

IT Operations Analyst

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

I am probably a unique example having only worked for the company for six months and already having the opportunity to start in the Dubai office and then be seconded to the Los Angeles Headquarters. Relentless focus on making a difference, impacting positive change, and putting safety first have already given me great opportunities with VHO.

Bruce

Safety Regulatory Certification Director

What are some things you learned at the company?

I have learned how to model the dynamics of our pod and how the different EM systems generate forces that control its motion. I extended my knowledge into multi-body dynamics which is needed to simulate the motion of the vehicle through curvilinear trajectories. I have learned how to develop my own in-house simulation tools and use CAE tools.

Cathy

Vehicle Dynamics Specialist

What are Virgin Hyperloop One Perks + Benefits

Virgin Hyperloop One Benefits Overview

We place great value in our employees' work-life balance, so our office is full of great perks to make you feel right at home. We've got catered lunches, snacks, coffee and drinks every day so employees can enjoy all three meals at work. Our office also has full showers, towels and lockers along with on-site barber visits, dry cleaning service, and mobile car wash services. Our employees enjoy premium quality medical insurance, as well as stock options with early exercise option. Also, we're dog-friendly!

Culture
Volunteer in Local Community
Friends Outside of Work
Eat Lunch Together
Open Door Policy
Team-Owned Deliverables
Team-Based Strategic Planning
Open Office Floor Plan
Diversity
Unconscious Bias Training
Mean Gender Pay Gap Below 10%
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
VHO employees can contribute up to $2700 annually to their FSA.
Disability Insurance
Disability insurance covers 100% of annual salary with no maximum payout.
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Life insurance is equal to 3x an employee's annual salary. Additionally, we offer the ability to purchase additional Supplemental Life & AD&D insurance to protect yourself, your spouse & children.
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Team Workouts
We have employee-lead group workout sessions after work!
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
VHO offers up to 16 weeks of paid parental leave to eligible employees who become parents through birth, surrogacy, adoption, or foster care
Flexible Work Schedule
VHO provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes flexible start and end times.
Family Medical Leave
Employees who have been with the company for 12 months are eligible for 12 weeks of family medical leave.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Hourly employees receive between 15 and 20 days per year of paid time off based on years of service.
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Employees receive 48 hours per year of paid sick leave.
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Virgin Hyperloop One hosts company outings semi-annually. Our most recent team-building was at a Dodgers game!
Free Daily Meals
Stocked Kitchen
Parking
We offer employees free on-site garage parking.
Pet Friendly
Relocation Assistance
Eligible company positions are offered relocation assistance.
Professional Development Benefits
Lunch and Learns
Our lunch and learns focus on our recent technology, business opportunities, and potential partnerships.
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