Canoo Technologies Inc.

Director, Facilities

Human Resources
Full Time
Location : Location

About Canoo

About Canoo

 Canoo’s mission is to bring EVs to Everyone and build a world-class team to deploy this sustainable mobility revolution. We have developed breakthrough electric vehicles that are reinventing the automotive landscape with pioneering technologies, award-winning designs, and a unique business model that spans all owners in the full lifecycle of the vehicle. Canoo is starting production in 2022 and is distinguished by its pioneering and experienced team of technologists, engineers, and designers. With offices around the country, the company is scaling quickly and seeking candidates who love to challenge themselves, are motivated by purpose, and possess a strong desire to get things done.


The “Canoo Way”

 Canoo’s success is the direct result of our disciplined application of our core operating principles and drills, which are based on three main principles: Think 80/20 (“Important versus less important”), Act 30/30 (“Reduce waste and increase output”), and Live 90/10 (“We have each other’s back”). We hire based on “MET” - Mindset, Equipment and willingness to Train - and seek individuals that take accountability and deliver results while being Humble, Hungry to succeed, and Hunting for opportunities to win. We train our team to engage with each other by modulating between their intellect (iQ) and emotional intelligence (eQ), applying Facts, Finesse, and Force when they communicate. The principles and drills of the CANOO Way have been fundamental to our success, our ability to grow, continuously improve, innovate and are at the core of our day-to-day operations.


This position acts as a hands-on Director of Facilities to stand up and manage our non-manufacturing facilities. Duties include project management for site selection, lease negotiation, design and buildout for new spaces and overseeing ongoing operations of offices and technology and development centers. Operational duties include implementing policies and safety procedures, engaging with vendors and contractors, minimizing hazards, preparing facilities budgets and monitoring expenditure, designing and planning workstations, coordinating remodeling and refurbishment initiatives, testing equipment, forecasting space needs, and ensuring compliance with zoning laws.


The ideal candidate for this role should possess good communication skills, excellent organizational skills, broad knowledge of business functions, and project management experience. The director of facilities must understand the technical aspects of the property, support day to day business operations, ensure efficient operation of facilities, mitigate risk, and ensure that facilities meet the needs of clients and staff. 


The ultimate goal of the position is to create integrated workspaces across the organization, minimizing disruptions to overall business operations, improving working conditions, and creating a safe and comfortable environment for both staff and clients. 



  • Working closely with other teams at Canoo to plan and execute the overall strategy to design, buildout and stand up the new offices in the Canoo ecosystem including facility finish out, construction, IT systems, managing teams, projects, etc.
  • Institute effective program management processes, tools, and best practices to bring efficiency and support collaboration
  • Review budget to align to proposed Canoo operating budgets
  • Oversee security, cleaning, and catering, waste disposal and contractors
  • Schedule and supervise renovations and maintenance repair work
  • Scheduling renovations
  • Training staff on safety procedures in connection with the Dir, Safety
  • Ensuring compliance with regulations and laws
  • Monitor employee growth trends and assist in ensuring space is available for growth
  • Designing and planning facilities layout reconfiguring to accommodate growth
  • Be engaged and proactive in Corporate Social Responsibility and Energy/Sustainability programs


Required Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Engineering, Property Management or equivalent professional level experience
  • 10+ years of progressive experience in facilities maintenance or equivalent field
  • Knowledge of OSHA and other environmental regulations
  • Knowledge of general maintenance methods, operating requirements, and safety precautions related to facilities management
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong procurement and negotiating skills
  • Project management experience
  • Multitasking abilities
  • Computer literacy in programs such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Highly organized and good problem-solving skills
  • Ability to travel up to 25 percent to other Canoo office locations

Preferred Experience 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Engineering, or equivalent professional level experience
  • Experience working in a start-up environment
  • Passion to change the world by simultaneously bringing electric vehicles to all and improving the environment in a way that has never been done before. 

What's Cool About Working Here...

  • Meaningful, challenging work that will redefine automotive landscape and make EVs available to everyone
  • Comprehensive Health Insurance
  • Equity Compensation
  • Flexible Paid Time Off
  • Casual workplace with an unbelievable feeling of energy

Canoo is an equal opportunity-affirmative action employer and considers all qualified applicants for employment based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, past or present military service or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with applicable federal, state and local law.


Any unsolicited resumes or candidate profiles submitted in response to our job posting shall be considered the property of Canoo Inc. and its subsidiaries and are not subject to payment of referral or placement fees if any such candidate is later hired by Canoo unless you have a signed written agreement in place with us which covers the applicable job posting. 


Canoo cares deeply about the safety of all candidates who may be asked to participate in an in-person interview. While the company remains operational, some of our positions are remote, while others require working on-site. Canoo is following the Covid-19 protocols set forth by local state and federal governance and the CDC guidelines. Candidates who are vaccinated will be asked to provide a copy of proof of vaccination upon arrival for the interview. Candidates who are not vaccinated will be asked to provide proof of a negative Covid-19 test that is no less than 48 hours old. We ask that you practice hand hygiene, social distance, and wear face coverings to reduce the risks of exposure to Covid-19. We appreciate your cooperation with our safety protocols while you explore your future with Canoo!


inTulsa has partnered with Canoo and is managing the hiring process for this position. A representative from inTulsa will contact you on behalf of Canoo should your skills be a great match for the role. Thank you for your interest in Canoo!


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