Canoo Technologies Inc.

Construction Project Manager

Full Time
Location : Location

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 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, and innovate are at the core of our day-to-day operations.


We are seeking an experienced and dedicated Industrial Automotive Construction Project Manager to lead the setup of a new automotive manufacturing plant in Pryor Oklahoma. This position requires a strong understanding of automotive construction and project management practices. As a successful candidate, you will have a background in engineering, project management, and a history of effective team leadership. We are seeking a candidate that has managed construction projects in the automotive industry from engineering through completion.



  • Manage the planning, design, construction, and commissioning of a new automotive manufacturing plant. Existing plant to be updated to manufacture ultramodern EVs
  • Develop and implement project timelines and schedules to ensure the project is completed on time and within budget.
  • Collaborate with a broad range of internal and external stakeholders including architects, engineers, contractors, suppliers, regulators, and Canoo management.
  • Ensure all work is completed in compliance with applicable codes, regulations, and standards.
  • Coordinate and supervise the efforts of the project team, including engineers, technicians, and construction workers.
  • Regularly provide project updates to senior management, including progress reports, budget updates, and risk assessments.
  • Implement risk management strategies to minimize the impact of project uncertainties.
  • Manage contract negotiation and administration.
  • Oversee quality control throughout the project's life cycle.
  • Lead problem-solving and resolution efforts to address project issues.
  • Manage and report on change orders and scope updates


  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering is needed. A Master’s Degree in Engineering, Project Management, or Business Administration would be an asset.
  • Professional Engineering (PE) certification is necessary.
  • Proven experience (minimum 10 years) as a Project Manager in the automotive industry or relevant field.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of construction procedures, material, and project management principles.
  • Familiarity with quality and health and safety standards.
  • Excellent knowledge of MS Office, familiarity with construction/ project management software.
  • Outstanding communication and negotiation skills.
  • Excellent organizational and time-management skills.
  • A team player with leadership abilities.




  • Previous management of automotive industrial construction for EV (Electric Vehicle) manufacturing is preferred.
  • Diverse past leadership roles
  • 20+ years of experience in an automotive construction setting

What's Cool About Working Here...

  • Meaningful, challenging work that will redefine the automotive landscape and make EVs available to everyone
  • Comprehensive Health Insurance
  • Equity Compensation
  • Flexible Paid Time Off
  • A 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 laws.


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. 


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