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Business Projects Assistant

Req. ID: 15148
Office Location: NA-US-CA-Palo Alto-Deer Creek-Office
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Job Type: Full time


About Tesla

Tesla’s goal is to accelerate the world’s transition to electric mobility with a full range of increasingly affordable electric cars. California-based Tesla designs and manufactures EVs, as well as EV powertrain components for partners such as Toyota and Daimler. Model S was named Motor Trend’s prestigious 2013 Car of the Year, achieved the best safety score of any car ever tested by the NHTSA, and Consumer Reports is calling it the best car it has ever tested.

Tesla Motors is committed to hiring and developing top talent from across the world for any given discipline. Our world-class teams operate with a non-conventional automotive product development philosophy of high inter-disciplinary collaboration, flat organizational structure, and technical contribution at all levels. You will be expected to challenge and to be challenged, to create, and to innovate. These jobs are not for everyone, you must have a genuine passion for producing the best vehicles in the world. Without passion, you will find what we're trying to do too difficult.

The Role

Tesla Motors is looking for dynamic recent engineering graduates to join our Business Projects Assistant program in the office of the Chief Technology Officer. The Business Projects Assistant program will provide highly qualified engineering candidates with broad exposure to technical and business programs, projects and activities across engineering operations. Candidates should have an exceptional academic record, leave their ego at the door, and possess a willingness to do work at all levels and a desire to grow within Tesla.


  • Manage projects and programs as assigned by the CTO and other senior and executive leaders at Tesla
  • Work autonomously to manage projects and maintain communication with appropriate parties
  • Demonstrate a proven ability to analyze data, research information, solve problem and coordinate projects
  • Produce intricate spreadsheets, graphs and PowerPoint presentations
  • Maintains a high degree of confidentiality and exercises sound business judgment
  • Interact in a professional manner with senior executives internally and externally
  • Provide complex screening, fielding, prioritizing of inbound communication via telephone, mail, and e-mail to resolve issues in a timely manner
  • Assist with calendaring and meeting planning
  • Coordinate detailed travel arrangements, as well as meeting and event planning
  • Participate in team meetings/events, and other activities that improve operations and morale


  • Recent graduate with a bachelor’s degree from a top university in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering 
  • Advanced problem solving, organizational and analytic skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Outlook, PowerPoint and Excel
  • Has strong analytic capabilities and pattern recognition
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment; enjoys challenges
  • Highly organized, with good time management skills
  • Acute attention to detail
  • Developed interpersonal / communication skills with a high degree of professionalism


Tesla is an equal opportunity employer. All aspects of employment including the decision to hire, promote, discipline, or discharge, will be based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical​​​ condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or ​expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law. 


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