Program Manager – Vehicle

About Canoo

If you're intrigued by the dream of working alongside the smartest & most revolutionary designers and engineers in the EV space, Canoo just may be the place for you. Are you a person who is irked by the status quo? Do you derive personal satisfaction from doing something you've never done before, and seeing that work actually put into production? Here at Canoo, every day is vastly different from the one before it, as we're moving swiftly toward our goal of changing the way the world looks at Urban Mobility. We’re a well-funded start-up, led by the who's who of EV business leaders, whose passion brought them together on this special mission. We're diligently preparing for our first vehicle launch and looking for deeply experienced and passionate talent, who are not just looking for a “job," but rather are driven to raise the bar and create new benchmarks within the global EV industry. Read on...

Job Purpose:

The Vehicle Program Manager will be working closely with the Program Management Office and the Vehicle Program Chief to help define, track, and report the status of key program deliverables.


  • Work with Program Management Office is defining business processes for efficient execution of the program.
  • Work with the Vehicle Program Chief to define milestones, deliverables, and key performance indicators for each phase of the vehicle development program.
  • Define, maintain, and publish the vehicle timeline.
  • Work with the Vehicle Program Chief to resolve impediments for the supporting teams.
  • Work across Vehicle System Engineering teams to gather KPI information and build into simple dashboards for use in system team settings as well as in the vehicle program level forum.
  • Publish and maintain dashboard information in key reference locations.
  • Define, maintain, and publish the Product Definition Letter.
  • Undertake program management of aspects of the vehicle program from time to time as needed.
  • Coordinate with stakeholders to ensure content of BOM / Timing is always up to date.
  • Validate he data and confirm it is aligned with vehicle content, assumptions, and Program milestones.
  • Engage with Engineering, Supply Chain, Manufacturing and Finance teams to resolve issues.
  • Prepare executive summaries and escalate issues.


  • BS or MS degree in an engineering discipline or equivalent experience.
  • 5+ years of experience in engineering or program management in a technical environment.
  • Proficiency using JIRA to capture and track engineering development tasks.
  • Experience working with 3DEXPERIENCE in a program management capacity.
  • Experience in a highly dynamic start-up environment.
  • Experience in program management in the automotive industry.
  • Proficient in tools required to manage complex projects (i.e. Gantt charts).

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