Construction Cost & Change Management Lead, Semi

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Construction & Facilities

Sparks, Nevada

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What to Expect
As a Cost & Change Management Lead, you will play a critical role in optimizing and controlling the total cost management program on mega Projects in Reno, Nevada. You will be responsible for developing and implementing a Total Cost Management program, including cost management strategies, analyzing financial and cost engineering data, change management and working collaboratively with various departments to drive accurate, consistent reporting and analysis targeting cost reduction and efficiency initiatives. Your expertise will contribute to the overall profitability and competitiveness of our Project and organization.
What You’ll Do
  • Cost Management: Develop and implement a comprehensive cost management strategy, including cost tracking, forecasting, and cost reduction plans. Conduct cost analysis and cost trending to identify variations between budgeted and actual costs. Analyze historical project data to develop cost trends and benchmarks for current and future projects
  • Change Management: Develop, implement, and manage the Project Change Management program in multi-interface fast tracked mega projects that are Design Build and Self Performed by Tesla. This includes internal and external change management (cost & schedule). Evaluate and quantify the impact of project changes, including scope changes, variations, and contract amendments. Assess the cost implications of change orders and negotiate with contractors or suppliers when necessary
  • Budgeting and Forecasting: Lead the budgeting process and provide regular forecasts of project costs to ensure alignment with financial goals. Develop and maintain cost forecasts for ongoing projects. Utilize cost data and trends to predict potential cost overruns or savings and provide recommendations for mitigation. Collaborate with project managers to ensure that cost controls are in place and budgets are adhered to
  • Variance Analysis: Monitor actual costs against budgets and analyze variances, providing recommendations for corrective actions as needed
  • Performance Metrics & Reporting: Define and track key performance indicators (KPIs) related to cost management and provide regular reports to senior management. Develop, implement and manage a cost management reporting plan (include weekly and monthly reporting/ presentations). Communicate cost trends and potential issues to project teams and senior management
  • Compliance: Ensure compliance with financial regulations and industry standards in cost reporting and management
  • Team Leadership: Manage a team of cost analysts and collaborate with other departments to foster a culture of cost-consciousness and continuous improvement. Provide leadership and mentorship to cost team
What You’ll Bring
  • Degree in Business, Data Analytics, Project Management, Construction Management, or equivalent experience
  • Extensive experience (7+ years) in cost management, budgeting, and financial analysis, with a significant portion of that experience in the complex industrial process or manufacturing industry
  • Strong knowledge cost management processes and cost structures at EPC project
  • Proficiency in financial modeling and cost analysis tools
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively across departments
  • Strong leadership and team management capabilities
  • Ability to work within a high-performance, cross-functional organization with extremely tight timelines and aggressive goals
Compensation and Benefits

Along with competitive pay, as a full-time Tesla employee, you are eligible for the following benefits at day 1 of hire:
  • Aetna PPO and HSA plans > 2 medical plan options with $0 payroll deduction
  • Family-building, fertility, adoption and surrogacy benefits
  • Dental (including orthodontic coverage) and vision plans, both have options with a $0 paycheck contribution
  • Company Paid (Health Savings Account) HSA Contribution when enrolled in the High Deductible Aetna medical plan with HSA
  • Healthcare and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
  • LGBTQ+ care concierge services
  • 401(k) with employer match, Employee Stock Purchase Plans, and other financial benefits
  • Company paid Basic Life, AD&D, short-term and long-term disability insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Sick and Vacation time (Flex time for salary positions), and Paid Holidays
  • Back-up childcare and parenting support resources
  • Voluntary benefits to include: critical illness, hospital indemnity, accident insurance, theft & legal services, and pet insurance
  • Weight Loss and Tobacco Cessation Programs
  • Tesla Babies program
  • Commuter benefits
  • Employee discounts and perks program

Tesla is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer committed to diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, gender identity or any other factor protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.
Tesla is also committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. Please let your recruiter know if you need an accommodation at any point during the interview process.