Autonomous Vehicle Project Manager (Memphis, TN)

at TLD in Memphis, Tennessee, United States

Job Description

Autonomous Vehicle Project Manager (Memphis, TN)

ABOUT SMART AIRPORT SYSTEMS (SAS) Smart Airport Systems (SAS), an Alvest Group Company, strives for excellence in its mission to provide sustainable solutions for aviation. SAS innovative products incorporate the latest technologies in the aviation industry, enabling Airlines and Airports to improve their operational efficiencies, whilst paving the way for a greener future. TractEasy is a driverless tow-tractor that not only facilitates a significant increase in productivity, efficiency, labor and maintenance savings but also allows enhanced safety and process compliances. The TractEasy mission is to move freight in an autonomous manner, under the supervision of dedicated fleet manager software, from terminal to terminal, or terminal to aircraft. POSITION SUMMARY Smart Airport Systems is looking for a motivated individual, interested by innovative transportation and technologies. We are revolutionizing the freight transportation on airports with the autonomous tractor TractEasy and this position is your chance to jump on-board. You will be the Project Manager for one our most strategic TractEasy project, with the end goal to make it a commercial success. For that, you will have the following responsibilities:

+ Act as the main point of contact (local person in charge) with the client and manage the relationship.

+ Understand client’s requirements, making sure of the overall fit between product capabilities and market expectations.

+ Define objectives, requirements, and assumptions necessary to structure the project.

+ Coordination of internal and external stakeholders throughout the life of the project, from refined specs writing, tests & validation of new functionalities, to deployment into operations.

+ Manage the schedules & roasters on-site.

+ Keep track of the project budget.

+ Develop tasks and project tactics in-line with TractEasy Program strategy.

+ Supervise the local Deployment team (2 engineers) and ensure quality of work and tasks on schedule.

+ Grow the Deployment team with provision of coaching, training and guidance.

+ Accountable for the growth and the scaling-up of the project.

Being the local orchestrator of a large & fast evolving project, you will have to dive into the technological challenges of our Autonomous Vehicle technology. Preferred Experience You are an experienced project manager with a solid technical / engineering background. You will thrive in this position if you enjoy having both responsibility and a direct exposure to many senior and diverse counterparts. Key soft skills required:

+ Passion for technology, curiosity, and creativity to challenge the status quos.

+ Ability to lead large and multi-year projects and ensure the respect of timeline and budget.

+ Ability to interact, understand and align priorities with highly technical managers and experts.

+ Ability to work effectively in a multicultural and decentralized environment.

+ Political sense to enrich the relationship with senior executives from large industrial partners throughout the ups and downs of a complex project.

+ Energy, and ability to create and sustain a high level of commitment and passion from all stakeholders.


+ Strong scientific background with engineering degree.

+ Minimum of 3 years (ideally 5 years) of experience in project management (multi-years, complex project with stakeholder’s management).

+ Bachelor’s degree

+ Strong attention to detail and prioritization

TLD provides equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of their race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law. Further, TLD takes affirmative action to ensure that applicants are employed and employees are treated during employment without regard to any of these characteristics. All recruiting, hiring, training, promotion, compensation, and other employment related programs are provided fairly to all persons on an equal opportunity basis without regard to race, creed, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Employment decisions are based on the principles of equal opportunity and affirmative action. TLD is committed to ensuring that its online application process provides an equal employment opportunity to all candidates, including individuals with disabilities. If you believe you need a reasonable accommodation in order to search for a job opening or to submit an application, please contact us ( at Only messages sent for this purpose will be reviewed. EEO is the Law (English) (\files/employers/poster\screen\reader\optimized.pdf) EEO is the Law (Spanish)

Department: Smart Airport Systems (SAS)

This is a full time position

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Job Posting: JC221082773

Posted On: Aug 13, 2022

Updated On: Aug 21, 2022