Director of Facilities

Mountain View, CA
11 days ago
Full time role

Job Description

At Wisk, we're transforming the future of urban mobility through safe, all-electric, autonomous flight. We are a passionate team working together toward a sustainable future, solving high-impact problems that have never been solved before. By delivering everyday flight for everyone, we're making it possible to spend less time getting there and more time being there. If you want to be part of shaping the future of mobility, then read on!

Why we need you:

  • We are looking for an experienced Director of Facilities to oversee all strategic and tactical aspects of facilities and workplace services. Strategically, you will be responsible for forecasting space and future facilities requirements, negotiate with government entities for incentives, negotiate with developers, and plan budget for capital expenditures and operating expenses. Tactically, you will be responsible for managing a small team of facilities personnel, as well as vendors and contractors for construction build outs (TIs), day-to-day service and repairs, catering, security and preventive maintenance.  This role will also manage a new factory site construction and other projects related to market entry. 

What you will do:

  • Update and execute long-term facilities strategy
  • Lead Request for Proposal (RFP) process to select future facilities
  • Lead efforts to negotiate with States and Counties to obtain government incentives 
  • Plan and oversee large construction and renovation projects and oversee all installations and refurbishments
  • Oversee and manage the maintenance of Wisk Facilities buildings, and related equipment, including the standard inspections and maintenance required for HVAC, plumbing, electrical, and building systems in multiple geographies
  • Structure and implement an effective and robust single platform security program (inclusive of hardware, server, cctv and alarm response)
  • Ensure security procedures are properly implemented 
  • Strategic space planning to support  future business needs
  • Manage  activities and/or vendors associated with parking, building security, waste disposal, electric vehicle chargers, service contracts, catering, janitorial services, landscaping, etc. 
  • Lead lease negotiations and renewals by working with internal management and Landlords/Property Management teams
  • Conduct and document regular facilities inspections and safety walks in conjunction with EHS
  • Work closely with the Environmental, Health & Safety team to support company compliance requirements
  • Manage a small facilities team in addition to external contractors

What you have done:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 10 years of facilities management experience with at least 3-5 years managing teams
  • Experience working with different stakeholders across the enterprise to meet company goals and objectives
  • Experience developing and managing significant budgets, including capital budget justifications
  • Excellent verbal,  and written communication and presentation skills as you will be collaborating with diverse stakeholders, such as general contractors, project teams, city officials, architects, engineers and senior leadership
  • Experience conducting Request for Proposal (RFP) process and negotiations with States, Counties, Municipalities, and Landlords to select optimal locations for future facilities
  • Experience leading and overseeing large construction projects
  • Available to work more than the regular workweek, as needed, to perform assigned job duties, including weekends, evenings, early morning hours, and holidays 
  • This position requires the candidate to work on-site to manage multiple projects, and travel as necessary to oversee remote facilities. 
  • This position requires the candidate to oversee construction of a new factory at a location outside of the Bay Area, with a required relocation in the future to the new site.


  • Experience in project or program management
  • Facilities management at a manufacturing company

Who you are:

  • You are a highly motivated, self starting individual with a broad set of skills and never afraid of facing complex technical challenges
  • You are a solution oriented individual with a strong analytical mindset
  • You have strong communication skills and can easily tailor your communications to suit the audience
  • You can adapt quickly or propose changes needed to achieve results in a timely fashion
  • You embrace challenges and take commitments and deliver results within reasonable expectations
  • You are a positive team player

We are located in Mountain View just a couple of hundred feet from Shoreline Lake and its surrounding walking/jogging trails. We offer a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision and life insurance (company pays 100% of employee premium), alternative work schedule (9/80), flexible time off, 10 company holidays, a 401(k) plan with 50% company matching (no vesting period), commuter assistance, and education assistance. And on top of all that, we also offer a variety of perks such as free catered lunches, flight lessons, gym membership subsidies, snacks, drinks, fruits, employee referral bonus, charitable giving match, patent bonus program, happy hours and many more.
In order to protect the health and safety of our employees in the workplace, as a condition of employment, we require that employees  are fully-vaccinated with an FDA-authorized vaccination against COVID-19 as permitted by law. Exceptions/accommodations are considered for employees with disabilities or sincerely-held religious beliefs, practices, or observances that prevent them from being vaccinated against COVID-19.
Wisk Aero provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Wisk Aero abides by applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.
Wisk Aero is an E-Verify employer.