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Embark Trucks

Self-driving trucks.

Manager - Safety Driver Team
Southern California, CA, US
Job Description / Skills Required

Embark is a San Francisco/SoCal based team building self-driving semi trucks. We believe this technology will transform the trucking industry by saving lives, cutting delivery times in half, and dramatically decreasing the cost of transportation


We have raised $117MM in total and are backed by Tiger Global Management ($70MM Series C) and Sequoia Capital ($30MM Series B). We move freight daily between LA and Phoenix using our purpose-built transfer hubs. This is an incredibly exciting time for autonomous driving and our team is looking to grow.


About the Role

Our operations team is responsible for the day-to-day running of our fleet of autonomous trucks. We are looking to bring on a Safety Driver Team Manager to oversee on-road safety and lead our growing team of Safety Drivers and dispatchers, based out of Fontana, CA. This is a high impact role where you will play a big part in shaping how this team scales.


What you’ll do

Leading our growing team of safety drivers, driver trainers and dispatchers

- Ensure the safe and efficient day to day operations

- Support recruiting efforts in growing the safety driver team

- Lead coaching and career development for safety driver team


Oversee on-road safety

- Review safety events and coach team members to improve safety

- Develop safety training curriculum

- Hold regular safety meetings


Safety Driver Compliance Oversight

- Oversee adherence to DOT requirements for CDL drivers

- Identify opportunities for efficiency and safety improvements


Preferred Experience

- Experience managing a team of 30+ people

- +5 years of leadership experience in trucking, autonomous driving or start-up operations

- Evidence of exceptional ability, especially within an ambiguous and fast changing environment

- Experience overseeing safety and rolling out successful safety programs in a field where safety is of critical importance

- A history of implementing procedural and organizational improvements in an ambiguous and fast changing environment


Key Skills and Attributes to be Successful in This Role

- Very safety-minded

- Outstanding people management and leadership skills

- A collaborative leadership style

- Comfortable navigating ambiguous and open ended problems

- Has a mindset of continuous growth and that there is always room for improvement

- Encourages feedback and sees value in using it regularly

- Ability to understand and communicate technical problems



·      A full time, competitive salary with equity

·      Flexible paid vacation from the start

·      100% of the base insurance option covered for Medical, Dental, and Vision and a buy-up option for other plans

·      Life insurance covered by Embark

·      Access to a Flexible Spending Account & 401K Plan

·      Snacks & catered lunches

·      Work in a fast-growing startup revolutionizing transportation as we know it


If you are interested in this exciting opportunity and are ready to be part of a great team working to make the future of autonomous driving a reality, apply today!


At Embark we celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.