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Project Management Intern

AESC is looking to add a Project Management Intern to our team in Bowling Green, KY or Smyrna, TN.  

  • Part-Time to Full-Time 
  • On-site  
  • Smyrna, TN or Bowling Green, KY 


AESC is an exciting, newly created global organization committed to solving the challenges of a sustainable future and becoming the leading supplier of full-value-chain battery solutions. Our lithium-ion batteries can be found in nearly one million electric vehicles worldwide and have a stellar safety record of zero-critical issues. AESC US is leading the way in battery technology. We design and manufacture EV battery technology for various electric vehicles and equipment. We are working hard towards unlocking the full potential of sustainable energy and climate change mitigation. We will continue to build upon our successes and expand into new markets and industries, producing innovative and competitive products and technologies that advance the goal of a zero-carbon emission future. AESC is headquartered in Japan and has battery manufacturing locations in Japan, UK, China, and the U.S. 

AESC Mission 

Our mission is to solve the challenges for a sustainable future. Together, we can make a meaningful impact.  

About the Role 

As a key member of AESC US LLC, you will play a crucial role in advancing our mission to lead in full-value-chain battery solutions for a sustainable future. Reporting to Alireza Atrvash, you will support the Global Industrial Development team’s project managers with project scheduling, budgeting, resource allocation, track project progress and identify potential delays or risks. Your work within the team will directly impact our strategic goals and contribute to our position as a global leader in battery technology. 

Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)  

Your performance will be measured against several critical indicators. Your ability to successfully support and execute strategic initiatives within specified timeframes will be a key performance indicator. Additionally, your contribution to the optimization of processes, as evidenced by efficiency gains or cost savings, will be closely monitored. Achieving and exceeding quarterly and annual targets, whether related to production output, project completion, or other relevant metrics, will also be a significant aspect of your performance evaluation. We will gauge your success in fostering a collaborative and innovative work environment through team performance and the successful implementation of creative solutions. These KPIs are designed to align with our organizational goals and ensure your impactful contributions to our ongoing success. 

Career Growth Opportunities 

You will have the opportunity to embark on a dynamic career path with abundant growth possibilities. We are committed to fostering the professional development of our employees, and your journey with us will be marked by ongoing learning and advancement. Our organization believes in recognizing and nurturing talent from within, providing a clear trajectory for career growth. As you demonstrate your skills and contribute to our collective success, doors will open for expanded responsibilities, leadership roles, and the chance to work on increasingly complex and impactful projects. We encourage a culture of continuous learning, offering various training programs, mentorship opportunities, and access to resources that empower you to chart your course within the company. Your success is our success, and we are dedicated to supporting your career aspirations every step of the way. 

Your Team 

You will be reporting directly to Chief Vice President of Industrial Development, who brings more than 20 years of experience in the field of manufacturing, engineering, construction and project management. You will collaborate closely with a group of dedicated professionals, each contributing their unique skills and expertise to our collective success. In this role, you will have the opportunity to learn from and collaborate with your colleagues to drive impactful results. Our team values creativity, initiative, and a collaborative spirit, and we look forward to welcoming you to this dynamic work family where your contributions will play a vital role in achieving our common goals. 

What You Will Do  

  • Assist project managers with project scheduling, budgeting, and resource allocation. 
  • Track project progress and identify potential delays or risks. 
  • Prepare and maintain project documentation, including meeting minutes, status reports, and change orders. 
  • Assist with the creation and management of project communication plans. 
  • Conduct site visits and document observations. 
  • Research and analyze construction materials, methods, and regulations. 
  • May have the opportunity to learn and utilize project management software (e.g., Primavera P6, MS Project). 
  • Assist with other project management tasks as assigned. 

What You Need 

  • Currently enrolled in a bachelor's degree program in Construction Management, Engineering, or a related field. 
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills. 
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. 
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint). 
  • Detail-oriented and organized, with a strong work ethic. 
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team. 
  • Speaking fluent Mandarin and English   

What is “Nice to Have”? 

  • Familiarity with construction terminology a plus. 
  • Experience with project management software a plus.

What We Offer  

Welcome to our state-of-the-art Gigafactory where you'll have the opportunity to tackle the world's most fascinating challenges alongside exceptionally talented individuals who are driven to make a difference. We strive to ensure that our employees are well taken care of, enabling them to focus on their work and contribute to our collective mission of changing the world. 

  • An inclusive and diverse work environment that fosters and encourages professional and personal development. 
  • Highly automated, clean, safe, and temperature-controlled production environment 

Application Process  

Even if you don't meet every requirement listed, if you believe this role suits you well, we encourage you to apply. Your application gives us the opportunity to learn more about you and explore potential fits within our team. 

Following the submission of your application, we are committed to providing timely responses to all applicants, though response times may vary depending on the volume of submissions. If you do not receive an immediate response, please rest assured that this in no way reflects on the quality of your candidacy. Your application will be retained in our files, and we may reach out to you for future roles that align with your skills and interests. As our organization experiences rapid growth, we appreciate your patience in this process. We are actively working each day to enhance our application procedures to ensure a smoother and more efficient experience for all applicants. Thank you for your understanding and enthusiasm for joining our dynamic team. 

Equal Employment Opportunity  

At AESC, we are committed to providing Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) to all individuals. We participate in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S Join us in our passion to design, manufacture, and sell high-performance products, contributing to a sustainable and zero-carbon emission future.  

Physical Requirements 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable otherwise qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions. 

  • Ability to sit for extended periods of time. 
  • Ability to read, write, speak, hear; stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach and lift with hands and arms frequently throughout the day.  
  • Required to occasionally lift, push, pull and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally required to lift, push, pull and/or move up to 35 pounds. 


Occasional domestic travel required. 

Work Environment 

The work environment is primarily an automated manufacturing plant with a concrete floor and is characterized by some temperature extremes, moderate noise, and forklift traffic. The individual must be able to perform all essential functions as appropriate on the plant floor, in meetings, and with employees, management, customers and suppliers. 

Candidate must perform the essential duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation efficiently and accurately, and without causing significant safety threat to self or others. The statements made herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this job classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive and inclusive list of all responsibilities, duties, and/or skills required of personnel so classified. 

Hiring is contingent upon successful completion of drug screen and background check. AESC US LLC is a drug-free workplace.