Elon Musk's Tunneling and Transport Launch The Boring Company is raging in hiring six weeks after landing a $ 48.7 million commercial contract to build and operate an underground "genocide" in Las Vegas.
The company's website has posted more than a dozen new job openings in Las Vegas and another 15 at its headquarters in Hawthorne, California. There is a small number of jobs compared to openings at Musk's two other companies SpaceX and Tesla. Nevertheless, it shows that the company is trying to scale up and move beyond the status of the Musk pet project. (TBC has not published how many people it uses, estimates from various sources add it to over 80 people, although there are signs of overlap between SpaceX and TBC)
Boring Company, or TBC, secured the contract in May to build it underground trail system that changes people after receiving approval from the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority.
The original design for the project, called the Campus Wide People Mover, or CWPM, will focus on the Las Vegas Convention Center, which is currently in the midst of an extension expected to be completed in time for CES 2021
This underground passenger carrier will involve the construction of twin tunnels for vehicles and a pedestrian tunnel, according to contract documents. The twin tunnels are expected to be less than one kilometer. There will be three subway stations for the loading and unloading of passengers and a lift or escalator for passenger access to each station.
TBC wants to fill out the kinds of positions one can expect for such an engineering physical effort, including civil and tunnel engineers, construction manager and chief architect.
When finished, the people's engine should fade people between stops at high speeds in modified Tesla electric vehicles. The contract describes these as autonomous electric vehicles or AEVs. Standard AEVs will be Tesla Model X and Model 3 vehicles, the company said. It plans to use the modified Tesla Model X chassis for a "high amount" AEV to carry up to 16 passengers with both sitting and standing rooms.
(It should be noted that Tesla vehicles on roads today are not self-propelled, and instead have an advanced driver assistance system that handles certain tasks on highways such as lane control and adaptive cruise control.)
Before being opened to the public, dictates the contract that the TBC tests the system for three months.
While the project is limited for now, TBC has previously said that the project could one day connect to downtown, Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas Boulevard Resort Corridor and McCarran International Airport.