Rivian is on a mission to keep the world adventurous forever. This goes for the emissions-free Electric Adventure Vehicles we build, and the curious, courageous souls we seek to attract. 

As a company, we constantly challenge what’s possible, never simply accepting what has always been done. We reframe old problems, seek new solutions and operate comfortably in areas that are unknown. Our backgrounds are diverse, but our team shares a love of the outdoors and a desire to protect it for future generations. 

We operate development centers in Plymouth, Michigan; Southern California (Irvine, Carson & LA); Silicon Valley (San Jose and Palo Alto); Vancouver, British Columbia; and Surrey, England; as well as a manufacturing facility in Normal, Illinois.


  • Production Lead Design Support and provide guidelines for civil scope and infrastructure for production processes. This includes working closely with internal manufacturing engineering and facilities teams. Early alignment and having a clear design and producing or reviewing construction documents will be the focus of production projects.
  • Commercial Lead Design - Support and provide guidelines for civil scope and infrastructure for commercial projects. Commercial projects include workplace, retail locations, service centers, and charging network. Working closely with internal facilities team as well as engineer consultants (EORs) to ensure early alignment and a clear schematic design as well as reviewing construction documents will be the focus of commercial projects.
  • Standards and Processes - Establish Standards and Processes Establish standard processes, specifications, and analyses to improve delivery of facilities.
  • Dynamic Collaboration - Close collaboration across various verticals of the organization is essential. Nimble and agile approach is the key as various projects are at different levels of maturity and intentional time management is a requirement.
  • Project Management - Ensure safety, quality, cost, timing & throughput targets are achieved on all projects.
  • Reporting - Provide regular, metric-based project updates to management team.
  • First Principles - Challenge assumptions that are not backed up by a thorough engineering evaluation.
  • Supporting Sustainability – Being cognizant of broader goals of sustainability and support green infrastructure as well as implementing creative solutions in selection of building materials.
  • Greatness - Be part of a world-class Engineering Team, with a focus on high quality work and rapid project deployment.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering.
  • Minimum 9 years of experience, with Masters degree minimum of 7 years’ experience as Civil Engineer
  • Licensed Professional Engineer. Registration in multiple states is a plus.
  • Demonstrated ability to solve complex technical problems and deliver technical projects.
  • Capable of working as a member of a team across several cross functional disciplines, including external


  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills.
  • Experience working in BIM and other CAD environments.
  • Ability to comprehend project overview, analyze project conditions and specifications, obtain, and interpret data relevant to project design and understand and address detailed design elements in accordance with professional standards.
  • It is expected that you will be able to reach out to an AHJ and utility companies to determine what is necessary for development of sites and permitting necessary. When necessary and possible, you will stamp plans and reports and manage submission packages to AHJ's. You may also be required to find and manage consultant engineers to handle high workloads and/or specialized projects. You will provide construction assistance and review submittals and respond to RFI's.

Design and/or EOR Experience Required:

  • Site design
  • Storm water and retention



  • Experience with any of the following, storm water reclamation and reuse, wastewater treatment, lift stations and underground piping.



Department: Infrastructure Design

Locations: Palo Alto, CA; Irvine, CA; Normal, IL; Plymouth, MI 

Travel as required to production centers and commercial projects.

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