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.

Responsibilities

  • You will be responsible for leading Body Closure System Integration requirements, supporting Closures DFMEA’s, DVP’s & Functional Safety deliverables through all Rivian project milestones at a Systems Level. Specific areas of System Focus:
    • Closing Efforts
    • Fit and Finish of margins
    • Closures air leakage and Sealing
    • Entry/Exit
    • System Architecture Set-up in the Studio for Glass drop/Hinge Swing.
    • All customer closures interactions
    • Prototype Build Coordination/including Pre-builds
  • The candidate will work within a matrix organization whilst delivering towards project-based goals set by the program management team.
  • The scope of the role covers all Closure projects from cradle to grave, program inception through to production vehicles in the field.
  • Responsible for ensuring the Body Closure System content is delivered robustly on-time via the Rivian Development process.
  • To accurately track status versus project milestones, you will create, implement & monitor status utilizing KPI tracking tools. Namely, this will track:
    • Adherence to the Rivian Design Process
    • Program Timing Requirements
  • Part Deliverables
  • Program Color & Material compatibility
  • Mule & Prototype Closures System Support

Qualifications

  • First class honors degree or equivalent in an engineering or project management qualification
  • A detailed knowledge of an automotive design and development process, cradle to grave development, system requirements, and general engineering best practices
  • Over 10 years’ experience of Automotive Body product development, ideally as a System engineering lead.
  • Deep level of understanding of one or more Body areas: Closures, BIW, Exteriors, Sealing
  • A history of delivering vehicle requirements, DFMEA’s, DVP’s & Functional Safety within an OEM.
  • A system approach to design and development with the desire and curiosity to strive for continuous improvement
  • A deep understanding of an automotive body including an excellent understanding of those systems & components which surround & interface to the body
  • A detailed knowledge of an automotive design and development process, cradle to grave development, system requirements, and general engineering best practices
  • CATIA V5/V6 proficient
  • A Microsoft Office suite professional
  • A comfortable presenter of detailed information to a wide range of audiences
  • The ability to multitask multiple tasks & projects to tight deadlines

 

Equal Opportunity

Rivian is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable federal, state, and local fair employment practices laws. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information or characteristics, physical or mental disability, marital/domestic partner status, age, military/veteran status, medical condition, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Rivian is committed to ensuring that our hiring process is accessible for persons with disabilities. If you have a disability or limitation, such as those covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act, that requires accommodations to assist you in the search and application process, please email us at accessibility@rivian.com.

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