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.

THIS IS WHAT YOU'LL DO: 

  • Advise in connection with the establishment or revision of regulatory compliance strategies to ensure compliance with international, federal, state and local laws and regulations, including FMVSS, FMSCR, TREAD Act, CAFE, Clean Air Act, CARB and similar programs
  • Support investigations of any in-field performance issues and support decision making on product recalls & campaigns, TREAD reporting, and administrative investigations and enforcement
  • Anticipate, identify and influence new legislation, policy or regulations that may help or hinder Rivian’s mission and the introduction of EVs and AVs generally
  • Provide legal interpretations on existing laws and regulations applicable to Rivian products
  • Support product development, homologation, quality, reliability, compliance, and in-field performance review
  • Support communications and interactions with regulatory agencies at international, national, state and local levels
  • Cross team with various Rivian teams, including Homologation, Legal, Strategy, Engineering, Self-Driving and others to ensure not only compliance but the methods by which Rivian can proactively utilize laws and regulations to support EV and AV proliferation
  • Review and comment on technical publications, owner’s manuals, and other customer-facing materials from a regulatory perspective

 

THIS IS WHAT YOU'LL NEED: 

  • 5 to 8 years of regulatory experience in government, corporate in-house and/or a with a large firm dealing with laws and regulations impacting the automotive industry
  • Familiarity with transportation legal and regulatory issues
  • Thorough understanding of transportation policy and regulatory processes
  • Proven track record of working autonomously in a fast-paced and dynamic atmosphere with the ability to work cooperatively with a diverse group of partners and stakeholders both internally and externally
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task on diverse issues simultaneously
  • Familiarity with more than a single country’s laws and regulations impacting the EV industry and experience in working with multiple jurisdiction regulatory agencies (e.g., U.S., Europe, China)
  • Experience working cross functionally across various functions
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Juris Doctor (JD) degree
  • Willingness to travel
  • A desire to be an integral part of a respectful, fun, inclusive and inspiring team and company culture.
  • A track record of superior accomplishment and ability
  • A strong work ethic and “can-do” spirit

 

THIS IS WHAT WOULD MAKE YOU STAND OUT:

  • Direct experience in automotive regulation in the electric vehicle area, including direct work on autonomous vehicle regulation at the federal, state and international level
  • Direct experience addressing electric vehicle quality, product integrity, or external investigations (e.g., crash investigations) at a federal or international level
  • Prior experience working in the automotive industry in legal or engineering
  • Demonstrated capability in multiple regulatory disciplines (e.g., USDOT, NHTSA, IIHS, EPA, FCC, FTC)
  • Direct experience with a technology startup organization

 

THIS IS WHERE YOU'LL WORK:

Department: Legal

Location: Irvine or Palo Alto, California and/or Washington, D.C. area

 

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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