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.

Role Summary

In this position you will develop battery structures on the body team that meet all key team, customer, and government requirements, while interactively work with all areas of the company to find optimal solutions meeting all department needs. 


  • Develop body structures and battery packs
  • Collaborate with studio engineering to find technical solutions to achieve their visions
  • Control and calculate cost, weight, and tooling investment of responsible parts
  • Work closely with manufacturing to deliver a design that can be produced at supplier and Rivian factory


  • Strong structural engineering foundation (automotive OEM/supplier experience, university race team leadership role, etc)
  • Good collaborative and teamwork skills
  • Desire to make an impact on the earth’s sustainability
  • Curiosity to challenge convention and continuously ask “Why” and “How would I….”?
  • Passion to continuously evolve and improve your own skills and capabilities


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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