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. 

Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the HV Battery Systems Engineering focusing on the following aspects of the HV Energy Storage System (ESS)
    • Cell requirements and attributes liaising with the Cell Engineering team in the ESS Department and the BMS SW team.
    • Pack and Module architecture with down-selected cell defining S and P configuration
    • Pack and Module mechanical requirements working with ESS Electromechanical design teams
    • Support derivation of ESS thermal performance requirements in collaboration with the wider ESS and Propulsion teams
    • Interface with battery structures organization and CAE teams to derive ESS housing requirements
    • Deliver robust requirements during the early vehicle development gateways that cascade specifications to other ESS and BMS teams
    • Provide robust legislative and regulatory requirements and compliance matrices for different vehicle programs
    • Lead Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) to support new and live programs for issue resolution and coordination of effective lessons learned associated with HV Battery Pack engineering
  • Influence future ESS strategy and support the ESS Senior Managers and Directors in detailing technology roadmaps and attributes
  • Establish links with external organizations such as universities, research organizations, etc. on collaborative research projects that will help Rivian deliver innovation in ESS technologies. Work with the Senior Manager and Director to exploit such opportunities
  • Work within, and influence, the Vehicle Program & Propulsion Management teams to guarantee that ESS collectively deliver the whole vehicle specification targets.
  • Manage and Lead a team in delivery of HV battery system engineering deliverables for ESS Systems and Architecture Core Team:
    • Responsible for decomposition of battery systems engineering requirements and derivation of sub-system requirements & verification test definition. This shall be done in collaboration with the ESS and Vehicle Test & Validation teams
    • ESS and Sub-System Specifications which specify integration requirements for the ESS with other propulsion components and vehicle systems
    • Coordinate ESS FMEA and DVP deliverables within the Core Engineering team
  • Manage and Lead a team of expert SMEs to support and drive program team execution:
    • Manage core team battery systems SMEs in support of program delivery teams for requirements development and issue resolution.
    • Tailor and align Core Team battery system technology and requirements with program technology roadmap to allow rapid development and reuse of core specifications.
    • Quickly transition to a variety of engineering discipline work, from high-level cross sub-system projects to specific component focus, depending on need of the team and stage of development/ production
    • Coordinate delivery of battery system requirements in compliance with HV Safety design principles for the ESS
  • Coordinate & work with engineers across multiple disciplines to ensure timely completion of assigned tasks:
    • Must be able to adapt and work within dynamic development timelines, with accelerated hardware production timelines, and software release cadence
    • Detailed understanding of mechanical HV battery design, electrochemical performance of battery cells and integration of battery packs into vehicle

Qualifications

  • 8+ years of work experience in Battery and/or Automotive industries
  • At least a bachelor’s degree in engineering discipline
  • Expert knowledge of battery behavior and High Voltage Safety
  • Expert Knowledge of cell options and their relevant application in battery systems design
  • Strong understanding of capturing electrochemical and thermal performance requirements of ESS
  • Previous experience in automotive product development environments
  • Previous experience launching large volume automotive electronics systems
  • Creating the requirements from the ground up, using engineering analysis
  • Excellent problem-solving skills; reliant on core engineering principles and common sense
  • Strong communication, multitasking, and interpersonal skills, both in presentation and technical writing
  • Versed with automated requirements management tools (e.g. JAMA, Doors, etc.)
  • Issue tracking tools (Jira, Bugzilla, etc.)
  • Previous experience with thermal design and performance of battery packs
  • Previous experience with product launches and production schedules

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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.

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