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. 

Role Summary

You will be responsible for managing the development of our mechanical integration components for our vehicle electrical systems. This role requires leading Rivian peers and external stakeholders through design, release, prototyping, tooling, validation, production readiness and into service. You will establish timing, and manage your mechanical component programs with high levels of initiative, organization, technical competence and emotional intelligence.  You will maintain program status and keep stakeholders up to date on progress and problems.

Responsibilities

  • Work closely with the mechanical integration, harness and ECU designs team to create engineering and delivery schedules, closely track component progress, and deliveries against overall vehicle deliverable schedules.
  • Identify programmatic risks and work to mitigate and reduce exposure, championing and raising issues and removing roadblocks to hit timing.
  • Work with the vehicle line, software, electrical and other teams to identify, come together, and drive critical path and ensure synchronized deliveries.
  • Lead and drive the development and integration of our mechanical components via design reviews, ensuring all pre series builds are supported to effectively launch the vehicle
  • Coordinate with Suppliers and Supply chain to ensure timely delivery of components and assemblies for prototype builds.
  • Coordinate with Vehicle integration and Electrical Systems to ensure delivery and successful integration of electronic assemblies
  • Push and support the release of all engineering documentation to support PLM.
  • Support purchasing efforts as needed to ensure timely deliveries.
  • Be able to plan budget for the project and maintain forecast, maintaining risk registers

Qualifications

  • 5+ years of experience leading technical programs or equivalent
  • BS+ in Engineering or similar technical degree required
  • Detailed knowledge of hardware design, development, validation, and integration process
  • Direct experience with managing mechanical components, including machining, casting and moldings
  • Demonstrated experience leading cross functional teams to solve a complex issue
  • Proven experience delivering complex projects in short timelines
  • Ability to create clarity and invent solutions where there is ambiguity
  • Excellent written and verbal skills, able to concisely communicate with assembly line or executives
  • High level analytical ability where problems are unusual and complex.
  • Light travel maybe required to support builds.



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