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. 


The Lead Commute Program Manager will design, implement and manage Rivian’s comprehensive commute and mobility programs at our US Workplace locations currently located in Irvine, CA, Palo Alto, CA, Plymouth, MI, and Vancouver, BCThis position will implement processes to ensure cross functional transparency within the team and with other internal stakeholders, and partner with the broader Facilities Transportation team on any future major campuses. Rivian’s transportation program directly supports our mission to Keep the World Adventurous Forever.


  • Establish policies and procedures for all transportation activities, including public transit service, campus and commuter shuttles, rideshare programs, active transportation, employee engagement, and air quality compliance, among others.
  • Develop innovative technology and programs that promote the reduction of single occupancy vehicles and traffic congestion at our Production sites with a focus on employee experience and engagement
  • Understand Rivian's short, middle and longterm headcount and real estate growth plans in order to anticipate transportation capacity bottlenecks and make recommendations to avoid potential negative impacts to business processes
  • Provide oversight for marketing and communications, active vendor management, and manage internal leader and business partner relationships.
  • All local parking, shuttle, ride-share (carpool, vanpool, TNC) and bike program operations, including all safety oversight
  • Ensure legal compliance to federal transportation law, regional air quality law and site-level hazard analysis
  • Build consensus across a diverse range of stakeholders driving complex, cross-functional programs forward in a fast-paced environment.
  • Motivate and negotiate effectively with key employees and managers to take desired action
  • Develop and maintain annual budget and manage service levels accordingly.
  • Meeting and engaging with new people. Able to assess circumstances, empathize and offer help.
  • Make effective and persuasive presentations on complex topics to employees, leaders and/or public groups.
  • Solve advanced problems and deal with a variety of options in complex situations sometimes requiring high level analytical and quantitative skills.
  • In-depth knowledge of financial terms and principles.
  • Must work well under pressure with multiple deadlines and demonstrate a proactive approach to routine and non-routine occurrences.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Enthusiasm for / interest in sustainable transportation
  • Intellectual curiosity and a desire for continuous improvement
  • Four to six years in a program management role, preferably with commute/mobility planning, TDM or other relevant transportation experience
  • Strong program/project/people management skills
  • Strong problem-solving skills. Highly adaptable and flexible when faced with ambiguity.
  • Partner with recruiting staff to understand individual labor markets and how to tailor transportation options to fit those needs.
  • Build relationships and represent the Workplace Team with regional business partners, as well as relevant local, state and federal transportation & government authorities
  • Manage all regional TDM or other trip reduction compliance reporting
  • Ability to multi-task and deal with ambiguity in a results oriented environment
  • Deliver more than the customer expects today and foresee what they might expect tomorrow
  • Excellent verbal and written interpersonal skills
  • Self-directed, analytical, and collaborative with a demonstrated ability to work with, and lead, cross-disciplinary teams.
  • Develop programs that can scale nationally for corporate/admin sites
  • Identify staffing needs and manage a team to appropriately scale with the company’s growth
  • Working Hours: Salaried. Generally M-F 8a-5p but some weekend work may be required.
  • Up to [20%] of time; all domestic travel

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