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

We need talented individuals with program integration experience to lead program range and efficiency testing within our current product portfolio.

Responsibilities

  • Lead a group of talented test engineers towards achieving range and efficiency objectives for each program milestone through the means of hardware testing  
  • Manage and execute range and efficiency development testing for all Rivian product programs  
  • Leverage Rivian leased and owned facilities and coordinate test timing to achieve objectives at a minimized cost 
  • Research alternative test facilities that can aid in Rivian’s seasonal development 
  • Willingness to travel to Rivian test facilities to optimize testing process and remove roadblocks 
  • Oversee range and efficiency testing plans to ensure appropriate number of vehicles, facilities and staff can complete objectives on time and with quality 
  • Work with other range and efficiency attribute engineers to complete requested testing 
  • Interface with managed staff to process data and communicate results and recommendations to leadership team 
  • Oversee standard work documentation process for range and efficiency to ensure standard work instructions are thoroughly documented for all test areas and represent latest testing methods at Rivian  
  • Provide training plans for test engineers to gain appropriate breadth of knowledge to perform testing activities outside of CA with limited supervision 
  • Manage and execute validation test items specific to range and efficiency to prepare vehicles for sale 
  • Assist certification team in vehicle preparation and pre-certification activities  
  • Represent the range attribute at key vehicle build milestones  
  • Assist with available resources to provide testing which can be used to correlate vehicle computer simulation models to test hardware 
  • Stay actively involved in software development and understanding of new features that may impact range and efficiency 
  • Quantify program risk in achieving range targets and resolve through cross-functional discussions 
  • Perform competitive benchmarking vehicle level testing as required 

Qualifications

  • Willingness to travel 25-50% of time 
  • Previous management experience required 
  • Previous experience in Energy/Efficiency areas preferably in Electric Vehicles 
  • Proficient in areas of vehicle coastdown and dynamometer testing  
  • Previous experience preferred in electric vehicle range certification and homologation 
  • Knowledgeable of industry test procedures (including SAE, EPA, CARB) relative to development and certification of electric vehicles for range and efficiency 
  • Ability to work in cross-functional teams to achieve vehicle efficiency objectives 
  • Proficient in global regulatory test procedures for electric vehicles (outside of North America) 
  • Ability to present complex topics in a concise manner to leadership and provide recommendations and decisions needed 

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.

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