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  

  • Coordinate with other departments, the field review of Rivian products, assuring potential quality and safety related concerns are identified, prioritized and addressed appropriately.
  • Develop the Rivian engineering field processes to assure rapid deployment of containment and effective countermeasure activities for quality and safety related concerns.
  • Work with the Engineering and Reliability teams to create the infrastructure, tools and companywide processes to allow a data rich understanding of potential concerns in the field.
  • Direct and support investigations that stem out of the product integrity reviews, including driving priorities cross functionally for rapid and effective problem resolution.
  • Provide guidance on application of effective methods for risk reduction of field concerns.
  • In conjunction with the Senior Direct of Regulatory Affairs and the Field Performance Engineering Manager, represent Rivian as a safety technical expert with regulatory agencies worldwide.
  • Support the establishment of Rivian’s best-in-class Early Warning Reporting program and manage its day-to-day operations.
  • Support decision making on product recalls, campaigns and any required action to assure fielded product integrity.
  • Create an effective field quality assurance program, defining the engineering response and escalation path.
  • Participate in executive reviews on field quality and safety matters.
  • Collaborate with other team members in legal, as well as cross teaming with partners in the areas of reliability, failure analysis, functional safety, crash safety, behavioral safety, quality, service, design, manufacturing, supply chain and other key partners across Rivian in order to orchestrate a consistent and effective focus on field safety.
  • Bring novel approaches to fleet safety by integrating safety processes during deployment and support of fleet vehicles.

 

Qualifications 

  • A bachelor’s (and preferably post-graduate degree) in a technical discipline such as engineering or science.
  • A minimum of 6-8 years of direct experience in leading field investigations with a focus on safety issues, preferably in an automotive tech environment or as a technical consultant with a reputable engineering firm.
  • Experience in working with multiple jurisdiction regulatory agencies (e.g., U.S., Europe, China).
  • Experience partnering with legal teams on progressing complex technical investigations.
  • A deep understanding of field risk management and mitigation.
  • Experience working cross functionally across various functions.
  • A desire to be an integral part of a respectful, fun, inclusive and inspiring team and company culture.
  • Direct experience in conducting vehicle crash investigations, especially pertaining to electric vehicles is preferred. Deep knowledge of automobile engineering, dynamics and safety management systems (SMS).

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 candidateaccommodations@rivian.com.

Candidate Data Privacy

Rivian may collect, use and disclose your personal information or personal data (within the meaning of the applicable data protection laws) when you apply for employment and/or participate in our recruitment processes (“Candidate Personal Data”). This data includes contact, demographic, communications, educational, professional, employment, social media/website, network/device, recruiting system usage/interaction, security and preference information. Rivian may use your Candidate Personal Data for the purposes of (i) tracking interactions with our recruiting system; (ii) carrying out, analyzing and improving our application and recruitment process, including assessing you and your application and conducting employment, background and reference checks; (iii) establishing an employment relationship or entering into an employment contract with you; (iv) complying with our legal, regulatory and corporate governance obligations; (v) recordkeeping; (vi) ensuring network and information security and preventing fraud; and (vii) as otherwise required or permitted by applicable law. 

Rivian may share your Candidate Personal Data with (i) internal personnel who have a need to know such information in order to perform their duties, including individuals on our People Team, Finance, Legal, and the team(s) with the position(s) for which you are applying; (ii) Rivian affiliates; and (iii) Rivian’s service providers, including providers of background checks, staffing services, and cloud services. 

Rivian may transfer or store internationally your Candidate Personal Data, including to or in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and the European Union and in the cloud, and this data may be subject to the laws and accessible to the courts, law enforcement and national security authorities of such jurisdictions.  

 

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