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:

As a Staff Controls Engineer - Building Automation, you will be tasked with building a world class control system for Rivian factories and workplaces. We are looking at using control and data collection not just from a factory level, but a global one, with the goal of a net zero footprint. You will champion the use of data, artificial intelligence (AI), and machine learning (ML) to be able to drive efficiency at scale. You will seek out and be willing to grow technically to leverage new uses for data, and act as a service provider to business units that can use this information to accelerate their mission towards carbon free operations.  The opening will be located at our Normal, IL or East Atlanta, GA facility and reports directly to a Facility Controls Sr. Manager.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Innovate:  Research new and existing software, hardware, and strategies used for the control and monitoring of systems such as Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC), lighting, and power monitor systems.
  • Design:  Provide input into the development of sequence of operations (SOO) documents, functional control specifications, and P&IDs (Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams) for utility systems. 
  • Development:  Develop and maintain SCADA and/or device level templates, where applicable (e.g., power quality meters, controllers, etc.). 
  • Deploy:  Partner with internal construction team as controls subject matter experts (SME) to ensure standards are followed, roadblocks are removed, and lessons learned are captured. 
  • Organization:  Participate in root cause analysis of system failures and large-scale events. 
  • Performs other duties as required or assigned within the scope of the position.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelors of Science (BS) in an Engineering field and 8+ years of experience as a hands-on controls engineer or an equivalent combination of education and experience. 
  • Niagara Certification or Inductive Automation Certification (currently in use).
  • Working knowledge of controls including, but not limited to: Proportional, integral, and derivative (PID) control, Start/stop optimization, resets, alarm/trip functionality, lead/lag, and sequencing. 
  • Proven proficiency in configuration of controls networks including: OPC-UA, BACnet MS/TP, BACnet/IP)
  • Proficiency with programming in text or functional block diagram (FBD) based applications.
  • Preferred experience with hand on implementation of fault diagnosis and detection (FDD) and/or monitor-based commissioning (e.g., SkySpark). 

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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