Sr. Electrical Engineer, Stationary Storage

Irvine, CA /
Propulsion – Stationary Storage /
Full Time
This is what you’ll do:
·       Design wiring and harnesses
·       Calculate and specify cables and busbars according to voltage and current requirements
·       Calculate and specify battery protection devices such as fuses, circuit breakers and switches
·       Lead fault current analysis and conduct validation experiments
·       Be the overall lead for protection coordination for the battery system
·       Design to UL and other regulatory electrical system requirements
·       Ensure components meet all functional requirements and applicable design standards
·       Develop test plans for electrical system components
·       Maintain and release BOMs in the company wide PLM system
·       Participate in DFMEAs, test plan creation and risk assessments
·       Implement DFM feedback from manufacturing teams
·       Support manufacturing, internal and contract, for prototype and production builds
 
This is what you’ll need:
·       Proficiency in electrical system simulation software such as Pspice, Multisim and ETAP
·       Capable of independently verifying electrical designs through calculations and simulations
·       Design experience with cable sizing, creepage and clearance and protection device sizing and selection
·       Background knowledge on arc flash and short circuit calculations
·       Battery wiring harness experience desired
·       Experience designing and releasing parts and systems according to a new product introduction process that includes lifecycle management (Enovia PLM preferred), FMEAs, standards for drawings and defined milestones
·       Experience designing to UL and other recognized standards
·       Experience with prototyping builds
·       Experience with battery energy storage system requirements
·       Experience working with international suppliers preferred
·       Previous experience with utility scale and commercial & industrial energy storage systems highly desired
·       10+ years industry experience
·       At least a Bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering
 
This is where you’ll work:
Department: Stationary Energy Storage
Location: Irvine, CA
 
Rivian description:
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. 
 
We operate development centers in Plymouth, MI, Irvine CA and San Jose, CA, and Surrey, England, as well as a manufacturing facility in Normal, Illinois. 
Rivian is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Prohibits Discrimination and Harassment of Any Kind: Rivian is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at Rivian are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. Rivian will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. Rivian encourages applicants of all ages.