Vehicle Climate Control System & Requirements Engineer

Plymouth, MI /
Propulsion – Powertrain /
Full Time
This role will be focused on maintaining our prototype/test vehicles, test rigs and dynos, performing routine maintenance, complex repair, and collaboration with our hardware team upgrading components. This position requires great attention to detail, excellent cross-team communication and documentation. Must be comfortable solving difficult challenges, ready to roll up the sleeves to expedite repair with a constant eye for quality. Must have experience with OEM diagnostic methodologies, and a logical troubleshooting approach.
This is what you’ll do:
·Create scripts/software to execute tests on Powertrain and Vehicle level dynamometers
·Running simulations and batch runs for sensitivity analysis
·Creation of representative duty cycles for different applications
·Support teams with results for component sizing and development
·Support creation of component and vehicle level durability cycles
·Provide durability cycle results to all the different component teams (battery, inverter, etc)
·Delivery of simulation results for multiple programs in a timely manner
·Co-relation of simulation models to real world data
·Continuously improve and develop simulation processes and capabilities used
·Maintain multiple streams of models of varying fidelity levels for different applications and projects
·Maintain co-simulation environments
·Perform advanced co-simulations
·Facilitate controls algorithm development and testing using simulation models
·Powertrain and propulsion modelling
·Batch runs of simulations and statistical analysis of results
 This is what you’ll need:
·BSME degree with in mechanical/automotive engineering
·3-5 years of experience related to automotive engineering
·Proficiency in Matlab / Simulink, Strongly preferred
·Proficiency in Amesim is favorable
·Ability to create simulation models from scratch   
·Experience working with multiple teams and diverse sets of people
·Detailed knowledge of powertrains, drivelines, the vehicle as a system including electric vehicle’s  
· Knowledge of electric vehicle components and modelling for those components, battery, inverter, electric machine, etc
·Ability to follow through and get things done without regular supervision
·Passionate about the quality of their work and requires minimal supervision
·Problem solving mentality and logical thinking

This is where you’ll work:
Department: Propulsion
Location: Plymouth, MI
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.