Structures Design Release Engineer

Irvine, CA /
Body & Interior Engineering – Structures /
Full Time
·        Develop body structures (Body-In-White, Skateboard, and Battery Packs) that meet all key team, customer, and government requirements
·        Interactively work with all areas of the company to find optimal solutions meeting all department needs
·        Collaborate with studio engineering to find technical solutions to achieve their visions
·        Control and calculate cost, weight, and tooling investment of responsible parts
·       Work closely with manufacturing to deliver a design that can be produced at supplier and Rivian factory
·        Strong structural engineering foundation (automotive OEM/supplier experience, university race team leadership role, etc)         
·        Good collaborative and teamwork skills
·        Desire to make an impact on the earth’s sustainability
·        Curiosity to challenge convention and continuously ask “Why” and “How would I….”?
·        Passion to continuously evolve and improve your own skills and capabilities
This is where you’ll work:
Department: Body - Structures
Location: Irvine, CA
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, Michigan; Southern California (Irvine, Carson & LA); Silicon Valley (San Jose and Palo Alto); Vancouver, British Columbia; 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.