Propulsion Program Director

Irvine, CA /
Propulsion – Propulsion /
Full Time
This is what you’ll do:
·        Lead the Propulsion System (Energy Storage System, Electric Power Conversion, Powertrain & Thermal) for a specific vehicle program and all its variants:
o   Work with Exec, Engineering, Project Management and Product leaders in the definition of Vehicle & Propulsion level requirements
o   Be the Program/Technical expert who leads all technical delivery, design reviews, concept definition and resolution of all Propulsion Engineering/Project concerns.
o   Ensure Project gateway deliverables are understood in detail, cascaded to teams and resources are planned to deliver green deliverables.
o   Lead Production Releases to have production release plans in place and executed with no late releases & no late parts for all build phases.
o   Co-ordinate and manage cross functional teams in a simultaneous methodology to deliver designs in line with production release dates.
o   Ensure Engineering Documentation is coordinated & managed to project milestones – Risk assessment/management, Requirements, DFMEA, DVP, Functional Safety.
o   Vehicle Builds – Manage and co-ordinate all BOMs, part procurement for all pre-production build phases.
o   Establish piece, investment cost and weight targets
o   Own Finances – Manage the design and engineering content to deliver the BOM & investment targets for Propulsion for a specific Vehicle project. Document and report all risks and opportunities and ensure all components have targets which roll up to the Propulsion level target.
o   Manage all designs to weight targets.
o   Understand and ensure system and component designs are complementary and deliver Propulsion & Vehicle attribute targets.
o   Ensure, ahead of release, that all designs meet Design For Manufacture (DFM) standards for both internal and external manufacturing supply options.
o   Support program meetings - acting as the voice of Propulsion to the Vehicle program team and vice-versa and represent Propulsion in all required program/senior level meetings.
o   Ensure Propulsion timing plans deliver to the program timing plans.
this is what you’ll need:
·        Master’s Degree in Engineering
·        15 years+ Automotive High Voltage Propulsion Systems Engineering & Project delivery through all project phases from concept to series production.
·        Have demonstrated excellent leadership of major projects through their successful delivery from concept to production
·        Excellent inter personal skills with the ability to collaboratively work with and influence cross-functional departments both internally and externally.
·        Energy & curiosity to make things happen, seek out solutions and represent a world class brand.
This is where you’ll work:
Department: Propulsion
Location: Irvine
Rivian description:
At Rivian, we’re reimagining what mobility can be. Beyond redesigning the automobile, we’re rethinking the entire ecosystem. From excitement to sustainability, utility to comfort, we’re working to deliver joyful mobility experiences without the pain points of today.
Our diverse team shares an innate curiosity for the world, a willingness to see things differently, and a passion for getting things done. We never stand still in our pursuit of progress, and we’re looking for the best and brightest talent to accelerate our vision toward future mobility.
Rivian has development centers in the Detroit area, San Jose, Irvine, and the UK, as well as a manufacturing facility in Normal, Illinois. The development of our first set of products is well underway, with the alpha prototypes complete and testing in process. 
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.