Program Manager, AC Charging

Palo Alto, CA /
Energy & Charging Solutions – Energy & Charging Solutions /
Full Time

 

THIS IS WHAT YOU’LL DO:

    • Drive teams to design, develop, validate, release, and launch of charging products
    • Represent the Charging organization, as needed, at manufacturing plant, test locations, and installation locations
    • Manage program timeline, budget, requirements, and gate reviews
    • Report and consult with senior management on charger strategic direction
    • Consider customer experience throughout project development and execution
    • Develop hands-on, in-depth knowledge of competitive products and maintain technical analysis of competitive strengths and weaknesses
    • Collaborate with cross-functional team members to develop product requirements and specifications
    • Interact, integrate, and drive results across cross-functional teams in engineering, quality, production, production control, sales, service, etc.
    • Author timely project status, summary, and issue resolution tracking reports
    • Work with the Product Manager in driving production launch activities
    • Issue resolution champion and roadblock remover for cross functional issues

THIS IS WHAT YOU’LL NEED:

    • 3+ years of experience on a program team
    • Vehicle or product launch experience
    • Knowledge and understanding of EV charging and energy storage technology
    • Design/release engineering experience
    • Appropriate interpersonal styles and communication methods to work effectively with internal and external partners
    • Deep knowledge Product Development and Project/Program Management
    • Exceptional written and verbal communications skills
    • Customer-first approach with a relentless passion to improve the charging experience through great, usable solutions
    • Experience developing programs with engineering, industrial design, user experience, purchasing and operations teams
    • Ability to influence, partner, and negotiate with senior business leaders to gain commitment to accomplish business goals
    • Ability to execute in a fast paced, high demand, environment while balancing multiple priorities
    • Proven success working on new product initiatives and delivering products
    • Experience delivering technology products/services/software in a high growth environment where priorities shift
    • The ability to communicate complex technical issues simply and convincingly to a wide range of audiences
    • High level analytical ability where problems are unusual and complex
    • BS in Engineering or similar technical degree required

THIS IS WHERE YOU’LL WORK:

    • Department: Charging and Energy Solutions                         
    • Location: Irvine or Palo Alto, 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.