Senior Attribute Engineer - Range & Efficiency

Irvine, CA /
Engineering and Programs – Attributes and Performance /
Full Time
This is what you’ll do:
·         Attribute engineer responsible to deliver whole vehicle range and efficiency
·         Perform simulation and physical testing to achieve vehicle level requirements in the area of vehicle energy consumption
·         Lead analysis/simulation to define propulsion and chassis system requirements to meet regulatory targets such as EPA certification
·         Own and exercise System Model to characterize effects of advanced propulsion technologies on range, performance and drivability for various propulsion system configurations
·         Make recommendations for performance attributes and targets such as energy budgets, parasitic loads, real world range, and evaluate performance to those targets
·         Work collaboratively with component and control systems engineers to develop balanced requirements
·         Lead the energy and efficiency analysis to support program timeline and when necessary conduct trade studies to evaluate design alternatives
·         Communicate simulation results and recommendations to leadership
·         Development of new procedures and analytical methodologies where needed
 
This is what you’ll need:
·         BS + 5 years, MS+ 2 years or PhD in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or Physics
·         5+ years’ experience in propulsion energy analysis/modeling/simulation/ testing
·         Knowledge of computer software as it pertains to engineering analysis techniques
·         Experience with industry standard energy & efficiency analysis & simulation tools
·         Deep knowledge of technologies impacting energy consumption, performance and drive quality
·         Engineering development experience with BEVs
·         Specific knowledge of engineering mechanics, physics, and fundamental understanding of electric motors, power electronics and advanced battery technology
·         Experience, creating, modifying and maintaining Plant models
·         Familiarity with open source coding software packages (e.g. Python)
·         Experience in vehicle level testing, development, calibration pertaining to energy & efficiency
·         Experience and application of optimization theories and methodologies
·         Experience with system analysis and applying systems engineering methods
·         Experience with control function implementation
·         Knowledge of applied optimization and design of experiments
·         Experience of preparing formal reports summarizing analysis results
·         Excellent communication, interpersonal, and team work skill
 
This is where you’ll work:
Department: Attributes & Performance
Location: CA, Irvine
 
ABOUT RIVIAN:
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.