Electric Driveline Product Line Director

Irvine, CA /
Propulsion – Propulsion /
Full Time
This is what you’ll do:
·         Lead the Engineering & Project delivery from concept to production for Advanced Driveline Products (new e-axles and driveunit assemblies) within Propulsion:
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 Engineering/Project concerns, requirements definition/Systems Engineering and Functional Safety where appropriate.
o   Be the Project Director who leads all Company wide cross-functional departments to deliver the driveline products to production e.g. Engineering, Purchasing & Supply Chain, Finance, Manufacturing, Quality.  Work alongside all appropriate Rivian internal departments in a highly integrated manner ensuring the highest levels of communication and integration are maintained to guarantee robust and efficient definition and delivery of all Propulsion & Vehicle Programs.
o   Ensure all activities are robustly executed to enable successful prototype build phases and production launch for both Propulsion & Vehicles.
o   Ensure Project gateways are planned, 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 or software/controls for all build phases.
o   Co-ordinate and manage cross functional teams in a simultaneous methodology to deliver designs & software/controls in line with production release dates.
o   Ensure Engineering documentation is co-ordinated & managed to project milestones – risk assessment/management, requirements, DFMEA, DVP, Functional Safety.
o   Vehicle Builds – Manage and co-ordinate all BOMs, part procurement & delivery for all pre-production build phases.
o   Establish piece cost, investment and weight targets
o   Own Finances – Manage the design and engineering content to deliver the BOM & investment targets for specific Vehicle projects. 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   Lead cross-functional program 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 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, 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.