Construction Manager, Sales & Service, Facilities

Chicago, IL /
Facilities – Facilities /
Full Time
The Construction Manager (CM) works closely with the Real Estate, Design, Operations and Purchasing managers and shall lead facilities construction projects to ensure all financial, administrative, contractual, and technical aspects of multiple projects are being executed, as required. Facilities associated with this role may include, but are not limited to; workplaces, production facilities, logistics facilities, retail and service network and charging network.

The primary function of the CM is to provide construction-related services and report to the Senior Construction Manager. The CM is the primary contact for each assigned project and works adjacent to the Project Architect and Operations Manager.

Essential Duties And Responsibilities
 Develop work plans and overseeing performance of general contractors, and occasionally directly to trade subcontractors and/or vendors
 Oversee the work for compliance with schedule, budget, quality,
safety, and overall conformance with the contract documents
 Project responsibility covers from concept (via Operations/Real Estate senior managers), design, construction, and operations (warranty & maintenance)
 Create contractor and vendor RFP documents (scope narratives, schedules, etc.), attend job walks and selection/award review meetings
 Establish and/or review contract documents and manage procurement, pre-bid conferences, and evaluations
 Coordinate activities with other Rivian staff, departments, and public agencies
 Resolve field construction problems in coordination with engineering staff, third parties, and other agencies as necessary
 Chair progress meetings, complete status reports, and deliver presentations, as required
 Recommend policy and procedure improvements
 Assist in negotiating with contractors regarding changes to design, construction work scope, and schedules
 Support a quality audit program, oversee contractor corrective actions, and ensure a quality project conforming to plans and specifications
 Monitor and/or resolve claims, suggest ways to mitigate impacts, and develop workarounds
 Support Rivian safety vision and comply with all safety rules, policies, and procedures.

 Lead projects “The Rivian way,” providing professional influence on the work exemplifying respect, leadership, commitment, vision and teamwork.
 Ability to effectively solve problems and conflicts
 Ability to plan, coordinate, and provide leadership in the execution of complex, fast-paced and/or unorthodox construction projects
 Knowledge of theory, principles, and practices of engineering
 Knowledge of design-build project delivery methodology
 Ability to manage multiple project and issues effectively
 Ability to support and provide “customer service mentality” for multiple internal stakeholders effectively
 Ability to assess the operational effectiveness of contractors
 Possesses written and oral communication skills to support decisions and recommendations
 Conduct meetings and provide effective leadership to project team members
 Develop and manage budgets within established parameters
 Ability to analyze and interpret technical materials accurately and effectively
 Effective in making objective decisions
 Knowledge of engineering drawings and specifications
 Demonstrated interpersonal skills
 Ability to work with construction contractors, vendors, and consultants
 Demonstrated analytical skills

Education And/Or Experience
 Bachelor’s degree in engineering, architecture, or construction management is preferred
 Minimum 3 years of experience managing construction projects of similar size and complexity

Language, Mathematical, And/OR Reasoning Ability
 Ability to read and interpret documents such as governmental regulations, safety rules, operating and maintenance
instructions, and procedure manuals.
 Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.
 Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.
 Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited
standardization exists.
 Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
 Ability to communicate in a high-pressure environment.

Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
 While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear.
 The employee is occasionally required to walk; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
 The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
 Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and ability to adjust focus.
 In the performance of the duties of this job the employee is required to travel, drive a motor vehicle, communicate using telephone and e-mail.

Work Environment
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals
with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
 Ability to work in a fast paced, high pressure environment
 Ability to withstand exposure to solvents, fumes, heat, and odors normally associated with paint application.
 The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
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.