Technical Program Manager, Energy Management Systems

Irvine, CA /
Engineering and Programs – Controls /
Full Time
This is what you’ll do:
-Work with controls team to drive feature development through systems design, development, integration and validation specifically relating to energy and thermal features.
-Work with cross functional engineering teams to establish program scope and deliverables, development schedules, milestones, dependencies (including resources and cost), validation plans, success criteria, track progress, and drive issue resolution among the teams. 
-Align controls features with overall vehicle plan. Ensure timely deliverables, and when needed, fine tune and adjust plans to reduce overall impact to the program. Responsible for risk management and contingency planning.
-Drive deep dive meetings, conduct design and milestone reviews with Engineering and Management teams.
-Provide weekly status reports to leadership team highlighting progress, top issues/risks, and next steps.
-Provide timely escalation of issues, dependencies and risks impacting the program to the Management team.
This is what you’ll need:
-Master's/Bachelor’s degree in engineering.
-Minimum 6+ years of technical program management experience.
-Strong experience with Jira, JAMA, Confluence, etc.
-Proven technology and technical program management expertise in delivering new technologies and products, and in managing teams in matrix organizations and suppliers/customers across multiple locations.
-Deep understanding of engineering and cost functions, SW development, validation and release processes.
-Must possess strong leadership/management skills, and a team player.
-Proven ability to solve complex problems, work with ambiguity and be self-motivated.
-Experienced with implementing and refining new processes.
-Experience with task management tools, and familiar with continuous integration concepts. 
-Excellent presentation and communication skills, both written and verbal.
-Must be customer-focused while also being focused on cost, quality and delivery.

We Are Rivian
Rivian is building a new kind of car company. Starting from a clean sheet has allowed us to learn from and leverage what’s been done in the past while giving us the freedom to reimagine mobility from the ground up. Our vehicles and technology are designed and engineered to challenge what’s possible and to inspire people to explore the world in new ways.
We believe in the power of adventure. While a vehicle can’t make someone adventurous, it can nurture that fundamental desire in each of us to go places we’ve never been and do things we’ve never done — thoughtfully and sustainably. Science and invention depend on our innate curiosity and desire to explore the unknown.
Our development centers are located in Plymouth, MI, San Jose, CA, Irvine, CA and Surrey, England. In addition to these four locations, we have a modern manufacturing facility in Normal, IL and will begin production of our R1T and R1S in 2020.

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.