Principal Mechanical Engineer, Stationary Storage

Irvine, CA /
Propulsion – Stationary Storage /
Full Time
This is what you’ll do:
·       Lead and review battery rack mechanical concepts including design, structural and temperature management
·       Lead and review the design of modular enclosures to house batteries, cooling, fire suppression, power conversion, controls and switchgear
·       Oversee fire propagation and thermal runaway tests and analysis
·       Review and optimize component and system space claims
·       Review cable routing and layout for space optimization
·       Perform and review structural integrity analysis
·       Develop and review component specifications and work with suppliers including components for thermal management
·       Review detailed CAD models
·       Review 2D drawings
·       Lead DFMEAs, test plan creation and risk assessments
·       Lead DFM and ensure DFM feedback is implemented
·       Support manufacturing, internal and contract, for prototype and production builds
 
This is what you’ll need:
·       Design experience for injection molding, forming/stamping, casting and extrusion and sheet metal machining
·       Proficiency in 3D modeling (CATIA preferred)
·       Knowledge of GD&T per ASME Y14.5
·       FEA experience required
·       Battery pack thermal management experience
·       Experience designing and releasing parts and systems according to a new product introduction process that includes lifecycle management (Enovia PLM preferred), FMEAs, standards for drawings and defined milestones
·       Experience with designing enclosures and packaging for electrical systems and batteries
·       Experience with prototyping builds
·       Experience with battery energy storage system requirements
·       Experience working with international suppliers
·       Previous experience with utility scale and commercial & industrial energy storage systems
·       15+ years industry experience
·       At least a Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering, Masters preferred
 
This is where you’ll work:
Department: Stationary Energy Storage
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.