Vehicle Durability Attribute Manager

Irvine, CA /
Engineering and Programs – Attributes and Performance /
Full Time
Rivian description:
At Rivian, we’re reimagining what mobility can be. Beyond redesigning the automobile, we’re rethinking the entire ecosystem. From excitement to sustainability, utility to comfort, we’re working to deliver joyful mobility experiences without the pain points of today.
Our diverse team shares an innate curiosity for the world, a willingness to see things differently, and a passion for getting things done. We never stand still in our pursuit of progress, and we’re looking for the best and brightest talent to accelerate our vision toward future mobility.
Rivian has development centers in Detroit and San Francisco, as well as a production facility in Normal, Illinois, where our manufacturing operations will be based. The development of our first set of products is well underway, with the alpha prototypes complete and testing in process. 

This is what you’ll do:
-Develop and implement an overall Rivian Durability process that is aligned with the generic platform/product development timing and gateway deliverables and integrates standards, analytical and physical engineering tools, standardized reporting ensure robust durability of Rivian products that meet customer expectations
-Lead the definition of the vehicle durability targets for each project, seeking agreement from the chief engineer and program director
-Define corrosion requirements and validation standards, ensure material compatibility and execute validation testing when necessary
-Definition of the mechanical durability (Body, Chassis and Propulsion) duty cycles at a vehicle, system and component level:
-Define project standard reference duty cycle including mileage, maneuvers, and environmental conditions
-Define and execute vehicle level accelerated duty cycle, including definition of abuse loads at a vehicle level
-Program manage all teams involved to ensure the integrated durability validation plan is executed
-Work with the EPC team define the overall battery degradation targets
-Define project reference duty cycle, considering vehicle climatic requirements and overall energy and thermal control strategies
-Ensure degradation is in line with customer expectation and vehicle performance can still be achieved at the design end of life
-Work with second life teams to ensure batteries can be utilized, and implement appropriate BMS strategies to understand cell life at a pack level
-Ensure robust correlation of cell life using simulation and testing tools
-Definition, management and in some instances approval of standards related to durability and reliability; implement lessons learned internally and externally into durability standards and processes
-Support Vehicle Line Attribute Managers to ensure documentation is in place and deliverables are met to proceed thru program milestones for each platform. Support Vehicle Line Managers and DRE’s to resolve Durability issues where required. Periodically report status of durability and vehicle life attribute at the project meetings as well as at all major gateways.
-Train, develop and lead a team of world class talent
Tis is what you’ll need:
·Minimum 15 years experience in automotive product development durability
·Experienced automotive leader of direct and indirect teams
·Understanding of corrosion material compatibility
·Good knowledge of vehicle proving grounds and facilities in North America
·Previous experience in product development with focus on vehicle durability
·Strong leadership behaviors
·Proven track record of ability to define, manage and delivered system level attributes
·Degree Qualified in relevant engineering, or product design
This is where you’ll work:
Department:  Vehicle Performance and Attributes
Location: Irvine California

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.