Carbon Neutral Implementation Lead

Irvine, CA /
Operations – Strategic Operations /
Full Time
This is what you’ll do:
·Drive the reduction of Rivian’s carbon footprint in both strategy and execution/implementation
·Engage with organizations and leaders across the organization with a heavy focus on implementing carbon neutrality efforts across Rivian. This includes but is not limited to manufacturing, supply chain, design engineering, charging, and retail verticals.
·Research, develop, and implement project roadmaps for renewable energy, net-zero carbon, and other programs focused on environmental impact
·Identify, prioritize, and manage Rivian’s efforts related to carbon life cycle assessments, product carbon footprint analysis, renewable energy implementation, and energy efficiency
·Identify carbon reduction opportunities that align with our internal goals and with ESG (environmental, social, governance) investor expectations
·Establish an energy tracking baseline and CO2 emissions baseline by collaborating with the building management systems team
·Lead efforts to investigate carbon credits and determine if implementation aligns with our strategies
·Add subject matter expertise to help strengthen non-profit partnerships related to carbon footprint
·Solidify success criteria and milestones for carbon neutrality
·Help drive an employee incentive system to reduce carbon footprint in the workplace
·Develop and improve internal processes to drive execution efficiently
 
This is what you’ll need:
·Bachelor’s degree in Technical (Engineering, Math, Science) or Business. Non-degreed candidates will be evaluated that can demonstrate exceptional backgrounds and ability to do the job
·5+ years seniority based on years of industry experience in a field related to renewable energy, carbon neutrality, LEED building design, agricultural/eco-tech, manufacturing
·Experience leading indirect or direct teams through programs, org structure, or ongoing operations.
·Deep knowledge of Program/Project Management and Process Development
·Breadth of exposure and demonstrated understanding of multiple company functions and how they connect. Ex: Engineering, Manufacturing, Facilities, Retail, Service, and Finance
·Demonstrated ability to solve ambiguous, cross-functional problems and set execution plans
·Highly motivated self-starter and constructive team-player
·Strong interpersonal skills, resiliency, and ability to transition from key influencer to confident decision maker
·Ability to identify “next steps” independently and execute on a plan with significant autonomy
·Ability to have impactful conversations that educate stakeholders and influence cross-functional teams
 
 This is where you’ll work:
Department: Strategic Operations
Location: Multiple with eventual relocation to Irvine, CA.
 
Rivian description:

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.
 
The Adventure Is Just Beginning
Doing something different is never easy. It requires courage, optimism and grit. Core to delivering on our vision is building a team of curious individuals, determined to make a positive impact on the world. This means challenging ourselves, stretching beyond the bounds of conventional thinking, reframing old problems, seeking new solutions and operating comfortably in a space of uncertainty.
 
Our team has a diverse set of backgrounds— but at heart, we are adventurers on a mission to move the world in a new direction. We’re currently looking for thinkers and doers with a strong sense of adventure to join us on this journey.
 
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.