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Sr. Staff Mechanical Engineer - Building Infrastructure Design

Company: Rivian Automotive
Location: Palo Alto
Posted on: January 8, 2022

Job Description:

Sr. Staff Mechanical Engineer - Building Infrastructure Design 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, Michigan; Southern California (Irvine, Carson & LA); Silicon Valley (San Jose and Palo Alto); Vancouver, British Columbia; and Surrey, England; as well as a manufacturing facility in Normal, Illinois. THE TEAM The Building Infrastructure Design team plans and oversees the design and construction of -the -building systems that keep Rivian's facilities running like a well-oiled machine. We're a diverse team of MEP, FP, Structural -& -Civil engineers, Technical Program Managers and -Engineering -Specialists that come together to build world-class facilities to enable Rivian to scale. We challenge the status quo -and -deliver innovative solutions to complex problems across Rivian's portfolio of vehicle production facilities, -customer experience centers, charging, -corporate -office and R&D facilities. THE ROLE Our Building Infrastructure Design team is responsible for engineering support of all aspects of our building infrastructure. As a Sr. Staff Engineer in our team, you will;

  • Provide thought and technical leadership -- -work across teams within your discipline to -provide -the thought leadership needed to propel Rivian's Building Infrastructure solutions to the next -level and -be the technical on-stop-shop -to technically mentor -more junior team -members. -
  • Drive Innovation -- to meet Rivian's sustainability goals, carbon commitments and world-first production goals we need forward thinking solutions that introduce a step change in how we think about buildings. -In your role you will need to bring innovation to everything you do. -You will be able to zoom out to plan strategies at the portfolio level, and dive -into -the details -at the project or solution level. -You will bring innovation to everything you do -and hold sustainability as a core design principle.
  • Lead System Design -- -Plan and -scope -the design of the mechanical systems within our facilities -at -both -the project and portfolio level. Select the right external partners to execute the design and -collaborate with them and -with internal teams to see -projects -through to execution. This will include working -in a team that oversees -a wide portfolio of diverse projects, from new factories to high-end retail locations to company offices. -Oversee and manage consultant relationships to drive innovation and quality at the portfolio level.
  • Solve Technical Problems - - -Solve -technically complex problems using fundamental, data driven methodologies. Investigate new system architectures, new equipment, and new -construction -techniques. -Review designs and challenge assumptions.
  • Establish -Standards and Processes -- Develop our internal design standards, specifications, and analysis -tools -to improve -the -design and -delivery of -all -our -facilities. -Work in digital environments to ensure proper design and coordination. -Engage and champion Rivian's goals of sustainability and decarbonization through system designs and project decisions - Forever Starts Now.
  • Provide -Dynamic Collaboration -- -Engage as a technical expert with a diverse set of teams within Rivian, from -real estate to -manufacturing to construction to operations to executive level stakeholders. -Close -and active -collaboration and a nimble and agile approach -will -be key -to success. -Contribute to a -high-performance environment which is in line with our workplace culture. MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS -
    • Bachelor -of -Engineering -in -Mechanical Engineering (or related discipline) -with -10+ years -of experience -(hiring level -commensurate -with -experience)
    • Demonstrated ability to solve complex technical problems and deliver technical -projects.
    • Demonstrated knowledge of -thermodynamic principles, equipment sizing, and/or equipment -curves.
    • Demonstrated ability to expand concepts beyond the project level and drive impact across a -portfolio.
    • Experience -working -with -cross-functional disciplines, including external stakeholders -and -clients.
    • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills
    • Experience working in -BIM and other -CAD -environments.
    • Desire to work in a technically complex and fast-moving -environment. PREFERRED REQUIREMENTS
      • Masters -degree in a field of study relating to the built -environment.
      • Experience with applying sustainability principles to your -work.
      • Licensed Professional Engineer -(or -similarly recognized professional certification).
      • Experience -leading the design -for major commercial and/or -industrial facilities.
      • Experience working in building load modeling software or thermal modeling software.
      • Experience with automating workflows and analyses through programming and scripts. THIS IS WHERE YOU'LL WORK -
        • Department: -Building -Infrastructure Design.
        • Locations: -Palo Alto, CA; Irvine, CA; -Normal, IL; Plymouth, MI. Rivian is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable federal, state, and local fair employment practices laws. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information or characteristics, physical or mental disability, marital/domestic partner status, age, military/veteran status, medical condition, or any other characteristic protected by law. Rivian is committed to ensuring that our hiring process is accessible for persons with disabilities. If you have a disability or limitation, such as those covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act, that requires accommodations to assist you in the search and application process, please email us at . If selected 'other' school, please provide school name.
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