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Director, Building Infrastructure Design

Company: Rivian
Location: Palo Alto
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job 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, 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.

Role Summary

The Director, Building Infrastructure Design, works closely with the Real Estate, Architectural Design, Manufacturing Engineering and Construction teams and shall lead a diverse Engineering team that delivers large scale facility infrastructure designs for factory campuses, retail stores and service centers globally.

The Building Infrastructure Design team's work spans across a project lifecycle from early concepts (project scoping and due diligence) through developing Construction Documents (CD sets) and Construction Administration. Projects range in size from minor building retrofits through to full Greenfield Factories.


* Develop and Lead a High-Performance Engineering Team - Lead an internal team of diverse building infrastructure engineers creating engineering designs of world-class Rivian facilities and campuses, including factory campuses, retail locations, and service centers. This will require growing a talented team of engineers and related support personnel. * Lay the Foundation - Create strategies, roadmaps, and best practices for the engineering team, including the technology solutions and data architecture required for success * Forge Partnerships- Partner with our Architectural Design, Construction, Manufacturing, and Operations teams to build an organization that excels at planning and delivering world-class facilities with speed and efficiency * Answer a Wide Range of Questions - Mentor and develop a team comfortable working on a wide variety of engineering challenges, from site selection and capacity planning to virtual planning and sequencing to detailed construction documents across all engineering disciplines. * Pursue Innovation- Search for opportunities to innovate and improve in Rivian facilities through first-principles design and a selective pursuit of R&D opportunities in design and construction * Champion Rivian Principles Within the Organization - Come Together; Ask Why; Stay Open; Zoom Out; Over Deliver


* 10+ years of engineering detailed design experience, 5+ years of leading technical teams * Demonstrated excellence in delivering large scale commercial infrastructure projects - from conceptual planning through detailed design to construction administration and support * Demonstrated ability to identify, develop and lead world class engineering talent * Detailed knowledge of each phase of facility project delivery and the stakeholders involved in a large project * Experience creating and executing organizational roadmaps * Ability to ask the right people, the right questions at the right time in the right way * Excellent leadership and people management skills * Ability to speak with and manage a variety of cross-functional team-members and understand the interdependencies of each team, both internal and external * Be inspired and motivated to solve technically complex problems


* Licensed Professional Engineer * Engineering degree in related field * Experience with manufacturing facility design * Experience with both large greenfield and brownfield projects

Equal Opportunity

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.


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Keywords: Rivian, Palo Alto , Director, Building Infrastructure Design, Other , Palo Alto, California

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