Staff Durability Attribute Engineer


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. 

  • Lead a high performing team of durability development engineers, to analyze (CAE) various components and systems to improve design for durability
  • Own the durability attribute for an entire vehicle program from concept definition to start of production
  • Work with cross functional teams to align priorities and deliver design robust to program objective
  • Provide technical oversight where needed
  • Organize the structural durability resource to be In line with business needs
  • Management and approval of standards related to durability analysis
  • Develop and maintain the vehicle level design verification plan (DVP), and assist with subsystem and component level DVP
  • Lead testing efforts to ensure DVP is executed correctly to validate the design, and own the resolution of issues that arise
  • Enable and support the durability team to make use of test activities, ensuring good alignment between virtual and physical validation
  • Minimum 7 years experience in automotive product development
  • Experience in cross functional project management
  • Experience in component, system and vehicle level durability analysis
  • Thorough understanding of component, system and vehicle level test protocol
  • Experience of various loads generation/validation processes
  • Proven problem solver
  • Knowledge of design verification process is essential
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with the ability to present to all levels of the business
  • Working knowledge of CAE Analysis toolsets (ABAQUS, Nastran, Optistruct, nCode) an asset
  • Degree Qualified in relevant engineering, or product design
  • Proficiency with Atlassian tools (JAMA, JIRA) an asset

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