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Sr. Staff Technical Program Manager

Company: Rivian Automotive
Location: Irvine
Posted on: May 13, 2022

Job Description:

Role Summary
In this position you will be responsible for the design, development and execution of vehicle program. Role requires high levels of initiative, independent judgement and indirect leadership capability. - Able to lead teams to creative solutions and develop new processes in a compressed timeline.

  • Design, Development, Validation, Release and Launch Execution of an all new vehicle.
  • Engineering leadership including on-site support as needed at assembly plant or test locations.


    • Vehicle Balance vs. marketing and styling requirements
    • Support physical integration of the vehicle via design reviews with the Chief Engineer
    • Support performance integration of vehicle, including driving design solutions for integration issues -
    • Imperative allocation to SMTs and managing imperative trade-offs
    • Engineering budget trade-offs (vehicle and material focus).
    • Responsible for program deliverables status at program gateways and weekly executive reviews
    • Issue resolution champion and roadblock remover for cross functional issues
    • Run weekly KPI meeting
    • Engineering approval responsibility for engineering releases
    • Lead Mule build execution
    • Assistant to Vehicle Line Director or Vehicle Program Director


      • 7 years experience on a program team
      • Launch experience on a vehicle program
      • DRE experience
      • Exposure to multiple functional areas
      • Vehicle integration or calibration experience
      • Appropriate interpersonal styles and communication methods to work effectively with internal and external partners. -
      • Understanding of engineering theory and principles of operation of mechanical/electrical systems.
      • Technical and professional skills in job-related area required.
      • Able to work efficiently under high amount of work/stress.
      • Specific knowledge of engineering discipline (e.g. mechanics, physics, metallurgy, manufacturing methods, electronics, software, control systems) within job-related area. -
      • High level analytical ability where problems are unusual and complex.
      • Knowledge of engineering software and systems as it pertains to job-related area. -

        Education and Training

        • BS in Engineering or similar technical degree required
        • Masters Degree (Preferred)


Keywords: Rivian Automotive, Irvine , Sr. Staff Technical Program Manager, IT / Software / Systems , Irvine, California

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