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Sr. Crash Structures Engineer

Company: Rivian
Location: irvine
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.Summary: In this job you will set performance targets at a Vehicle, System, and component level and develop strategies to achieve the vehicle crash-worthiness targetsResponsibilitiesUse LS-Dyna, engineering fundamentals, and hand calculations, to analyze CAD data from the engineering team and perform vehicle, system, and component crash analysis including, but not limited to FMVSS, IIHS, NCAP and other international regulation and rating testsSummarize simulation results in a complete and easy to understand format for sharing with the development teamTrain and develop less experienced engineers in hand calculations, LS-Dyna, and reporting resultsUtilize scripting, programming, and software vendor support to automate the model build and analysis for quick turnaround of resultsLead physical testing from lab selection, instrumentation and running of test into processing and interpreting resultsCollaborative with program management, systems engineering, manufacturing, studio, and other development teamsQualificationsBS in Mechanical Engineering required, MS preferredMinimum GPA of 3.0, 3.5 or higher preferredMinimum of 1 full vehicle development cycle on a major model change project from initial target setting phase through development and testing4 years' experience with LS-Dyna simulating and analyzing full vehicle crash phenomenon such as Front, Side, or Rear ImpactDemonstrated experience of successfully leading and training less experienced engineersA strong understanding of the first-principle physics of automotive body structures and energy management in a crashUnderstanding of automotive body structures and joining methodologies along with the ability to develop modeling methods for simulating structure performance in a vehicle crash testExperience correlating simulation results to test dataProficiency with common pre and post processing tools for LS-Dyna (Hypermesh and/or Ansa)#LI-JC1Equal OpportunityRivian 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.PrivacyWe take your privacy seriously. For details please see our Candidate Privacy Notice.

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