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Aerodynamics Support Engineer

Company: Rivian
Location: Irvine
Posted on: June 8, 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.


  • Support the aerodynamics team and cross functional partners
  • Assist with designing wind tunnel models (full scale and model scale)
  • Assist with manufacturing, assembly, and logistics of testing
  • Aid in preparing CFD models
  • Work with the team to develop testing and methods for a variety of group activities
  • Travel up to 25%


  • Engineering (Mechanical or Aerospace) Bachelor's or master's degree from an accredited University
  • Strong understanding of mechanical design of components with a consideration for aerodynamic effects and forces
  • Hands on ability with things such as machining, welding, turning, and general fabrication
  • CAD parametric modeling experience (CATIA or Solidworks preferred)
  • Surface geometry and Mesh Preparation experience (ANSA preferred) desirable
  • LabView or Python programing desirable
  • CFD software experience (OpenFOAM, StarCCM+, Fluent, Powerflow) desirable
  • FSAE experience desirable


Equal Opportunity

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


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