Website Rivian

Location: Irvine, CA, Plymouth, MI, or Washington, D.C. area


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.

What You’ll Do

  • Represent Rivian to the California Air Resources Board, the U.S. EPA, the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, various state agencies, and other regulatory bodies on topics including but not limited to greenhouse gas emissions, fuel consumption requirements, vehicle battery durability and life-cycle emissions, zero emission vehicle standards, clean fuel standards, and criteria emissions requirements.
  • Work with Policy, Legal, Strategy, Communications, and other internal teams to implement environmental policy in line with Rivian core values including but not limited to good stewardship, decarbonization, expansion of transportation electrification and addressing environmental justice.
  • Interact with key policy makers at the international, federal and state level, including, but not limited to Administration officials, various departments and agencies, legislators, international regulatory bodies and other policy makers to promote Rivian and its mission.
  • Follow environmental regulatory development, write official comments, and testify to international, federal, state, and local officials regarding environmental regulatory development and implementation.
  • Analyze proposed regulatory requirements, legislation and other policies, and their potential impacts on Rivian.
  • Support compliance credit trading tracking, trading, and analysis.

What You’ll Need:

  • A minimum of 8-10 years of direct experience engaging policymakers and regulators in the areas of transportation, clean energy, or technology
  • A track record of superior accomplishment, achievement, and ability (results matter!)
  • A thorough understanding of policy, the regulatory processes, and a general knowledge of the above regulatory requirements with an ability to draft, read, understand and work with statutes and regulations
  • A proven track record of leadership and autonomy in a fast-paced and dynamic atmosphere with the ability to work in a team as well as cooperatively with a diverse group of partners and stakeholders both internally and externally
  • Familiarity with transportation, energy and environmental issues
  • A strong work ethic and “can-do” spirit
  • Demonstrated ability to work on diverse issues simultaneously
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher from a recognized & reputable educational institution
  • Willingness to travel (potentially in excess of 50%)

What Would Make You Stand Out:

  • Direct experience in the electric vehicle area including serving in a similar role for the electric vehicle division of an established OEM
  • Direct experience with a technology start-up organization
  • First-hand experience in compliance credit trading
  • Knowledge of the UN ECE regulatory process
  • Direct policy experience from the government perspective (i.e., knowing how the bureaucracy operates)
  • Knowledge of the developing battery durability and life-cycle requirements

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