Sr. Process Chemical Engineer, Building Infrastructure Design



Job Description

About Rivian

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. 

Role Summary

As a Sr. Process Chemical Engineer in the Building Infrastructure Design team, you will plan and oversee the design and construction of process systems for Rivian’s greenfield facility in Social Circle, Georgia. You will work in a diverse team of Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, Fire Protection, Structural & Civil engineers, Technical Program Managers and Engineering Specialists that come together to build world-class facilities to enable Rivian to scale. The role will be in the Atlanta, Georgia region and report directly to the Director of Building Infrastructure Design. 


The essential functions of the position include, but are not limited to: 

  • Lead the design, specification and execution of industrial wastewater treatment and high purity water (e.g., Reverse Osmosis RO water) systems.  
  • Plan and scope the design of the process systems (e.g., compressed air, nitrogen, process cooling water, hazardous materials storage and dispensing, etc.) within our facilities.  
  • Select the right external partners to execute the design and collaborate with them and with internal teams to see project through to execution. 
  • Review process engineering deliverables from consultants, including process flow diagrams PFD, piping and instrumentation diagrams P&ID, equipment/instrument datasheets, hydraulics, pressure relief systems, to confirm all designs are delivered per Rivian standards and expectations.  
  • Provide technical support as subject matter expert during onsite construction, commissioning, inspection, and testing activities to achieve project goals. 
  • Develop internal standards, specifications, and analysis tools to improve the design and delivery of all our facilities.  
  • Engage and champion Rivian’s goals of sustainability and decarbonization through system designs and project decisions. 


  • Bachelor of Science in Chemical or Mechanical Engineering with 5+ years of experience (hiring level commensurate with experience). 
  • Demonstrated ability to solve complex technical problems and deliver technical projects. 
  • Demonstrated experience on heavy industrial utilities design on an EPCM environment.  
  • Experience working with cross-functional disciplines, including external stakeholders and clients. 
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills.  
  • Demonstrated knowledge of thermodynamics, transport phenomena (i.e., heat, momentum, and mass) and equipment/line sizing and rating. 
  • Desire to work in a technically complex and fast-moving environment 


Preferred Qualifications  


  • Experience leading the design for major industrial or mission-critical facilities.  
  • Licensed Professional Engineer (or similarly recognized professional certification). 
  • Experience in the design, specification and execution of hazardous materials storage, transfer, dispensing/mixing, solvent recovery, and abatement systems. 

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

Candidate Data Privacy

Rivian may collect, use and disclose your personal information or personal data (within the meaning of the applicable data protection laws) when you apply for employment and/or participate in our recruitment processes (“Candidate Personal Data”). This data includes contact, demographic, communications, educational, professional, employment, social media/website, network/device, recruiting system usage/interaction, security and preference information. Rivian may use your Candidate Personal Data for the purposes of (i) tracking interactions with our recruiting system; (ii) carrying out, analyzing and improving our application and recruitment process, including assessing you and your application and conducting employment, background and reference checks; (iii) establishing an employment relationship or entering into an employment contract with you; (iv) complying with our legal, regulatory and corporate governance obligations; (v) recordkeeping; (vi) ensuring network and information security and preventing fraud; and (vii) as otherwise required or permitted by applicable law. 


Rivian may share your Candidate Personal Data with (i) internal personnel who have a need to know such information in order to perform their duties, including individuals on our People Team, Finance, Legal, and the team(s) with the position(s) for which you are applying; (ii) Rivian affiliates; and (iii) Rivian’s service providers, including providers of background checks, staffing services, and cloud services. 


Rivian may transfer or store internationally your Candidate Personal Data, including to or in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and the European Union and in the cloud, and this data may be subject to the laws and accessible to the courts, law enforcement and national security authorities of such jurisdictions.  


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