Senior Lead, EHS (Construction)



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

The Lead EHS Specialist (Construction) will be responsible and provide onsite management of the construction of Rivian’s future manufacturing site in Social Circle, Georgia. This role will report to the Sr. Manager, Environment, Health, & Safety (EHS) for Launch and Special Projects while also working with other functional groups within the larger EHS team, along with internal departments, and contractors. The ideal candidate is self-motivated and can communicate regulations effectively to a variety of groups with diverse interests and backgrounds. The ideal profile in this position should be able to work in a fast-paced, multi-cultural, and team-oriented environment.


  • Manage and oversee the environmental, health and safety compliance of construction projects.
  • Influence teams and drive toward shared goals and objectives.
  • Ability to plan, coordinate, and provide leadership with updates in the execution of complex, fast-paced and/or unorthodox construction projects.
  • Solve problems while maintaining a high level of attention to detail while engaging others.
  • Employ an extensive knowledge of standards and regulatory requirements to assure compliance and proactive management of risk.
  • Interact with regulatory authorities to promote safety and resolve any issues of non-compliance.
  • Manage contractors to ensure compliance with Rivian Safety and regulatory requirements.
  • Manages, inspects, and evaluates the environmental, health, and safety protection for Rivian’s worksite to ensure compliance with government regulations and industry standards.
  • Monitor environmental, health, and safety compliance at the project level by conducting workplace inspections and audits including those of contract operations and subcontractors.
  • Identify leading indicators for use as KPI’s/metrics that are useful to stakeholders both inside and outside of the organization.
  • Clearly communicate company requirements and expectations internally and externally with contractors.
  • Drive multiple high priority initiatives at the same time.
  • Strong collaboration skills and the ability to work with cross-functional teams.
  • Support Rivian safety vision and comply with all safety rules, policies, and procedures.
  • Assist in the development of internal policies, standards, templates, forms, communications, training content, and other written work products.


  • Minimum of 7 years of construction safety experience and management experience
  • Numerous years of experience leading teams and intenrational construction is preferred.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental, Health & Safety, Construction Management or similar is preferred.
  • Working knowledge of U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration regulations and state plans as applicable.
  • Certified Safety Professional (CSP), Construction Health and Safety Technologist (CHST) or other recognized industry professional certification is preferred.
  • Experience with ISN database and/or Benchmark (Contractor Management Module).
  • Experience implementing EHS framework and programming.
  • Ability to understand written procedures and apply regulatory and consensus standards to situations in multiple work environments.
  • Excellent decision-making skills and attention to detail.
  • The successful candidate will have proven leadership and subject matter expertise within the following areas:
    • Electrical Safety
    • Control of Hazardous Energy (Lockout/Tagout)
    • Occupational Noise Control
    • Emergency Response Planning
    • Working at Heights
    • Confined Space Entry
    • Heavy Material Handling
    • Powered Industrial Trucks
    • Cranes/Rigging
    • Trenching & Excavation
    • Fire/Life Safety
    • Mobile Elevated Work Platforms
    • Risk assessment and hazard mitigation
    • Permit to Work processes
    • Root Cause Analysis
    • OSHA 1926 Construction Requirements.
    • Environmental laws, regulations, and good sustainability practices.

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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