Lead, Production 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

The Facilities Design team is Rivian’s in-house design team focused on the physical typologies of the brand; from workplace, manufacturing line design, R&D to full-scale production, and everything in between. Our ideal candidate is a collaborative, creative thinker, with a solid understanding of facility and production manufacturing infrastructure needs. This is a dynamic position focused on building narratives cross-functional collaboration and translating the Rivian brand production needs into spaces that are functional, efficiency, executed in such a way that is representative of our compass values. 


  • Participate in project intake processes, including project scoping and estimate building  
  • Develop and communicate design ideas through collaboration with in-house engineering and construction teams  
  • Coordinate and collaborate with consultants (architects, engineers, vendors, and fabricators).   
  • Provide guidance and innovative solutions to resolve complex technical and design challenges
  • Promote creative design solutions to drive cost savings and highlight VE opportunities
  • Manage expectations of multiple internal stakeholders and partners  
  • Manage and mentor team to meet project scope, budget, and timeline requirements  
  • Connect team objectives to broader company priorities and objectives  
  • Maintain a holistic involvement in all projects to develop efficiencies on adjacent projects  
  • Review and respond to drawings, shop drawings, and submittals   
  • File and track project information and documentation  
  • Work with Engineering, Manufacturing, Building Infrastructure Design, Operations, Quality, EHS, FFE, and participate in budget, schedule, and installation conversations   
  • Develop with our in-house Standards and Prototype updates/ initiatives   
  • Participate in project site visits and surveys   
  • Staying abreast of developing trends in the architecture and design community – including sourcing new vendors for procurement and collaboration of custom pieces   
  • Contribute to the office and team culture and initiatives   


  • 8+ years of architectural, engineering, and or interior design experience   
  • Bachelor’s Degree in architecture, interior design, or a related field
  • Proven ability to build relationships with stakeholders across multiple functions and at all levels, both within and outside of the organization.  
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office, Outlook, Autodesk Revit and Autocad, Slack, Figma, and Bluebeam Revu
  • Ability to read and navigate through construction documents
  • Has an analytical, creative, innovative, and problem-solving mindset with an attention to detail
  • Able to coordinate multiple projects at the same time, with the ability to shift focus very quickly and adjust to rapidly changing priorities.  
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication, negotiation, analytic, and critical thinking skills.  
  • Experience managing small and large-scale programs and projects.  
  • Previous experience executing on large scale construction projects with a technical knowledge in manufacturing is an asset
  • Self-starter who is goal-oriented, highly motivated, and comfortable working in a fast-paced environment with changing priorities and process improvements.  


  • Local presence near Atlanta, GA is preferred or willingness to relocate
  • Safely and successfully perform the essential job functions consistent with ADA, FMLA, and other federal, state, and local standards, including meeting qualitative and/or quantitative productivity standards.  

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 candidateaccommodations@rivian.com.

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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