Sr. Attributes Engineer, Mass



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

We are looking for a hardworking, technically strong engineer to deliver sophisticated global programs from concept to production environments. This career opportunity is within the Mass Attribute team at Rivian. Mass Attribute team leads the development of global vehicle programs’ mass strategies to optimize customer attributes - Range/Payload/towing/ride dynamics/Safety certifications etc.



You will be working closely with various functional teams to ensure successful implementation of optimized design and attribute solutions. In this role you will doing:

  • Target Setting
    • Generate system level mass targets using parametric models (efficiency metrics) based on benchmarking data and mass drivers for a system.
    • Top-down vehicle targets based on high level capability and efficiency targets.
    • Capture all Mass Properties requirements in JAMA
  • Mass Modelling
    • Determine mass distributions and inertia characteristics that are inputs to structural and dynamic analyses as well as NVH and safety.
    • Perform axle load calculations for different customer loading scenarios.
    • Generate Axle Rating Targets.
  • Status Tracking and Attribute Guidance
    • Track mass status throughout the development cycle of the program. Gap to target assessment.
    • Communicate the development of overall vehicle mass properties against the targets.
    • Provide guidance to various attribute teams – Range/Safety/Vehicle dynamics based on mass status.
  • Mass Verification
    • Statistical analysis of prototype/production measured data at various production milestones.
    • Provide guidance of compliance status based on production data.
  • Regulatory
    • Generate Regulatory Load Rating Labels (e.g. GAWR, GVWR, Payload, etc.)
    • Work closely with homologation team for all regulatory requirements relates to mass.
  • Occasional overnight travel to assembly plant(s) may be a possibility


  • Master’s degree in mechanical engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Physics, Mathematics or Computer Science
  • 5+ years of experience in the ground transportation or aerospace industries in an engineering/analytical capacity
  • Functional understanding of EV systems and vehicle components– Battery, Powertrain, Chassis etc.
  • Understanding of vehicle architecture, standard vehicle materials properties (e.g. steels, aluminum, plastics, etc.) and assembly plant end of line processes
  • Background in applied statistics or Six Sigma subject areas, experience in Minitab and Visual Basic scripts in excel.
  • Demonstrated leadership and collaboration skills.
  • Solid Understanding of CATIA – 3DExperience.
  • Self-directed, confident individual with excellent communication skills and working knowledge of Microsoft Office.

Pay Disclosure

Salary range for California Based Applicants: $135,000-$155,000 (actual compensation will be determined based on experience, location, and other factors permitted by law).


Benefits Summary: Rivian provides robust medical/Rx, dental and vision insurance packages for full-time employees, their spouse or domestic partner, and children up to age 26. Coverage is effective on the first day of employment, and Rivian covers most of the premiums.

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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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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