Exceptional People + Purpose Beyond Profit = Watershed Outcomes

Exceptional People + Purpose Beyond Profit = Watershed Outcomes

Manager, Environmental Health & Safety



Normal, IL, USA · United States
Posted on Friday, May 24, 2024

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

Manager, EHS in Environmental will be responsible for the development and overseeing compliant operations of environmental water related programs for their respective business units. Reports to the Director, Environment, Health & Safety(EHS) and will excel cross-functionally with numerous internal departments, and external government agencies. You will be responsible for managing, developing, leading, and sustaining environmental initiatives to support all areas of the manufacturing facility, in Normal Illinois. The ideal candidate is self-motivated and can understand complex regulations and communicate them effectively to a variety of groups with diverse interests and backgrounds. The person in this position should be able to work in a fast-paced, multi-cultural, team-oriented environment. Must have the ability to influence to ensure safe and environmentally responsible operations often without direct authority over cross-functional team members.


  • Manage and oversee environmental compliance and best management practices for the Normal, Illinois manufacturing campus. This role will have a focus on wastewater, storm water and overall regulated water programs.
  • Design, and recommend, solutions for environmental processes relating to Permitting, Wastewater Treatment, Waste Management or other regulatory requirements.
  • Ensure that all applicable environmental compliance programs are in place and functioning properly.
  • Interfaces regulatory bodies on matters related to environmental regulatory compliance.
  • Ensure applicable environmental related goals including leading indicators are set, tracked, and shared with the organization.
  • Ensure a process is functioning such that all new equipment meets applicable environmental standards prior to operation.
  • Ensure environmental training is completed according to schedule.
  • Coach and influence all management staff including Operations and cross-functional partners to integrate and manage environmental compliance.
  • Ensure that necessary inspections are completed to evaluate environmental aspects and impacts. This role will require doing regular site inspections.
  • Be the subject matter expert for applicable compliance regulations.
  • Ensure new compliance tools are successfully tied into EHS Management Software
  • Audit stakeholders and cross-functional partners to ensure proper recordkeeping and training.
  • Assure compliance with all applicable CAA, CWA, RCRA, NPDES, EPA, federal, state, local and health regulation requirements.
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms, and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to walk, climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus


  • Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate area of specialization with a minimum of 5 years EHS experience.
  • Extensive and working knowledge of EPA regulations, with a working knowledge of DOT, hazardous materials, and Process Safety Management. Strong leadership, emotional intelligence, and management skills required.
  • Knowledge of concepts, principles, practices and methodologies related to Air/Water/Waste requirements. Ability to make decisions relating to long term site use plans and permitting.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Problem solving skills in a high-pressure environment
  • Certified Hazard Material Manager (CHMM) preferred
  • Relevant industry professional certifications: Wastewater Operator, Stormwater Inspector, Construction Storm Water Operator

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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