Electrical Engineer, Utilities



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

In this role you will support the utilities team in all things related to electrical infrastructure and power distribution. This includes input on the full lifecycle of equipment from project conception to construction to long-term reliability analysis. You will be responsible for the continual operation and improvement of equipment such as switchgear, bus duct, motors, drives, lighting, and more.  This role will work in tandem with the other engineers for new construction projects and existing infrastructure support. This role reports directly to the Manager of the Facility (Utility) Maintenance department.


  • Communicate across disciplines and management teams, while maintaining professional presence in representing the department
  • Complete electrical design deliverables for brownfield projects including single line drawings, wiring diagrams, relay settings, arc flash studies, load calculations, and equipment selection
  • Prepare bid sheets, equipment specifications, obtain proposals, and contracts for construction
  • Manage and administrate facility electrical infrastructure project budgets
  • Frequently interact with electricians and maintenance technicians to clarify scope and respond to Requests For Information
  • Serve as the End User representative in design reviews of major modifications to the facility electrical system
  • Develop commissioning, acceptance testing, and functional checkout documentation to validate properly installation of electrical components
  • Research new equipment, tools, and software that can be leveraged to improve equipment reliability and ease of maintenance 
  • Support in planning and coordinating outages related to infrastructure improvements and equipment maintenance activities
  • Evaluate operational systems to improve system efficiencies in alignment with company sustainability goals
  • Identify, quantify, and propose solutions for potential power quality issues 
  • Serve as a technical resource for NFPA 70E and Electrical Safe Work Practice questions
  • Provide electrical guidance for plant maintenance technicians through the development of preventive maintenance plans and electrical operating procedures
  • Perform root cause investigations on electrical failures and present findings
  • Support design, construction, operations, and manufacturing teams as needed
  • Perform other duties as needed


  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical engineering with 0-3 years’ experience
  • Plant maintenance and/or project management experience preferred
  • Previous experience in industrial or manufacturing sites preferred
  • Ability to troubleshoot complex practical problems in situations where only limited standardization and documentation exists
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as governmental regulations (Local, State, & Federal), safety rules, operations and maintenance manuals, blueprints, and procedure manuals
  • Demonstrated experience of low & medium voltage design and utility engagement.
  • Basic understanding of protective relaying, protection, and control
  • 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/or 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 ability to adjust focus
  • In the performance of the duties of this job the employee is required to travel, drive a motor vehicle, communicate using telephone and email

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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