Manager, EHS (Manufacturing Operations)



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 Manager, EHS provides operational oversight for safety and environmental matters. The position is also responsible for developing, leading, and sustaining safety and environmental initiatives to ensure a safe and healthy workplace for employees. In addition, the Manager, EHS drives continuous improvement for operations by working with the business leaders to identify solutions to EHS issues/challenges. 


  • Develop, coach and manage direct reports to create sustained career growth within Rivian 
  • Manage, and ensure compliance with State & Federal regulations for manufacturing location. 
  • Influence human behaviors to reduce workplace risks.   
  • Develop, implement and maintain health and safety policies and procedures to ensure compliance with health and safety legislation. 
  • Effectively teach others to assess risk, identify hazards, implement appropriate controls and complete safety risk assessments. 
  • Identify and minimize Environmental, Health, and Safety risks and communicate critical tasks, as required, to essential business units. 
  • Inspect and evaluate operational effectiveness to ensure compliance with safety and environmental regulations. 
  • Understands federal and state occupational safety and health regulations and monitors regulatory changes as they occur. 
  • Leads incident investigation as the first point of contact 
  • Come together to communicate with multiple teams of diverse experiences and skillsets internal and external to EHS teams to build cross-functional organizational knowledge and understanding of EHS programs consistent with other locations or areas of the business. 
  • Ensure adequate record-keeping and document management is maintained at the site level according to regulations and/ or to the extent deemed necessary by the organization in order to demonstrate fulfillment of regulatory requirements and/ or the needs and expectations of interested parties. 
  • Establish high-quality relationships with the operations site, regional leadership, vendors, local authorities, people partners, facilities management, and other support teams 
  • Analyze, communicate data and review incident trends and recommend corrective actions. 
  • Understand complex regulations and be able to communicate requirements to groups with diverse interests and backgrounds. 
  • Travel to various locations as needed 
  • Flexibility for shifts, including evenings and weekends. 


  • Bachelor's degree and/or equivalent experience and certification(s) required. 
  • 5-7 years as an Environmental Health and Safety professional 
  • 4-7 years in field and managing other people is preferred with demonstrated prior work experience relevant to this position. 
  • Competent skills in Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint. Prefer SAP & Benchmark ESG knowledge 
  • Proficient knowledge of safety and environmental regulations. 
  • Able to understand complex regulations and be able to communicate requirements to groups with diverse interests and backgrounds. 
  • Incredible interpersonal skills, including the ability to influence others that do not report to you. 
  • Adaptable and willing to learn in a fast-paced environment. 
  • Problem solving and analytical skills 
  • Expertise with data and root cause analysis techniques. 
  • Experience implementing and managing incident and injury prevention programs. 
  • Ability to work varied hours (emergencies, projects) with occasional travel. 
  • Must be self-motivated, organized and have knowledge of regulatory record keeping requirements. 
  • Experience implementing, training, and maintaining safety programs such as Lock Out, Machine Guarding, Hazard Communication, High Voltage Electrical, and Ergonomic Assessments. 
  • In the performance of the duties of this job, the employee is required to travel, drive a motor vehicle. 
  • 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. This role necessitates the ability to work various shifts.  

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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