Senior Manager, EHS (Occupational Safety)



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 Senior Manager, EHS (Occupational Safety) is responsible for overseeing and managing the occupational safety and health program for Rivian. The ideal candidate will have extensive industry experience in ergonomics and industrial hygiene while oversseing the development and implementation of diverse programs to ensure a safe workplace; by leading different teams and SMEs on the development and implementation of programs, standards, and adequate risk assessments, metrics, to foster a culture of safety. This will include developing strategies and long-term plans to reduce risk and hazards in the workplace, working closely with leadership and management to ensure compliance in local, state, federal, country specific regulations, and maintaining communication with all employees.


  • Develop and implementing policies and procedures for workplace design around safety
  • Leading experienced safety professionals to develop programs, standards, risk assessments, metrics related to occupational safety – Ergonomics, IH, Return to Work, Injury/Illness investigation
  • Develop strategies for reduction of risk and hazards in the workplace
  • Collaborating with cross-functional teams to implement safety initiatives and drive continuous improvement in safety performance
  • Working with regulatory agencies to ensure compliance with regulations and standards
  • Influence workplace design to reduce workplace risks.
  • Develop KPI’s and reporting occupational safety performance to senior managers and executives
  • Staying up to do date on industry trends and best practice on safety management
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Health and Safety, or Engineering related to one of Manufacturing, Industrial, Mechanical, Biomedical, or Human Factors is required
  • Master’s degree related to safety is strongly preferred
  • Minimum of 10 years of related work experience and a minum of 5 years managing personnel. 
  • Proficient with simulations software, incident management software
  • Proficient skills in Microsoft Excel, Word, Power Point, Atlassian (JIRA, Confluence), and Smartsheet is preferred
  • Prior Occupational Safety experience, knowledge on Safety, Ergonomics, IH, WC, Return to Work.
  • Experience developing, implementing, training, and maintaining EHS corporate programs and systems
  • Knowledge of OSHA, Federal Regulations, EU Regulations  
  • Knowledge on the use of ISO, USCAR, CEN, etc.
  • Knowledge of different EHS risk assessments and interpretation of results
  • Innovative thinking to perform evaluation and solutions on high level complex EHS systems.
  • Able to communicate with different functional groups with diverse interests and backgrounds.
  • Familiarity with data and root cause analysis techniques.
  • Understanding of incident and injury prevention programs.
  • Ability to work varied hours with regular travel required at roughly 30% expectation. 
  • Must be self-motivated with good communication skills.
  • Must be organized and able to prioritize, and document
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, multi-cultural, team-oriented environment.
  • At least one certification in relation to EHS: CSP, CPE, CIH, CHF
  • 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 regularly 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

Pay Disclosure

Salary range for Irvine, CA based applicants: $150,000-$173,000 annually (Actual compensation will be determined based on experience, location and other factors permitted by law)

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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