Lead, Construction (Service & Delivery)



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 Lead, Construction (Service & Delivery) works closely with the Real Estate, Design, Operations and Purchasing managers leading facilities construction projects to ensure all financial, administrative, contractual, and technical aspects of multiple projects are being executed as required. The primary function of the Lead, Construction (Service) is to provide construction execution-related services and report to the Senior Manager, Construction. The Lead Construction Project Manager is also the primary contact for each assigned project and works adjacent to the Project Design & Architecture, Operations, and Security Managers. Rivian Service encompass our company retail portfolio which includes, but is not limited to, service centers, parts distribution centers, and automotive delivery centers. 


  • The overarching responsibility of this role is ensuring the end-to-end success of each initiative by ensuring cross functional alignment on budget, schedule and quality and then executing against those commitments. 
  • Project responsibility for scope, schedule and budget from concept (via Operations/Real Estate senior managers), design, construction, and operations (warranty & maintenance) 
  • Assist purchasing managers in creating contractor and vendor RFP documents (scope narratives, schedules, etc.), attend job walks and selection/award review meetings 
  • Assist Real Estate managers in site selection and site due diligence. Perform site walks with stakeholders to develop layouts, estimates, and schedules 
  • Establish and/or review contract documents and manage procurement, pre-bid conferences, and evaluations 
  • Coordinate activities with other Rivian staff, departments, and public agencies 
  • Chair progress meetings, complete status reports, and deliver presentations, as required 
  • Recommend policy and procedure improvements 
  • Assist in negotiating with contractors regarding changes to design, construction work scope, and schedules 
  • Support a quality audit program, oversee contractor corrective actions, and ensure a quality project conforming to plans and specifications 
  • Assist in monitoring and/or resolution of claims, suggest ways to mitigate impacts, and develop workarounds 
  • Support Rivian safety vision and comply with all safety rules, policies, and procedures 


  • A Bachelor’s degree in engineering, architecture, or construction management, is preferred, or similar number of years of experience in the field; and 7-10 years of experience managing construction projects of similar size and complexity.  
  • Lead projects “the Rivian way,” providing professional influence on the work exemplifying respect, leadership, commitment, vision and teamwork.
  • Ability to effectively solve problems and conflicts 
  • Ability to plan, coordinate, and provide leadership in the execution of complex, fast-paced and/or unorthodox construction projects
  • Knowledge of theory, principles, and practices of engineering
  • Knowledge of design-build project delivery methodology
  • Ability to manage multiple project and issues effectively
  • Ability to support and provide “customer service mentality” for multiple internal stakeholders effectively
  • Ability to assess the operational effectiveness of contractors
  • Possesses written and oral communication skills to support decisions and recommendations
  • Conduct meetings and provide effective leadership to project team members
  • Develop and manage budgets within established parameters
  • Ability to analyze and interpret technical materials accurately and effectively
  • Effective in making objective decisions
  • Knowledge of engineering drawings and specifications
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work with construction contractors, vendors, and consultants
  • Demonstrated analytical skills  

Pay Disclosure

The role is posted in multiple locations but salary range for New York, CA based applicants: $184,000-211,000 annually (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 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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