Sr. Mechanical Design Engineer - Interior Cockpit



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

Keep the world adventurous forever by joining the team creating the next generation of electric adventure vehicle interiors.  You will be a member of a diverse and dynamic team implementing cutting edge technology and driving innovation across the industry.  An ideal candidate will be someone who appreciates bringing a sketch or brainstormed idea to life in a production environment. 


  • Work side by side with the Rivian design studio and cross functional engineering teams to turn vehicle concepts into high-quality, production ready designs for instrument panel (dashboard) and front floor consoles assemblies.
  • Manage internal and external resources, like supplier engineering and test validation teams, to deliver systems and components that meet vehicle requirements and performance targets.
  • Be hands on with early prototyping, testing, and advanced manufacturing validation.
  • Stay abreast of industry innovations through research and benchmarking of performance, quality, cost, and mass targets across all engineering industries.
  • Maintain engagement with production designs through vehicle ramp while being the first wave of triage if issues arise.
  • Support the development of design best practices for Rivian interior engineering.
  • Create and manage 3D geometric designs and 2D drawings using Catia V6 software. This includes establishing attachment methods (fastening design), fit and finish standards, and GD&T requirements.
  • Pro-actively apply a first principles approach towards product development and problem solving.


  • A Bachelor of Science Degree, or higher, in an Engineering discipline or equivalent accreditation.
  • Minimum of 3 years of related engineering experience, with 5+ years preferred. Related engineering experience would ideally be in an interior engineering design capacity. 
  • Experience or knowledge of interior development including materials, components, manufacturing and assembly processes.
  • Knowledge of the industrial design and development process, establishment of system requirements, and general engineering best practices.
  • Understanding of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing standards.
  • Above average experience in CAD modelling methodologies including assembly development, 2D drawings, and 3D annotations.
  • Exposure to CAD simulation programs for structural and performance assessment of virtual designs.
  • An eagerness to work cross-functionally in a dynamic environment where you are part of a high-performance team.
  • Working knowledge of automotive regulatory and certification requirements.

Pay Disclosure

Salary Range for California-Based Applicants: $121,000 - $139,000 (actual compensation will be determined based on experience, 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 premium

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

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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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