Chemical Engineer - Building Infrastructure Design

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United States, Illinois, Normal, United States

Posted on: 2022-11-18

Category: emobility

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About the company:

Doing something different is never easy. It requires courage, optimism and grit. Core to our mission is building a team of adventurous individuals determined to make a positive impact on the world. This means challenging ourselves constantly. Stretching beyond the bounds of conventional thinking. Reframing old problems. Seeking new solutions. And operating comfortably in a space of uncertainty. While our backgrounds are diverse, our team shares a love of the outdoors and a desire to protect it for future generations. Do you like doing the impossible? We’d love to hear from you.

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. 


The Building Infrastructure Design team plans and oversees the design and construction of the building systems that keep Rivian’s facilities running like a well-oiled machine. We’re a diverse team of MEP, FP, Chemical/Process, Structural & Civil engineers, Technical Program Managers and Engineering Specialists that come together to build world-class facilities to enable Rivian to scale. We challenge the status quo and deliver innovative solutions to complex problems across Rivian’s portfolio of vehicle production facilities, customer experience centers, charging, corporate office and R&D facilities. 


Our Building Infrastructure Design team is responsible for engineering support of all aspects of our building infrastructure. As a Chemical Engineer in our team, you will lead the chemical and process facilities engineering required to deliver Rivian vehicle production facilities. You will work closely with many disciplines and stakeholders in our production facilities to provide thought and technical leadership, drive Innovation, lead system design, solve technical problems, establish standards and processes, and provide dynamic collaboration.  


  • Bachelor of Science in Chemical or Industrial Engineering (or related discipline) with 2+ years of experience (hiring level commensurate with experience) 
  • Depth of experience in the design and execution of chemical systems used in vehicle production, including compressed air, nitrogen, DI/RO water, and process water. 
  • Experience working on production processes with cross-functional disciplines, including external stakeholders and clients 
  • Demonstrated ability to solve complex problems and deliver technical projects 
  • Demonstrated knowledge of thermodynamics, transport phenomena (i.e., momentum and mass) and equipment sizing and rating 
  • Experience leading basic & detailed design engineering activities for assigned projects 
  • Experience preparing and reviewing H&MBs, PFD's, P&ID's, process equipment / instrument datasheets and project specifications 
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills 
  • Experience working on the development of design standards for new projects and facilities 
  • Desire to work in a technically complex and fast-moving environment 


  • Masters degree in a field of study relating to the built environment 
  • Experience with applying sustainability principles to your work 
  • Licensed Professional Engineer (or similarly recognized professional certification) 
  • Experience with modeling incompressible and compressible fluid networks and their associated mechanical drivers (i.e., fans, pumps, etc.) 
  • Experience with chemical process simulations (in Aspen, HYSYS, etc.)  
  • Experience with automating workflows and analyses through programming and scripts (i.e., VBA, Python, etc.) 


  • Department: Building Infrastructure Design. 
  • Locations: Normal, IL 

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 [email protected].

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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