United States, Illinois, Normal, United States

Posted on: 2022-07-20

Category: emobility

Employment type:

Full time

Experience required:



Salary not provided

EHS Manager - Waste and Water Programs

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 EHS Manager – Water and Waste Programs will assist in the management of all wastes and materials for disposal or reclaim, waste water treatment operation, and stormwater programs.


The EHS Manager – Water and Waste Programs role must be familiar or have the ability to learn RCRA and Sustainable waste practices related to Automotive Manufacturing.  Familiarity with Storm water pollution prevention plans (SWPPP), Spill control and countermeasure (SPCC),  NPDES permitting, and Waste Water Treatment Operations. This role will require training and certification in  RCRA (Resource Conservation and Resources Act – Hazardous Waste) Hazardous Waste Handling and DOT (Department of Transportation) Hazardous Materials shipping. SWPPP, SPCC, and Class K Industrial Waste Water Operator in Illinois. 



Waste Program Duties:

  • Ensure Compliance with RCRA and DOT requirements.
  • Work with the Enterprise Total Waste Management team on various projects.
  • Maintain Recordkeeping to support RCRA compliance and Scrap asset disposition.
  • Work with Gensuite Database for Waste Tracker, Inspection, and Incident management tracking applications.
  • Maintain data using log sheets and/or software.
  • Develop and maintain work instructions and procedures for Waste Handling.
  • Track and order supplies as needed to manage waste streams.
  • Support RCRA and DOT training for staff and production floor.
  • Work with Logistics and TWM teams to schedule shipments at appropriate times.
  • Operation of Fork Lift, tugger and/or pallet jack to support waste handling team, if needed.
  • Ensure organization of storage areas, both line side and waste storage.
  • Other related duties as needed.

Water Program Duties:

  • Sampling of Waste Water and Stormwater streams and outfalls.
  • Recording keeping of test results and quality controls.
  • Development and maintenance of procedures and work instructions related to laboratory analysis and regulatory compliance.
  • Inspections and monitoring of stormwater and water systems.
  • Maintain SPCC, SWPPP, and POTW discharge plans.
  • Participate with cross functional teams in troubleshooting regarding the operation of the Waste Water treatment plant
  • Continuous Improvement of Waste Water treatment and Water systems.
  • Other related duties as needed.


  • Bachelor’s or Associate’s Degree in Chemistry, Environmental Health & Safety, Ind Technology, or similar degrees preferred
  • 8-10 years of experience in EHS in an industrial environment
  • Material Handling experience is beneficial.
  • Knowledge of Chemistry and/or Hazardous Material Handling.
  • Familiarity with DOT, RCRA, NPDES regulations.
  • Ability to understand and properly implement Federal and State Regulations.
  • Basic understanding of Microsoft Office products; including Outlook, Excel, and Word.
  • Gensuite and Benchmark experience preferred.

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.  


Please note that we are currently not accepting applications from third party application services.