United States, California, Irvine, United States

Posted on: 2022-09-22

Category: emobility

Employment type:

Full time

Experience required:



Salary not provided

Lead People Partner - Facilities

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. 


As our HR Business Partner, you will uphold Rivian’s purpose and values while enabling our CFO organization to do the best work of their lives. You will primarily partner with our high performing Facilities team as they deliver on their purpose to materialize amazing, physical, non-product brand interactions across five departments: Real Estate, Design, Construction, Operations and Security. These talented teams find, design, build and maintain every physical location that Rivian has globally from our workplaces and labs to our manufacturing sites, to where we service our customers and vehicles while balancing speed, scale, and agility as stewards of Rivian’s capital.


  • Collaborate with the facilities leadership team to deliver on and operationalize their strategic priorities by bringing thought leadership on talent and culture
  • Develop a deep understanding of the facilities' program strategies, goals, and people to operate as an embedded partner to respective vertical and program leadership teams
  • Build facilities domain knowledge across verticals (Real Estate, Design, Construction, Operations and Security) to conduct needs analysis and partner with L&D and facilities leaders to create and launch a learning and career pathing roadmap focused on increasing density of high performing and values driven talent
  • Act as a catalyst for the organization’s horizontal program structure, emboldening clear ownership and responsibility though job architecture while working with program directors to develop and build a bench of project owners and future leaders
  • Coach leaders at all levels on broadening their own capability while building and leading high performing teams. Focus on holding up the mirror to leaders with the goal of enabling an environment of curiosity, trust, healthy conflict, direct feedback, open debate/communication, and data driven decision making.
  • Drive employee engagement action planning at the program and functional levels, while enabling an amazing employee experience including owning complex employee relations issues, supporting hiring, performance resets, stay interviews, and offboarding
  • Support Rivian people programs: promotions, talent reviews, workforce planning (working with recruiting on staffing and HC plans), compensation review, hiring, and org design efforts
  • Facilitate listening sessions that foster a culture of belonging by creating an environment of curiosity and understanding that draws out diverse perspectives and uncovers root causes that undermine team effectiveness
  • Deliver experiential workshops (such as DiSC, how to deliver feedback, navigating conflict, emotional intelligence) and co-create offsites to invest in teambuilding and cross-functional collaboration
  • Work on cross-functional people projects as needed including but not limited to projects related to HR transformation, shaping and operationalizing a new performance management approach, supporting broader G&A people partner activities, delivering on org design and workforce planning efforts, etc.



  • Four (4) year college or university degree or equivalent in Human Resources, I/O Psychology, or Business Management or equivalent experience which may include a background in several of the following areas: organizational design, workforce planning, leadership development, inclusion & belonging and change management
  • 7+ years of HR Business Partner experience with 2+ years ideally in a high growth environment


Department: People 

Location: Palo Alto, California, or Irvine, CA



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.