United States, California, Palo Alto, United States

Posted on: 2022-11-12

Category: emobility

Employment type:

Full time

Experience required:



Salary not provided

Manager, EHS (R&D, Laboratories, & Battery Pilot)

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 Environmental, Health, and Safety (EHS) Manager provides operational oversight for safety and environmental matters at various Research & Development facilities focused on lithium-ion batteries, battery electric vehicles, and electrical hardware development. The position is also responsible for developing, leading, and sustaining safety and environmental initiatives to ensure a safe and healthy workplace for employees. In addition, the position drives continuous improvement for operations by working with the business leaders to identify solutions to EHS issues/challenges.


  • Manage, and ensure compliance with State & Federal regulations for multiple locations. 
  • Influence human behaviors to reduce workplace risks.
  • Teach others to assess risk, identify hazards, and implement appropriate controls.
  • Prior experience with identifying and minimizing Environmental, Health, and Safety risks and communicating critical tasks, as required, to essential business units.
  • Perform job duties in compliance with all state and federal regulations and guidelines, specifically OSHA and EPA.
  • Complies with all internal company policies and procedures.
  • Inspect and evaluate operational effectiveness to ensure compliance with safety and environmental regulations.
  • Recommend corrective actions, and lead teams to completion, as needed.
  • Prepare, and submit environmental and safety reports for compliance.
  • Manage TSCA inventory and notices.
  • Keep up to date on process changes and approve any new required permit applications, while ensure applications are submitted as necessary.
  • Supports teams in the selection of appropriate personal protective equipment.
  • Incredible interpersonal skills, including the ability to influence others that do not directly report to you.
  • Assist in completing safety risk assessments.
  • Conduct safety training, as required.
  • Understands federal and state occupational safety and health regulations and monitors regulatory changes as they occur.
  • Strictly follow all aspects of the site Environmental, Health, and Safety Policy.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Prior EHS work experience across multiple locations.
  • Knowledge of current safety and environmental regulations.
  • Able to understand complex regulations and be able to communicate requirements to groups with diverse interests and backgrounds.
  • Familiarity with SharePoint, Benchmark ESG, Documentation management, and reporting systems.
  • Proficient understanding of incident and injury prevention programs.
  • Experience implementing, training, and maintaining safety programs such as Lock Out, Machine Guarding, Hazard Communication, High Voltage Electrical, and Ergonomic Assessments.
  • Ability to work varied hours with occasional travel required.
  • Must be self-motivated with good communication skills.
  • Must be organized and know regulatory record-keeping requirements.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, multi-cultural, team-oriented environment.
  • Proficient skills in Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint.
  • NFPA 70E certification is preferred.
  • In the performance of the duties of this job, the employee is required to travel, drive a motor vehicle between Palo Alto, CA and Hayward, CA. Travel could be up to 50% of the time

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree and/or equivalent experience/certification required. Demonstrated prior work experience relevant to this position. 
  • 5+ years in field and managing other people is required

Physical Requirements

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms, and talk or hear. 
  • The employee is occasionally required to walk, climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. 
  • The employee must frequently lift and move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. 
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus

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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