Staff Mechanical Design Engineer

    • Rivian
  • Palo Alto, CA
  • Posted 60+ days ago | Updated 7 hours ago


On Site
USD 149,700.00 - 187,100.00 per year
Full Time


Verification and validation
Mechanical engineering
Product development
Engineering design
3D computer graphics
2D computer graphics
Problem solving
Data security
Social media
Information security
Cloud computing
Law enforcement
Product lifecycle management

Job Details

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

As a Staff Mechanical Design Engineer on the Future Programs Team, you'll take a first principles approach to product development, starting with problems identified through research with real people and develop solutions though iterative prototyping, testing, refinement and ultimately into production. Through this work, you will be a key member of the team developing brand-defining products that inspire and delight Rivian customers.


  • Own the engineering design and development of structural closures, mechanisms, and securing features
  • Generate concept sketches, mechanical designs 3D/2D, physical prototypes, and presentation materials to effectively communicate ideas to teammates and leadership
  • Develop and manage your parts and component data within a PLM environment
  • Coordinate the verification and validation activities for your parts or systems
  • Work with both domestic and international suppliers to ensure quality and program timing objectives are met


  • B.S. in Mechanical Engineering or a related field
  • 6+ years of industry experience, or equivalent
  • A creative, first-principals, systems-thinking approach to solving problems
  • Proficiency creating CAD model and drawings following ANSI Y14.5, preferably CATIA V6
  • Proficiency designing in metallics and plastics
  • Experience working with domestic and international suppliers

Pay Disclosure

Salary Range/Hourly Rate for California Based Applicants: $149,700.00 - $187,100.00 (actual compensation will be determined based on experience, location, 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 premiums.

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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