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    Sr. Occupant Safety Engineer

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    Job Description

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    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. 

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    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

    This role fulfills restraint system modeling and optimization requirements for MSP platform. This will include assessments of interior surface proposals by studio, dial in safety requirements for interior safety, work with body structures and safety structures team on structural design strategies and its implications on vehicle pulse and occupant loading criteria (OLC) and work with restraints SMEs and DREs to tune restraints and dial in performance.  This role will be highly collaborative in nature with this role cross functionally working across product development towards occupant systems integration. During MSP program, this role will be required to be present frequently onsite at restraints suppliers in Metro Detroit, for design reviews, design/validation discussions, sled/static testing, sled validations and crash testing in Buffalo NY. This role will confirm and validate Safety restraints strategies numerically and propose path forward for restraints safety system integration.


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    • Build, correlate and maintain occupant safety CAE models related to FMVSS-201/208/214, UNECE, USNCAP, IIHS, Euro NCAP, China NCAP regulations, component, and system level.
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    • Build CAE models for interior components if these models aren’t provided by suppliers.
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    • Integrate interior component models such as restraints/seats/cockpit/header/trim/carpet into the systems model.
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    • Verify proper behavior of each sub-component model within the CAE system.
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    • Ensure proper model organization, model robustness, and run time efficiency.
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    • Analyze and optimize restraint system performance for compliance to regulations.
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    • Develop pragmatic counter measures for compliance with FMVSS, UNECE, USNCAP, IIHS, Euro NCAP and China NCAP.
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    • Work cross-functionally with component/system DRE’s to ensure capturing safety aspects and/or countermeasures into vehicle design.
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    • Correlate subsystem/ system CAE models to component level and full system level tests incl. full vehicle level tests.
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    • Engage directly with component suppliers in case model revisions are required to achieve performance targets.
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    • Closely work with test team to ensure test-setup reflects capturing test objective(s) and any data for model correlation.
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    • Update and maintain Rivians test specifications as source for confirmation and validation methodologies.
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    • Generate reports and executive summaries for communication as required.
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    • MS in Mechanical or Automotive Engineering required with 5+ years of relevant OEM or TIER1 experience
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    • Demonstrable strong LS-Dyna expertise in CAE modeling application of restraint systems, dummy models & full vehicle/restraint/dummy models.
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    • Be a self-starter and take initiative to frame and solve occupant performance issues working collaboratively with all stakeholders.
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    • Ability to set high level safety targets for occupant safety, restraints, interior IP/trim & related structural components.
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    • Hands-on proficiency with common pre- and post-processing tools (such as, ANSA, Primer, LS-PrePost, Hyperworks)
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    • Good understanding of overall global safety protocols and regulations
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    • Experience with physical testing (component, sled & full vehicle)
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    • Experience with correlating CAE models to test outcomes.
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    • Excellent ability in presentation & writing reports for documentation, engineering, and senior management communications.
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    Pay Disclosure

    Salary range for California Based Applicants: $135,000-$155,000 (actual compensation will be determined based on experience, location, and other factors permitted by law).

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    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

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    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.

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    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 candidateaccommodations@rivian.com.

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    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. 

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    Sr. Occupant Safety Engineer

    Rivian

    Rivian

    Irvine, CA, USA
    Posted on Monday, June 5, 2023

    Sr. Occupant Safety Engineer

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    Job Description

    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

    This role fulfills restraint system modeling and optimization requirements for MSP platform. This will include assessments of interior surface proposals by studio, dial in safety requirements for interior safety, work with body structures and safety structures team on structural design strategies and its implications on vehicle pulse and occupant loading criteria (OLC) and work with restraints SMEs and DREs to tune restraints and dial in performance.  This role will be highly collaborative in nature with this role cross functionally working across product development towards occupant systems integration. During MSP program, this role will be required to be present frequently onsite at restraints suppliers in Metro Detroit, for design reviews, design/validation discussions, sled/static testing, sled validations and crash testing in Buffalo NY. This role will confirm and validate Safety restraints strategies numerically and propose path forward for restraints safety system integration.


    Responsibilities

    • Build, correlate and maintain occupant safety CAE models related to FMVSS-201/208/214, UNECE, USNCAP, IIHS, Euro NCAP, China NCAP regulations, component, and system level.
    • Build CAE models for interior components if these models aren’t provided by suppliers.
    • Integrate interior component models such as restraints/seats/cockpit/header/trim/carpet into the systems model.
    • Verify proper behavior of each sub-component model within the CAE system.
    • Ensure proper model organization, model robustness, and run time efficiency.
    • Analyze and optimize restraint system performance for compliance to regulations.
    • Develop pragmatic counter measures for compliance with FMVSS, UNECE, USNCAP, IIHS, Euro NCAP and China NCAP.
    • Work cross-functionally with component/system DRE’s to ensure capturing safety aspects and/or countermeasures into vehicle design.
    • Correlate subsystem/ system CAE models to component level and full system level tests incl. full vehicle level tests.
    • Engage directly with component suppliers in case model revisions are required to achieve performance targets.
    • Closely work with test team to ensure test-setup reflects capturing test objective(s) and any data for model correlation.
    • Update and maintain Rivians test specifications as source for confirmation and validation methodologies.
    • Generate reports and executive summaries for communication as required.

    Qualifications

    • MS in Mechanical or Automotive Engineering required with 5+ years of relevant OEM or TIER1 experience
    • Demonstrable strong LS-Dyna expertise in CAE modeling application of restraint systems, dummy models & full vehicle/restraint/dummy models.
    • Be a self-starter and take initiative to frame and solve occupant performance issues working collaboratively with all stakeholders.
    • Ability to set high level safety targets for occupant safety, restraints, interior IP/trim & related structural components.
    • Hands-on proficiency with common pre- and post-processing tools (such as, ANSA, Primer, LS-PrePost, Hyperworks)
    • Good understanding of overall global safety protocols and regulations
    • Experience with physical testing (component, sled & full vehicle)
    • Experience with correlating CAE models to test outcomes.
    • Excellent ability in presentation & writing reports for documentation, engineering, and senior management communications.

    Pay Disclosure

    Salary range for California Based Applicants: $135,000-$155,000 (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 candidateaccommodations@rivian.com.

    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.

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