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    Sr. Aerothermal 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

    The Sr. Aerothermal Engineer will be responsible for creating HVAC aerothermal attribute targets including thermal comfort, system capacity and functional requirements to ensure robust delivery of HVAC aerothermal attributes with engineering sign-off responsibility. Apply 3D CFD and thermal comfort simulations to create design targets of vehicle and subsystem. Work with commodity teams to ensure hardware selections meet performance and functional requirements. Support chamber and road trip testing for HVAC benchmarking and hardware/software development. Manage opening and closure of engineering concerns and issues throughout the vehicle life.

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    • Lead vehicle internal/external aerothermal analysis to support multiple vehicle-level projects
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    • Prepare, run and post-process Solar, Thermal, Electronics Cooling and Human Comfort simulations using coupled TAITherm/RadTherm and PowerFlow or Star CCM+. (Thermal/solar radiation, heat transfer, TaiTherm, Star CCM, HVAC module/ducting/vent design, human comfort modeling, electronics cooling)
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    • Correlate simulations with Solar, Thermal & Human Comfort physical tests
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    • Compile and present reports with simulation results
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    • Collaborate with the Studio, Thermal, Interior teams to develop innovative and efficient HVAC and cooling strategies
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    • Propose solutions to issues when found
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    • Conduct vehicle level HVAC performance test including benchmarking, development and engineering signoff
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    • Lead individual efforts and perform as a part of cross-functional team
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    • Minimum Engineering (Mechanical/Aerospace) Bachelor’s and preferred Graduate Degree from an accredited University with a strong background in CFD and Thermal Science courses
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    • Experience in using TaiTherm for solar, thermal, electronics cooling and human thermal comfort analysis
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    • CFD software experience (StarCCM+, Fluent, PowerFlow)
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    • Mesh Preparation experience (with ANSA or PowerDELTA or ICEM) for Star CCM and TaiTherm
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    • 5+ years’ experience in aerothermal analysis or HVAC design or electronics cooling preferred
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    • CAD experience (CATIA, Solidworks, NX, ALIAS)
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    • Proven track record of problem solving and independent root cause analysis
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    • Electronics cooling analysis experience with FlowTherm/Icepack or research background will be a plus
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    • Thermal chamber/Climatic wind tunnel testing experience a great plus
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    • Electric vehicle and Formula SAE experience desirable
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    • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and teamwork skill
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    • Adapt to quick changes in business environment
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    • Multiple level of engineering positions available depending on experience
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    • Travel: 10%
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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.




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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. Aerothermal Engineer

    Rivian

    Rivian

    Irvine, CA, USA
    Posted on Thursday, October 5, 2023

    Sr. Aerothermal 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

    The Sr. Aerothermal Engineer will be responsible for creating HVAC aerothermal attribute targets including thermal comfort, system capacity and functional requirements to ensure robust delivery of HVAC aerothermal attributes with engineering sign-off responsibility. Apply 3D CFD and thermal comfort simulations to create design targets of vehicle and subsystem. Work with commodity teams to ensure hardware selections meet performance and functional requirements. Support chamber and road trip testing for HVAC benchmarking and hardware/software development. Manage opening and closure of engineering concerns and issues throughout the vehicle life.

    Responsibilities

    • Lead vehicle internal/external aerothermal analysis to support multiple vehicle-level projects
    • Prepare, run and post-process Solar, Thermal, Electronics Cooling and Human Comfort simulations using coupled TAITherm/RadTherm and PowerFlow or Star CCM+. (Thermal/solar radiation, heat transfer, TaiTherm, Star CCM, HVAC module/ducting/vent design, human comfort modeling, electronics cooling)
    • Correlate simulations with Solar, Thermal & Human Comfort physical tests
    • Compile and present reports with simulation results
    • Collaborate with the Studio, Thermal, Interior teams to develop innovative and efficient HVAC and cooling strategies
    • Propose solutions to issues when found
    • Conduct vehicle level HVAC performance test including benchmarking, development and engineering signoff
    • Lead individual efforts and perform as a part of cross-functional team

    Qualifications

    • Minimum Engineering (Mechanical/Aerospace) Bachelor’s and preferred Graduate Degree from an accredited University with a strong background in CFD and Thermal Science courses
    • Experience in using TaiTherm for solar, thermal, electronics cooling and human thermal comfort analysis
    • CFD software experience (StarCCM+, Fluent, PowerFlow)
    • Mesh Preparation experience (with ANSA or PowerDELTA or ICEM) for Star CCM and TaiTherm
    • 5+ years’ experience in aerothermal analysis or HVAC design or electronics cooling preferred
    • CAD experience (CATIA, Solidworks, NX, ALIAS)
    • Proven track record of problem solving and independent root cause analysis
    • Electronics cooling analysis experience with FlowTherm/Icepack or research background will be a plus
    • Thermal chamber/Climatic wind tunnel testing experience a great plus
    • Electric vehicle and Formula SAE experience desirable
    • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and teamwork skill
    • Adapt to quick changes in business environment
    • Multiple level of engineering positions available depending on experience
    • Travel: 10%

    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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