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Sr. Manager, Architectural Design, Manufacturing and Production Spaces

Sr. Manager, Architectural Design, Manufacturing and Production Spaces

Sr. Manager, Architectural Design, Manufacturing and Production Spaces

Rivian Automotive
Atlanta, GA

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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 Facilities Design team is Rivian's in-house design team focused on the physical touchpoints of the brand; from workplace, manufacturing line design, R&D to full-scale production, and everything in-between. Our ideal candidate is a collaborative, creative thinker, with a solid understanding of architectural and interior design standards and practices and team management on large-scale projects. This is a team management position that is equally focused on building narratives and translating the Rivian brand into spaces that are rich in storytelling, details, efficiency, materiality, furniture, objects, and installations.


  • Participate in and lead design charrettes, conversations, pin-ups, and presentations for both design and financial alignment with full project team (including Engineering, Manufacturing, FFE, Environmental Graphics teams)
  • Manage survey, drawing, and permitting schedule ensure deliverables align with internal milestones
  • Onboard new, local consultants and coordinate subsequent internal design for external implementation efficiently
  • Manage expectations of multiple internal stakeholders and partners
  • Manage and mentor team to meet project scope, budget, and timeline requirements
  • Connect team objectives to broader company priorities and objectives
  • Maintain a holistic involvement in all projects to develop efficiencies
  • Provide technical guidance and innovative solutions to resolve complex technical and design challenges
  • Participate in project site visits and surveys weekly (post-pandemic)
  • Staying abreast of developing trends in the architecture and design community – including sourcing new vendors for procurement and collaboration of custom pieces
  • Monitor the progress of individual projects and coordinate design milestone and quality reviews with design leadership; and determine the correct level of review for each project
  • Coach, mentor and grow a team; provide support and leadership for team
  • Manage staffing needs, team growth, and headcount forecasting to enhance teams' quality and efficiencies
  • Contribute to the office and team culture and initiatives


  • 10+ years of architectural, engineering and/or interior design experience
  • A college degree in architecture or directly related field
  • Strong portfolio demonstrating large-scale, built design or architecture experience (including furniture specifications, products, and materials)
  • Strong organizational and communication skills with an ability to manage multiple projects and team members in various phases
  • Proficient in developing and managing processes, design standards and narratives
  • Technical expertise in manufacturing processes and strategies is a plus
  • Resourceful, innovative, proactive and has the strong ability to work in a team environment under tight deadlines
  • Essential to have a can-do attitude and willingness to dive into a varied set of tasks
  • Proficiency in Revit, AutoCAD, Adobe Photoshop & InDesign
  • Willingness to travel at a time when it's safe to do so (post-pandemic)

Employees must be within a commutable distance to a Rivian workplace location (or future location) and expected to report there on a regular cadence with the Hiring Manager. This also includes the ability to travel determined by project and business need.


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.

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