Senior EHS Specialist

March 24, 2023
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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 Senior EHS Specialist will work as a local leader in Germany but also supporting Rivian's EHS activities across Europe. You are comfortable working with a wide variety of stakeholders, influencing incredible teams as a conduit of support, and fostering inter-department communications for sustainability, safety, and environmental matters. You know how to influence and shape the culture of operations, so this position drives engagement through communication and educates team members to ensure a safe and healthy workplace. In addition, the position supports and drives continuous improvement while working with team members to identify solutions to Environmental, Health & Safety (EHS) challenges.

The ideal candidate is a highly self-motivated and organized individual. This person will have excellent problem-solving and analytical skills as well as be able to understand complex regulations and be able to communicate requirements to groups with diverse interests and backgrounds. Flexibility and excellent communication skills will benefit this person greatly as they will work in a fast-paced, multicultural, team-oriented environment.


  • Ensure compliance with applicable workplace safety regulations.
  • Understand and influence human behaviors to reduce workplace risks.
  • Competency in risk assessment and determining appropriate control measures.
  • Identifying and minimizing Environmental, Health and Safety risks and prioritising and communicating critical tasks, as required, to essential business units.
  • Effectively teach others to assess risk, identify hazards, and implement appropriate controls.
  • Develop and implement health and safety policies and procedures to ensure compliance with health and safety legislation.
  • Comply with all company policies and procedures.
  • Support development and implementation of routine inspections and evaluate compliance with health, safety & environmental legislation.
  • Keep up to date on new legislation and maintain a working knowledge of Health, Safety and Environmental legislation and any developments affecting the industry.
  • Ability to manage environmental permits.
  • Support local teams in their interactions with enforcing authorities and generate any reports which are required on annual safety performance or workplace incidents.
  • Act as point of contact with occupational health provider and support creation and monitoring of annual plan.
  • Support personnel in selection of appropriate personal protective equipment and other safety equipment.
  • Conduct incident investigations to determine root causes and corrective actions.
  • Develop and deliver safety training and instruction, toolbox talks and health awareness programs.
  • Develop and establish emergency response plans.
  • Qualifications

  • Qualified to level of Sicherheitstechniker / Safety Technician as a minimum standard.
  • Qualified specialist for occupational safety (§7 Arbeitsschutzgesetz).
  • A minimum of 3 years of experience in EH&S.
  • Proficient knowledge of safety and environmental regulations.
  • Proficiency in both verbal and written German and EnglishFamiliarity with data and root cause analysis techniques.
  • Detailed and concise communication
  • Understanding of incident and injury prevention programs.
  • Experience implementing, training, and maintaining safety programs.
  • Ability to work varied hours (emergencies, projects) with occasional travel (international & domestic).
  • Must possess a valid driver's license
  • Proficient skills in Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint.
  • 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.

    Please note that we are currently not accepting applications from third party application services.

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