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Manager, Body Structures

Company: Lucid Motors
Location: San Jose
Posted on: September 13, 2021

Job Description:

Leading the future in luxury electric and mobility
At Lucid, we set out to introduce the most captivating, luxury electric vehicles that elevate the human experience and transcend the perceived limitations of space, performance, and intelligence. Vehicles that are intuitive, liberating, and designed for the future of mobility.
We plan to lead in this new era of luxury electric by returning to the fundamentals of great design – where every decision we make is in service of the individual and environment. Because when you are longer bound by convention, you are free to define your own experience.
Come work alongside some of the most accomplished minds in the industry. Beyond providing competitive salaries, we’re providing a community for innovators who want to make an immediate and significant impact. If you are driven to create a better, more sustainable future, then this is the right place for you.
Notice regarding COVID-19 Vaccination for positions located in Newark, California
At Lucid (the “Company”), we prioritize the health and wellbeing of our employees, families, and friends above all else. In response to the novel Coronavirus, and the increased transmissibility with recent variants, all Lucid Employees whose employment is based in Newark, current and future, must be fully vaccinated and provide proof thereof as a condition of continued or future employment with the Company.
Accommodations due to medical or religious exemptions will be considered.

We are currently seeking a Manager – Body Structures.  The body structures group is responsible for product engineering from studio to launch. The manager will lead the team of design engineers and integrate all simultaneous engineering requirements of the body structure of current and future Lucid products.  

This position requires an experienced professional with in-depth technical expertise in structures, body performance indicators, materials, joining technologies, structural adhesives, fasteners, and corrosion in combination with high performance team management skills. Our ideal candidate exhibits a can-do attitude and approaches his or her work with vigor and determination. Candidates will be expected to demonstrate excellence in their respective fields, to possess the ability to learn quickly and to strive for perfection within a fast-paced environment. 


  • Lead a world-class body structure engineering team 
  • Interface with suppliers, product data management, supply chain, manufacturing and other internal and external partners 
  • Drive the engineering of structures with a focus on structural performance, weight, cost, timing, feasibility, package, and other simultaneous engineering factors 
  • Work with CAE and testing teams 
  • Engineer body structures for world class crash, NVH, and durability performance 
  • Expand the team in 2021 to take on future Lucid Motors programs 


  • Demonstrated experience as a detail-oriented manager with technical depth and breadth 
  • Full program cycle experience from concept to production launch in automotive field 
  • Expertise in and understanding of materials and processes commonly used in automotive body structure applications 
  • Flexibility and ability to adapt to achieve success in a fast-paced startup environment 
  • Profound knowledge of structural engineering and demonstrable track record of technical excellence and program execution 
  • Exceptional technical abilities paired with outstanding communication skills 
  • Over 5 years of experience in a relevant technical role 
  • Over 3 years of experience leading teams of engineers  
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in mechanical engineering or related discipline 
  • A strong desire to create the very best product, working as an integral part of a very capable team 
  • A practical hands-on approach to complement engineering fundamentals and management skills

At Lucid, we don’t just welcome diversity - we celebrate it! Lucid Motors is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer.  We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, and any other characteristic protected under applicable State or Federal laws and regulations.
To all recruitment agencies: Lucid Motors does not accept agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our careers alias or other Lucid Motors employees. Lucid Motors is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes. 

Keywords: Lucid Motors, San Jose , Manager, Body Structures, Other , San Jose, California

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