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Sr. Mechanical Design Engineer - Battery 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 looking for a highly motivated Sr. Mechanical Engineer with extensive structural design experience for our Battery Pack Engineering Team.  If you’re the kind of person who sees a problem, develops a solution, and engineers an improvement that no one’s asked for yet, then we want to talk with you!

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 adapt quickly within a fast-paced environment, and to always strive for perfection in product design.

The Role

  • Take responsibility for system level designs, from concept through production launch and ramp
  • Optimize mechanical designs for size, weight, durability, and cost
  • Design 3D models and GD&T of drawings for complex parts and assemblies
  • Integrate mechanical designs with high voltage electrical systems in a multidisciplinary environment
  • Be able to demonstrate technical excellence and apply first-principle engineering to new applications
  • Design and own testing that verifies the system functions
  • Lead strong interactions with suppliers for DFM
  • Travel to support production start and ramp


  • Previous ownership of complex parts that have shipped in volume
  • 3+ years of professional structural design experience
  • Strong materials knowledge. Good understanding of various material/grades and their tradeoffs, as well as coatings
  • Strong CAD experience, proficient with CATIA or similar software
  • Demonstrate previous cross-functional collaboration to solve problems
  • Design release engineering experience
  • A desire to work hard and push boundaries
  • Experience in designing to meet ingress protection requirements
  • Strong mechanical engineering fundamentals
  • Well-developed team working and interpersonal 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. 

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