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Principal Engineer, Body Structure

Company: Lucid Motors
Location: Castro Valley
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 an automotive Principal Engineer, Body-In-White . If you’re the kind of person who sees a problem, develops a solution, and engineers an improvement 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 should have demonstrated the ability to learn quickly and work effectively in a fast-paced, rapidly changing environment and be excellent at multi-tasking.

The Role:

  • Design and engineer the next generation body structure systems, subsystems, and components, from concept to production
  • Set detailed system and component specifications to meet high level functional requirements (crash, NVH, durability)
  • Be at the forefront of new Lucid vehicle, platform, and body structure engineering interfacing with all other hardware teams to balance all simultaneous engineering requirements
  • Develop innovative design solutions based on a deep understanding of engineering fundamentals coupled with in-depth industry experience from concept to launch
  • Be the technical leader for all body structure aspects including structure, joining, materials, performance, water management, sealing and baffles
  • Shape the internal processes surrounding body structure engineering
  • Guide the design engineering team to create well-structured 2D & 3D CAD models of parts, assemblies, joining
  • Closely work with engineering partners in studio, manufacturing, dimensional group, analysis groups
  • Mentor engineers on dimensional strategy and manufacturability, quality and performance
  • Collaborate with test and reliability teams to develop and execute rigorous design and product validation test plans
  • Work closely with Supply Chain and SQA to source, industrialize and PPAP vendors
  • Support production launch and continuous improvement activities as needed
  • Travel domestically and internationally as required

Qualifications:

  • At least 10 years of relevant experience in automotive body structures
  • Demonstrated track record of excellence and innovation yielding tangible results in one (or more) products currently on the road
  • Good CAD skills - preferably CATIA V6/3DX
  • Extensive experience designing for various manufacturing processes, joining technologies, and materials including (but not limited to) stamping, casting, extrusions, aluminum & steel, self-piercing rivets, structural adhesive
  • Excellent organization and project management skills and ability to easily understand change management, product data management, and bill of material
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Proactive, ownership mindset and strong work ethic
  • Ability to thrive in a fast paced, rapidly changing environment
  • Collaborative, team player personality enjoying the mentoring of engineers
  • Bachelor's or Master's Degree in Mechanical Engineering required
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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, Castro Valley , Principal Engineer, Body Structure, Other , Castro Valley, California

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