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Applications Engineer, Charging Infrastructure and Smart Energy

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 currently seeking an Applications Engineer, Charging Infrastructure and Smart Energy Systems. This position requires an experienced engineering professional with a wide background and knowledge base in charging station hardware and communications systems. The successful candidate will have considerable experience in planning, deploying, commissioning and maintaining EV charging infrastructure. This position requires constant alignment with internal departments that include Facilities, Vehicle Testing, Power Electronics, Marketing, Sales, Service, Manufacturing and Logistics to propose, design and deploy adequate charging infrastructure for the various department needs.

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.

The Role:

  • Design site layouts for deployments of charging and energy products and systems
  • Collaborate with facilities electrical engineers to prepare technical drawings, single-line diagrams, schematics, cost estimates, BOM, and specifications of electrical systems to ensure that installation and operations conform to standards and company requirements
  • Collaborate with facilities to define work packages and bid out installation of charging infrastructure to general contractors
  • Develop charging infrastructure standard operating procedures, installation guidelines, technical bulletins and reliability reports that provide cost efficiencies and oversight into deployments
  • Commission charging stations (DC & AC), evaluating the installation, configuration, and operation of individual components and integrated systems
  • Document commissioning details; communicate deficiencies and progress
  • Respond to correct maintenance issues on EVSEs, commercial solar PV, and energy storage systems
  • Systematically troubleshoot complex issues; work cross-functionally to identify root-cause and implement corrective actions with vendors and internal teams
  • Attend internal and external meetings and serve as a technical resource to other Engineers, Contractors/Installers, and Project Managers
  • Travel to various locations where company deploys charging infrastructure, such as factories, stores, service centers and other sites.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with hardware and software vendors for EVSEs and charging station management systems.
  • Understand and manage service contracts and warranty agreements with EVSE vendors.
  • Coordinate with Product team on new product introduction activities, collect & organize customer feedback to drive product and solution improvement.


  • Experience in sourcing and deploying charging infrastructure
  • Experience in commissioning and trouble-shooting EVSEs
  • Knowledge on charging standards, EVSEs, solar and smart energy management systems.
  • Familiar with IoT networking systems configuration
  • Ability to read and understand design schematics, construction documents, and technical repair and install guides for charging infrastructure
  • Experience interfacing with utilities and their respective application and approval processes
  • Language proficiency in English
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills


  • Networked into global charging infrastructure and services supply base
  • Experience with electrical design of EVSE installations in a residential and commercial environment
  • Experience with smart energy ecosystems including EVSEs, energy storage systems, solar and building energy management solutions.
  • Well-connected with various utilities to ensure timely receipt of key approvals
  • C-10 or C-46 contractor license


  • Minimum – BS in electrical engineering, civil engineering, mechanical engineering or similar, MS in electrical engineering preferred
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 , Applications Engineer, Charging Infrastructure and Smart Energy, Other , Castro Valley, California

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