Chief Engineer - Lucid Air

Number of employees

5500

Newark, CA, United States

Posted on: 2023-10-24

Category: emobility

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Employment type:

Full time

Experience required:

Intermediate

Salary

Salary not provided

About the company:

Lucid is the new generation of EV. Our relentless focus on innovation, luxury, and sustainability drives us into a reality where you no longer have to choose between doing great things, doing the right thing, and doing everything with the highest regard for efficiency and design. There were luxury cars, then EVs, now there’s Lucid.  

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 no 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.

As the Chief Engineer of the Lucid Air, you will report to the Head of Program Engineering and lead a small team to drive cross-functional excellence across the full engineering discipline. You will sit with/meet daily with the leads of each engineering team and company executives to deliver strategic developments on this groundbreaking electric vehicle. You will be a figurehead of engineering and academic excellence and be able to communicate at a fundamental first-principles level.

The Chief Engineering team is responsible for aligning direction of the vehicle for design, attributes, cost targets, and lead cross functional teams to achieve defined goals. You will be a decision maker for concept freezes, engineering changes and sourcing with final engineering sign-off responsibility for the change management process.

This role is open to engineers who have proven technical excellence, while also being able to mentor and teach other engineers around the organization. This role will be filled by someone who is passionate about working together to make groundbreaking products with amazing innovation and a collaborative spirit.

Salary Range: The compensation range for this position is specific to the locations listed below and is the range Lucid reasonably and in good faith expects to pay for the position taking into account the wide variety of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions, including job-related knowledge; skillset; experience, education and training; certifications; and other relevant business and organizational factors.
·       California (Bay Area) - $192,000-$275,000

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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. 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. 

The Role:

  • Maintain a level of engineering excellence and drive/mentor the same across the engineering verticals in a matrixed organization
  • Cross-functionally pull teams together to design and develop a singular cohesive product
  • Drive issue resolution from initial review through concepting, ultimate change management approval and implementation
  • Lead benchmarking activities (system level and vehicle level) to comprehend the direction the industry is going and review together with engineering teams and leadership
  • Represent and report technical programme status in executive reviews, sourcing councils and issue tracking meetings.
  • Work closely with stakeholders and attribute owners across the company which includes (but is not limited to): Vehicle Safety, Vehicle Dynamics, NVH, Durability, Craftmanship, Design Studio and Manufacturing.
  • Manage multiple complex projects in a demanding environment
  • Be a force for good, a source of positivity and a role model for the engineering teams
  • Qualifications:

  • Exceptional understanding of physics and material science, and proven track record of application of those theories to component/vehicle design.
  • Hands-on practical experience in prototype assembly, vehicle assembly or vehicle service.
  • Experience and/or good knowledge of manufacturing processes (extrusions, castings, stampings, injection molding, etc.).
  • A proven track record of automotive engineering and program delivery.
  • Experience and proficiency with CATIA V5/V6 or similar software
  • Appreciation of software and digital systems
  • Knowledge of high voltage architectures
  • Knowledge of vehicle crash safety principles
  • Knowledge of vehicle dynamics principles
  • Knowledge of NVH principles
  • Demonstrable mechanical sympathy
  • BS in Mechanical Engineering, advanced degrees preferred
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