Sr. CAE Engineer, Durability

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Newark, CA, United States

Posted on: 2023-11-21

Category: emobility

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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 a Durability CAE Engineer, you will be leading the assessment of durability attributes for various vehicle subsystems like Suspension, Body, Powertrain, Battery Pack, interiors, exteriors, closures, seating etc. Along with CAE assessments, you will be involved in testing activities such as test plan development, test to CAE correlation etc. You will also have opportunity to drive the design changes through design optimization, defining the durability requirements, working with the design team to conduct trade-off studies. This position will work with all testing activities in the company including Regulatory, Certification, and Compliance testing as well as all system and sub-system/component testing.

Your exact job level (Engineer, Sr. Engineer, etc.) will be defined by the experience and technical ability you have and how well you demonstrate your skills during the interview. This role and team will be a mixture of different experience levels all working together to make groundbreaking products with amazing innovation. 

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) - $115,000 - $165,000
Additional Compensation and Benefits: Lucid offers a wide range of competitive benefits, including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, disability insurance, vacation, and 401k. The successful candidate may also be eligible to participate in Lucid’s equity program and/or a discretionary annual incentive program, subject to the rules governing such programs.  (Cash or equity incentive awards, if any, will depend on various factors, including, without limitation, individual and company performance.)

Lucid maintains your privacy according to its Candidate Privacy Notice. If you are a California resident, please refer to our California Candidate Privacy Notice.

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

  • Perform strength, stiffness, and fatigue analysis on different vehicle subsystems (chassis, closures, body structure etc)
  • Perform correlation between test and CAE
  • Maintain traceable documentation for all durability analysis and test work
  • Able to create FEM mesh from CAD or from rough sketches
  • Support design engineers in making sure the parts meet all the durability requirements
  • Able to learn and use different CAE software tools (nCode Design Life, ANSA, MetaPost, OptiStruct, Hyperworks CAE products, ADAMS etc).
  • Test and benchmark new analysis tools and techniques. Participate in new CAE method development, process automation and similar tasks.
  • Qualifications

  • 5 + years of related experience with a Bachelor's degree; or 3 years with a Master's degree; or a PhD without experience; or equivalent work experience. Degree in Mechanical Engineering or a related field. 
  • Experience in vehicle level CAE analysis, testing and  development.
  • Working knowledge of linear, non-linear analysis, fatigue analysis, design optimization etc.
  • Good fundamental knowledge of structures and mechanics of materials 
  • Proficiency in using ANSA, HyperMesh, HyperView, MetaPost, nCode,  OptiStruct
  • Strong knowledge of vehicle performance requirements, deriving load cases from requirements, setting performance targets, developing testing and validation plans.
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