Sr. Engineer, Body Structure, Body Side Outer and Inner (side frame)

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Munich, BY, Germany

Posted on: 2022-09-07

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.

We are looking for an automotive Sr. Engineer for Body Side Outer and Inner (Side frame). 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.

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.

Notice regarding COVID-19 protocols  
At Lucid, we prioritize the health and wellbeing of our employees, families, and friends above all else. In response to the novel Coronavirus all new Lucid employees, whose job will be based in the United States may or may not be required to provide original documentation confirming status as having received the prescribed inoculation (doses). Vaccination requirements are dependent upon location and position, please refer to the job description for more details.
Individuals in positions requiring vaccinations may seek a medical and/or religious exemption from this requirement and may be granted such an accommodation after submitting a formal request to and the subsequent review and approval thereof by our dedicated Covid-19 Response team.
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:

  • 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:

  • Bachelor's in Mechanical Engineering or higher
  • Minimum 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
  • Very Good Hands-on 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 English communication skills
  • Proactive, extreme 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
  • Preferences:

  • Flexibility and ability to adapt to achieve success in a fast-paced startup environment
  • One full program cycle experience from concept to production launch in automotive Interior Components and Systems
  • Profound knowledge of vehicle Interior Components and Systems and demonstrable track record of technical excellence and program execution
  • A solid knowledge of plastic parts design, structural performance, manufacturing technologies, craftsmanship, ergonomics, safety and homologation requirements
  • Competency in materials selection, plastic injection molding/DFM, and GD&T
  • A strong desire to create the very best product, working as an integral part of a very capable team
  • A practical hands-on approach to complement the theoretical
  • Exceptional technical abilities paired with excellent communication skills
  • Experience with composites
  • Experience with GD&T
  • Fabrication experience
  • Ability and Interest to work in our headquarters in California on minimum project duration
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