Lucid Motors

Newark, CA, United States

Posted on: 2022-06-09

Category: emobility

Employment type:

Full time

Experience required:

Senior

Salary

Salary not provided

Sr. Engineer, Vehicle and Battery Safety

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 currently seeking a Sr. Engineer – Li-ion cell safety in the Battery Safety group. This position requires an experienced professional with deep understanding of Li-ion cell chemistry and abuse testing. 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.

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 vaccination requirement as a condition of gainful employment within the United States
At Lucid, 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 new Lucid employees, whose job will be based in the United States, must provide original documentation confirming status as having received the prescribed inoculation (doses) based on the manufacturer's guidelines on their first day of employment.
 
Individuals seeking a medical and/or religious exemption from this requirement 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:

  • Synthesize standards and regulatory requirements for cell safety applicable in different key markets for both automotive and stationary ESS applications.
  • Own and develop the Lithium-ion cell abuse test validation plan for BOL and EOL cells.
  • Track cell changes during prototype and serial life phases to validate that the current cell design maintain the appropriate safety level.
  • Support the battery abuse test team in the build-up of designs of experiments to acquire high-quality data that will later be used by the Safety, BMS, Quality, Manufacturing, Modeling and Characterization teams.
  • Analyze abuse tests datasets and effectively communicate the extracted cell performance parameters (hazard level, thermal runaway temperature, heat release rate, etc…).
  • Work closely with the multiple cross-functional teams and cell suppliers.
  • Monitor the planning of cell testing, data acquisition, and database organization to ensure that the cells validations are delivered in a qualitative and timely manner with respect to project milestones.
  • Involved with test equipment and plan future expansion of testing capabilities together with the abuse test team.
  • Contribute to creating a documentation system for specifications and project test results.
  • Capable to perform domestic and international travel to supervise or contribute to abuse testing, expert committee, or field investigation together with a supplier.
  • Qualifications:

  • Synthesize standards and regulatory requirements for cell safety applicable in different key markets for both automotive and stationary ESS applications.
  • Own and develop the Lithium-ion cell abuse test validation plan for BOL and EOL cells.
  • Track cell changes during prototype and serial life phases to validate that the current cell design maintain the appropriate safety level.
  • Support the battery abuse test team in the build-up of designs of experiments to acquire high-quality data that will later be used by the Safety, BMS, Quality, Manufacturing, Modeling and Characterization teams.
  • Analyze abuse tests datasets and effectively communicate the extracted cell performance parameters (hazard level, thermal runaway temperature, heat release rate, etc…).
  • Work closely with the multiple cross-functional teams and cell suppliers.
  • Monitor the planning of cell testing, data acquisition, and database organization to ensure that the cells validations are delivered in a qualitative and timely manner with respect to project milestones.
  • Involved with test equipment and plan future expansion of testing capabilities together with the abuse test team.
  • Contribute to creating a documentation system for specifications and project test results.
  • Capable to perform domestic and international travel to supervise or contribute to abuse testing, expert committee, or field investigation together with a supplier.
  • Advantageous:

  • Experience with Atlassian, Jira and Confluence.
  • Knowledge of abuse test standards and regulations: SAE J2929, SAE J2464, UL 1642, IEC 62660, IEC 62133, GB 38031, UN 38.3, GB/T 31485.
  • Capable of performing cell teardowns and postmortem analysis including in a glove box.
  • A history of working independently with limited oversight or input once a base understanding has been established.
  • An ability to mitigate unforeseen problems creatively and effectively.
  • Experience working with high-voltage, high current systems (power supplies, batteries, etc.) 
  • Knowledge of abuse and destructive testing.
  • Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical, or Mechatronic Engineering, Material Science Engineering, Computer Science, Math, Physics, Chemistry, and other related fields or equivalent work experience.