Staff Mechanical Engineer, HVAC and Thermal

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Newark, CA, United States

Posted on: 2024-02-27

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.

Lucid Motors seeks an outstanding Mechanical Engineer to transform the automotive landscape, taking on the role of Staff Mechanical Design Engineer focused on innovative heating/cooling systems.  
This individual will collaborate closely with various departments and external suppliers to deliver exceptional vehicles. We require a senior-level contributor adept at guiding products from concept to production, with a sharp eye for design flaws and manufacturing challenges. The ideal candidate demonstrates end-to-end project involvement, process improvement initiatives, and effective communication with senior management and stakeholders.  
This position demands a strong sense of responsibility, ownership, and project completion drive, aligning with Lucid Motors' commitment to redefine automotive excellence. 

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) - $138,000-$198,000/yr
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:

  • This position requires some level of technical leadership to drive the design to completion through collaboration and coordination. 
  • Mechanical design and packaging of components to meet system and vehicle requirements while optimizing for efficiency, cost, weight, manufacturability, and serviceability. 
  • Design parts and assemblies for vehicle programs through the entire life cycle from concept to production to service/warranty/end-of-life 
  • Manage suppliers and projects to ensure timely program deliverables within budget. 
  • Develop component and system-level requirements based on vehicle-level requirements and customer experience to create component specifications. 
  • Develop and execute component and subsystem design verification plans and test methods to validate adherence to requirements. 
  • Ensure vehicles conform to all motor vehicle safety standards governing HVAC and thermal system operation. 
  • Qualifications:

  • Strong fundamental knowledge in engineering in thermal and energy science, materials properties, and stress analysis. 
  • Outstanding design, packaging, and 3D modeling skills - we use CATIA and consider candidates with strong capability in any other CAD package. 
  • Expertise in detailed Mechanical design, preferably from automotive, aerospace, medical or other high volume manufacturing industry. 
  • Should bring experience in design, failure identification, defining requirements, developing test procedures and validation plans, supporting manufacturing. 
  • Experience designing and working with manufacturers to create parts and assemblies using high-volume manufacturing processes (injection molding, stamping, die casting, blow molding, etc) in any industry. 
  • Demonstrable motivation and ability to solve novel, difficult design problems with tight timing constraints. 
  • Flexibility and adaptability in a fast-paced and dynamic work environment 
  • Ability to perform hand calculations and create spreadsheet models to do first-order sizing of components. 
  • Ability to apply GD&T, create drawings, and design for manufacturability/assembly (DFM, DFA, DFX) must have a very good understanding of GD&T for various manufacturing processes. 
  • Preferred:

  • Experience using simulation (FEA and/or CFD) as a design tool to iterate and improve parts in a self-contained manner - we currently use CATIA's FEA module, Hyperworks, and STAR-CCM+ and are always looking to use the best tool for the job. 
  • Working knowledge of automotive thermal systems including pumps, valves, heat exchangers, cabin air filtration, compressors, HVAC units, sensors, fluid transfer components, and vehicle performance testing 
  • Working knowledge of psychrometrics, heat transfer, fluid dynamics, and thermal management 
  • An eye for identifying designs with fundamental flaws, unnecessary complexity, that are hard to manufacture 
  • Someone who questions anything, looks for process improvements and encourages the documentation of processes 
  • Education:

  • BS plus 8 years or MS plus 6 years related experience in Mechanical Engineering 
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