Lucid Motors

Newark, CA, United States

Posted on: 2022-08-04

Category: emobility

Employment type:

Full time

Experience required:



Salary not provided

Thermal Systems Engineer, Advanced Engineering

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 Thermal Systems Engineer in the Advanced Engineering organization, you will shape the thermal system design for the future of electric vehicles. You will report directly to the Director of Advanced Engineering, and work to architect, design, and test next generation thermal systems to support the future of Lucid.
This role is open to all levels of experience. Your exact job level (Engineer, Sr. Engineer, Tech Specialist, etc.) will be defined by the experience and technical ability you have. However, this role and team will be a mixture of different experience levels all working together to make groundbreaking products with amazing innovation. 

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:

  • Engage with cross-functional teams to deeply understand and define the thermal requirements across the entire vehicle
  • Partner with the broader thermal team to carry over best practices
  • Define limiting system cases and performance requirements, and architect, model, and evaluate candidate systems
  • Perform CFD and thermal analysis at the component level to evaluate new components and technologies
  • Develop and enhance new thermal management technologies to enhance vehicle capability and customer experience
  • Develop experimental studies to characterize performance and support test activities
  • Provide expertise to neighboring teams to enhance module-level thermal performance
  • Manage multiple complex projects in a demanding environment
  • Communicate effectively to leadership
  • Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or related field in Mechanical Engineering or related field
  • Demonstrated track record of delivering high-impact programs
  • Exceptional understanding of engineering principles and ability to apply that knowledge to quickly establish feasibility and move projects along
  • Proficiency in CAD packages to create 3D models for CFD
  • Good data analysis, visualization, and presentation skills
  • Experience with thermal testing and instrumentation
  • A strong desire to create state-of-the-art engineering products as an integral part of a capable team
  • Experience and/or strong knowledge of relevant systems (HVAC systems, heat exchangers, compressors, blowers, valves filters)
  • Possess a creative/inventor mind to help identify new and innovative ideas to support thermal requirements
  • Ability to work in an early and rapidly evolving design environment with significant ambiguity and frequent change
  • Travel domestically and internationally up to 20% if needed
  • Advantageous:

  • Experience mentoring less experienced engineers and organizing larger bodies of work
  • Knowledge of state of the art in EV thermal systems
  • Familiarity with thermal characteristics of EV-relevant components, including batteries, inverters, and motors
  • Experience working in very early vehicle design and development