Lucid Air Sedan Program Manager

  • Lucid Motors
  • Newark, CA
  • May 05, 2020

Job Description

Leading the future of luxury mobility

Lucid’s mission is to inspire the adoption of sustainable energy by creating the most captivating luxury electric vehicles, centered around the human experience. Working at Lucid Motors means having a shared vision to power the future in revolutionary ways. Be part of a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to transform the automotive industry.

We are currently seeking a deeply experienced senior leader to program manage the Lucid Air Sedan development and go to market.  This is a rare opportunity to lead a cutting-edge vehicle development program, working with staff and leadership across the enterprise.  You will take the lead in insuring on time delivery of the Air with market leading features and an excellent customer experience.  

The Role

  • Be responsible for program management of the Lucid Air sedan product and the success of the vehicle lifecycle from development, to launch and mid cycle updates.
  • Own the definition of the vehicle features and requirements as a function of trim level and related production start dates as influenced by the product plan (market requirements) and relevant constraints (product requirements)
  • Create and own the cycle plan for the sedan
  • Be responsible for the overall sedan program timing – critical path, milestones, key dependencies and summary.
  • Be responsible for insuring accurate and complete capture of performance and other product targets, appropriate requirements decomposition, architecture definition, test plan definition and successful test and validation to the requirements both functional and nonfunctional.
  • Insure that the car passes homologation and relevant certifications as required by law and supported by the appropriate domains within
  • Effectively support the functional safety program plan as defined by the functional safety manager.
  • Insure readiness for mass production and service phases of the lifecycle
  • Coordinate closely with sales and marketing to insure a successful go to market
  • Drive the vehicle/product development process In conjunction with the relevant leadership and functions (design, hardware, software, supply chain, prototype build, NPI, production manufacturing, marketing/sales)
  • Be responsible for key vehicle financial and budgetary activities including the costed bill of materials, the program prototype budget, PMO budgets (headcount, expense, etc.)
  • Report into the Lucid Motors enterprise PMO
  • Be responsible for sedan program performance measurements, reporting, quality, resource allocation, risk management


  • 7 to 10+ years of experience in automotive industry product development and delivery
  • 5+ years of experience program managing high dollar value products/product development
  • Experience taking multiple products to market as a program manager or other relevant leader
  • Experience with NPI, production launch, post-sales support and any decommissioning issues
  • The strong technical aptitude necessary to drive development of a high technology product
  • Experience working closely with all aspects of an enterprise to manage the product development life cycle
  • Excellent communication (written, spoken) at all levels of the enterprise
  • Best in class cross-functional interaction skills and a history of driving teams to perform to highly demanding schedules/challenges
  • Ability to coordinate the actions of a large multifaceted organization. A deep understanding of the multiple phases of a large program, how to measure performance in those stages, communicating those two Leadership and staff at large
  • Ability to travel as needed


  • A bachelor’s degree in a technical domain (e.g. mechanical, electrical engineering), master’s degree preferred

Bonus Points

  • PMP certification
  • MBA or similar
  • Experience managing vehicle programs at an automotive OEM, especially electric vehicles

Be part of something amazing

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.

At Lucid, we don’t just welcome diversity - we celebrate it! Lucid Motors is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer.  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.

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