Senior Engineer, Chassis Structural Design

  • Lucid Motors
  • Newark, CA
  • Jun 30, 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.
As a Senior Engineer for Chassis Structural Design, you will help define and deliver the structural components which define the lateral, longitudinal and vertical control of world leading electric vehicles. You will be viewed as a technical leader of structures on the chassis team which will help guide the design work of your colleagues in order to make a lightweight but extremely capable chassis.


  • Design and develop chassis structural components from initial concept to PPAP. Components include but are not limited to subframes, control arms and uprights.
  • Establish requirements for components based on the need of the vehicle (Strength, Durability, Stiffness, Corrosion, etc.). 
  • Evaluate different types of manufacturing methods for achieving the best combination of weight, attributes and cost.
  • Design with excellence at system and component level, with great attention to every detail
  • Help guide and lead other members of the chassis team in their design of structural components 
  • Work closely with both internal teams and external suppliers, using creativity and teamwork to integrate multiple systems in the most efficient way possible
  • Work closely with stakeholders and attribute owners across the company (Vehicle Safety, Vehicle Dynamics, NVH, Durability, Manufacturing, etc.)
  • Coordinate virtual engineering and physical validation testing activities for your designs
  • Determine required tolerances using GD&T
  • Manage multiple complex projects in a demanding environment
  • Travel domestically and internationally as required


  • A proven track record of technical excellence in automotive chassis engineering
  • A strong desire to create state-of-the-art engineering products as an integral part of a very capable team
  • A flair for creative design engineering and problem-solving
  • 10+ years of automotive industry experience
  • Excellent 3D CAD skills, proficient with CATIA V5/V6 or similar software
  • Hands-on practical experience in prototype assembly
  • Experience in technology, system and supplier selection
  • Project leadership and mentoring skills
  • Design release engineering experience, including engineering change management and project management experience
  • A strong understanding of various analysis tools (ANSYS, OptiStruct, MatLab, ADAMS, SHARK, etc.)
  • Knowledge of manufacturing processes (Extrusions, Castings, Stampings, etc.), and their required simulations (such as mold flow) and control plans for successful application
  • Advantageous
  • Knowledge of vehicle crash safety principles
  • Knowledge of vehicle dynamics principles
  • Knowledge of NVH principles
  • Ability to run CAE analysis tools
  • Driven-vehicle attributes development experience
  • 15+ years of automotive (or relevant) engineering experience
  • Education
  • BS/BEng or MS/MEng, or equivalent experience, in Mechanical Engineering
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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