CAE Engineer Durability

  • Lucid Motors
  • Newark, CA
  • Sep 03, 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 an Engineer with our Durability CAE team, you will play a critical role through the design and development of Lucid products.  You will analyze and optimize revolutionary vehicle designs never before executed, enabled by innovative clean-sheet design methodology and Lucid’s innovative EV architecture.

Your Role:

  • Develop strength and durability FE models for analysis and optimization of revolutionary vehicle architectures in collaboration with a small team of multi-disciplinary engineers
  • Develop CAE methods and processes for solving engineering problems unique to Lucid’s EV architectures
  • Challenge established traditional CAE methods and processes to improve efficiency and accuracy
  • Collaboratively work with test engineers, and Multi-Body Dynamic Loads Prediction engineers, to create specifications for data acquisition and virtual loads prediction.
  • Test and analytical data must be suitable for use as load input for CAE based Fatigue and Strength analysis
  • Use CAE tools to optimize mass for BIW, closures, chassis, battery and other sub-systems
  • Manage precise model versioning and alignment with CAD enabling speed and efficiency in design iterations
  • Support world-class engineering teams with design direction based on your analyses
  • Perform analysis for the feasibility of manufacturing, assembly and service processes
  • Provide input in the creation of component specification, component DFMEA, and other technical design documents where analysis plays a pivotal role


  • Excellent applied software experience in OPTISTRUCT. Experience in LS DYNA beneficial.
  • Pre-processor experience in Hyperworks or ANSAExperience with Design Life fatigue software.
  • Vibration-based fatigue experience preferred
  • Ability to run Quasi-Static, and dynamic strength analysis of structures
  • Knowledge of optimization tools and techniques (Not required but preferred)
  • Experience with Aluminum structures in at least one product development lifecycle is preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and with others on problems that are unusual or difficult
  • Demonstrated ability in iterative and collaborative automotive engineering environments (at least 1 vehicle program) – success in roles requiring high levels of technical communication and interpretation of analytical results to Design Engineers and Technical Management
  • Strong preference (but not required) for experience in 3D CAD modeling - CATIA
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver analysis on difficult projects with tight timing constraints


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering required, Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering preferred
  • Minimum 2 years of demonstrated successful experience in Finite Element Analysis, Applied Solid Mechanics and Numerical Methods within an automotive product development environment
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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