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Battery Cell Mechanical Design Engineer

Company: Lucid Motors
Location: Union City
Posted on: September 13, 2021

Job Description:

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 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.
Notice regarding COVID-19 Vaccination for positions located in Newark, California
At Lucid (the “Company”), we prioritize the health and wellbeing of our employees, families, and friends above all else. In response to the novel Coronavirus, and the increased transmissibility with recent variants, all Lucid Employees whose employment is based in Newark, current and future, must be fully vaccinated and provide proof thereof as a condition of continued or future employment with the Company.
Accommodations due to medical or religious exemptions will be considered.

We are currently seeking a Battery Cell Mechanical Design Engineer with practical experience in EV batteries and passion to advance battery cell technology. This position requires strong background in mechanical design and prototyping, particularly involving battery cell design. Our ideal candidate exhibits a can-do attitude and approaches their work with vigor and determination. Candidates will be expected to demonstrate excellence in their respective fields and possess the ability to learn quickly and to strive for perfection within a fast-paced environment.

The Role:

  • Lead and execute development of new and innovative battery cell mechanical designs
  • Conduct industry research to understand cutting-edge cell design trends – integrate and improve on relevant concepts into our designs
  • Collaborate with cell materials scientists to co-develop and execute cell concepts to optimize performance such as energy density, power density, DCR, heat generation, and cycle life
  • Generate innovative cell concepts in collaboration with module and pack engineers, including detailed drawings and tolerances
  • Work with cross-functional teams to build and test battery cell prototypes
  • Lead failure analyses and experiments to propose design revisions and solutions
  • Author clear and concise documentation and design requirements to communicate with internal and external stakeholders


  • Strong 3D CAD skills, with proficiency in at least one professional 3D CAD package
  • Direct experience in mechanical design of battery cell components
  • Direct hands-on experience building lithium ion battery cells; cell manufacturing experience is a plus
  • Strong mechanical engineering fundamentals with good understanding of material selection methodology and thermal analysis
  • Excellent problem solving and experimental design approach, driven by curiosity and attention to detail
  • Experience in experimental process, root cause analysis, and statistical analysis
  • Excellent communication and documentation skills in both technical and non-technical environments
  • At least a B.S. in mechanical engineering (or relevant) and at least 3 years of industry experience (fewer for candidates with advanced degrees)

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.
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. 

Keywords: Lucid Motors, Union City , Battery Cell Mechanical Design Engineer, Other , Union City, California

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