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Sr. Technical Specialist, Chassis Suspension Architecture

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.

As a Senior Technical Specialist in the Chassis team, you will help design and deliver world-leading suspension architectures for our electric vehicle platforms. Our ideal candidate exhibits a can-do attitude and approaches his or her work with vigor and determination. 

Responsibilities

  • Lead the development and delivery of front and/or rear suspension architectures from a blank page through to production
  • Design with excellence at system and component level, with great attention to every detail
  • Create and optimize mechanical designs for performance, size, weight, durability and cost
  • 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

Qualifications:

  • 10+ years of automotive industry experience
  • A proven track record of technical excellence in automotive chassis engineering
  • Proven experience developing front and/or rear suspension architectures
  • Proven 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 e.g. ANSYS, OptiStruct, MatLab, ADAMS, SHARK
  • Knowledge of manufacturing processes such as extrusion, casting, stamping etc.

Advantageous:

  • 15+ years of automotive (or relevant) engineering experience
  • Knowledge of vehicle crash safety principles
  • Knowledge of vehicle dynamics principles
  • Knowledge of NVH principles
  • Driven-vehicle attributes development experience
  • A flair for creative design engineering and problem-solving

Education:

  • BS/BEng or MS/MEng, or equivalent experience, in Mechanical Engineering
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 , Sr. Technical Specialist, Chassis Suspension Architecture, Other , Union City, California

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