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Mechanical Design Engineer - Motorsport & Special Projects

Company: Lucid Motors
Location: San Leandro
Posted on: September 6, 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.

Atieva, the technology arm of Lucid, developed the Battery System used by all teams in the Formula E Championship since Season 5. As Atieva continues its involvement in Motorsport and other special applications, we are looking for a highly motivated and experienced Mechanical Design Engineer to join the team. The candidate must be an experienced engineering professional with a strong understanding of electric powertrains, including high voltage battery packs, electric motors, inverters, and the integration of these components into motorsport, aerospace, or equivalent applications. The successful candidate will work with cross-functional teams at Lucid to conceptualize, design, develop, build, validate & integrate powertrain technology for new applications.

The Role

  • Work within a small, focused group of engineers to design the next generation electric battery and powertrain systems for motorsport and special applications
  • Understand and develop application specific requirements and apply to the development of mechanical systems
  • Apply product development & design engineering best practices are used to ensure successful execution or program
  • Work with suppliers & partners to ensure rigorous standards and requirements are satisfied


  • Minimum 5 years of relevant experience with proven success in the development of a high-performance mechanical system
  • Design release engineering experience – including engineering change and project management
  • Knowledge of both low and medium volume manufacturing methods
  • Expert 3D Design and GD&T skills using CATIA or equivalent
  • Hands-on, practical experience with shop tools for prototyping and building systems
  • A flair for creative design engineering and problem-solving


  • 2+ years experience in the development of high-voltage electric systems
  • 2+ years experience in the Motorsport industry


  • BS degree in EE, ME, CS, Math, Physics (MS preferred)
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, San Leandro , Mechanical Design Engineer - Motorsport & Special Projects, Other , San Leandro, California

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