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Lead Engineer, Chassis Steering Design

Company: Lucid Motors
Location: San Leandro
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 lead for chassis steering design, you will help define and deliver the components which control the direction of world leading electric vehicles via human and autonomous inputs. You will be viewed as a technical leader of steering system on the chassis team which will help guide the design work of your colleagues in order to develop world leading electric vehicles.


  • Design and develop steering components from initial concept to PPAP. Components include but are not limited to electronic power steering, steering columns, intermediate shafts and individual steering actuators
  • Establish requirements for components based on the need of the vehicle (lateral dynamics, steering feel, crash, strength, durability, stiffness, corrosion, etc.)
  • Plan the technology roadmap of the steering system for future vehicles
  • 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 steering components 
  • Work closely with both internal teams and external suppliers, using creativity and teamwork to integrate multiple systems in the most efficient way possible
  • Coordinate virtual engineering and physical validation testing activities for your designs
  • Manage multiple complex projects in a demanding environment


  • 5+ years of automotive industry experience, mostly focused on the steering system
  • Personally designed steering component and/or system from concept to PPAP
  • Experience and understanding of automotive mechatronics design and control theory
  • Proven 3D CAD skills
  • 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
  • Travel domestically and internationally up to 20% if needed

Preferred Qualifications

  • 10+ years of automotive industry experience 
  • Experience and proficiency with CATIA V5/V6
  • 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


  • 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, San Leandro , Lead Engineer, Chassis Steering Design, Other , San Leandro, California

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