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Senior Restraints DRE, Airbags & Integration

Company: Lucid Motors
Location: Oakland
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 Senior Restraint System Design Release Engineer. This position requires an experienced professional in restraint system development. Our ideal candidate exhibits a can-do attitude and approaches his or her work with vigor and determination. Candidates will be expected to demonstrate excellence in their respective fields, to possess the ability to learn quickly and to strive for perfection within a fast-paced environment.

The Role

  • Be responsible for the design release of all airbags and their integration in the vehicle, from system specification development, sourcing, packaging, drawing release, design validation, sub-system integration to ramp up and manufacturing support
  • Work closely with the design studio and interior engineering teams to develop the optimum restraint system packages for occupant protection performance and interior styling
  • Manage Tier 1 suppliers for both engineering development and program timing
  • Manage validation plan and tests labs for sub-system integration
  • Function as the main point of contact for all Restraints supplier interfaces
  • Provide expertise on restraint system design to ensure five-star safety ratings for our new vehicles. Work closely with CAE team to provide design inputs and utilize CAE results to optimize the component design
  • Support crash tests and vehicle homologation. Make sure parts are supplied with right pedigrees for all crash test vehicles and other vehicle level validation and homologation needs
  • Note: Sub-system means the Airbag together with the host component, like PAB and KAB in IP, SAB in seat, CAB in roof rail, etc


  • Bachelor’s degree or above in Mechanical Engineering or other related fields
  • In-depth knowledge about the design and engineering of airbags and/or seat belts systems, direct experience in automotive OEM or Tier 1 suppliers
  • Knowledge of automotive crashworthiness legislation and attributes
  • Knowledge of latest technology advancement in the field of passive safety
  • Enough CAD skills to package the component models into vehicle models, check interfaces with the rest of the vehicle and make small modifications if necessary. The ideal candidate should possess enough CAD skills to design small brackets, fixtures, etc
  • Engineering fundamentals in problem-solving
  • The ability to articulate highly technical issues to audiences not in the crash safety field, such as top management, design studio, purchasing team, etc.
  • Excellent people skills to manage suppliers, push the envelope to develop optimal technical solutions, ensure timely delivery of all components
  • Strong communication skills and work ethic


  • Preferred
  • Experience in program management
  • Experience in testing (crash, airbag deployment, seats, IP and/or upper trims)
  • Knowledge of CAE analysis and restraint system integration and optimization

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, Oakland , Senior Restraints DRE, Airbags & Integration, Other , Oakland, California

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