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Special Projects Engineer

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.

As Engineer, Special Projects you will be the main point of contact in Vehicle Engineering for a variety of new and exciting projects, where multiple competing interests exist.  Using expertise that spans the full breath of mechanical disciplines, you will drive optimal resolution of engineering issues from overall concept development through manufacturing. 

The Role:

  • Perform high-level concept development for special project tasks on system and vehicle level while understanding how to optimize these systems for efficiency, cost, weight, ergonomics, manufacturability and serviceability
  • Provide support for leadership to the engineering team(s) in solving highly complex problems
  • Demonstrate ability to handle multiple competing work assignments ranging from project managerial tasks, engineering, interface coordination, and prototype manufacturing
  • Collaborate with engineers and studio to support hardware fabrication, interface with suppliers and machine shops for delivery of mechanical hardware
  • Lead and drive execution of these various projects in close coordination with leadership
  • Support CAD studies e.g. for vehicle variants and platform studies


  • 3-5 years of Engineering experience with an automotive OEM or supplier.  Working knowledge of automotive interior, exterior, chassis, and mechanical packaging preferred
  • Conversant with current and forthcoming vehicle architectures and system technologies
  • Experience with Project Management and Product Lifecycle Management tools
  • Extensive CAD experience (CATIA preferred), and demonstrated ability in developing and designing product solutions. You must be able to operate a CATIA system and create packaging drawings and proposals as needed
  • Passion for electric vehicles and energy efficiency
  • Motivation, flexibility and adaptability in a fast-paced and dynamic work environment with tight timing constraints
  • Proven problem solving and communication skills, excellent numeracy and spatial awareness
  • Desire a candidate who is assertive, self-motivated and can work with minimal direction


  •  BS or MS Degree 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, Oakland , Special Projects Engineer, Other , Oakland, California

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