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Technical Project Manager, Drive Unit

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 looking for a highly motivated and experienced Technical Project Manager to join the drive unit team. You will work with a team of talented engineers in support of Drive Unit development efforts at Lucid, developing new technology for unique applications and maximizing value to Lucid internal programs and our external customers. In addition to proven project management expertise, candidates must have experience in the engineering of electric powertrain systems. The successful candidate will work with cross functional engineering teams at Lucid to rapidly develop our next generation of powertrain technology.


  • Work with a cross functional team of engineers to strategize, scope, and execute the development of electric powertrain systems.
  • Take responsibility at the Drive Unit system level for collating and documenting product requirements
  • Work with engineering teams to define the product boundary, including mechanical, electrical and software interfaces
  • Work with engineering teams to define the product DVP
  • Define and manage project budget, deliverables, and timing.
  • Drive key engineering decisions by bringing together different engineering teams and senior management
  • Use tools like Jira and Confluence to communicate key engineering tasks, track progress, and publish critical information
  • Consolidate inputs and material from engineering teams to create presentations and reports for internal and external stakeholders
  • Define and implement new processes to allow us to deliver engineering projects more efficiently


  • 5+ years of relevant work experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related engineering field (Master’s degree preferred)
  • Experience with electric powertrain systems and electric vehicles
  • Strong technical understanding of the fundamentals of electric powertrain systems, including electric machines, power electronics, transmission systems and cooling systems
  • Systems approach to engineering product development, including demonstrated ability to bring together teams from different engineering disciplines
  • Demonstrated experience of engineering problem solving
  • Strong analytical and quantitative skills with ability to drive decisions using data and metrics
  • Experience of validation testing would be beneficial, including writing test specifications and data analysis
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Goal-oriented self-starter and motivator
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 , Technical Project Manager, Drive Unit, Other , Oakland, California

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