Sr Mechanical Engineer, Vehicle Chassis Architecture

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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 no 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.

As a Senior Mechanical Engineer on the Advanced Engineering team, you will architect vehicle concepts to help realize groundbreaking products for the future of electric vehicles. This role will be filled by someone who specializes in chassis hardware design and can offer experienced insight into suspension architectures and vehicle dynamics. The ideal candidate will be an engineer who is passionate about the product, strives for excellence, manages uncertainties, and works collaboratively.


  • Develop suspension architectures from a blank page to concept design and engineering validation.
  • Create and optimize mechanical designs for performance, size, weight, durability, and cost
  • Quickly CAD/sketch parts for systems across the vehicle which includes (but is not limited to): Suspension, Steering, Brakes, Tires, Body-In-White, Powertrain.
  • Build simulation models for vehicle dynamics analysis.
  • Work cross-functionally with hardware design teams and attribute owners across the company (Vehicle Safety, Vehicle Dynamics, NVH, Durability, Manufacturing) to refine the most optimal designs.
  • Navigate flexibly through assumptions, ambiguity, and preliminary requirements of the concept design phase.


  • Experience and proficiency with CATIA V5/V6 or similar software.
  • 5+ years of mechanical engineering experience
  • Automotive experience specialized in chassis, structures, suspension, or vehicle dynamics.
  • Experience of manufacturing processes (extrusions, castings, stampings, injection moulding, etc )


  • Understanding of vehicle crash safety principles
  • Understanding of NVH and durability principles
  • Design experience in automotive structures
  • Knowledge of automotive industry joining technologies
  • Driven-vehicle attributes development experience
  • Hands-on practical engineering experience and technical excellence.
  • Exceptional understanding of physics and material science, and proven track record of application of those theories to component/vehicle design.
  • A sound understanding of various analysis tools e.g. ADAMS, ANSYS, OptiStruct, MatLab,


  • BS/BEng or MS/MEng, or equivalent experience in Engineering/Physics/Mathematics or similar
Salary Range: The compensation range for this position is specific to the locations listed below and is the range Lucid reasonably and in good faith expects to pay for the position taking into account the wide variety of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions, including job-related knowledge; skillset; experience, education and training; certifications; and other relevant business and organizational factors.

  • California (Bay Area) - $115,000-$165,000

Additional Compensation and Benefits
: Lucid offers a wide range of competitive benefits, including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, disability insurance, vacation, and 401k. The successful candidate may also be eligible to participate in Lucid’s equity program and/or a discretionary annual incentive program, subject to the rules governing such programs. (Cash or equity incentive awards, if any, will depend on various factors, including, without limitation, individual and company performance.)

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