Design Engineer, Exterior Systems

Newark, CA /
Hardware Engineering – Body Engineering /
Leading the future of luxury mobility

Lucid’s mission is to inspire the adoption of sustainable energy by creating the most captivating luxury electric vehicles, centered around the human experience. Working at Lucid Motors means having a shared vision to power the future in revolutionary ways. Be part of a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to transform the automotive industry.

We are currently seeking Design Engineer, Exterior Systems.  This position requires an experienced professional with a responsibility for designing and developing parts of the exterior systems of a world class vehicle in terms of both styling and function. 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:

    • Lead or play a leading role in the packaging, engineering design, release and launch of exterior systems of a state-of-the-art car
    • Create cutting edge exterior systems focusing on quality, reliability, functionality, mass and cost efficiency
    • Work interactively within a cross functional studio and vehicle engineering team, placing priority upon the greater benefit of the vehicle above any one individual system
    • Employ and develop world class engineering tools and an innovative approach to support the systems generation
    • Contribute to building an excellent exterior systems engineering team


    • Profound knowledge of vehicle exterior systems and demonstrable track record of technical excellence.  This includes design related experience with at least some of the following areas : Front end module carrier, Fascias (front & rear), Side valences, Sill trims, Underbody aero shields, Wheelhouse liners, Spoilers / appliques, Mirror systems, Wiper systems, Glazing systems, "Frunk" / "Froot" , and Rocker panels
    • A strong desire to create the very best product, working as an integral part of a very capable team
    • A flair for creative engineering and 3D problem solving
    • The ability to create complex CAD schemes and models to an excellent standard, preferably using CATIA V5 or V6
    • A solid knowledge of thermoplastic & thermoset resin materials and class A manufacturing technologies (including painting)
    • A good understanding of the range of computational tools available to design engineers
    • Well-developed team working and interpersonal skills
    • A great work ethic
    • Launch experience


    • Experience with plastics design, Class A surfaces, front crash, aero experience features, lighting integration, module integration, tooling, resins, supply base, paint, fit and finish, gap and flush, module concept, thermal expansion, front end carrier, structural design knowledge, paint (matching). 


    • Bachelor of Science (minimum) in Mechanical Engineering or relevant engineering discipline or higher
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