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Sr. Engineer, Chassis Component Testing

Company: Lucid Motors
Location: Redwood City
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 a senior engineer for chassis component testing, you will help design and setup tests for components and systems which define the lateral, longitudinal and vertical control of world leading electric vehicles. You will be viewed as a technical leader of testing practices on the chassis team which will help guide the design work of your colleagues.


  • Design, develop and run tests which exercise suspension, steering and brake components, and systems to ensure they will meet customer expectations (strength, durability, stiffness, corrosion, etc.)
  • Design test fixtures for use with multiple actuators setups for in-house testing
  • Update system DVP based on FMEA inputs and past experience
  • Review and guide component DVPs of chassis team members
  • Strain gauge components and properly calibrate for data collection during testing
  • Work closely with stakeholders and attribute owners across the company (vehicle safety, vehicle dynamics, NVH, durability, manufacturing, etc.)
  • Assist with vehicle level testing as needed
  • Manage multiple complex projects in a demanding environment


  • 5+ years of automotive industry experience, mostly focused on testing
  • Personally design and conducted tests for steering, suspension and/or brake systems
  • Proven track record of data collection and data post processing
  • Experience with MTS damper dyno or similar
  • Experience with Instron or another tensile testing machine
  • Proficient with 3D CAD 
  • Hands-on practical experience in prototype assembly
  • Project leadership and mentoring skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • 10+ years of automotive industry experience 
  • Proficiency with Ipetronik or similar data logger
  • Proficiency with Matlab, Python or Octave for data post processing
  • Experience with CATIA V5/V6
  • Knowledge of vehicle crash safety principles
  • Knowledge of NVH principles
  • Ability to run CAE analysis tools
  • Driven-vehicle attributes development experience


  • BS/BEng or MS/MEng, or equivalent experience, 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, Redwood City , Sr. Engineer, Chassis Component Testing, Other , Redwood City, California

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