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Mechanical Systems Analyst, Advanced Motor Technology

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.

We are currently seeking a Mechanical Systems Analyst. This position requires a passionate mechanical engineer with a desire to understand things in depth. They will work with people from across the company to help accelerate world leading efficiency, performance, and packaging. Our ideal candidate exhibits a can-do attitude and is determined to improve. They don’t just learn how to do things; they learn why something is the way it is and find ways to make it better. They are not afraid to be wrong but have a thirst for knowledge and the progression of engineering. Candidates will strike a balance between perfection and timeliness and document as they go.


  • Analyze and improve electric traction motor and powertrain efficiency.
  • System modelling of mechanical, and thermal performance of powertrain components in Matlab/Python.
  • Analysis and modelling torque split maps, regenerative braking maps, and other calibration effects on vehicle efficiency
  • Come up with experiments and test plan to characterize individual components performance and their efficiency
  • Data analysis and scripting to automate data collection of vehicle and powertrain performance
  • Support development of high efficiency electric traction motors
  • Work with motor dynometer, chassis dynometer
  • Evaluate total vehicle efficiency


  • Deep understanding of the physics and fundamental of vehicle powertrain.
  • A proven track record of technical excellence in mechanical / automotive engineering.
  • Proficient in Matlab and Python or other scripting languages
  • A strong desire to create state-of-the-art engineering products as an integral part of a very capable team.
  • A flair for creative engineering and problem solving.
  • Experience of resolving issues through appropriate analysis and design modification.
  • Strong experience in scripting simulation workflows with varying availability of documentation.
  • Excellent communication skills in both technical and non-technical environments.
  • A strong desire to create the very best product, working as an integral part of a very capable team.


  • Additional fields of experience (electromagnetics, structural statics/dynamics, material science).
  • Experience with electric vehicle motor design.
  • Experience with optimization methods and software.
  • Experience with CANape, CANalyzer
  • Experience with Simulink.
  • Experience with ANSYS tools.
  • Experience with CAD (preferably CATIA).


  • BS (preferably MS) in Mechanical/ Electrical / Automotive engineering or related fields
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 , Mechanical Systems Analyst, Advanced Motor Technology, Other , Redwood City, California

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