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Senior Design Manager, Brand Standards

Company: Lucid Motors
Location: Newark
Posted on: November 18, 2022

Job Description:

Leading the future in luxury electric and mobilityAt 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.
We are currently seeking a Sr Design Manager to help build our retail development facility brand standards group for North American, EMEA and APAC markets. This position will be based in our headquarters in Newark CA, with occasional travel to project sites. -
The roles requires a skilled professional with an architectural background, min 15 years commercial project execution experience, and min 5-10 years of experience working with or for a high-end retail or automotive brand, developing and maintaining prototypes and brand standards guidelines from concept through construction documentation. -

The Role

  • Has can-do attitude
  • Has a strong technical design and construction background, especially focused on high quality project execution in North America. Preferred to also have experience in EMEA and / or APAC markets
  • Has a strong attention to detail and coordination - you live in the drawings and can track changes and consistency across a suite of standards
  • Has a fleet-scale' perspective on how to solve and document designs for deployment across a region
  • Possesses critical thinking and analytical capabilities to proactively navigate ambiguity, and solve problems
  • Can operate independently and proactively in a leadership capacity
  • Has strong communication and collaboration skills to work in a growing global organization
  • Approaches their work with vigor and determination
  • Possesses the ability to learn quickly and to strive for perfection within the fast-paced, demanding, and adaptive environment of retail development
  • Demonstrates excellence in experience with a strong portfolio
    You will:
  • Work on regional Lucid brand standards development, both internally and in partnership with external A/E professionals
  • Manage a reoccurring standard update and change management process for all prototypes within a region
  • Lead internal programming reviews on a regular basis to collect, synthesize and incorporate Lucid stakeholder feedback and changes to brand standards
  • Lead and manage external design professionals in the development and maintenance of construction documentation standards
  • Review and comment on A/E drawings and specs in minute detail
  • Develop internal concepts for new facility prototypes for internal review
  • Develop new fixture concepts
  • Research and propose new options for finishes, hardware, systems, products, lighting, and FF&E for potential incorporation into brand standards
  • Engage and partner with vendors to prepare mockups
  • Assist in onboarding new A/E vendors by conducting prototype training seminars
  • Lead internal team training seminars on prototype and brand standards topics
  • Assist in developing internal QA processes -
    • Min 15+ yrs. experience in the architectural design and construction industry
    • Min 5-10 yrs. of experience developing and maintaining facility prototypes and brand standards guidelines for high-end retail or automotive brands, from concept through construction documentation standards. -
    • A proven track record of managing design team professionals and delivering high-quality projects on time and on schedule
    • In depth, hands-on knowledge of commercial design and construction in the automotive and/or high-end retail development environment, with particular focus on site development, storefronts, interior detailing, millwork, MEPFP, lighting and low voltage systems
    • Extensive understanding of North American technical documentation and construction standards for drawings and specifications. -
    • Extensive understanding of regional architectural products, materials, and system vendors
    • Past experience working in an A/E design firm, along with experience working in a retail development group on the client side
    • A general familiarity with building codes
    • Experience with automotive building types and/or technical coordination of similar equipment systems preferred
    • Bachelor's degree required, preferably architectural
    • Required software experience: Revit, AutoCAD, Rhino, Sketchup, Bluebeam, Adobe Suite, Smartsheets or MS Project
    • A portfolio demonstrating past work experience with brand standards
      #LI-LM1At Lucid, we don't just welcome diversity - we celebrate it! Lucid Motors is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. 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.
      Notice regarding COVID-19 protocols At Lucid, we prioritize the health and wellbeing of our employees, families, and friends above all else. In response to the novel Coronavirus all new Lucid employees, whose job will be based in the United States may or may not be required to provide original documentation confirming status as having received the prescribed inoculation (doses). Vaccination requirements are dependent upon location and position, please refer to the job description for more details. -Individuals in positions requiring vaccinations may seek a medical and/or religious exemption from this requirement and may be granted such an accommodation after submitting a formal request to and the subsequent review and approval thereof by our dedicated Covid-19 Response team. -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. -

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