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Technical Project Manager, Vehicle Crash Test

Company: Lucid Motors
Location: Newark
Posted on: June 20, 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 Technical Project Manager for our Vehicle Crash team. This position requires an automotive professional with relevant experience planning and organizing tests for design and production validation. Our ideal candidate exhibits a strong drive, an organized mindset, and has had prior experience bringing electric vehicles to production. Take responsibility of the vehicle test planning process and work with the vehicle safety team to drive all testing across Lucid to completion. 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:

  • Monitor project progress continuously and document all program milestones and deliverables and keep program plans up to date, including monitoring schedules, milestones, deliverables, updating percentage completion, etc
  • Coordinate testing across the organization including securing test facilities and coordinating testing logistics for significant off-site tests
  • Ensure vehicle crash safety testing design validation plans (DVPs) are submitted by attribute leads and are completed on time
  • Create Scopes of Work for material and component testing to support the Vehicle Crash Safety Team
  • Support Vehicle Crash Safety Test Engineers to ensure systems and components are delivered in time to local testing and suppliers in order to ensure DVP plans are executed accordingly
  • Follow up with suppliers regarding system/part level validation timelines to ensure completion of DVP timelines
  • Enhance and maintain our vehicle crash safety testing program processes for tracking and reporting
  • Research and evaluate hardware and software technology options and weigh the cost/benefit analysis when making large purchases on behalf of the company
  • Oversee acquisition of equipment and materials as needed before and during projects by talking with vendors, team members, managers, and in-house accountants and negotiating price and payment agreements with vendors
  • Manage and update budgets for all Vehicle Crash Safety Teams
  • Utilize Jira to communicate engineering tasks and progress
  • Utilize Confluence to publish critical information
  • Provide regular progress updates to management and the executive staffQualifications:
    • Ability to use computers effectively for communication and reporting (Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
    • Ability to communicate effectively in all forms (verbal, calls, texts, emails)
    • A go-getter attitude and the desire to do things right
    • A strong understanding and experience with automotive vehicle testing and systems
    • A strong understanding of vehicle testing standards
    • Experience making schedules for large programs / projects
    • A strong knowledge of the automotive testing process for production vehicles
    • Excellent communication skills and team-oriented attitude
    • Detail oriented and organized mindset
    • Comfortable with initiating and taking ownership of projects
    • Strong Analytical and quantitative skills with ability to draw decisions using data and metrics
    • Effectively handle multiple priorities, organize workload, and meet deadlines
    • Maintain top level professional integrity and appearance
    • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or Automotive Technology from an accredited institution
    • Ability and willingness to travel to domestically to test facilities
    • 10+ years of work experience
      At 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 vaccination requirement as a condition of gainful employment within the United StatesAt Lucid, 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 new Lucid employees, whose job will be based in the United States, must provide original documentation confirming status as having received the prescribed inoculation (doses) based on the manufacturer's guidelines on their first day of employment.Individuals seeking a medical and/or religious exemption from this requirement 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.

Keywords: Lucid Motors, Newark , Technical Project Manager, Vehicle Crash Test, IT / Software / Systems , Newark, California

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