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Manager, Crash Safety

Homologation & Safety

Newark, CA      Full-Time

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We are currently seeking a Manager, Crash Safety to lead aspects of the crash safety department, CAE, material specification, test and homologation. This position requires an experienced professional with a track record of successful people and safety management.
 
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.

You Will

  • Provide deep expertise in one or more of the safety domains: Crash/Safety Testing, and Design Release
  • Have expert knowledge of Crash CAE, Safety and restraints design release engineering
  • Be experienced in Safety testing or performance
  • Technical people management 
  • Contribute to the build of a world class CAE team, establishing state of the art modeling guidelines and continuous correlation work.
  • Build a materials analysis and test team that provides accurate material properties to the analysis team and forensic post test analysis.
  • Contribute to build a testing team that is capable of testing parts, low content subassemblies through to the full crash cars covering all aspects of worldwide regulations
  • Help set priorities for technical development based on a strategic assessment of risks versus rewards
  • Regularly report out to the senior leadership team.
  • Organize test events, internal and at external labs and proving grounds.
  • Follow the automotive advanced product quality planning (APQP) framework including failure mode and effects analysis (FMEA) and the production part approval process (PPAP)
  • Understand and advise ongoing technical development, including design, analysis, and manufacturing of composite, metal, and thermoplastic parts
  • Comply with all applicable company policies and procedures (i.e. Quality System Procedures)
  • Support, Foster, Promote and Demonstrate Lucid’s Core Values and Leadership Behaviors.
  • Support and maintain department lean initiatives as set out in system requirements.

You Bring

  • Master’s degree in Engineering, Ph.D is preferred
  • 5 or more years of experience in an automotive crash safety
  • Worked at OEM or Safety Tier1
  • At least one vehicle program from start to SOP
  • Good examples of good engineering, planning and solutions
  • Understands all interfaces for safety systems/performance of an EV
  • Driven hard worker with knack for perfection
  • Inquisitive and analytical mindset
  • Direct technical engineering experience in CAE or Testing
  • Ability to execute Best-In-Class approach and develop project definition, direction and lead process from inception to final deployment into production or completion of process.
  • Proven track record of delivering 5 star products.
  • A creative problem-solving mindset with business acumen to aid teams in obtaining ideas, and lead through development and execution.
  • Proven business knowledge, including the ability to assess and pursue new opportunities.
  • Ability to manage project budgets and expenditures to project plan budget.
  • Strong skills with: strategic thinking, teaming, communication, project management and analytical skills
  • High personal standards of commitment and integrity.

Great to Have

  • Ability to prioritize and work multiple tasks to completion
  • Ability to collaborate and work in team environment
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Manage the department budget
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