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OUR OPEN POSITIONS

Team Manager


As the Team Manager of Eco-Runner Team Delft you will hold the final responsibility over the project and the state of the team. You oversee the team by keeping an overview of the entire project, overseeing the short-term and long-term planning and by being in close contact with every team member. You will be the face of Eco-Runner, representing the team at presentations and to the press. You will keep a helicopter view of every aspect of the project to make the right decisions. 

Your core responsibility is to keep the team motivated and provide a good cooperation between team members. To do so you need good people management and problem solving skills.

REQUIREMENTS
 
  • Multidisciplinary 
  • People management 
  • Flexible and adaptive 
  • Empathic 
  • Stress-proof  
  • Enthusiastic 
  • Experience in PR and acquisitions (preferred)


Project & Finance Manager


As the Project & Finance Manager you will have 2 separate roles within the team. 

The Project Manager has the sole responsibility of ensuring that the car is finished in time. He/she creates and upholds the planning for each department/engineer. The Project Manager sets the deadlines and makes sure that these deadlines are met. 

The main task of the project manager is to keep an overview of the technical and non-technical parts of the project. It is important to keep track of the progress of the different departments and to intervene when necessary. The planning of these departments must be merged, adjusted and updated constantly to prevent interference between different departments. Together with the chief engineer, you are responsible for all difficult decisions regarding the project. Being project manager of Eco-Runner Team Delft is a great opportunity to improve your planning and managing skills.  

The Finance Manager is responsible for keeping the project within budget. He/she creates the budget for every department and keeps track of the money flow within the team. This consists of budgeting, accounting, making financial decisions and being responsible for all orders. With the different departments you set a budget and keep track of it throughout the year.

REQUIREMENTS
 
  • Well organized 
  • Good at keeping an overview 
  • Planning and organising skills
  • Interested in the technical side of the project 
  • Flexible and adaptive 
  • Responsible 
  • Strict 


Chief Engineer


The Chief Engineer is directly responsible for the quality of the car and makes sure that it functions. You will have the final say in every technical decision and therefore must be completely up-to-date on the developments of the technical departments. You will oversee testing days and you are in direct contact with the driver during the race.  

As the chief engineer of Eco-Runner Team Delft you must have broad technical knowledge. You will deal with different technical problems with the department Chiefs who are the experts in that field. You must be critical regarding every design that is created within the technical departments.

REQUIREMENTS
 
  • Interested in many technical aspects 
  • The ability to learn quickly 
  • Good basic technical knowledge (mechanical, electronics, physics, aerodynamics) 
  • Responsible 
  • Strict 
  • Adaptive 
  • Eye for detail 


Operations Manager


As Operations Manager you will be responsible for the non-technical aspect of the project, which consists of six big parts: marketing, sponsoring, events, public relations, design and scalability. All of these aspects are worked out by the Operations Department. 

You will be responsible for making sure enough money is raised to build the vehicle, fulfil promises made with partners and organise presentations to promote the project. You will also oversee the press releases in the case of a big event.

You will play a big role in Eco-Runner publicity and will be responsible for our website and social media content. In addition, recruiting a new succeeding team and bringing the Eco-Runner to the attention of students in Delft in the second semester will be an important task. Your job is successful when everybody across the world knows about the Eco-Runner Team Delft. Are you ready to contribute to Eco-Runner’s growth and success? Apply now!

REQUIREMENTS
 
  • Able to continuously generate your own work 
  • Strong skill in (formal) speaking and writing (English and Dutch) 
  • Empathic 
  • Creative and flexible mindset 
  • Experience in PR and acquisitions (preferred) 
  • Basic knowledge of Photoshop/illustrator/premiere pro (preferred)

Public Relations Manager

As PR Manager, you are responsible for the output of Eco-Runner to the world. You will be working in the Operations Department to translate and share our message with as many people as possible! This includes growing the Eco-Runner socials, setting up PR campaigns, cultivating relationships with the media, and determining new ways to reach an audience. This role requires a creative thinker with strong communication skills, a knack for storytelling, and an interest in the growth of a team through the effect of PR.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Organised and pro-active
  • Creative
  • Good communication skills
  • Intrinsic motivation to work on an ambitious goal

 

Partnerships Manager

As Partnerships Manager you are responsible for the acquisition of Eco-Runner Team Delft. This means you are accountable for materials, expertise and monetary income of the team. Next to that, you are expected to maintain relations with all of our partners. This is a duo-position, and together you will be doing a lot of coldcalling, holding meetings with current and potential partners, and attending events to represent Eco-Runner Team Delft to people and industry!

REQUIREMENTS

  • Social 
  • Flexible
  • Good writing skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Perseverance
  • Fluent in English
  • Presentation skills

 

Graphic Designer


As a graphic designer, you will design all forms of graphical communication, from merchandise to promotional content such as posters and banners. You will visualize Eco-Runner in the best way possible, catching the eye of our followers. Beside creating promotional content and merchandise (banners, T-shirts etc.), you will be able to elevate the professional appearance of Eco-Runner to the next level, the car wrap! The look of the new car will be designed by you!
 

You would require knowledge of designing programs such as adobe illustrator, indesign, photoshop and preferably video editing skills with adobe premiere, after effects etc.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Creative
  • Cooperative
  • Required knowledge of designing program
 
 
 

UX/UI Designer


As the UX/UI Designer of Eco-Runner Team Delft you create and iterate end-to-end user experiences. You will convert complex technology into an understandable and visualised story. During next year you will translate the project into style guides, video’s, renders, presentations and maintain the website. You will be collaborating directly with the rest of the operations department as well as the management.
 

Since you are responsible for the way we present our project to the world you will be involved in a lot of different projects. Therefore, you are required to be a team player and have good communications and social skills. You must be able to translate a difficult concept into understandable text and animations.

REQUIREMENTS
 
  • Skilled in the Adobe Creative Suite programs (mainly Illustrator, Photoshop, PremierePro and AfterEffects)
  • Skilled in Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Skilled in WordPress (basic CSS/JavaScript skills are a plus)
  • Experience as a UI/UX Designer (preferred)
  • Experience in rendering programs (eg. Keyshot) (preferred)

 

Events Manager


As an Events Manager you are responsible to translate the vision and technical project of Eco-Runner Team Delft through events. You will work together with all of the departments to create a complete story about the Eco-Runner. Think about the Design Presentation and Car Reveal, but also smaller internal and external events like congresses, stunts and school workshops. You have the freedom to decide what you think is suitable for great promotion. An Events Manager possesses strong organisational skills, can handle pressure, is communicatively adept, and has a problem-solving mindset.
Next to that you will work together with the whole Operations Department to create a full output of the vision of Eco-Runner.
 
REQUIREMENTS
  • Good in time management
  • Pro- active
  • Creative
  • Good communication skills
  • Flexible

 

 Scalability Manager


As the Scalability Manager of Eco-Runner Team Delft, your goal is to show the power of sustainable fuels and our project to the world, by educating and promoting a large audience about its possibilities. In short, you represent the team by being the sustainability expert and show society the social relevance of our project. You will attend panel discussions and events, but also make futuristic renders or podcasts (check out De Waterstofpodcast!). The Scalability function is very free; it will be entirely up to you to make the Eco-Runner project more scalable; reach as many people as possible and educate them about hydrogen and our project, while forming a vision of our perfect sustainable future.
 

Chief Vehicle Dynamics


The Vehicle Dynamics Department is responsible for the design, production and testing of the front suspension and rear suspension, the braking system, the steering system and the wheels. As Chief Vehicle Dynamics you work on these subsystems together with the Vehicle Dynamics Engineers. During the design process, you are free to choose your own path to ensure you make the most efficient design choices. You will learn how to make efficient design choices, considering the quality, productibility, weight and financial aspects. During the design phase you will take several courses in order to become proficient in milling, lathing and CNC-milling. After the design phase you will use these skills to bring your designs, which have been analysed using FEM to life.

As Chief you have the responsibility to stay in close contact with the Chief Engineer and the Project Manager. They have to be informed that your department is well-organized and working efficiently. You are expected to have a clear overview of the progress and wellbeing of your department. Clear communcation with other engineering departments is crucial. For example, working closely together with Chief Powertrain to make sure the suspension design is well aligned with the electric motor.

REQUIREMENTS
  • Decent knowledge of NX (or other 3D CAD software)
  • Decent knowledge of mechanics of materials
  • Basic knowledge of FEM (structural analysis)
  • Good practical and production insight
  • Communication skills
  • Responsibile

 

Vehicle Dynamics Engineer


As the Vehicle Dynamics engineer of the Eco-Runner Team Delft, you will be working on all the mechanics of the new Eco-Runner! Together with the Chief Vehicle Dynamics, you will be responsible for the front and rear suspension, the braking system, the steering system, braking and the wheels. During the design process, you are free to choose your own path, to make sure you make the most efficient design choices. You will learn how to make efficient design choices, considering the quality, producibility, weight and money. Next to working together with your own department, this function includes a lot of communication with all the other engineering departments.

For example, with the body department, to make sure all your components fit into the body design and together you will optimize the forces that the Vehicle Dynamics transfer to the bodywork. During the production phase you will produce most of your self-made designs yourself using the machines in the D:Dreamhall. This includes machinery like milling, lathing and CNC in which you will follow courses as well.
 
REQUIREMENTS
  • Decent knowledge of Solidworks (or other 3D CAD software)
  • Decent knowledge of mechanics of materials
  • Good practical and production insight
 

Chief Bodyworks


The Body Department designs and produces the aeroshell and the load carrying structures of the car. This makes the body the base of the car; every other subsystem is attached to the body. As the Chief Bodywork you will lead the Body Department and effectively will be responsible for the final product. As a Chief, you are expected to keep a detailed overview of your department and the production process. Therefore, knowledge about aerodynamics, statics and the use of composites is preferred.

As the Chief, you will also be the contact person for the Chief Engineer and the Project Manager. It’s your job to keep them convinced of the success of your department. You must be able to answer their questions and you must make sure that the Body Department can uphold the quality demands of the Chief Engineer and the deadlines that are set by the Project Manager.

REQUIREMENTS
  • Knowledge of structures and composites
  • Knowledge of aerodynamics
  • Basic knowledge of Catia/Solidworks
  • Basic knowledge of Finite Element Methods (FEM)
  • Responsible
  • Communication skills

 

Structures Engineer


As the structures engineers of Eco-Runner Team Delft you will design the body of the next Eco-Runner from a structural point of view. You get to design the structural lay-out of the vehicle as well as the materials to be used. You will find the perfect balance between lowering mass while maintaining strength. This requires knowledge about structures and composites. Determining the lay-up of the to be used composites is one of the biggest tasks to perform. You will do this by creating your own Finite Element Model with state-of-the-art FEM software. During the process you will work closely together with companies in the field and learn from their expertise.  

While designing the structure you will work closely together with all the other engineering departments, as well as with the other body department members. On top of that you will be producing your own structure yourself!

REQUIREMENTS
  • Knowledge of structures and composites
  • Basic knowledge of CAD-software (Solidworks/Catia)
  • Basic knowledge of Finite Element Analysis (preferred)
  • Organized and pro-active
  • Good communication skills
  • Good eye for detail

 

Aerodynamics Engineer


As the Aerodynamics Engineer, you are responsible for the shape of the car. You will find an optimal shape for minimising the aerodynamic resistance and then produce it yourself! Throughout this process you will be assisted by specialist CFD companies, so you can also learn from them and gain experience in this field. Software to be used includes CATIA for modelling, X-Foil for quick aerodynamic analyses and X-Flow for more detailed analyses.

For the validation of your aerodynamics designs you will set up your own wind tunnel experiments at the TU Delft: scaled tests in the Low Turbulence during the final design phase and a full-scale test in the Open Jet Facility during the test phase.

Once the production phase starts, you will be working together with other engineers in the Body Department to build the outside of the car

REQUIREMENTS
  • Basic knowledge of aerodynamics
  • Experience with CATIA (preferred) or other modelling software
  • Assertive 
  • High-paced worker

 

Body Production Engineer


The Body Production Engineer oversees the entire car production process, managing tasks such as material selection, production planning, collaborating with external companies, and securing carbon fibre production facilities. They lead and ensure the successful execution of the entire production workflow.

REQUIREMENTS
  • Foundation in materials engineering and manufacturing processes
  • Effective communication skills
  • Good organizational and planning skills
  • Leadership abilities to oversee processes
 

Chief Powertrain & Storage


The powertrain, electronics & storage department is responsible for the power circuits within the car. This entails the power supply to the electric motor, the safety systems, the computers on board and the software that determines the optimal strategy. As the Chief Powertrain & Strategy you will oversee all these components. It will be your job to ensure an efficient energy conversion, a safe power circuit and to make sure that the car correctly responds to the driver’s commands. Next to your Chief-duties you will be responsible for the design and implementation of the electric motor.

As the Chief you will also be the contact person for the Chief Engineer and the Project Manager. It’s your job to keep them convinced of the success of your department. You must be able to answer their questions and you must make sure that the body department can uphold the quality demands of the Chief Engineer and the deadlines that are set by the Project Manager.

 
REQUIREMENTS
  • Problem solver
  • Basic knowledge on Python programming
  • Basic knowledge on electronics
  • Communication skills
  • Quick learner
  • Responsible

 

Powertrain Engineer


As Powertrain Engineer, you will be responsible for designing and producing the engine and all its dynamic parts. Therefore, knowledge of innovative forms of combustion is preferred. You have the opportunity to develop groundbreaking engine technology. You will play a pivotal role in conceptualizing, designing, and bringing to life a new type of engine that pushes the boundaries of performance, efficiency, and sustainability.

 
REQUIREMENTS
  • Basic knowledge of dynamics
  • Basic knowledge of fuels (and combustion) (preferred)
  • Basic knowledge of thermodynamics (preferentie)
  • Problem solver
  • Assertive

 

Engine Engineer


As an Engine Engineer, you will play a pivotal role in the development of a cutting-edge vehicle powered by alternative fuels. Your responsibilities will include formulating and optimizing eco-friendly fuels tailored for the powertrain, conducting performance tests with a focus on engine efficiency, and ensuring material compatibility within the powertrain components. For this purpose, you will collaborate closely with the rest of the Powertrain & Storage Department. Do you have a passion for advancing sustainable technologies specifically within powertrain systems? Then this position is ideal for you.

REQUIREMENTS
  • Background in thermodynamics
  • Knowledge of fuels (preferred)
  • Hard worker
  • Creative

Chief Electronics

As chief electronics, you will be responsible for leading the electronics department and make sure the department works together fluently. This leadership role requires a good understanding of electronics and control systems.

REQUIREMENTS
  • Basic knowledge of circuit analysis & design
  • Basic theoretical knowledge of electronics
  • Able to have oversight on multiple projects at the same time
  • Good communication skills

 

Electronics Engineer


Being the Electronics Engineer, you will be active in multiple electronics projects and need to communicate with different departments. You will be responsible for designing and testing low-voltage electronics and managing documentation for active projects. These projects include: the vehicle electric system, the emergency safety system and the sensor electronics as well as the overall wiring scheme within the car.  These systems work with microcontrollers to communicate with the other components of the car. You will participate within these projects in collaboration with the fuel cell and power electronics engineers and assist the strategy engineers with the sensor system. For this you will use design software such as Altium and LTSpice to run simulations and design PCB’s and you will create schematic drawings and produce wiring diagrams.

REQUIREMENTS
  • Basic knowledge of circuit analysis & design
  • Basic theoretical knowledge of electronics
  • Basic programming skills
  • Experience with microcontrollers (preferred)

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