Lead Engineer Vehicle

Job description


Hardt Hyperloop is looking for a skilled engineer that can lead our vehicle development team. As our vehicle lead engineer you will manage the day-to-day operations of our vehicle engineering team currently consisting of approximately 5 engineers. You will co-develop and oversee the design and development of various vehicle systems and ensure the right level of quality is delivered. You will work closely together with other lead engineers to discuss technical interfaces and important design decisions. You can expect a healthy mix of engineering and project management.

The main project you will initially work on is the detailed design, manufacturing and assembly of our vehicle for the European Hyperloop Center in Groningen where the various vehicle technologies will be demonstrated. 


As our lead vehicle engineer your responsibilities will include:

  • Managing the team members of the vehicle team.
  • Managing the design (quality) of the sub-systems associated with the vehicle team.
  • Co-developing the vehicle sub-systems together with the engineers within the team.
  • Responsible for day-to-day detailed planning and division of tasks within the vehicle team.
  • Reporting to and interfacing with the technical management on design and progress.
  • Responsible for managing, preparing and executing (together with the vehicle team) any tests related to the vehicle sub-systems.
  • Responsible for cost estimates of vehicle team sub-systems within the various development projects.

Job requirements


  • Minimum of 7 years of experience related to the position.
  • Relevant Project Management experience
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in the field of Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering or similar fields.
  • A broad technical understanding of structural design, suspension, vehicle dynamics, mechanical design, kinematics and project management to adequately oversee and manage all sub-systems from design to realization.
  • Hands-on experience with physical prototyping and testing mechanical systems.
  • Knowledge of design for manufacturing for common production methods (sheet metal, machining, lathing, extrusion, casting etc.).
  • Knowledge of design and manufacturing of composite structures is a plus.
  • Experience with geometric dimensioning & tolerancing.
  • Experience with 3D modelling (CAD) software (e.g. Siemens NX, Solidworks, or CATIA).
  • Experience with FEA software (e.g. Siemens NX, Ansys, or Abaqus).
  • Strong work ethic and drive to be the best.
  • Excellent communication skills in English — both written and verbal.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, autonomous, and demanding atmosphere.


We are a strong team of highly driven and enthusiastic people from all over the world. People who get stuff done, people who can create, who have a passion for challenges and love to explore. Hardt seeks achievers; leaders and visionaries who want to join our team and make Hardt Hyperloop a global success story.


Hardt is a European technology company that specializes in hyperloop. We believe it is our duty to improve the lives of current and future generations by creating technologies that challenge time and distance and remove physical boundaries. We envision a world where you can go and be with everyone and everything you care about. A world where distance does not matter.

Hyperloop is the new mode of transportation for large volumes of passengers and cargo. The hyperloop network connects cities, countries, and even continents in short periods of time. Tubes with a low-pressure environment offer ideal conditions for low-energy travel and protect the vehicles from external influences. Just like a highway, vehicles join and exit the high-speed network at any point along the route and are seamlessly connected with other modalities. Direct trips are made possible without transfers or intermediate stops.

How do you see the future of travel? We offer you to be among the first to have a say. Here, if one of us has an idea and a way to prove it, you will have the grounds to do it. We continually challenge each other to think unrestrained. You will have the chance to make a real impact on society. Above all, you will also have the best fun with us at our beautiful office and test facility locations in Rotterdam. Do you have what it takes to join?