Mechanical Engineer Vehicle

Job description


As one of our mechanical engineers you will play a key role in the development of the hyperloop. You will be responsible for conceptualizing, modelling, designing, building, and testing mechanical subsystems of the hyperloop vehicle. These subsystems may include mechanisms, cooling systems, structural components, and braking systems.

Hardt is seeking a mechanical engineer for the vehicle to join our diverse, experienced team in designing mechanical subsystems as part of the overall systems architecture and realization of these systems for several tests including at the European Hyperloop Center.


As our mechanical engineer your responsibilities will include:

  • Taking ownership in the development of one or multiple vehicle subsystems.
  • 3D design and modelling of vehicle subsystems.
  • Calculations and simulations of subsystem performance.
  • Calculations on stiffness and strength of components including FEA.
  • Creation of manufacturing and assembly drawings.
  • Working together with engineers within and outside the vehicle team.
  • Working together with development partners on the design and manufacturing.
  • Managing the subsystems through production, assembly, and testing.

Job requirements


  • Minimum of 3 years of experience related to the position.
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in the field of Mechanical Engineering or other fields related to Mechanical Engineering.
  • Hands-on experience with physical prototyping and testing mechanical systems.
  • Knowledge of design for manufacturing for most common production methods (sheet metal, milling, lathing, extrusion, casting etc.).
  • 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?