Public Sector Bid Manager

Job description

Developing transport infrastructure as a private company requires a close collaboration with the public sector. The public sector is interested in the hyperloop both as a sustainable low-emission method of transport, and as an opportunity to establish a local ecosystem for exports of a solution for a global problem. This suggests opportunities to establish projects with the public sector to co-fund projects both for technology development as well as for route development and/or implementation. You work together with projects leads of Hardt, industry partners and the public sector to prepare the project proposals. You identify funding opportunities and create the strategy to hand in the best proposal. This includes the identification of consortium partners, the assessment of what drives every partner to join the proposal, the writing of the proposal and achieving the commitment of all partners. You play a pivotal role in building support for hyperloop and funding the steps to bring it to realization.


As our Public Sector Bid Manager your responsibilities will include:

  • Identify public funding opportunities
  • Develop bid strategies
  • Identify potential partners for publicly (co-)funded projects
  • Liaise with industry partners and public sector
  • Write project proposals

    Job requirements

    What we like to see in your profile:


    • Demonstrated ability in your field of expertise and willingness to make a difference
    • Strong work ethic and result oriented drive
      • Excellent communication skills in English and preferably in Dutch — both written and verbal
      • Ability to work in a fast paced, autonomous, and demanding atmosphere
      • Ability to deal with ambiguity, be assertive and manage multiple priorities
      • Ability to rapidly change roles/responsibilities while working in a challenging work environment
      • Exceptional teamwork skills
      • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Business, Economics, Entrepreneurship or Management with a strong focus towards technology
      • Exceptional writing, presentation and reporting skills
      • Deep understanding of the societal and economic transformation new transportation can unlock
      • Ability to see business as a whole, you must be able to see the implications of your findings with regards to the bigger picture
      • Availability to work extended hours if needed


      Our Team

      We are a strong team of highly driven and enthusiastic entrepreneurs. 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.




      The company


      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 Delft. Those who are part of the team claim they got more than they bargained for. 



      Do you have what it takes to join?