European Standards Lead


To maximize the global potential of hyperloop, establishing standards is crucial. Standards enhance the performance, safety and interoperability of the hyperloop and accelerate the market development. International collaboration towards these standards spreads development risk and ensures broad acceptance of hyperloop. You will be responsible for coordinating the standardization process, streamlining the global developments in the field of hyperloop, both on private and public level. You will engage with companies that develop hyperloop systems and institutes that are involved with standardization. You will make sure that every stakeholders’ needs are considered and act as an integrator between these stakeholders. With your efforts we will be able to realize a global standard for hyperloop. 


As our European Standards Lead your responsibilities will include:

  • Management of the process of hyperloop standardization.
  • Management of programs focused on safety and interoperability.
  • Engagement with and alignment of companies who develop hyperloop technologies and institutes involved in standardization.
  • Development of standardization strategies together with stakeholders.
  • Reviews of standardization documents.
  • Integration of the standardization process with the global and in-house technical developments.
  • Lobby for the establishment of a European directive and support for the process towards it.

What we like to see

  • Minimum of 10 years of experience related to the position.
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Engineering and/or Management.
  • Demonstrated expertise in stakeholder management and standardization.
  • Excellent communication skills in English
  • Ability to communicate in French, German, Spanish and Dutch is a plus
  • Strong connections both on a public and private level.
  • Strong lobbying skills.
  • Technical background and technology understanding on a system-level.
  • Exceptional soft skills: know how to communicate with different stakeholders and be able to resolve conflicts.
  • Exceptional communication skills: you will be speaking publicly and engaging with high-level decision makers.
  • Demonstrated ability in your field of expertise and willingness to make a difference.
  • Strong work ethic and drive to be the best.
  • 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.
  • Demonstrated aptitude for analytics and forecasting.
  • Exceptional 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 and weekends when needed.
  • Excellent skills in Microsoft Office.
  • Flexibility in working hours and willingness to travel within and outside Europe. 

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?

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Application Process

Apply: Send your resume and motivation letter (max. one A4 page) using the form above, note: we only accept applications in English. You are encouraged to add another file containing more information about your experience.

First phone call: We will invite you for a quick 30 minute phone or Skype call where we will ask you a few personal questions to determine your team-fit and motivation.

First meeting: We will invite you to our office so we can meet in person and ask you a few questions to see what role you could play. For this, 60-minute part no extra material preparation is needed.

Interview*: We will ask you to carry out a series of short assignments on the spot, to evaluate your competence and way of working and lay out your previous experience in a short presentation. The interview takes up to 2-3 hours, and we like to carry it out in person, although remote interviews are possible too.

*Please bear in mind, the process may vary according to the position.

Contract proposal: If you are qualified, we will make you a job offer.

Employed: Just a signature and welcome to our team!

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