Lead Mechatronics Engineer


You will be leading a team of highly motivated individuals to research, develop, and implement the connecting element between the hyperloop vehicle and infrastructure. Your responsibility will be to guide the realization the hyperloop tractive systems. Consisting of but not limited to the motor, magnetic levitation systems, suspension and power systems.

Expect a healthy mix between engineering and management as one of the four leads in the product development team. Your tasks will vary from defining the development roadmaps, building and managing long-term and lasting relationships with technical partners and employees, and being responsible for the overall engineering and technology development of the hyperloop tractive system.

Your first major milestone, the realization of a tractive system for our high-speed test facility.


As our Lead Mechatronics Engineer your responsibilities will include:

  • Taking charge of the development of the hyperloop tractive systems.
  • Building and managing the tractive development team and technical partnerships.
  • Main contact person for technical in-depth questions regarding, magnetics, powertrain and electronics.
  • Reporting of tractive system development status to management.

What we like to see

  • Demonstrated ability in your field of expertise and willingness to make a difference.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Ability to manage a team to develop several hyperloop sub-systems.
  • Passion for engineering, research, and development.
  • Minimum of 4 years of experience related to the position (e.g. electric car or train related powertrain projects).
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in the field of Mechatronics Engineering, Applied Physics, Control System Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or Mechanical Engineering.
  • Demonstrated expertise in project management & systems engineering.
  • Experience with a variety of relevant production technologies.
  • Experience with CAD and simulation software (e.g. Siemens NX, Matlab, Simulink, and Comsol).
  • Flexibility in working hours and willingness to travel from time to time 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.

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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