Structural Engineer


We are preparing the design of our High Speed Test Facility which includes vehicle, tractive and infrastructure subsystems. In close cooperation with the other team members you will develop the solutions for various hyperloop aspects with a focus on vehicle subsystems. You will join the vehicle department and report to the Lead Engineer Vehicle.

Your job is to ensure that the structural parts of the vehicle are properly designed. You will perform linear, non-linear and modal analysis and optimize metal and composite components for weight reduction and manufacturing. Furthermore, you will produce and revise 2D procedural and design drawings for project preparations and the fabrication and assembly of structures.

The structural engineering within the vehicle team will work on a variety of vehicle sub-systems, such as the cargoloop pressure vessel, door, attachments, skids/bumpers and the design of other structural parts of the vehicle. Your responsibilities will consist of  concept design work, CAD, FEA, DFM, and testing. So will be responsible for your sub-systems through-out the entire life-cycle all the way from concept to testing and back.

Your first major milestone, the realization of the hyperloop vehicle for testing in our high-speed test facility.


As our Structural Engineer your responsibilities will include:

  • Concept design of hyperloop vehicle subsystems.
  • Independently produce detailed 3D models.
  • FEA (linear, non-linear and modal) of structural parts.
  • Design For Manufacturing of metal and composite parts.
  • Manage FEM analysis and material engineering / composite DFM tasks outsourced to suppliers
  • Review results of external party FEM analysis
  • Produce output such as 2D drawings, BOM‘s, assembly-/installation instructions.
  • Applying proper Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing.
  • Show experience with drafting standards and codes.
  • Assist in the identification of technical problems and contribute with possible solutions.
  • Assist in the assembly of the vehicle.
  • Perform tests to validate models and calculations.

 What we like to see

  • Minimum of 4 years of experience related to the position (e.g. car, train or aerospace related engineering projects).
  • 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.
  • Exceptional teamwork skills.
  • Strong work ethic and drive to be the best.
  • Passion for engineering, research, and development.
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in the field of Aerospace Engineering, Industrial Design Engineering, or Mechanical Engineering.
  • Experience with a wide variety of production technologies including composite manufacturing
  • Experience with CAD software, preferably Siemens NX.
  • Experience with FEA software, preferably Siemens Simcenter 3D.
  • Experience with programming software (e.g. Matlab, Python)
  • Availability to work extended hours if needed.

The 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?

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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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