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Sveta Nedelja, HRV

Aerodynamics Lead Engineer (m/f)

 

Aerodynamics Lead Engineer (m/f)
Sveta Nedelja, Croatia

About us

We are a technology powerhouse that designs, engineers, and manufactures the world's most advanced automotive technology and hypercars. Bytes to bolts, Rimac is where everything happens.

Our teams develop and produce both hardware and software solutions for our flagship, record-breaking hypercar, the Nevera, as well as for other automotive manufacturers’ vehicles. Working on technology solutions for partners such as Porsche, Hyundai, Aston Martin, Koenigsegg, Automobili Pininfarina, and others, gives Rimac a unique position of a technology leader in the high-performance electric vehicle industry. The stakes are high.

As a fast-moving company, we nurture a high-performing culture. If you are interested in joining, you must be prepared for relentless learning, adapting, and embracing new technologies. We expect an easy-going person, but also self-driven, entrepreneurial, and highly independent in their work, that will enjoy rising to the challenge and have fun pushing the limits of technology.

Our expectations are high. And we can only achieve our goals with the dedication and collaboration of our exceptional team. Our ambition is to deliver and go the extra mile. We need to expand our already industry-leading team, find the best people, and lead the charge.

We are looking for an experienced Aerodynamics Lead Engineer who will manage the Aerodynamics group of engineers within the Bugatti Rimac Aero-Thermal Team, helping us to improve and broaden our capabilities in virtual and experimental development while crafting the edge of the automotive industry. 

 

Aerodynamics Team is a multi-disciplinary group of enthusiastic engineers working in a cross-functional environment between Research&Development and Design, with responsibility in external aerodynamics and aeroacoustics, active aerodynamic systems design and strategy, underhood and brakes thermal management as well as the cabin thermal comfort. 

 

Besides technical knowledge and experience within the field of aerodynamics we are looking for a very proactive colleague that is capable of leading a development team and has good supporting, defining and communication skills to thrive in a fast-paced dynamic environment with minimal supervision. 
 

1. Responsibilities:

  • Organize, plan and deliver results in fields of aerodynamics and aeroacoustics, aerothermal (brakes and underhood thermal management) and cabin comfort 

  • Define, develop and evaluate targets and requirements 

  • Plan and perform numerical and experimental activities 

  • Distribute workload within Aerodynamics team 

  • Make decisions on development steps, timing and priorities 

  • Suggest improvements in targets, concepts, design geometry, strategy, tools, processes and methodologies 

  • Write technical reports, presentations and organize meetings 

  • Communicate requirements and results, discuss, align and closely collaborate with management, R&D teams and Design 

  • Apply new methodologies and processes 

  • Support and mentor less experienced engineers 

 

2. Requirements:

  • 5-10 years of experience in automotive industry in field of aerodynamics (numerical and experimental methods) 

  • Experience in CFD analysis: aerodynamics and aeroacoustics, aerothermal analysis (underhood thermal management, brake cooling, cabin thermal comfort) 

  • A strong grasp of Fluid Dynamics, Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer 

  • Good analytical and problem-solving skills 

  • Good communication, reporting and organizational skills 

  • Good knowledge of English (written and spoken) 

  • Commit to project plan and deliverables 

 

3. Considered as an advantage: 

  • Previous Team Lead or Lead Engineer experience (team formation and leadership) 

  • Master’s degree or above in Aerodynamics, Aerospace or other relevant engineering discipline 

  • Automotive or Motorsport experience in development of high-performance vehicles 

  • Applied experience in OpenFOAM and PowerFlow 

  • Experience in HyperMesh (or other geometry clean-up/preparation tools) 

  • Experience with CAD software 3D Experience/Catia 

  • Good programming skills and previous experience with C++, MATLAB, Python, Linux 

  • Experience in development of active aerodynamic systems 

What we are like and what we offer

  • We operate in a fast-paced and challenging environment
  • You will have the opportunity to work on world-class solutions with cutting-edge technology
  • We work a lot, but also know how to have fun (fun teambuilding, crazy company parties, kitchen and relaxation zones around the office, free coffee/tea and fresh fruit, etc.)
  • Family-like and open work environment (subsidies for kindergartens, Christmas parties for kids, and presents for kids)
  • Financial subsidy for transportation
  • Additional and supplementary healthcare covered
  • Internal educations program
  • Psychological counseling
  • Dog-friendly office
  • Flexible working hours and work-from-home days – up to 12 days of remote work per month
  • Discounts at stores and clinics – for humans and pets 😊

If you are a creative, problem solving, open-minded, highly-motivated individual and you love a fast-paced environment and are up for the challenge – where were you hiding?