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Sveta Nedelja, HRV

HVAC System Expert

Join Bugatti Rimac: the Ultimate Hypercar Company


Bugatti Rimac, as part of the Rimac Group, sees the unique combination of two automotive and technological trailblazers. Leveraging Rimac's nimble agility, technical prowess, and groundbreaking innovation in the electric vehicle sector, coupled with Bugatti's storied +110-year legacy of crafting some of the world's most iconic hypercars, we have emerged as a powerhouse within the hypercar industry.


At Bugatti Rimac, we recognize that our most valuable asset is our human capital. The combination of diverse individual differences, life experiences, knowledge, innovation, unique capabilities, and talent invested by our employees not only defines our distinctive culture but also significantly contributes to our reputation and overall company achievements.


We are in search of exceptional individuals to reinforce our team, and the number one thing we’re after is talent. If you are a creative, problem-solving professional who thrives in a dynamic and fast-paced environment, and if you are ready to embrace the challenges that come with pushing the boundaries of automotive and technological excellence, then we want to hear from you.

Join Bugatti Rimac and be part of a team driving automotive innovation to new heights.

The candidate will be responsible for the design, simulation, testing and final release of all HVAC unit and related systems across all Bugatti Rimac programs.


1. Key duties and responsibilities:

  • To define HVAC unit high level and low level technical specifications on both cooling side and cabin comfort side
  • Lead suppliers and external partners to deliver HVAC unit and related components on time into production according to target cost, package, mass, functionality and quality
  • Ownership of HVAC unit and related items, including HV battery pack cooling system for hybrid powertrains
  • Maintain and support de-bug activities for current and future HVAC units and refrigeration systems, ensuring corrective actions are implemented 
  • Main reference figure for HVAC unit and related systems for feasibility, functionality and resolution of technical issues
  • Manage physical testing and prototype evaluation of hardware components from dyno to vehicle testing
  • Manage HVAC overall control system and implementation into VCU (Vehicle control unit)
  • Engage with main external suppliers and manage costs and timings, and ensuring program milestones are met, including evaluation of RFQ responses to influence management decisions 
  • Develop and ensure cross-functionality with other R&D departments to define HVAC related HV and LV systems and achieving vehicle requirements
  • Engage with the product development process to understand the impact of design/engineering decisions
  • Evaluate competitor benchmark information to improve concept definition in early project phase
  • Establish regular design reviews with cross functional teams
  • Support Functional Safety and Cyber Security, Intellectual properties and patents within R&D team
  • Collaborative definition of methodology and release of standards related to durability and reliability with analysis team
  • Be a team player and share the knowledge throughout the whole powertrain team


2. Qualification & Experience:

  • Previous experience within an automotive or automotive components supplier on HVAC related topic 
  • Engineering Degree in appropriate discipline or equivalent
  • Experience on all relevant vehicle legislation and certification requirements for automotive HV components and systems
  • Experience of delivering hybrid powertrain components from early design stage to series production
  • Proven experience in tracking and planning of technical subjects, tooling processes and variable/investment costs
  • In-depth vehicle powertrain knowledge and electrified components
  • Working across functional teams effectively to deliver viable problem resolution
  • Experience on CAD modelling software - Expert user of Matlab/Simulink


3. Considered a plus:

  • Excellent team player and communicator, able to work effectively with cross functional teams
  • Ability to organize multiple technical inputs, summarize and present to the top management
  • Strong problem-solving skills, along with an ability to manage a varied workload, to tight deadlines
  • Relevant written and verbal communication skills
  • Able to work at a fast pace and with a high degree of accuracy and flexibility
  • Passion for high performance electrified vehicles and related powertrain technology
  • Striving for constant improvement

Join Bugatti Rimac and Experience:


  • Engaging projects with cutting-edge technology, contributing to world-class solutions
  • Where your work makes a difference
  • Financial support for transportation because we understand the importance of a hassle-free commute
  • Flexible work schedules and remote work options are available, acknowledging the importance of accommodating a variety of professional preferences and optimizing productivity
  • Comprehensive healthcare coverage, including additional and supplementary benefits because your well-being is our priority
  • Access to psychological counseling services, demonstrating our commitment to your mental health
  • Kitchen and relaxation zones throughout the office, with complimentary coffee/tea, fresh fruit, and more
  • Fun team-building activities and unforgettable company parties because we believe in the importance of team spirit and having a good time
  • Subsidies for kindergartens, festive Christmas parties for your kids, and thoughtful presents because we value family care
  • Discounts at various stores and clinics, catering to the well-being of both you and your pets