Concept Engineer (m/f)

Sveta Nedelja, Croatia


Rimac Automobili provides technology solutions for various customers and applications. In most of the cases, our customers are other car manufacturers, but we also receive a lot of inquiries from other industries. The Concept Engineer has the exciting job of defining overall vehicle architecture, powertrain layouts and high-level specifications of the main components during the acquisition phase.

The candidate for this role must have a good understanding of vehicle architecture (both mechanical and electrical), vehicle packaging and the relation between powertrain characteristics and overall vehicle performance.


1. Responsibilities:

• Providing overall vehicle definitions and system layouts.

• Defining key characteristics and functionalities for each component/function and defining development requirements

• Managing and evaluating the range of available components (internally and externally on the market) and selecting the most appropriate ones

• Packaging components in CAD software and defining their interface

• Defining Bill of Materials (BOM) documents, as well as usage and installation instructions (operating boundary conditions for various systems, installation manuals, wiring schematics, etc.)

• Providing support to assembly and testing teams during product operations


2. Work Tasks:

• Generate powertrain and vehicle architecture based on customer input

• Provide project timing and resource requirements so that the acquisition team can generate detailed plan and quotations

• Deliver target specifications for internal component R&D and external suppliers

• Lead hand-over between Concept Engineering and Project Management

• Defining validation tests

• Supervising the testing of finished products and systems


3. Requirements:

• At least 5 years of professional experience

• Master's Degree in the relevant field of study

• Advanced knowledge of CAD software (preferably Catia or Solidworks)

• Extensive experience in product development

• Extensive professional background in engineering

• Self-organized and goal-oriented

• Very good knowledge of English (written and spoken) is essential

• Basic knowledge of computer usage

• Excellent understanding of overall vehicle components and functionalities


4. Considered as an advantage:

• Extensive experience in the development and integration of products in the automotive sector

• Good knowledge of production technology

• Broad experience in engineering

• Understanding of electro-mechanical components

• Knowledge of multiple languages


5. Watch more: What is required of a Concept Engineer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a06InehxHLk   


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