Project engineer - Automotive Exterior Solar Integration (f,m,x)

About us

Vision, motivation and professionalism. Creativity and trust. Love for our planet. All this unites our currently almost 100 colleagues. We will be the world's first mobility provider to introduce an electric car with solar integration in series production to the market: the Sion. For the environment. For our children. And because it's really high time!

Your Tasks

Engineers on the ViPV Team (Sono Solar) are at the leading edge of next-generation Vehicle Integrated solar products. As a Project Engineer for Automotive Exterior Solar Integration , you will be responsible for developing a successful mechanical integration into our Solar Electric Vehicle, the Sion. You will be part of a team that is working on innovation everyday.The role requires technical know-how, communication skills and a passion for pushing our innovative PV Technology. You want to break out of the automotive habits and push the mobility of the future with courage, empathy, integrity, responsibility and trust? You want a responsible, fulfilling and meaningful job and to make your contribution to our environment and society? This sounds like a challenge you feel suited to accept? Then please keep reading! 

You can expect many opportunities to get involved and many challenging tasks:

  • You are working as a technical project engineer doing project management between the different technical teams

  • You act as an interface between different teams such as vehicle and PV development, external engineering service providers and part suppliers

  • In that matter, you are working very close together with the vehicle development in order to find the best possible integration of our PV Panels - eg. the Door PV Panel in the door frame

  • It's your task to guarantee a safe, reliable, easy to assemble and repair integration which protects our solar cells in the best way possible.

  • For your parts you are creating DVP plans, DFMEA reports and all other necessary technical documents

  • You are responsible for the costs, timing and right quality of your parts.

  • Doing that, you always keep in mind the sustainable and environmentally friendly execution of the project.

Our Requirements

  • You hold a degree (BSc/BEng or MSc/MEng) in a relevant engineering discipline: e.g. automotive or mechanical engineering

  • You have at least 2 years of experience in a technical role in the automotive or PV industry

  • You have profound technical knowledge and understanding and are proficient in methods such as CAD, CAE and FEM

  • You have excellent project management, organisational and communication skills

  • You work independently, are structured and have a just-do-it mentality

  • You like to take over responsibility, working proactively and keeping the focus in turbulent time
    You love to enter new areas with a high degree of freedom and work yourself easily into new topics

  • You work in a structured and conscientious way, ideally you have experience with Scrum

  • You are fluent in English and German

  • You are enthusiastic about sustainability and passionate about the products we are developing

What to expect

  • A visionary team in a rapidly growing, young company

  • No deadlocked processes and hierarchies, but a lot of courage to create a future mobility provider

  • Our proSono platform offers you the chance to pitch and realize your own projects - your ideas are welcomed, not feared

  • A culture of appreciation, in which we celebrate successes as well as mistakes

  • Flexible working hours

  • An open, modern office with little paper but Trello & Slack instead

  • Organic bread flatrate, free drinks, vegan catering service, etc.


For you to consider before applying our job offer: In a small company organized the way we are, the traditional employer-employee relationship is replaced with a partnership. You cannot expect the same service, support, and infrastructure as you would in a large organization. Things you miss might need to be initiated and created by you. You are regarded as someone who is really important in terms of how our company is doing, not just as someone who comes in and does their job. You will have more responsibility for the whole picture, and you will also be able to have a greater impact than in a larger organization. You will feel a bit more insecure than you might in a larger organization. How the company is doing financially has a more direct correlation to your employment. The owners will work together with you, but they will not manage the company - you and your colleagues will. You will be required to contribute and take initiative. You will have to adapt to the fact that not everything will be in place, taken care of or running perfectly. To work in this way open and straightforward communication is essential. This is a strong part of our culture.