Mechanical Design Engineer (m/f/d)

Engineering · Munich · Full-time · Senior

Job description

Job description

About the Job

We’re looking for an experienced Senior Mechanical Design Engineer (m/f/d) to join one of our portfolio companies and provide expertise to the technical team in the creation of hardware for autonomous unmanned ground vehicles and sensors. This role is suitable for a mechanical or electrical engineering generalist with the potential to grow into the role of Tech Lead Manager, with responsibility for entire technology areas and departments in an emerging and fast-growing tech startup.

Join our portfolio company: A German dual-use technology company that develops unmanned ground vehicles to spearhead automation in both governmental and civilian use cases.

In this role, you’ll:

  • Conceptualise and design vehicle construction, chassis, and attachment parts from the initial idea to real-world implementation
  • Develop mechanical components, mechanisms, interfaces and subsystems for robotic vehicle systems
  • Build prototypes, analyse failures, and transition successful projects into production
  • Work in small teams of engineers and technicians
  • Be an integral part of the team responsible for producing various systems in small-scale production
  • Collaborate closely with electrical, software, and test engineers to deliver fully functional products
  • Support critical hardware demonstrations on test sites
  • Manage involvement in multiple projects at various stages concurrently

Your Profile

  • Proficiency in the entire mechanical value chain, including conceptualisation, design, construction, production, assembly, and testing
  • Experience in prototyping and small-scale production is crucial
  • Knowledge and experience in vehicle or robotics design are desirable
  • Familiarity with a variety of materials, primarily steel and armored steel, as well as 3D-printed polymers and lightweight materials
  • The ability to integrate electronic components into mechanical designs, including motors, controllers, and sensors
  • Proficiency in CAD software (any platform) and the ability to produce high-quality engineering drawings that meet industry standards
  • Demonstrated hands-on fabrication skills, including machining, sheet metal work, welding processes, and 3D printing
  • Good proficiency in both German (B2) and English (B1) is essential
  • A Bachelor's or Master's degree in Mechanical, Electrical, Mechatronics Engineering, Robotics, or equivalent professional experience, along with a track record of 3-5 years in a relevant field

Please note that we are looking for support in the Munich office of our portfolio company. Eligibility to work within the EU is required as well.

Benefits and Perks

  • Competitive salary and benefits package
  • A shaping role in an emerging dual use company
  • Opportunity to work with a highly innovative, international and dynamic team
  • Room for professional growth and development
  • Participation in the company's success

Apply below and become a part of our success story!

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Project A is committed to diverse and equal opportunities hiring for all – applicants, candidates, and employees alike. We value humans – with all our glorious multifaceted backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences – and look forward to your application.

Project A is one of Europe's leading venture capital firms, with offices in Berlin and London. Founded in 2012 as an Operational VC, we have backed more than 100 startups across 17 countries and 15 industries, including digital health, Fintech, and mobility. Our dedicated team of 140+ professionals supports our portfolio companies with software engineering, marketing, sales, hiring, and other business-critical services.

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