Race Engineer

The Project

We contribute to the future of mobility. Innovation has always been our cornerstone to create the best solar car in the world. This year, we are looking for pioneers to challenge the status quo and bring our top-notch solar car to the next level. You will have to go through the process of researching, designing, prototyping and testing your systems together with a group of highly motivated, ambitious students. You will work together with numerous companies and a vast network of Solar Team alumni to develop new innovations. This project will help you become a state of the art engineer! Not convinced yet? Well, as the cherry on top, during the race you will demonstrate your winning car against other solar car teams from all over the world! Which race is yet to be determined, but in the past, we have raced in Australia, Chili, Abu Dhabi and Zolder. Have a look on our web page "History", follow us on Social Media and watch a video on our YouTube channel to learn more!

The Function

As a Race Engineer, you take responsibility for the preparation of your race and its strategy. You are the one who focuses the team on the race and helps everyone to maximize their potential. By delivering data and insights, the team can make the right design decisions. While everyone focuses on the car, you will test your team upon racing it, by organizing race simulations. Next to that, you upgrade the strategy program and integration of data monitoring, automate the use of satellite imaging and experimentally verify the car's parameters. During the race, you are the one to decide the speed of the solar car, based upon weather forecasts, live satellite images, the route and the energy consumption of the car. Your own input in making this a success is very much required! 

Your Profile

  • Motivated team player with strong communication skills
  • An extravert, and entrepreneurial attitude
  • Broad, analytical thinking skills
  • Large degree of independence
  • Soft skills to initiate collaboration with companies
  • A creative, out-of-the-box mindset
  • A bachelor or master degree in Engineering Science or Engineering Technology
  • Ready to put a lot of time and effort into this project
  • Bonus points for being an excellent programmer

Our Offer

  • Discover true engineering from concept to execution and measure up to the world class teams
  • Playing a key role in strategy decisions during the race
  • Graduate with more experience than any other engineering student
  • Contact and collaborate with leading companies in the industry
  • Broaden your professional network
  • The experience of your lifetime, and so much more!

Interested? Send your resume and motivation letter to recruitment@solarteam.be

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