Project Engineer Cabin Comfort

Permanent Employment, Full-time · München

Your tasks

The development of our first production vehicle - the Sion - is entering the hot phase. Now that the concept development is largely complete, the focus is shifting more and more to the details. In thermal management, this means that now that the components and suppliers have been selected, we have to fine-tune the geometries and software for the HVAC area, among other things. That's why we need you. As Project Engineer Cabin Comfort, you will be largely responsible for managing all HVAC issues with our development partners. The role requires strong fundamentals, as well as improvisational skills to drive the development project forward despite a straightforward process landscape. It is especially important that you are open and honest, and work at eye level with external partners. Ideally, you are also familiar with alternative air conditioning concepts and are motivated to bring these technologies into the project from an initial feasibility study to series integration. Does this sound like a challenge you feel up to? Your tasks in detail:
  • Responsibility for the development of climate control systems, especially in the area of cabin comfort in close cooperation with the development team, purchasing, production planning and marketing
  • Technical responsibility for the requirements, functionality and integration of the vehicle air conditioning system and the associated components, as well as the software
  • Responsibility for compliance with development targets: Specifications, costs, weight, timing and homologation of the vehicle air conditioning hardware and software
  • Main contact person for development service providers, manufacturing and suppliers in the field of HVAC and related components (HVAC unit, air ducts, air conditioning compressor, coolant heater, sensors)
  • Collaboration in several SE teams consisting of engineering service providers, suppliers, internal interfaces and manufacturing engineering
  • Collaboration in simulation, design of components, FMEA, functional safety and testing
  • Responsibility for patent developments in the field of alternative air conditioning concepts
  • Initiation, management and/or execution of projects in other areas of the company, if necessary, desired and feasible, according to the organization of Sono Motors


  • You have a technical degree, such as mechanical engineering, automotive engineering or industrial engineering
  • You have at least five years of professional experience in the field of HVAC/cabin comfort and know all the necessary development steps from the concept phase to series production
  • You have experience in project management and feel comfortable working in an open exchange and on an equal footing with engineering service providers and suppliers
  • You are fluent in written and spoken English. German is a plus
  • Openness and honesty are your top priorities
  • You take responsibility independently and contribute your knowledge proactively, but at the same time respect the competence of everyone involved in the project
  • Thanks to your flexibility and spontaneity, you are able to drive the project forward even without predefined processes
  • You are curious, like to enter new technical territory and easily work your way into new topics independently
  • You know which side of the screwdriver is in front and you are not afraid of working on a prototype yourself
  • Sustainability is close to your heart, you like to swim in the open sea and stand by your successes and mistakes

What to expect:

  • A visionary team in a fast-growing, young company
  • No deadlocked processes and hierarchies, but a lot of courage to shape a mobility provider in the making
  • The opportunity to shape your own role in the company and to take on challenges outside of your official position description
  • As part of the development team at Sono Motors, you will take full responsibility over your projects from day one. At the same time, you will be fully trusted to live up to this responsibility.
  • Our proSono platform offers you the chance to pitch and realize your own projects - your ideas are wanted, not feared
  • A culture of appreciation at eye level, where we celebrate successes as well as mistakes
  • A friendly and open interaction with internal and external colleagues. We all pull together and don't pass the buck to each other.
  • Flexible working hours and home office
  • An open, modern office with little paper, but the use of Trello, Slack & Co.