Project Engineer - Connection Box (w,m,x)

Permanent Employment, Full-time · München

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 the Connection Box, you will be responsible for developing a successful solution for connecting our Solar Body Panels to the Vehicle Harness in our Solar Electric Vehicle, the Sion. Combining PV and automotive requirements will be something very new. 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:

  • It's your task to guarantee a safe, reliable, easy to assemble and repair connection which connects our solar cells to the vehicle wiring harness in the best way possible.

  • In that matter, you are working very close together with our suppliers in order to find the best possible technical solution in terms of mechanical & electrical integration

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

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

  • You are leading the prototype- and test phases of our connection boxes

  • 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, electrical 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 familiar with methods such as CAD and CAE

  • You have excellent project management, organisational and communication skills

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


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.

Your Team

A visionary, courageous team, motivated to make solar integration into vehicles a big thingA very dynamic company where missing structures or processes are met with creative ideas and a lot of creative energy.A learning culture characterized by transparency and values where it is allowed to make mistakes, ask any question and look for ways to improve for the customer, the team and yourself.Flexible work hours and workplace choices that allow for staying healthy during the Corona pandemic.A no-print policy, sustainably produced coffee, a vegan catering service, and more.