CAD Engineer (w,m,x) - Solar

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 CAD Engineer - Solar, you will be responsible for optimizing our CAD maturity of our Solar Body Panels and Connection Boxes 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! 

Your tasks:

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

  • It's your task to create and develop our CAD models for our Solar Body Panels and its Connection Boxes

  • You are supervising the work of our external service providers and supporting the engineering teams

  • You are working directly together with our CAE development team

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

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

Our Requirements

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 CAD engineering role in the automotive industry, ideally Exterior or Body Closures

  • You are experienced in the design of injection molded components or other manufacturing methods for polymer parts

  • You have profound technical knowledge and understanding and are proficient in working with CATIA. 

  • 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 times

  • 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 for 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.