Join The Team

Nova Electric Racing is a constantly-growing team and is always looking for new team members who will contribute to our goals. Do you want to gain valuable practical experience and would like to broaden your horizon for future career opportunities? Are you a dedicated and motivated student who wants to take on this unique challenge together with a team of like minded people? Become a Nova Electric Racing team member.

If you would like to be a part of Nova Electric Racing, please fill out the form below!

 

Application deadline: 31st May

The management consists of a team manager, project manager, financial manager, chief engineer and chief business & operations. Each with their own tasks and focus within  the team. These positions are full-time (~40h), however, the project manager, financial manager and chief business & operations can be done part-time(10h>).

Team manager:


As the Team Manager you have the final responsibility for the project and the team. You make sure that the team reaches the goals that are set at the beginning of the year and keep the overview of the project as a whole. Your tasks are guiding the team into the right direction, foreseeing problems and finding a solution in time, putting the right people on the right positions, making sure people function as they should, providing the team with the necessary needed, representing your team well towards the outside world and last but not least keeping the team happy and together.

Qualities & Skills

– Good communication skills
– Good organisational skills

-Responsible
-Open Minded

-Flexible
-Motivated

Chief Engineer: 


As the Chief Engineer you are the head of the engineering departments of the team. You focus on the overall quality of the bike. This means that you make sure that every requirement is met and that the engineering teams delivers the best electric motorcycle possible by the end of the year. The engineering team is divided into different departments that need to function well and communicate with each other, in order to combine all the different parts into a fully functioning motorcycle. The Chief Engineer manages these departments, leads the communication and discussion between them and is the connection point between the engineers and the rest of the team when it comes to engineering.

Qualities & Skills

– Good communication skills
– Good organisational skills

– Responsible
– Assertive
– Good general understanding of engineering

– Critical thinking
– Experience with SolidWorks or CATIA

Project Manager: 


As a Project Manager you are responsible of the time put into the project. You set deadlines together with the team and keep track of the progress made. You do this by creating a planning, communicating this planning to the team and helping the team resolve issues that prevent progress towards the team’s goal. This position requires a continuously interaction with the team members, you might need to extend deadlines and need to resolve these delays by searching for solutions and implementing those.

Qualities & Skills

– Good communication skills
– Good organisational skills

– Responsible
– Good at time management
– Assertive

– Strategic
– Decisive

Financial Manager:


As the Financial Manager you are responsible for the financial distribution among the project in the best way possible. You guard the money of the team and, together with the departments, decide on how the money should be spent to get the best out of our project. This means you make budget plans, keep an eye on the cash flow, take care of taxes and payments, communicate with the acquisition department about what budget is needed by when, approve and disapprove certain expenses and try to figure out ways to save money.

Qualities & Skills

– Good communication skills
– Good organisational skills

– Analytical
– Strategic
– Decisive

– Responsible
– Prior Experience with accounting a plus

Chief business & operations:


As the Chief Business & Operations you are responsible for the business side of the team. You do not focus on a single aspect within the department, but have the overview and keep track of everything that needs to be done. Inside the Business & Operations department you have the Acquisition, PR and Events department with their respective Chiefs. You manage these departments and ensure that the Acquisition, PR and Events are proceeding smoothly. Another part of your tasks could be taking the lead in the recruitment of the new team.

Qualities & Skills

– Good communication skills
– Good organisational skills

– Responsible
-Strategic
– Motivated

– Experience in Leading a Team
– Experience in organising events
-Experience in InDesign or Photoshop is a plus

 

The engineering consists of different departments. Each department is responsible for a part of the motorcycle, and consists of part-time and full-time engineers, headed by the department chief. The department chiefs are responsible for the top-level design of their part of the motorcycle and supporting their engineers in the design of their parts. Preferably, we are looking for full timers both chief and not chief. Chiefs are preferred to be full-time.

Chassis department


The chassis department covers the structural part of our bike. This consists of components like the swingarm, suspension, frame, motor mounts and the fairings of the bike, also known as the bodywork. As we want to keep the weight to a minimum, but still have the required strength we try to make use lightweight materials, such as carbon fibres as much as we can. The chassis covers as well the design and look of the bike, considering also the comfort of the rider who needs to be seated on the bike. Experience in SolidWorks or CATIA is a plus as well as experience with lathing and/ or milling.

 

Drivetrain department


The drivetrain department covers the electrical components of our bike. This will be the high and low voltage electronics, the battery and its battery management system, the connection between the batteries, electromotor and invertor, the radiators and many more components. It is the task of the drivetrain department to ensure the bike runs as smoothly as possible, without any problems. They ensure that the electrical power of the batteries are converted into mechanical power. Background in electronics and coding is definitely a plus.

 

Vehicle Dynamics department


The vehicle dynamics department covers the computation of design parameter values or ranges in which the motorcycle dynamics would perform best. The department is focused on how the dynamics of the bike work and which parameters influence the dynamics in which way, to be able to find a good combination of design parameters. You support and help the other departments make the correct design decisions. You do this by means of a model that simulates the behaviour of the bike. The model will be improved and later the department switches to data acquisition and the verification and validation of the model. Experience in coding in MATLAB and/or Python is a plus.

The business & operations side of the team consists of the acquisition and PR/events. These departments are very important for the team as they give exposure, acquire financial and in-kind sponsorships and ensures the engineering can continue their jobs. Preferably, we want to have the acquisition manager and PR/events manager full-time, however they can be done part-time.

 

Acquisition 


The acquisition is responsible for the contact with the partners of the team. They will try to keep the old sponsors engaged with the team and try to reach out to find new sponsors. You are responsible for getting as much sponsors needed to complete the budget. After the search is over, and the budget is complete, it is your task to keep the sponsors happy and content. You might want to send a newsletter to them or have a partner event, in which case you need the help of your PR/event manager. 

PR/ Events 

As PR/event manager you are responsible of the external look of the team by updating the website, social media channels and the merchandise of the team. You make the sure the team is always represented perfectly! Also organizing the events, both internal as external are part of your job. External events could be events on campus but also the Motorbeurs, internal events could be parents day or  recruitment drinks. Experience with InDesign and/or Photoshop are a plus.

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