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ZG - Savska Opatovina, HRV

Motor Research Team Lead (m/f)

About us

We are a technology powerhouse that designs, engineers, and manufactures the world's most advanced automotive technology and hypercars. Bytes to bolts, Rimac is where everything happens.

Our teams develop and produce both hardware and software solutions for our flagship, record-breaking hypercar, the Nevera, as well as for other automotive manufacturers’ vehicles. Working on technology solutions for partners such as Porsche, Hyundai, Aston Martin, Koenigsegg, Automobili Pininfarina, and others, gives Rimac a unique position of a technology leader in the high-performance electric vehicle industry. The stakes are high.

As a fast-moving company, we nurture a high-performing culture. If you are interested in joining, you must be prepared for relentless learning, adapting, and embracing new technologies. We expect an easy-going person, but also self-driven, entrepreneurial, and highly independent in their work, that will enjoy rising to the challenge and have fun pushing the limits of technology.

Our expectations are high. And we can only achieve our goals with the dedication and collaboration of our exceptional team. Our ambition is to deliver and go the extra mile. We need to expand our already industry-leading team, find the best people, and lead the charge.


Currently, we are looking for an experienced motor designer to lead the motor development for our next-generation, high performance electric powertrains.  

As a key member of the Research and Advanced Engineering team the individual will be responsible for leading the design, development and testing of advanced prototype motors, up to proof-of concept level. Following prototype validation, the projects will be largely handed over to delivery teams to continue development into mass production, however the Research and Advanced team will continue to support as required. The ideal candidate for the position of Motor Control Team Lead (m/f) has a strong passion for technology and is highly innovative with a hands-on approach and broad skill set. 

1. Responsibilities: 

  • Lead development of ultra-high performance motor prototypes, utilizing cutting-edge technologies, through to prototype validation. 

  • Perform electromagnetic, thermal and mechanical analysis to evaluate innovative concepts and then optimise chosen solutions. 

  • Responsible for overseeing a small team of engineers to support the design, development and testing. 

  • Ensure alignment between all team-members and promote cross-functional teamwork  

  • Responsible for the success of the team in meeting development targets and project milestones   

  • Define technical resource requirements for successful project execution 

  • Supplier selection and management 

  • Definition and execution of a test plan to validate prototype developments 

  • Support the development of Rimac’s long-term product strategy 

  • Support investment planning for the equipment and testing facilities  

2. Requirements: 

  • Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering or similar 

  • At least 5 years of professional experience in high performance motor development 

  • In-depth knowledge of state-of-the-art motors for motorsport / aerospace / automotive. 

  • Strong understanding of electromagnetics, thermal and mechanical influences.   

  • Skilled in FEM software (Motor-CAD, JMAG, Magnet) 

  • Moderately skilled in CAD (3DX, CATIA, Solid Works) 

  • Carried out multiple motor projects from design to prototype validation 

  • Experience with testing and validation of traction motors 

  • Experience supervising and leading a broad range of engineering tasks. 

  • Skilled in organization and planning 

  • Fluent in English  

3. Considered as an advantage: 

  • PhD in motor design 

  • Direct experience with highly innovative technologies / topologies 

  • Matlab / Python experience 

4. Location: 

  • Zagreb, Croatia


5. What we are like and what we offer

  • We operate in a fast-paced and challenging environment
  • You will have the opportunity to work on world-class solutions with cutting-edge technology
  • We work a lot, but also know how to have fun (fun teambuilding, crazy company parties, kitchen and relaxation zones around the office, free coffee/tea and fresh fruit, etc.)
  • Family-like and open work environment (subsidies for kindergartens, Christmas parties for kids, and presents for kids)
  • Financial subsidy for transportation
  • Additional and supplementary healthcare covered
  • Internal educations program
  • Psychological counseling
  • Dog-friendly office
  • Flexible working hours and work-from-home days – up to 12 days of remote work per month
  • Discounts at stores and clinics – for humans and pets 😊

If you are a creative, problem solving, open-minded, highly-motivated individual and you love a fast-paced environment and are up for the challenge – where were you hiding?