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Are you looking for a challenge? Do you want to broaden your skills and knowledge? Are you up for the most exciting year of your student life?

JOIN GREEN TEAM TWENTE!

Interest activities

Find out whether Green Team Twente is your match while visiting our office, workplace, and the hydrogen race car up close!

– Interest drink; January 19th                 16:00 – 18:00
– Interest drink; April 2th                         16:00 – 18:00
– Interest lunch; April 17th                      12:30 – 13:45
– Interest drink; April 24th                       16:00 – 18:00
– Technical interest lunch; April 25th     12:30 – 13:45

All these activities are at the Future Factory
(Capitool 25, 7521 PL Enschede).

If you have any questions regarding the application process, you can mail us at info@greenteamtwente.nl. Via the button below, you can sign up for one or more of the interest drinks. This is not required, you are welcome to come by spontaneousely!

Application

Please send your motivation letter and CV (in English) to join@greenteamtwente.nl.

 

For the application, you need to send your CV and write a motivation letter.

In this letter, we ask you to mention the following:
– Which position(s) you are interested in
– Why you are suitable for this position
– What is your motivation to be part of the team
– What you would like to learn in your year

Functions

Management

The Management team plays a pivotal role in overseeing all team-related aspects. Your main objective is to ensure the smooth operation of the team, maintain an overview of all activities, and achieve set goals. This entails considering both the technical and social aspects of the team and fostering a positive team atmosphere. 

Team manager

As a Team Manager, you are responsible for the entire project. By working closely with the Technical Manager, the Communication Manager and the Finance & External Relations Manager, you make sure that the overall goals of the team are set and will be achieved. Therefore, you must have a clear overview of what happens, as team members will come to you if there are any problems. In addition to the team, you are the contact person for the race organization and important stakeholders of Green Team Twente. You will give presentations and speak to the press if needed. Besides that, you jump in where needed, you are the general supporter of the entire team!

1 Fulltimer

Technical manager

As a Technical Manager, you are the right hand of the Team Manager, but more focused on the technical side of the project. You are responsible for the car and you ensure that the defined goals are achieved. Also, you will collaborate with the Finance & External relations manager to approach technical partners that can help with materials, parts or knowledge. Above all, you know all the technical problems before they are even discovered. You will take care of the overall integration within the technical team and you will make sure that the entire process runs smoothly.

1 Fulltimer

Communication Manager

You are responsible for all the media attention and branding Green Team Twente. Besides that, you will be, together with the Team Manager, the contact person for the press. The team often gets requests to attend external events with the car, you will assess these and arrange things if needed. Within the team, you form the connection between the Management team and the Communication team. You ensure optimal cooperation within the Communication team and you make sure goals are set and achieved.

1 Fulltimer

Finance & External Manager

Finances and partners are two of the main pillars of the team. Without our partners, we could not exist. You are working to maintain existing relationships with sponsors and you are always looking for new contacts to expand our network. You will work closely together with the Technical Manager to keep up to date with what the team needs. To ensure that partners are satisfied with the cooperation it is important to be flexible and to find out why a company has confidence in Green Team Twente. The partners often support the team with money, of which you need to have the overview. You will create a budget and account and estimate the financial risks of decisions to be made. Therefore you will also be the one approving big purchases of the subteams to make sure they stay within their budget.

 2 Fultimers.

Communication

As a member of the Communication team at Green Team Twente, your role will involve promoting the team’s vision effectively by finding innovative ways to inform the public. Close collaboration and knowing what happens within the team is extremely important.

Education Coördinator

This is a unique function compared to other student teams. As education coordinator, you are responsible for raising awareness to a broader network. You are able to create new projects, such as; educational series, workshops, and other educational events. To inspire people on all levels and share our knowledge on a more sustainable future. One of the projects you will lead is the Green Team Twente Young, where secondary school children work on one of our older cars.

1 Full- or part-timer

Event Coordinator

Your responsibility is to organize and manage events like design presentation and car presentation of Green Team Twente. You’ll handle everything from program development to decorations and invitations. Your goal is to make each event a success and surprise partners and stakeholders every year. You have the freedom to organize other events within the budget and marketing strategy. Your role is crucial for making events happen seamlessly and leaving a lasting impact.

1 Full- or part-timer

Video and Photographer

Are you interested and passionate about taking pictures or videos? Then this is the perfect function for you! As an editor, you do not only create the content, but also edit all the pictures and videos that are made to give them a more professional appearance. Your images will be used by the graphic designer and public relations for promotion, social media, banners, etc.

1 Full- or part-timer

Public Relations

You will be concerned with keeping the public up to date with the team and the current events around hydrogen. Updating the social media and website are part of this, but also writing a monthly newsletter and for example creating informative videos are part of this job. Within the Communication team, you are free to come up with new ideas to inform the public.

1 Fulltimer

Graphic Designer

As a Graphic Designer, you are responsible for the visual appearance of the team. Green Team Twente already has its own visual identity, but together with the Communication team, you can develop this further. However, you are the person to make sure it is carried out which means that everything that is printed or sent to the public will fit within this visual identity. Furthermore, you will work on the visual appearance of the car (livery). This means you can decide what the car will look like! Lastly, you have a lot of creative freedom and are able to use new technologies. To apply for this function, having experience with Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, etc. is advised.

1 Fulltimer

Technical

HydroElectric and Mechanics

The Technical team is responsible for the hands-on aspects of Green Team Twente. Your role involves building the car from start to finish; from the initial design phase to the final assembly. Throughout the year, you’ll work with partners, explore innovative solutions, learn how to build a hydrogen car, and much more. 

Mechanics: Chief Engineer

The Mechanics sub-team is responsible for all mechanical and aerodynamic components of the car. The main focus is on the handling of the car and the body. The sub-team can be subdivided into structural, vehicle dynamics and aerodynamics. The chief engineer’s task is to maintain the overall car performance, car concept, logistic planning, and the integration of components.

1 Fulltimer

Mechanics: Structural

As a structural engineer you are responsible for the whole chassis, packaging and attachment points of all the technical components. This means you will design, calculate and simulate the mountings and whether the mountings will withstand the forces they are exposed to. You will improve the designs on weight, stability and reliability. In the end, you will produce the mountings and assemble them into the race car.

2 Fulltimers

Mechanics: Vehicle Dynamics

Important aspects of the car are the way it handles and how it behaves on the road, these are the aspects for which you, as a vehicle dynamics engineer, are responsible for. This means that you need to look into the theory of vehicle dynamics and different types of suspension systems and setups. With the use of different types of simulations, FEM and motion analyses, you can find the best set-up for the car. For the coming year, you will improve the current suspension system to assure better performance and stability.

3 Fulltimers

Mechanics: Drivetrain

As a Drivetrain engineer you will be responsible for designing custom gearbox for the car. Custom gearboxes are required for going to 4 wheel drive, which is an important step to make the car go faster. Your goal is to transform as much power as possible from the motors to the wheels, while keeping the size and the weight to a minimum. You will work closely with Vehicle Dynamics and Powertrain.

2 Fulltimers

Mechanics: Aerodynamics

As an aerodynamics engineer you are responsible for the body and the aerodynamic features. You will design these by doing CFD simulations in order to create as much downforce as possible to allow the car to drive faster. This subteam allows you to adapt your knowledge about Fluid Dynamics into practice. Carbon is widely used for this application, so if you are interested in working with carbon this subteam is also a fit for you.

2 Fulltimers

Hydroelectric: Chief Engineer

The HydroElectric subteam is responsible for all the power, safety, and communication systems of the car. The sub-team is divided into hydrogen systems, embedded systems, cooling, and powertrain. The chief engineer’s task is to maintain the overall car performance, car concept, logistic planning, and the integration of components.

1 Fulltimer

Hydroelectric: Hydrogen System

The hydrogen system consists of all the parts that are needed for the generation of electricity out of hydrogen and oxygen. This process starts at the hydrogen tank and ends at the fuel cell stack, with many parts in between. As a hydroelectric engineer responsible for the hydrogen system, you will work on the many different components and make them work coherently. You will test the system and improve the design to efficiently deliver more power to the car. You can make sure our car can drive even faster than before!

3 Fulltimers

Hydroelectric: Power Train

Powertrain consists of all the high-voltage parts that are needed for powering the car. This starts with the electricity coming out of the fuel cell and ends at the electromotors. In between, several parts are needed, such as a DC-DC converter and an energy buffer. As a hydroelectric engineer responsible for powertrain, your work is crucial for acceleration. Your focus will be on making an effective energy buffer between the hydrogen fuel cell and the electromotors that delivers high amounts of power for acceleration while considering the system’s efficiency and size.

2-3 Fulltimers

Hydroelectric: Cooling System

The cooling system is perhaps the most crucial part of the car. Without it, the car’s components will inevitably break down. An important task is thus to prevent overheating of the components. As a hydroelectric engineer responsible for the cooling system, you will be performing tests on the cooling system. By considering the heat each component dissipates and by closely monitoring the temperatures, flows, and pressures of the cooling liquid, you can find what to improve and search for ways how to improve its design.

1-2 Fulltimers

Hydroelectric: Embedded System

The embedded system takes care of the steering wheel and cockpit, the communication bus inside the car, safety sensors, and the wireless connection to the outside. As a hydroelectric engineer responsible for the embedded system, you ensure the safety of the car, improve testing with good data acquisition, and provide an optimal driver/car interface. You will be working in close cooperation with the other hydroelectric engineers to ensure perfect integration of all components. General engineering experience from your own or university projects is required. Experience with programming embedded systems (microcontrollers), simple circuits, and PCB design is advised but not a must.

3-4 Fulltimers