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Join Green Team Twente to be part of the next hydrogen racing team!
Join Green Team Twente
Want to learn more outside the field of your study and apply your talent in a hydrogen driven team?
With Green Team Twente 23/24 you will work on the only hydrogen-powered racing car which will compete in the Formula Student race and be part of the future of sustainable racing.
Are you also dedicated and passionate about the application of sustainable technology and willing to work in a high-performance team, while having fun and creative freedom as well?
JOIN Green Team Twente 23/24 to start a new challenge! You will work together in a multidisciplinary team on the only hydrogen-powered racing car competing in the Formula Student race. Use your capabilities to put your team and hydrogen to the top! Do you want to know how to apply? This page gives answers to most of your questions! If not, do not hesitate to reach out to us via email@example.com or drop by for a cup of coffee at our office.
Deadline application: on the 1st of May!
Recruitment & planning
Do you want to know more about Green Team Twente? Join one of our recruitment events or come by the office at the Future Factory for a cup of tea or coffee. Here you will have the opportunity to learn more about what Green Team Twente has to offer you!
Sign up for a speeddate
If you want to know more about specific functions, or if you have questions in general, sign up for a speeddate! During a speeddate you can visit us at the Future Factory and see what it is like to be a part of Green Team Twente. Here you can ask any teammember about details on their funcion.
Sign up for a speeddate by sending us a mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Find out whether Green Team is something for you while enjoying a free lunch or drink! During these activities you will also get to see our office, workplace and the hydrogen race car up close. Here is an overview of the upcomming dates:
– Lunch 1: wednesday 29th of March 12:45
– Lunch 2: tuesday 4th of April 12:45
– Technical lunch: thursday 13th of April 12:45
– Friday 17th of March 15:30 (with all the student teams)
– Friday 21st of April 16:00
All these activities are at the Future Factory (Capitool 25, 7521 PL Enschede).
Make hydrogen and its implementations more known
We offer a unique team composition consisting of both full-time and part-time members. We all have different backgrounds, consisting of engineering, design, business and social science students.
A wide range of positions is available, both technical and non-technical. You can learn how to get in touch with companies, organize large-scale events, manage a big and complex team and of course engineer high-tech systems.
You can put the theory you already learned to practice! We offer you the chance to get practical experience, meet innovators and learn in ways that are not possible during your study.
Educate and combine knowledge
With our car, we reach a great public which we can show the possibilities and potential of hydrogen. We educate students, children as well as adults to show them the future of hydrogen for this and the next generations.
Race and promote sustainability
Every year, we push the boundary of sustainable mobility by building a hydrogen car. Due to racing, the technologies are pushed to develop faster and a bigger public can be reached with the race.
Being the World Champion of 2019, having won the prestigious Shell Eco-Marathon (over 250 teams competing) in 2012, 2017 and 2019, and ending up third two times, Green Team Twente is one of the world’s top teams in efficiency racing and is now going to race in the Formula student.
The functions of Green Team Twente are divided into three main groups: Management, Communication, and Technical. On top of that, there are two subgroups within the Technical Team, HydroElectric and Mechanics. All functions are described below and how many people we need for each. However, when you want to combine a function, or you want to be a full- or part-timer where is stated differently. Please contact us, we are open for discussion.
The Management team is responsible for all aspects that concern the team. You will make sure that the team runs smoothly, keep an overview of everythinhg and make sure the set goals are achieved. You will take in mind both the technical aspect of the team and the social aspect and are responsible for the team atmosphere. Part of your responsibility will be making big decisions when needed to. You will be in contact with partners of the team, such as the University of Twente and other stakeholders. Of course, you will also be busy with the recruitment for the next team, as it is important that Green Team Twente will continue to grow and improve.
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!
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.
The Communication team promotes the vision of Green Team Twente to the world. As a part of the communication team you are working on a wide variety of tasks such as keeping the social media up to date, organizing events, writing press releases, attending events, to finding other ways to inform the public. Together with the team, you create a marketing strategy that you will carry out during the year. You are free to come up with your own initiatives and to carry them out. Within this team, you work closely together because more minds can come up with greater things. Since you work closely together your tasks will be very diverse.
1 Full- or part-timer
Video and Photographer
1 Full- or part-timer
Hydroelectric and Mechanics
This team is responsible for the technical side of Green Team Twente. You will be concerned with actually building the car or any other project you like to start. You start at the conceptual design phase and eventually, you will end with tightening the last screws. During the year you work on the latest innovations together with partners and think of the most out-of-the-box solutions; you will learn how to build a hydrogen car and more. You can apply for one or more functions, depending on your interests and ambitions. In order to have a smooth operation, we need to have a lot of communication: the technical manager and the chiefs of each sub-team will have a lot of discussions. The Technical Team has the following moving parts:
Mechanics: Chief Engineer
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 it is 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.
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.
The drivetrain consists of all the parts that are needed for the transformation of electricity into kinetic energy. This starts with the electricity coming out of the fuel cell and ends at the motors. In between, several parts are needed, such as a DCDC and an energy buffer. As a hydroelectric engineer responsible for the drivetrain, you will improve and optimize the components in the drivetrain. Since the drivetrain is crucial for acceleration, your focus will be on delivering as much power to the motors as possible while considering the system’s efficiency and size.
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.
Hydroelectric: Chief Engineer
The HydroElectric subteam is responsible for all the power, safety and communication systems within the car. This starts at the fuel cell where electrical power is generated from hydrogen and oxygen with its own supporting electronics. Then, more electronics are needed as the current flow is regulated (with e.g. a DCDC) and the power is stored. The stored energy is used to drive the motor controller and motor, which this subteam is responsible for as well. Optionally a transmission can be included. This subteam will be researching the best options for all these parts, the mechanical and electrical ones as well as the ones for the hydrogen system. As you see, this is a rather multidisciplinary subteam, needing people from multiple backgrounds and interests. Knowledge about or interest in electric motors, hydrogen or (power) electronics is a big plus. To have a smooth workflow one chief is needed to keep the overview, help where is necesarry and makes sure all communication goes well.
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 do this by testing the system, and with that, you will find its flaws. Once the imperfections are known, you can start improving the design to efficiently deliver more power to the car so it can drive even faster than before.
Hydroelectric: Power Train
The Power Train consists of all the parts that are needed for the transformation of electricity into kinetic energy. This starts with the electricity coming out of the fuel cell and ends at the motors. In between, several parts are needed, such as a DC-DC and an energy buffer. As a hydroelectric engineer responsible for the drivetrain, you will improve and optimize the components in the drivetrain. Since the drivetrain is crucial for acceleration, your focus will be on delivering as much power to the motors as possible while considering the system’s efficiency and size.
Hydroelectric: Cooling System
The liquid 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 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 will find the flaws in the system and search for ways to improve its design.
Hydroelectric: Embedded System
As an Embedded System engineer you ensure the safety of the car, improve testing with good data acquisition and provide an optimal driver/car interface. Parts you could be working on are the steering wheel and cockpit, the communication bus inside the car, safety sensors and the wireless connection to the outside. You will be working in close cooperation with the other hydroelectric engineers to ensure a perfect integration of all components.General engineering experience from your own or university projects is required. Experience with programming embedded systems (microcontrollers), simple circuit and PCB design is advised but not a must.
FAQ and application
What to do for applying?
Do you want to become part of Green Team Twente? You need to make a CV and motivation letter.
In the motivation letter we would like to read the following:
– Which position(s) you are interested in
– Why you are suitable for this position
– What is your motivation is to be part of the team
– What you would like to learn in your year
– If you want to join the team full-time or part-time. If you want to apply as a part-timer, then state your availability throughout 2022-2023.
Note: that it is possible to combine certain functions or to discuss doing a function part-time, mention this clearly in your motivation letter!
Apply here and now!
Deadline is on the 1st of May 2023.
Great that you’re interested in joining Green Team Twente.
Please send your motivation letter and CV (in English) to email@example.com.
Frequently asked questions
Q: Is it possible to apply for multiple functions?
A: YES! If you want to combine a technical function, for example, with a communication function. Overlap is possible, you are not bound to one function. If you like multiple functions, just mention it in your letter and we can discuss which function fits best or how the functions can be combined.
If you are interested in multiple functions, but ultimately want to focus on only one function. Then come to one of our recruitment events and discuss with one of the current members. Or just send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will come back to you and answer your question!
Q: Is it possible to get minor EC for joining a Green Team Twente?
A: YES! There are also possibilities for a minor with several studies: Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Industrial Design, Advanced Technology, Creative Technology and Applied Physics. Most of the minors are 30 ECs, while some are 15 ECs. You can check with your study advisor whether this is a possibility for you.