Mechanical Design Engineer (m/f)
ZG - Savska Opatovina, Croatia

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.

Mechanical Design Department within Technology: 

Business functions we cover are Electric Motor, Transmissions, Power Electronics, Inverters, Full E axle, IVI, vehicle integration, HV battery packs, modules, prototype manufacture and build.  In addition to this we support business development feasibility studies and advanced research projects for the next generation of our technology to come to the market.

Working with the our experts and system designers within the organization, we design, develop and deliver robust products from concept through to production ensuring these meet our customer's requirements and specification.  

The team is growing as is the business and our customer portfolio, these roles are all new roles to meet the future demands across all areas we support.  


Roles available:

  • Mechanical Design Engineer 
  • Senior Mechanical Design Engineer 
  • Mechanical Design Team Lead 
  • Lead Mechanical Design Engineer
  • Engineering Manager 
  • Principal Mechanical Design Engineer 


Who are we looking for in you?  

Ideally you will have been working within the automotive sector but this is not essential, you will have experience bringing successful products to market.  The below role covers all areas of the business and it's not expected that you fulfill all but those which relate to your area of specialism.  

Where necessary based on the role you seek, a level of leadership experience, people management and project management will be required. 


  1. Responsabilities
  • Engineering & design of battery pack components or subsystems
  • Engineering & design of inverter enclosures and integration of power electronics
  • Engineering & design of eMachines, integrating optimized electro magnetic systems
  • Defining suitable fixation torque values
  • Defining adequate interference fits to meet requirements over life, tolerance range and thermal range
  • Integration of advanced thermal solutions across full powertrain and battery packs
  • CAD modelling in close collaboration with other members of the team
  • Developing technical concepts optimizing system level solutions
  • Support the release of the product into production
  • Generate 3D models, assemblies and 2D drawings using 3DX Experience
  • Create basic CAE models to validate and verify designs
  • Participate and chair mechanical design reviews
  • Creation of tolerance stack analysis
  • Peer review of solutions, calculations, reports and design rational
  • Supplier and customer engagement
  • CAD modelling of production ready solutions undertaking DFM-DFA studies
  • Selection of suitable materials for parts
  • Defining mechanical and adhesive joints
  • Create and manage design requirements from PDS
  • Ensure product solutions are compliant to relevant international standards
  • Component validation plans and test methods
  • Technical drawings and production documentation to relevant ISO standards
  • Tolerance analysis to ensure functional performance at limits
  • Involved in prototypeassembly and testing teams during product operation
  • Supporting product lifecycle through manufacturing up to validation process
  • Validation of designs through calculations
  • Contribute to DFMEA’s
  • Design of Jigs and fixtures to help realize builds to your designs
  • Where required work with the Head of Department to implement and improve business processes 
  • Leading engineers where required, either through technical leadership or people management


  1. Qualifications
  • 3+ years of an experience in Mechanical Design Engineering
  • B.Sc. or M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering
  • 3+ years of experience with CATIA V5 or other CAD SW 
  • Experience with assemblies and multi – model links 
  • Experience with PLM system and design methodologies 
  • Understanding of electro-mechanical components 
  • Extensive experience in component development 
  • Extensive manufacturing experience is a plus covering 
    • Casting
    • Injection moulding 
    • Stamped parts
    • Machining
    • Rapid prototyping
  • Fluent in English language, both written and verbal 
  • Automotive experience is a plus 

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?

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