Join the new team!

Are you interested in being  part of the next team and build the newest hydrogen powered boat?

Do you have what it takes to inspire the maritime sector by designing, building and racing an innovative boat that sails on hydrogen? In 2021, the TU Delft Solar Boat Team took the big step to switch from solar energy to hydrogen powered boats. Can you take this step to an even higher level together with a team of top performing students?

Fill in the interest list below to receive updates about the application process! To apply hand in your motivation letter and your CV via the ‘Apply now’ button on the right.

The deadline is 14 March 2021 at 23:59h

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Interest events

Meet us during the Meet & Info  moments and get to know all there is about being a team member. The Meet & Info moments will take place via Zoom. The links for these events can be found below.

We also offer corona-proof workplace tours if you are interested in applying for the new team. Fill in the interest list and we will contact you! For more info, keep track of our social media and website.

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Possible functions

We are looking for ambitious students for the following roles:

ManagementFor the management is important to keep the overview and maintain balance within the team. They have to take the lead, be the example and act responsibly. There is a vision needed in order to lead the team. The management has to plan very well in order to realize this vision. Within this, facilitating the team is the most important. Each manager has a specific focus area next to their general management tasks. Together they represent the trade-off triangle of quality, time and money.
Team ManagerAs a team manager you are the face of the team, you give a lot of presentations and are end responsible for the team and project. Your main task as a team manager is forming and leading a strong team, therefore you have to be people oriented. You should be able to make difficult decisions, make compromises and motivate people. Lastly it is very important that you always keep the overview and can keep a good balance between time, money and quality.
Project ManagerThe core task of the Project Manager is to take up the time-aspect of the project. The Project manager is responsible for the planning of the team, and is in charge of allocating human resources to make sure the team works in the most efficient way. Tasks of the Project Manager include setting deadlines, planning workshops and keeping an overview of what needs to be done. You should be organized, confident and able to speak up.
Chief EngineerThe main responsibility of the Chief Engineer is ensuring the quality of the boat. Next to this you must be able to manage the engineers and chiefs. The Chief Engineer looks at the integration and communication between the departments. To ensure the quality of the boat, knowledge about the entire design and production process is needed. Lastly the Chief Engineer should be strong at communicating so he/she will be able to communicate well with the entire team. A natural leader that is able to make decisions.
Financial ManagerThe Financial Manager is responsible for the financial resources, acquisition, and partner relations. The finance related tasks include: making the budget, liquidity planning, being in charge of expenses, book keeping and representing the "money" in the trade off triangle of quality, time and money in the management. The acquisition related tasks include: going to events and trade shows, calling and visiting (potential) partners and providing a template and organised structure for the engineers to do sponsoring for their specific parts. The partner relations tasks include: keeping the partners updated, do follow-ups, providing a template and organised structure for the engineers on how to deal with partner contact, investing time in events / presentations for partners, etc.
Exposure ManagerThe Exposure Manager is responsible for the professionality of the team both internally and externally. Within the team you are responsible for ensuring internal motivation and good team work, you have the possibility to make the team proud. External means that you will be busy with how to present our team to the outside world, in other words what do we show to the media, partners and fans. But also how you can improve the image of the team and how to reach as many people as possible in order to inspire the world. You will lead the exposure department and together: set up storylines, organize events, keep track of the website, social media, create content and much more.
Department Chief (VD, H&B, Electro)As an Engineering chief, you are responsible for a part of the design of the boat. Besides this you will lead your department. The Engineering chief should be both strong technically as well as being strong in management skills. You should be a natural leader with strong communication skills and need to be able to carry the responsibility of the department.
Vehicle Dynamics Engineer (VD)Vehicle Dynamics is responsible for designing, producing and testing all moving parts in the boat. You make the drivetrain which converts the propulsion of our motor into a rotating propellor. The propeller is attached to the strut. Producing the strut is challenging, because it needs to be thin to reduce drag but also has to fit all the driveline parts inside of it. The end of the strut is razor sharp, which makes our boat more efficient, so we can sail faster, with less energy. VD is also responsible for making our boats fly! They design and build the hydrofoils and height control system that actuates our foils to enable stability.
Electrical Engineer (Electro)As an electrical engineer, you and your department are responsible for both the power and the logic that power the boat. The high voltage output of the fuel cell must be managed before it can be used to propel the boat forward. You and the other electrical engineers will design and build systems such as batteries, converters, high voltage busses, and more to achieve this goal. Aside from the power, the electronics department is also responsible for making the "thinking" components of the boat. You will design PCBs and software for the PCBs to control things like the steering wheel interface, power management and the actuation of the hydrofoils!
Hull & Body Engineer (H&B)As engineer in the hull and body department you are responsible for the design and production of the hull and internal structures of the boat. You will look at designing a boat with as little drag as possible, while still being able to accommodate all systems required to propel the boat. The internal architecture of all parts in the boat plays a role here as well. Furthermore, the structural integrity of the boat has to be ensured. Making use of finite element software, you will calculate how strong the boat needs to be, while keeping the weight at a minimum.
Hydrogen EngineerHydrogen is our source of energy for the coming year and the years after. We will use hydrogen to sail, race and even fly with our boat. The hydrogen department is working on the design and all components concerning the hydrogen system. This includes the understanding and implementation of the fuel cell in our boat which generates electricity from hydrogen gas. You will have to think about the power management and safety. Besides this, our tank and fuelling system are of great importance: these are the connections from the tank to the fuel cell and the design that enables us to refuel with hydrogen gas. Lastly, the fuel cell generates a lot of heat while we are sailing. Therefore, the hydrogen department is responsible for the cooling system in our boat. We pump up cold sea water to cool the closed cooling loops inside the boat. In here we pump cooling liquid with an amazing speed of 1L per second to cool our components.
External relations / exposureThe External Relations department, also known as exposure, is responsible for the professional communication of our team. Together with the exposure manager, you work on the contact with both our partners and our public. In this way, you take care of promoting our project, vision and take everyone along with our team’s journey. Your activities can be very diverse. You make visual content like photos and videos, design promotion materials, write articles, have contact with the press, organise the big events during the year (Design Presentation, Boat Launch), manage our social media channels and website, design the wrap of the boat, create exposure during the race and much more.