Mechanical Engineer - Prototype Build Coordinator

  • Engineering
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands

Mechanical Engineer - Prototype Build Coordinator

Job description

We are Etergo. We're on a mission to accelerate the global transition towards sustainable energy and transportation by creating a safe, scalable and environmentally friendly alternative to petrol and diesel vehicles. Our singular aim is to bring clean transportation to the masses. Founded in 2014, we have grown our company with over 60 agile thinkers, building high-end electric transportation. We are currently working on #AppScooter, our first product, to demonstrate that city mobility can be clean, and deeply integrated with technologies that connect us.

As we are growing fast, we are now looking for a Mechanical Engineer - Prototype build coordinator to join our team in Amsterdam. You will be a part of our Engineering team and reporting to the Engineering Manager. Over the next year, you will take AppScooter (and future products after that) from concept to mass production.

What you will actually be doing:

In the office;

  • Be responsible for the planning of prototypes and subassemblies; ensuring that all the deadlines from the engineering department are met. This includes all engineering needs for vehicle builds, testing and validation;
  • Coordinate and organize all activities that are relevant to the success of the prototype builds. This might include organization of meetings, workshops etc;
  • Be a key interface between the engineering, workshop and manufacturing team;
  • Propose alternative production methods for prototype parts acc. To the maturity of the builds;
  • Propose engineers DfM alternatives to improve the manufacturability of the vehicle during development phases;
  • Support design engineers with the selection of standard parts such as fasteners. You will also be the main interface to other departments for these parts (e.g. purchasing);
  • Support on selecting prototype suppliers in accordance with the responsible engineers and the purchasing department;
  • Document, track and communicate build issues to ensure timely resolutions. This will include root cause analysis for prototype build problems;
  • Develop processes and methodologies for traceability of prototypes and critical parts;
  • Be responsible for maintaining proper documentation of the prototype vehicle release plans and notes.

In the workshop;

  • Be disciplinary responsible for the technicians in the workshop (including management activities) 2HC at the moment;
  • Be responsible for maintaining and enhancing the inventory and equipment in the workshop together with the build needs;
  • Be responsible for maintaining the parts stock in the workshop for prototype builds;
  • Be responsible for maintaining the workshop based on 5S principles.


This role is a great fit for you if you want to work on an entire vehicle; taking true ownership throughout the full product development cycle. And, if you want to shape the future of green mobility. However, since we are a growing company, it might not be for you if you expect to rely on clear structure, solid processes, and best practices to be already in place. Everything we do here is created from scratch, so initiative and an entrepreneurial mindset are key to success. In terms of background and skills, this is the right role for you if you have:

  • A bachelor in Mechanical, Electrical engineering or equivalent years of experience;
  • 5+ years experience in the automotive industry or two wheelers including workshop experience;
  • Basic management skills.

Will make you stand out:

  • Experience in two wheelers;
  • Basic CAD Knowledge, preferably in SolidWorks;
  • First start-up experience;
  • Previous management experience.

About Etergo and our culture:

At Etergo we want petrol scooters to become a thing of the past, and electric scooters to meet their fullest potential. AppScooter is our first step in this mission. Combining connective technology, high quality materials, comfort and safety into a long-range electric scooter, our goal is to show the world that electric is the future, and the future starts with us.

With over twenty-five nationalities, we're proud of our cultural diversity. Our team consists of everyone from marketing experts, to mechanical engineers and programmers, and a lot in-between. We work very hard, but have fun and take care of each other as well. We have ping pong battles and a cold beer on Fridays to kick off the weekend. Curious to find out more about our benefits, and company overall? Check out our website.

How to apply:

No need to write a lengthy formal cover letter, however, we do really appreciate it if you can tell us in your own words why you’d like to work with us and how your experience and personality match up against our requirements. Don’t forget to tell us about a component that you have worked on; something that you are especially proud of!

Please make it easy for your potential future team and submit an English version of your CV.
Thank you!