The Rimac Group is planning to grow its Rimac Technology UK R&D location, seeking to hire across a number of divisions during 2023. The office, currently based in Warwickshire, is looking to expand its workforce in control systems engineering, electrical engineering, battery systems engineering and more for key automotive manufacturer projects. The team will also be recruiting for Project 3 Mobility – a company connected to the Rimac Group that is developing a new urban mobility ecosystem – and a new energy storage project.
The Rimac Technology UK office was first opened in early 2021 and had grown to employ 15 people by the end of its first year. As the Rimac Technology business – headquartered on the outskirts of Zagreb, Croatia – continues to grow, the UK office will expand in tandem. During 2022, Rimac Technology hired a total of 537 people across all locations.
Located close to the UK’s Motorsport Valley and to the HQs of a number of luxury automotive brands, Rimac Technology’s UK office is surrounded by engineering talent, especially in the areas where the business is flourishing; high-performance electrification technology and integration. Although much of its work is confidential, Rimac Technology has publicly announced projects with Aston Martin, Porsche, Hyundai, Kia, Automobili Pininfarina, Koenigsegg and others. In total, it has developed projects for 14 different manufacturer partners. It counts six UK manufacturers among this total.
Mate Rimac, Rimac Group CEO, said: “The level of engineering talent within the UK makes it an absolutely crucial location for our growing Rimac Technology business. There’s such a high concentration of innovative young mobility companies, established automotive brands and motorsport experts that it makes sense for us to have a hub in the country that will allow people to be a part of the Rimac Group without the potential upheaval of moving country. This is a long-term strategy for us, and while our current UK home is temporary, we are already seeking a larger, more permanent base in the country in line with our future growth predictions for the company.”
Throughout 2023, Rimac Technology UK will be advertising for roles in:
- Battery Systems Engineering at all levels
- Mechanical Design Engineering at all levels
- Electric Engineering in embedded software, functional safety, software development, battery management systems and embedded hardware.
- Project Purchasing
- Manufacturing Engineering
- Business Development
- Control Systems
- Body Engineering, Trim, Electric Engineering and Software, and Vehicle Engineering
The knowledge and expertise developed while creating the EV powertrain for the Rimac Nevera all-electric hypercar and other high-performance programs are now offered to OEMs as modular technical solutions, which can be adapted to meet the needs of their project. For example, the company’s high-performance AXL_SC1 electric drive unit platform provides a complete e-axle system incorporating an electric motor, inverter, and transmission, and can be tailored to high-performance, super, hyper and luxury vehicles.
Rimac Technology also leads the way in the development of next-generation modular, scalable battery solutions with its Unimodule battery system, which brings high-volume pricing to lower-volume markets. The company also provides a range of high-performance plug-and-play vehicle control units, which can be seamlessly integrated into a vehicle’s electrical architecture, while Rimac Technology software enables the control systems such as torque vectoring to provide ultra-focused high-performance handling. The UK team is also working on the development of future Rimac and Bugatti vehicles.
Project 3 Mobility, a company connected to the Rimac Group, also has offices in Warwickshire, as well as Croatia, and will be hiring throughout 2023. The high level of engineering talent and a strong R&D sector in the UK will help Project 3 Mobility to develop a new urban mobility ecosystem with offices both in Croatia and the UK. Teams within the UK will also be working on another Rimac Group project, using energy storage to diversify into new sectors.
Rimac Technology is one part of the Rimac Group, which also includes Bugatti Rimac. The Rimac Group is headquartered in Croatia and in 2023 will begin to move part of its operations to the new Rimac Campus. Located 16kms from Zagreb, the €200 million-plus development will provide state-of-the-art facilities for more than 2,500 Rimac Technology and Bugatti Rimac employees. The Campus has on-boarded numerous OEM projects and personnel so swiftly that 80 per cent of its production facilities will be in use as soon as it opens in 2023, but a further ‘Mega Campus’ is also in the future plans for the business.
For more information, please visit www.rimac-technology.com