Stuttgart/Cluj-Napoca. Promising start in 2016: Porsche Engineering Romania, the youngest subsidiary of Porsche Engineering Group GmbH, reached its first recruitment objective of 20 employees. This year, the company aims to boost growth of its local subsidiary, while taking its partnership with the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca one step further, through the launch of its Master’s Program in Automotive Engineering.
”We are glad that we managed to have reached our first recruitment objective and expand our team in Cluj-Napoca to 21 employees”, says Malte Radmann, Managing Director of Porsche Engineering Group GmbH. “Now that the foundation of our team was built, we are thinking big, keeping the momentum we gained. By the end of this year, we aim to have a solid team of over 70 employees working at our subsidiary in Cluj-Napoca.”
With its current team of 21 engineers, Porsche Engineering is planning to further grow its software development services, in accordance with Porsche’s global growth strategy on digitalization, with a view to transform the landscape of automotive digitalization and E-mobility. This can only be achieved by bringing software experts and mechatronic engineers together and creating a remarkable working environment, where innovation, creativity and openness are encouraged and highly appreciated.
The team of Porsche Engineering Romania includes both senior engineers and graduates specializing in automotive engineering. Future successful candidates must have graduated automotive and software engineering studies and/or have experience in software development, testing or automotive engineering. Fluency in English is mandatory, while knowledge of German language is a great plus.
Since its arrival in Romania, Porsche Engineering has developed its sustainable growth strategy with academic education in mind. In 2016 alone, Porsche Engineering Romania has granted 15 scholarships to the best automotive engineering students in the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, in order to support academic excellence and encourage talented engineers to pursue a career in this field after graduation. This year, the company will award another 25 scholarships to top Bachelor and Master students of UTCN.
In 2017, Porsche Engineering Romania is taking its partnership with the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca to a whole new level, through launching a new Master’s Program dedicated to all those interested in a career in automotive engineering. The company is currently preparing the curriculum, in collaboration with the professors of the Technical University.
”Further sustainable growth and investments in education are our main two strategic directions and we are thinking long-term”, says Marius Mihailovici, General Manager Porsche Engineering Romania. “This year, we plan to consolidate our presence on the Romanian market, through expanding our software development team. Also, we are aware that the top students of today are the best engineers of tomorrow, the ones who will change the way we drive our cars in the future. Therefore, we will continue to support their achievements with scholarships, organize seminars and lectures in universities and, starting this autumn, through a brand new Master’s Program in Automotive Engineering.”
Porsche Engineering Romania is firmly integrated in the global network of Porsche Engineering, with locations in Weissach, Bietigheim-Bissingen, Wolfsburg, Leipzig (all Germany), Prague (Czech Republic), Shanghai (China) and Nardò (Italy). The Cluj-Napoca office is specialized in software and function development for the automotive industry, with a focus on digitalization and solutions for tomorrow’s mobility.
About Porsche Engineering
Porsche Engineering Group GmbH, Weissach, is a premium engineering services provider for car manufacturers, the automotive parts industry and other sectors. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of the sports car manufacturer Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Stuttgart. In this way, Porsche Engineering combines the nature of a perfectly networked medium-sized company in South-Western Germany with the experience of a globally successful car manufacturer. On behalf of clients, the Porsche engineers develop a wide range of solutions – from the conception of individual components and the design of complex modules to the planning and implementation of complete developments, including production start-up management. The Nardò Technical Center in southern Italy, which has been part of Porsche since 2012, offers both the company and its customers’ extensive facilities for testing and conducting trials. Engineering services for external customers are a cornerstone of the Porsche identity and an important part of Porsche. However, the public knows little about this. Porsche Engineering operates according to a policy of strict confidentiality to ensure that the product strategies and brand identities of its customers are always protected with the greatest care.
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