Close this search box.

Potentially interested in working at zepp? click on this banner to stay up to date on new jobs and opportunities.

Open Application Mechanical Engineers

As we ramp up design, development and production, we will keep on expanding our Mechanical team. We like to meet engineers who love a technical challenge and want to help further develop our hydrogen fuel cell systems, hydrogen storage systems and thermal management for mobility in the maritime, automotive and aviation sectors.

If you are interested in us, we are probably interested in you too. So introduce yourself to us and we’ll see if we’re a match for each other.

Are you looking for a challenging career in the field of hydrogen and fuel cell systems? Do you consider yourself a problem-solver and do you want to work with a dynamic team on the technology of tomorrow? 

We can offer you a challenging and dynamic position in a continuously growing team of talented and motivated colleagues. The work atmosphere is informal and we believe in an environment where everyone enjoys a high level of autonomy. We give you the opportunity to learn and grow by implementing your ideas, becoming an essential team member at zepp.solutions.

Task description

In the position as mechanical engineer at zepp, you will specialize in mechanical design or in mechanical integration.

As a design engineer you will develop and test core subsystems that will be integrated into a vast variety of applications, ranging from maritime over automotive to aviation applications. In the position as mechanical Integration engineer your responsibilities will lie in the fields of integrating our inhouse developed fuel cell, hydrogen storage and thermal management systems into a wide range of applications


The fuel cell system is the heart of the operation. A compact design enables smart placement of the fuel cell in the application. High efficiency lowers consumption and increases range and endurance. High reliability is a must to be able to replace proven diesel technology. Production scalability through building block approach. As a design engineer for hydrogen fuel cell systems you have to combine a wide set of skills optimising a mechanical design consisting of several subsystems. You will be dealing with different media, temperatures, material specifications and other requirements. The subsystems of the fuel cell system deal with hydrogen, pure water, coolant, high and low voltage. Working on fuel cell modules includes the work of integrating existing components but also developing inhouse components and subsystems.

The largest and heaviest subsystem in most hydrogen applications is the hydrogen storage. The hydrogen storage reaches from the refuelling port on the vehicle, ship or generator via the tanks to the hydrogen interface on the fuel cell module. A large set of high pressure equipment needs integration along the way. At pressures of 350 to 700 bar safety and reliability are of utmost importance. Certification requirements in the different sectors ask for different design approaches in the different applications. The higher the hydrogen capacity, the longer the machine or truck can run before refuelling. The lighter the construction the higher the possible payload. Well performed structural design and analysis results in the largest performance gain when it comes to the  hydrogen storage system.

Keeping all systems at their optimum working temperatures is key to enable smooth and reliable operation. Depending on the operation the thermal management subsystem can dictate the maximum power output of the fuel cell system, the more compact and efficient the design, the better the fuel cell performance also at high environmental temperatures. The design and working principle can differ from application to application. Where maritime applications can rely on liquid to liquid heat exchangers, trucks or stationary generators require large surfaces for gas (air) to liquid radiators, larger in size than their diesel counterpart. The thermal management system, an important building block of the hydrogen fuel cell powertrain, filled with challenges and room for novel developments.


Shipping & maritime applications range from inland and harbour vessels to recreational and luxury yachts. A fuel cell system can be used to provide propulsive power or to provide the power needed for hotel utilities.The advantages of fuel cell power are manifold: it is silent, vibration-free, and clean. The larger the energy demand, the more advantageous the use of a hydrogen fuel cell system becomes compared to battery electric energy storage. Hydrogen can be refueled quickly, and it allows for the realization of larger and lighter energy storage solutions. The first application of zepp in the maritime industry was the realisation of a hydrogen fuel cell watertaxi in Rotterdam. Many similar but also larger realisations are following in the coming years. 

Heavy duty summarises a wide range of applications. From off-road machines such as excavators, yard trucks and other port machines, to on-road long haul trucks, buses or even generators for zero emission mobile power generation. Zepp has realised a wide range of operations in the past and is continuously expanding into new heavy-duty fields. In 2018 Terberg Benschop and zepp.solutions joined forces to start the development of a fuel cell yard tractor, the YT203-H2, a first of its kind. Since 2022, two Liebherr 916 Litronic wheeled excavators have been operational in the Utrecht area, equipped with a Zepp fuel cell, hydrogen storage, and thermal management system.

The aviation sector encompasses a wide range of applications associated with the aviation industry, both on the ground and in the air. Zepp actively participates in both domains, collaborating with a European partner to implement hydrogen-powered, zero-emission ground power units for aircraft operation at the gate. In this capacity, Zepp manages the comprehensive integration of hydrogen-related components, including the fuel cell, hydrogen storage, and thermal management system. Within the Dutch partnership HAPSS, a consortium dedicated to the advancement of hydrogen-powered commercial aircraft, Zepp takes charge of developing the fuel cell modules.

What's next?

You can submit an open application through the button below with your CV and motivation letter. Our HR employee will respond to your application by email within three working days.

Not quite ready to apply, but interested in what we have to offer? We’re always happy to get in touch to answer any questions you might have.

Know the perfect match?


Are you our new Open Application Mechanical Engineers?

Fill out the information below and we’ll be in touch with you as soon as possible.

Or, if you prefer, send an email clearly stating “Application for Open Application Mechanical Engineers” to work@zepp.solutions.

Application for: Open Application Mechanical Engineers

Use this field to describe your motivation. Alternatively, upload a motivation letter below.

Upload your CV (and, if applicable, your motivation letter):

Any other questions or things we should know about?

Are you our new Open Application Mechanical Engineers?

Fill out the information below and we’ll be in touch with you as soon as possible.

Or, if you prefer, send an email clearly stating “Application for Open Application Mechanical Engineers” to work@zepp.solutions.
Your application for “Open Application Mechanical Engineers” has been submitted. We will respond to your application by e-mail within three working days.

This popup will automatically close after 5 seconds