Join the DUT22 Core-Team!
As the managers of the project you need to form one united (core-)team, all working together to steer the design, built and testing to the winning direction. High Level Management is necessary for oversight and organisation, but really the core-team should not be thought of hierarchically,
Core-Team Application Deadline: 5th of March
High Level Management
The team manager plays an extremely important role in motivating the team and ensuring the success. The team manager is responsible for motivating all the team members and assessing their performance and ensuring that every team member can grow during the year both personally and professionally.
As team manager, you are also responsible that the equilibrium between time, money and quality is kept. Daily, you try to improve the performance of the team in a creative way and you try to find the pitfalls to be ahead of the game.
Your main responsibility as a project manager is the planning. From the time perspective of the project you will keep an overview of the general planning for designing and building the car. You will support the technical chiefs in their department-specific planning and make sure they stick to it. In addition you should keep an eye out for interdepartmental interfaces so they align with everyone's planning.
It is your responsibility that the car is built on time so that there will be enough testing time to make sure that the car is in winning condition at the competitions!
As Chief Engineer you oversee the engineering of the car; from development, through the build phase all the way to operation on the competition track.
As you are a manager of managers, you will use your communication skills to understand the key trade offs and design choices in the technical departments and support decision making. That includes facilitating efficient flow of information to maximize overall vehicle performance in the bounds of the schedule. You are the representative of vehicle performance, so effective communication with the Project Manager is crucial to combine your efforts and support departments by looking ahead to upcoming challenges and organizing them together before they become problems!
Finance and Operations Manager
As Finance and Operations Manager you are responsible for two important aspects of the car, namely the budget and the non-technical parts of the team. As Finance Manager, you will start by making a budget for the entire project. You talk to chiefs, companies and old team members to know exactly what every item will cost.
Secondly, you are mainly responsible to close partnerships so that we are able to build the car. As Operations manager you organize all events we host during a year. This starts with small teamwide events and it evolves to two main events where we present our design and car to the outside world. The most exciting events you will organize lastly since you help to get the entire team to the international competitions!