Porsche is going on a hiring blitz, looking to recruit 100 engineers for its Weissach research center, ostensibly to help shore up ranks for the expected hybrid car blitz that was alluded to at the Los Angeles Auto Show.
Porsche’s official press release (posted below the jump) directly mentions that engineers will be able to work on projects like the 918 Spyder, a hybrid supercar. With Porsche’s CEO stating that he is “confident hybrid technology will find its way into sports cars,” the hiring move is a logical next step, with fairly transparent motives.
Hit the jump to see the official press release
Stuttgart-based sports car manufacturer expanding its research and development centre in Weissach Porsche recruiting 100 engineers straightaway Stuttgart. As part of an extensive personnel recruitment campaign, Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Stuttgart, is increasing the capacities of its development centre in Weissach (Baden-Württemberg). The company’s first step will be to appoint around 100 additional engineers for the areas of research and development in the next few weeks. The company is looking for experts in the fields of electromobility, lightweight construction, energy management as well as engine and chassis design. These experts will be deployed, for example, in the further development and optimisation of alternative drive concepts or will cooperate in new vehicle projects such as the 918 Spyder super sports car. With this increase in staffing levels, Porsche is emphasising the leading role of the Weissach site (3,000 employees) as a competence centre for sports cars. “Weissach is synonymous with top engineering made in Germany. Additional highly talented experts will help us to further increase our position as the innovation leader in car construction”, said Thomas Edig, Deputy Chairman of the Board of Management and Director of Human Resources and Social Affairs. Research and development are traditionally some of the core competencies of Porsche. The know-how from Weissach not only sets standards in the international sports car and premium segment, but is also often used by other companies which receive advice and active support from Porsche engineers regarding their own projects.