Smart Charging Researcher (Student Project)

Job description

In order to accelerate the adoption of electric buses and trucks on a global scale, we need to map the benefits that go hand in hand with electric transport.


Besides climate goals, a big incentive for operators are the costs savings associated with the electric fleets. The challenge, or opportunity if you will, is how to charge all vehicles efficiently and at lowest costs. Each country has different regulations and cost structures in the energy sector and therefore the savings can vary heavily between countries.


Your job

We are looking for a graduate student to support us with mapping out the relevant use cases for smart charging in different European countries.  You will go through existing research as well as do your own research in order to understand how energy markets in different countries work, specifically the cost structure. Then you will need to link this to smart charging use cases and strategies to most effectively charge electric vehicles.

The extent to which operators can save costs depends on their operation, country, energy contracts and provider. And the challenge lies in quantifying them for each use case. It is up to you to work out most relevant use cases – and potentially even model ones we have not even considered.

💡 This could be a great opportunity for you to familiarize yourself with some of the newest and most interesting concepts of clean tech, a field that is currently growing at a staggering rate.


  • At least a Bachelor´s degree in a STEM discipline, preferably Mathematics or Physics
  • Available for 2-3 days a week for a period of 3 months (max. 20 hours per week)
  • Keen on figuring out things on your own and to dive deep into a topic
  • Able to gather data independently and be ready to jump on a call with an energy provider
  • Excited to come work within a fast-growing international scale-up company
  • Eager to learn about smart charging, clean energy, electric vehicles. We’ll help as well.
  • Keywords: analytical, pro-active, independent, communicative


What you can expect from us

You cannot only expect a fair hourly salary but also a great and inspiring working environment, with many learning opportunities. In about one month we will move into our brand-new office where we will provide you every day with a healthy lunch. In addition to that we compensate your daily travel to work. But that’s not all; We also find the necessary relaxation important, that is why we offer you company massages, a discount on a gym subscription and fun Ping Pong competitions in our office. Last, but not least, you will be part of our monthly ViriCiti office updates with snacks and drinks and other company events such as our legendary Christmas party.


About us

We are a company with a clear mission: accelerate the accelerate the adoption of commercial electric transportation globally. We started our adventure more than 7 years ago by building an efficient and scalable platform for commercial electric vehicles.


Since then, we have grown into market leaders in the US as well as in Western Europe and have landed large projects all around the globe! Currently our platform provides data-insights that operators use to extend the range of their vehicles, eliminate emissions and optimize electric operations. Our ambition is high but the atmosphere in our team is informal and relaxed.


Do you want to be part of a fast-paced scale-up company? Apply now!

The selection process may involve an assessment. Please send us your CV + motivational letter. More info? Contact Heloise Hieber at


We are looking forward to hearing from you!

Acquisition regarding this vacancy is not appreciated.