In motion towards the future.
One concept applies particularly well to both the private and professional life of Richard Heinemann: motion. Thus, on the one side, as a development engineer in Bertrandt's electronics development department, he is intensively involved in the further development of new mobility solutions with electric motors. And on the other, he likes to engage in dynamic movement after work: playing beach volleyball with his colleagues, for example, or going bouldering.
If you took a look at what Richard Heinemann has already achieved in his education and career, you would assume he is much older than 24. Already while he was studying, vehicle technology was central; working on his diploma thesis and interning at one of the big automotive manufacturers was what first brought him into contact with Bertrandt. Because Bertrandt was involved in “his” internship project as an external services provider.
“Really, I come more from the bodywork side. And the topic of e-mobility was unknown to me at the start.” But that was to change quickly. “In fact, it is perhaps the most exciting topic in mobility – today and in the future,” says Richard Heinemann. “And it’s particularly enjoyable working on it at Bertrandt, because you can set so much in motion. More than with the traditional subjects. After all, nearly everything is new and there are few patents out there at the moment.” Thus, this is exactly the right trending topic for a creative mind that is always learning more and has already in early years achieved the recognition of his colleagues and the company.
“Of course, it only works in a perfect team where you can rely on the other people,” the development engineer says. “And there’s probably nobody who does it as well as us.”
Between ten and fifteen employees are in the team, which is international in aspect, very easy-going and dynamic. “It is more like when you work with friends on a common task; it doesn’t feel like a compulsory activity.” The members of the team also meet up often outside of work: both for sport and to have breakfast together.
The things he particularly values at Bertrandt are, for example, the collegiate atmosphere, the short distances between people, despite the international nature of the company, and the contact that can be made across hierarchies. And naturally that he is able to be constantly in motion.