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Senior Engineer Vehicle Safety

Polestar - the guiding star.

We are an electric performance brand, determined to improve the society we live in. Our focus is on uncompromised design and technology. Passion and emotion drive us, electricity and innovation drive our cars. Our products are excellent, efficient and entertaining. In Polestar’s future, there is no room for shortcuts, excuses or compromises. We are all in, dedicated on our ambition. Guiding our industry forward through pure, progressive, performance.

In order to succeed at Polestar, you will need to possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills as the ability to build effective working relationships across multiple disciplines is paramount.  Attitude is everything at Polestar, we are always pushing boundaries and in order to achieve the unimaginable you must have a can-do approach and an open mind to endless possibilities. 

At Polestar, we don’t work like a traditional automotive OEM. We are a young, diverse, and inclusive company with our roots in Swedish culture, looking to change the way the industry works. We believe in being truly sustainable and are looking for people who share our vision of improving the world around us. 

The Role:

  • In this role, you will work closely with other members of the Safety team, Safety component/system owners and Function Group teams to ensure that the vehicle design and its safety features will enable the programme safety targets to be met.
  • You will provide guidance to the vehicle system, occupant and pedestrian protection CAE teams and interpret CAE model outputs. You’ll also support problem solving and issue resolution.
  • You’ll work with the Electrical teams to ensure that sensing and ADAS systems enable the vehicle safety targets to be met.
  • You’ll develop vehicle safety test plans, and also guide and support safety-related activities. You’ll write and maintain test procedures and generate sign-off test reports.
  • You’ll be responsible for performing safety test data analysis to support safety attribute performance development, identifying and communicating direction for design change.
  • As a member of a small team, you’ll also be expected to lead and/or support other safety-related activities and will be comfortable with embracing new challenges.
  • Travel will be required within the UK (for example to test houses) and occasionally globally.

Requirements:

  • You will preferably have a bachelors degree or equivalent in a relevant area with at least 5 years automotive industry experience working in an automotive vehicle safety area. You will be familiar with OEM and supplier product development systems.
  • You will be able to demonstrate a track record of delivering automotive vehicle safety performance to global safety standards.
  • You will have expertise in the use of safety test data analysis software packages. You’ll also be familiar with CAE tools and techniques and be able to interpret and critique results.
  • You’ll have experience of specifying, coordinating and delivering safety test activity (via external test houses).
  • Specialist knowledge of safety areas such as sensing (including pedestrian), VRU, interior head impact and ADAS would be advantageous.
  • As a collaborative team player, you’ll have effective communication skills, be comfortable interfacing with various stakeholders.


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