Colour & Materials Advanced Engineer

Coventry, UK

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Colour & Materials Advanced Engineer

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 disciples is paramount.  Attitude is everything at Polestar, we are always pushing boundaries and to achieve the unimaginable you must have a can-do approach and an open mind to endless possibilities.  

The person:

  • Proven track record in developing and delivering new materials into a production automotive program.
  • Knowledge and understanding of key technologies and processes used in both Interior and Exterior materials.
  • Experience in the validating new materials to automotive standards
  • A passion for sustainability and desire to improve the overall sustainability of vehicles and their interior material selection
  • You can look at new materials and assess how they could be used and what limitations they might face, with a desire to challenge what has been done before and implement something innovative.
  • You have gone through new colour and grain development processes in hard plastics, paints and fabric materials.
  • You are an excellent communicator and can interpret designs wishes and turn then into well thought out engineered proposals
  • You can work proactively with minimal support using a logical approach in an environment with minimal documented processes
  • You have a proven ability to work to deadlines and prioritise your own workload


The Role:

  • Support the live programs working between Engineering and studio to deliver a joined up colour and materials process from end to end
  • Lead the development of new colour development of existing materials taking the design wishes through to realised industrial solutions with the chosen supply base
  • Lead all new material developments for engineering, supporting both Design and R&D, writing fully timed and costed development and introduction plans, and writing and running validation programs in support of the main program timeline
  • Research and investigate new material solutions to known problems
  • Create proposals for new projects based on research undertaken with a view to developing some of the new Polestar materials of the future
  • Support the Engineering team with identifying new structural materials and creating plans to validate and implement into both existing and new programs
  • Support Polestars sustainability team in idea generation and regular meetings to ensure all new developments are communicated and support given where needed.
  • Create, co-ordinate and run regular colour & material meetings ensuring all key stakeholders are engaged when needed

Minimum Required Skills & Experience:

  • 5+ years working in Automotive Industry or similar field
  • Direct validation and development experience of automotive grade (or similar) surface materials
  • Experience with Microsoft Office applications
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal & organisational skills, with good attention to detail
  • Able to work in start-up environment
  • A Design, materials or Engineering Degree (Other recognised engineering qualifications combined with relevant significant experience will be considered).

 If you believe you have what it takes to work at the heart of automotive innovation, then we look forward to reviewing your application.

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