Project Engineer - Cabin Trim

Coventry, UK

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Project Engineer - Cabin Trim


We are looking for a driven, passionate and experienced Project Engineer to join our interior trim team at Polestar UK and play a key role in the future of electric mobility.


What you will do…

  • Responsible for the delivery of components from concept through to production.
  • Project scoping at concept stage.
  • Development of Technical Specifications and Targets (system level cascaded to component) in line with recognised benchmark vehicles.
  • Support RFI and RFQ process with purchasing including generation of related engineering documentation.
  • Development of best in class and best practise Design & Engineering standards and procedures to support Polestar’s Forward Model Quality aspirations.
  • Ensure legal compliance, in coordination with suppliers and homologation teams, for all systems for all regions where the vehicles are to be delivered.
  • System Integration of Cabin Trim into the full vehicle environment.
  • Responsible for system validation.
  • Support physical testing when required. Component / Sub-system / System Crash.
  • Manage the CAD packaging with both the Supplier(s) and internal teams.
  • Create design proposals & concepts, and to participate in decisions regarding engineering changes and design direction.
  • Coordination of all cross functional inputs/outputs for Styling, Package, Vehicle Integration, CAE, Test, Manufacturing, Service, Quality and Safety.
  • Interface for all other Systems groups (i.e. Chassis, Powertrain, Electrical, Body Structure, Exteriors, Closures).
  • Ensure that agreed deliverables are completed meeting cost, timing, quality, specifications, and targets.
  • Ensuring the accuracy of the BOM through Design work (cost/weight tracking).
  • Support development of FMEAs to support the Design & manufacture of the vehicles.
  • Attend design reviews and support package and vehicle integration meetings as required.

Who are you?

Technical items

  • Knowledge, and an understanding of, systems engineering and system development process methodology.
  • Understanding of vehicle packaging and occupant ergonomics.
  • Experience of vehicle development for North American & rest of world markets.
  • Experience with running a project using industry standard PLM/PDM & CAD systems.
  • Knowledge of Plastic moulding, technologies and joining methods would be advantageous.
  • High level of experience with 1st Tier Design and Manufacturer of Cabin Trim, areas including Headliner/Pillar Trims/Carpets/Loadspace.
  • High level of experience with OEM Cabin Trim.
  • Experience of system/component delivery within an APQP or similar framework (FMEA, quality planning, PPAP etc.).

General/Program Items

  • Customer focused.
  • Able to work on a self-initiated basis and in a team environment.
  • Comfortable and competent in the management of system.
  • A commercially aware Project Engineer with demonstrable experience in delivering products or systems for either an OEM or 1st Tier supplier.
  • Experienced in the management of Chinese suppliers and Chinese manufacture / assembly of Cabin Trim components.
  • Experience of business travel in EU and China, but not critical to role.
  • Proven ability within an automotive engineering background with 3 years of experience of successfully delivering projects in an OEM or Tier 1 capacity with responsibility of Cabin Trim.
  • Work with Designers & Engineers in same function group and other function groups.
  • Ability to plan and deliver projects within budget and within the scoped time.
  • Ability to work in a team with a mix of experienced designer/engineers and junior designer/engineers, good interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Innovative approach to management and team building.
  • Drive and commitment to deliver technically challenging projects.
  • Ability to work proactively with minimal support using a logical approach in an environment with minimal documented processes.


Polestar - the guiding star

Polestar is an electric performance brand, determined to improve the society we live in by catalysing the change to sustainable mobility. We are a global team of highly talented individuals who share a passion to change the world. We challenge conventions and we challenge ourselves for the purpose of innovation. We believe innovation is a team effort and that just like each component is critical to the performance of our cars each person working at Polestar is as important to the team and its performance. We work in close collaboration across empowered global teams that don’t settle for anything less than excellence.

Is this you? If you are interested in joining the Polestar family, don't wait with submitting your application. We apply a continuous selection process and the job post will be open until the position is filled.

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