Unit Project Leader - Propulsion

Gothenburg, Sweden

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Unit Project Leader - Propulsion

The Role

Polestar is blazing a new trail, dedicating ourselves to the development and refinement of electric vehicle performance. If you are interested in working with the latest EV technology and leading teams, this is the role for you. This role lets you lead a cross-function / cross-regional team of engineers in a new EV project. The propulsion team is based in Gothenburg, Sweden but cooperates closely with our Polestar team in the UK. The role includes the propulsion system delivery from an engineering, timing and cost perspective. This includes both software and hardware.


Your contribution

Electric Vehicle Propulsion, a part of the Polestar R&D Department, is a team with a mission to deliver results which exceed the customers’ expectations. Your responsibilities will be:

  • Project management, engineering, cost and time planning
  • Requirement engineering regarding Performance, Driveability, Life Cycle, Efficiency, EMC, Thermal, Mechanical and others
  • System design and balancing the different requirements
  • Technical sourcing of electric vehicle propulsion design
  • Supplier and contractors evaluations


Essentially, you are keeping an eye on future electric vehicle propulsions will ensure that Polestar is striving for an exceptional customer experience within this area.

Main Qualifiers:

  • Previous experience with EV development from a SW and HW perspective
  • Project lead for similar system deliveries at OEM
  • Previous experience within the automotive industry


Who you are

You have a strong will to create the future of electric vehicles – it’s probably fair to call you an EV nerd passionate about solving climate changes. You are enthusiastic, motivated, well-organized and driven. You’re not afraid to try new approaches and out of the box methods. You need to function both individually and with leading teams. You have a holistic view, including vision, business, and customers. It is important that you have detailed knowledge within automotive software and HW development process.

At Polestar, you will be leading a cross-functional and international team, with English as a natural language for written and spoken communication.

Personal fit will be of great importance in this recruitment, as we are actively working to build a team with diverse experience, gender and background.

People at Polestar

We know that a change is needed. We also know that each one of us can help bring about that change. Our commitment to becoming climate-neutral by 2040 is just as important to us as being inclusive, diverse, and innovative. Together, we are creating, collaborating and experimenting to usher in a new era of sustainable mobility.

We are an electric performance brand, determined to improve the society we live in.


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.

Are you ready for the journey? Which is electric by the way...

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