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Design Engineer - Exterior Trim

Coventry, UK

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Design Engineer - Exterior Trim

Polestar is an electric performance brand, determined to improve the society we live in. Our focus is on uncompromised design and technology. We constantly redefine the norm and challenge ourselves to shine. 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.

Due to aggressive growth plans Polestar is currently looking to recruit a Design Engineer – Exterior Trim.


Personal attributes

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 in order to achieve the unimaginable you must have a can-do approach and an open mind to endless possibilities. 


Key Objectives & Responsibilities:

The Design Engineer will be familiar with some or all exterior trim components including bumpers, door claddings, grilles, under trays, WAL’s and finishers.

You will have the following skills:

  • Experience in Automotive exteriors design from studio surface feasibility/concept phase to production readiness.
  • Design and construct CAD models in line with best practice: -
Tooling and manufacturing methodsCAD methodology including GD&T and 3D PMI
  • CAE, FEA understanding – process of design maturation.
  • Cross functional understanding and integration- BIW, closures, electrical modules, interior trim, EDS and exterior systems.
  • Competent presentation skills when leading design reviews or other meetings.


Academic Requirements

  • Degree qualified or equivalent preferred.
  • Minimum of 5 years relevant automotive design modelling experience using Catia V5 and high level of exposure to exterior mechanisms. Includes part modelling and complex assemblies, kinematics for creation of trace and keep out zones an advantage.
  • TCE experience also preferred but not essential.
  • Good working knowledge of the Microsoft Office sweet and familiarity working remotely using Teams/Zoom or other collaboration tools.


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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