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Lead Engineer - Interior Trim

Coventry, UK

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Lead Engineer - Interior 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 Lead Engineer for Interior 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:

What the Lead Engineer will do:

  • Create 3D design and 2D drawings at Polestar site(s)
  • Ensure progress in vehicle systems packaging, liaising with both Polestar, Customer and Supplier engineering teams.
  • Coordination of all cross functional inputs/outputs for Styling, Package, Vehicle Integration, CAE, Test, Manufacturing, Service, Quality and Safety.
  • Incorporating DFM, DFA back into 3D design
  • Understanding of Vehicle packaging and Occupant ergonomics
  • Experience of working with China Partners, Suppliers etc….
  • Be involved with all aspects of Interior systems design and development, from concept to Launch, as part of the Body Interiors Team.
  • Participate in System level DFMEA, DVP creation and ongoing reviews.
  • Participate in, and contribute to, the generation of system specifications, process documentation, Design Rules etc ….


Who are you?

  • An enthusiastic and driven individual with the desire to learn and improve both yourself and the team around you.
  • A self-motivated and proactive Engineer who is not afraid to pick up something new and work outside the boundaries of the job description.
  • A team player who actively looks to help the people around them.
  • Someone who can work in a fast paced and changing environment and willing to help shape what the future looks like for Polestar UK.
  • A Degree qualified Engineer (or related technical field) or someone who has the equivalent relevant experience in industry.
  • Understanding Studio initial proposals & concepts and being able to create and develop engineering sections to drive design direction.
  • Create Engineering Sections around vehicle packaging constraints and liaising these back into Design
  • Experience in early studio engagement for Cockpits
  • Understanding of vehicle hard points
  • Experience with Vehicle packaging and Occupant ergonomics
  • Be able to work with advanced engineering and material specialist
  • Knowledge of use of lightweight materials (i.e. Carbon Fibre, Composites, Magnesium) in Vehicle Interior design.
  • An Engineer with sound knowledge and understanding of engineering design principles including DFM, DFA, DFMEA & DVP.
  • Someone who is willing to support the development and Manufacturing of a vehicle that will be Engineered and Manufactured between the UK, Sweden & China. This will include the need for extended periods in China through the launch of the program.
  • You are clear and logical in both written and verbal communication
  • Degree in Engineering, or related technical field or equivalent relevant experience.
  • 5 years minimum experience in use of Catia V5.
  • Knowledge of TeamCentre (TCe) and Enovia PDM systems.
  • Able to work on a self-initiated basis and in a team environment
  • Knowledge of Vehicle Safety Systems Design and Integration.


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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