Vehicle Integration Lead Studio Engineer

Coventry, UK

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

The person:

  • Proven track record of delivery within a studio engineering team for interiors or exteriors, ideally both
  • Knowledge and understanding of key technologies and processes used in both Interior and Exterior component manufacturing
  • A deep understanding of how Designers work and operate with a proven ability of delivering on their wishes whilst supporting functional engineering requirements
  • Excellent communicator and negotiator
  • Ability to work proactively with minimal support using a logical approach in an environment with minimal documented processes
  • Flexible to support other team members in multiple programs as required
  • Ability to manage different stakeholders with good interpersonal and communication skills
  • The ability to think creatively to solve feasibility issues
  • An extensive working experience within an Engineering environment delivering vehicle package, system, component, or attribute driven technical solutions
  • Proven ability to work to deadlines and prioritise your own workload


The Role:

  • Support the delivery of the vehicle design program, working between and closely with the UK Engineering team and the Sweden based design team
  • Ensure the integrity of the design is maintained whilst delivering a feasible vehicle
  • Leading the studio engineering activities for interior and exterior of full car-line programmes, through the design gateway feasibility deliverables
  • Liaising closely with attribute teams to ensure their input into the development of the design aesthetic is understood and interrogated ensuring the design vision can be delivered
  • Confidently and clearly presenting issues and proposed feasibility solutions
  • Provide proactive input to the design team to improve the aesthetic while ensuring manufacturability to deliver high perceived quality
  • Responsible for achieving and tracking against the design gateway deliverables
  • Assurance of the adherence of the design themes to legal requirements, programme assumptions, internal standards, and attribute requirements
  • Generating/driving the creation of feasible engineering schemes in CAD to deliver aesthetic design – including generating creative alternatives to initial proposals
  • Prioritising and setting the agenda for reviews between Design and Engineering - the key forum for design issue resolution.
  • Support on-site (UK & Sweden) meetings when requested
  • Create, co-ordinate and run regular studio meetings ensuring all key stakeholders are engaged when needed
  • Creation, modification, management & delivery of ergonomics & design physical buck

Minimum Required Skills & Experience:

  • 5 years working in Automotive Industry in Studio Engineering or similar field
  • Creating initial concepts & package layouts
  • CATIA V5 proficient
  • Experience with Microsoft Office applications
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal & organisational skills, with good attention to detail
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Able to work in start-up environment
  • A Design or Engineering Degree (Other recognised engineering qualifications combined with relevant significant experience will be considered).


Desirable Experience:

  • Low car and sports car experience including convertible vehicles
  • Experience in working on full electric vehicles
  • Experience with Occupant Set-up, Vision & Ergonomics Assessments

 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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