Materials Engineer - Bio Process - Interiors Advanced Engineering

Coventry, UK

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Materials Engineer - Bio Process - Interiors Advanced Engineering

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 to our ambition. Guiding our industry forward through pure, progressive performance.

Due to aggressive growth plans Polestar is currently looking to recruit a Bio Process Engineer as part of the Interiors Advanced Engineering Team.

The person:

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

  • Forward thinking and constantly up to date with automotive and adjacent industry material trends
  • Self-motivated with excellent collaboration skills
  • Challenging of ‘the norm’ and not accepting of what has been done before
  • You have a passion for sustainability and desire to improve and impact the world we live in
  • Not afraid of hard work but equally prioritises home life and personal wellbeing.
  • You have a deep understanding of materials and their chemistry, with a working understanding of how to develop and improve material attributes and properties.
  • You have developed new materials for the Automotive (or similar industries) Industry before and understand the high demands in Vehicle Engineering.
  • You have experience in working with sustainability teams and have a working understanding of Life Cycle Analysis
  • You have a proven ability to work to deadlines and prioritise your own workload

The Role:

  • Working with the wider Advanced Engineering community looking at new material opportunities to improve our performance and sustainability attributes, with a specific focus on Bio Process and Bio based technology suitable for automotive interior applications.
  • Collaborating with supplier partners and research institutes to identify opportunities and create plans to develop new material advancements in reach of the Polestar goal of climate neutrality.
  • Undertake studies of existing materials within Polestar vehicles and create and roll out plans to reduce the carbon footprint of our existing vehicles.
  • Support the program Engineering teams with issues found in testing and the field related to material selection.
  • Provide education on materials Engineering to the wider Engineering team ensuring we are constantly educating and up-skilling the Interiors Engineering team.
  • Willingness to take “project lead” role for Bio based material Advanced Engineering projects.
  • Report out to management on the progress of each of the live projects on a regular basis.

Minimum Required Skills & Experience:

  • 5+ years working in Automotive Industry or similar field
  • Direct validation and development experience of automotive grade (or similar) Bio based material and/or Bio Process background.
  • A materials science/Engineering degree. In depth experience of Bioprocess engineering or Bio based product development.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office applications
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal & organisational skills, with good attention to detail
  • Able to work in start-up environment

Desirable Experience:

  • Experience in the field of materials research at an institute or material supplier
  • Experience developing Bio based material for automotive applications.
  • Direct LCA analysis experience

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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