Project Engineer - Cabin Trim

Coventry, UK

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Project Engineer - Cabin 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 Project Engineer for Cabin 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. 

What you will do…

  • Be responsible for the delivery of interior components from concept through to production.
  • Primary focus will be on finalising designs and releasing for tool manufacture
  • Support build phases and lead problem resolution during launch
  • Project scoping at concept stage.
  • Development of Technical Specifications and Targets (system level cascaded to component) in line with recognised benchmark vehicles
  • Support RFI and RFQ process with purchasing including generation of related engineering documentation.
  • Development of best in class and best practise Design & Engineering standards and procedures to support Polestar’s Forward Model Quality aspirations
  • Ensure legal compliance, in coordination with suppliers and homologation teams, for all systems for all regions where the vehicles are to be delivered.
  • System Integration of Cabin Trim into the full vehicle environment.
  • Responsible for system validation.
  • Support physical testing when required. Component / Sub-system / System Crash.
  • Create design proposals & concepts, and to participate in decisions regarding engineering changes and design direction.
  • Coordination of all cross functional inputs/outputs for Styling, Package, Vehicle Integration, CAE, Test, Manufacturing, Service, Quality and Safety
  • Interface for all other Systems groups (i.e. Chassis, Powertrain, Electrical, Body Structure, Exteriors, Closures)
  • Ensure that agreed deliverables are completed meeting cost, timing, quality, specifications, and targets
  • Ensuring the accuracy of the BOM through Design work (cost/weight tracking)
  • Lead development of FMEAs to support the Design & manufacture of the vehicles

Who are you?

We are looking for a driven, passionate and experienced Project Engineer to join our interior trim team at Polestar UK and play a key role in the future of electric mobility. You will deliver sustainable and progressive engineering solutions as we strive towards a cleaner future, redefining premium vehicles for the electric age.

Technical items

  • High level of experience with 1st Tier Design and Manufacturer of Cabin Trim, areas including Trunk/Carpets/NVH
  • High level of experience with OEM Cabin Trim
  • Experience with running a project using industry standard PLM & CAD systems.
  • Knowledge of Plastic moulding, Soft trim technologies and joining methods would be advantageous
  • Experience of system/component delivery within an APQP or similar framework (FMEA, quality planning, PPAP etc.)
  • Strong understanding of systems engineering and system development process methodology.
  • Understanding of vehicle packaging and occupant ergonomics

General/Program Items

  • Customer focused
  • Able to work on a self-initiated basis and in a team environment
  • A commercially aware Project Engineer with demonstrable experience in delivering products or systems for either an OEM or 1st Tier supplier.
  • Experienced in the management of Chinese suppliers and Chinese manufacture / assembly of Cabin Trim components
  • Experience of business travel in EU and China, but not critical to role
  • Ability to work cross functionally with stakeholders across the business
  • Ability to plan and deliver projects within budget and within the scoped time
  • Ability to work in a team with a mix of experienced designer/engineers and junior designer/engineers, good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Innovative approach to management and team building
  • Drive and commitment to deliver technically challenging projects
  • Ability to work proactively with minimal support using a logical approach in an environment with minimal documented processes
  • Constant drive to identify and pursue solutions focused on sustainability and mass, as well as cost

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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