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Colour & Materials Engineer

Coventry, UK

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Colour & Materials Engineer

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 Colour and Materials engineer as part of the Interiors Materials Delivery 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 disciplines 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 Analyses
  • You have a proven ability to work to deadlines and prioritise your own workload


The Role:

  • Working across the interiors community leading the development and implementation of new materials
  • Managing the introduction of new colours on interior materials, working with suppliers to do so, meeting programme gateways on time
  • Develop and manage technical specifications and test plans used to validate new materials
  • Support the program Engineering teams with issues found in testing and the field related to material selection.
  • Report out to management on the progress of each of the live projects on a regular basis.
  • Support with material quality assessments across interiors
  • Support approvals for grain mapping and grain go
  • Manage cross functional alignment of colour/material selection
  • Collaborating with supplier partners and research institutes to identify and develop new material advancements in reach of the Polestar goal of climate neutrality.
  • Create and manage cosmetic standards for interior components


Minimum Required Skills & Experience:

  • 3+ years working in Automotive Industry or similar field
  • Direct validation and development experience of automotive grade materials
  • A materials science/Engineering degree
  • 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 working with coverstocks and developing from early stages to production level
  • Experience with colour developments of different hard component finishes e.g plastics, paint, chrome etc.
  • Experience developing materials at an Automotive manufacturer
  • 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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