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Project Engineer - Interiors

Coventry, UK

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Project Engineer - Interiors

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 our interiors function.


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. 


Your responsibilities will be:

  • Delivery of components from concept through to production.
  • Project scoping at concept stage.
  • Development of Technical Specifications and Targets (system level cascaded to component) in line with recognised benchmark vehicles.
  • Generation of system specifications, process documentation, Design Rules, Manuals and Architypes.
  • 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 Legislation 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.
  • 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.
  • Incorporating DFM, DFA back into 3D design.
  • Be involved with all aspects of Interior systems design and development, from concept to Launch, as part of the Body Interiors Team.
  • Lead System level DFMEA, DVP creation and ongoing reviews.
  • 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 - QCD.
  • Ensuring the accuracy of the BOM through Design work (cost/weight tracking).
  • Support development of FMEAs to progress the Design & manufacture of our vehicles
  • Attend design reviews and support package and vehicle integration meetings as required.


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.


Technical items

  • Proven ability within an automotive engineering background with 3 years of experience of successfully delivering projects in an OEM or Tier 1 capacity with responsibility of Cockpit and Cabin Trim.
  • Knowledge, and an understanding of, systems engineering and system development process methodology.
  • Understanding of vehicle packaging and occupant ergonomics
  • Experience with running a project using industry standard PLM/PDM & CAD systems.
  • Knowledge of Plastic moulding, Soft trim technologies and joining methods would be advantageous
  • Experience with 1st Tier Design and Manufacturer of Cockpit and Cabin Trim, areas including Console, Doors, Headliner/Pillar Trims/Carpets/Loadspace.
  • High level of experience with OEM for Cockpit and Cabin Trim.
  • Experience of system/component delivery within an APQP or similar framework (FMEA, quality planning, PPAP etc.)


Personal skills

  • Customer focused.
  • Able to work on a self-initiated basis and in a team environment.
  • Experienced in the management of Chinese suppliers and Chinese manufacture / assembly of Cabin Trim components helpful.
  • Experience of business travel in EU and China, but not critical to role.
  • Work with Designers & Engineers in same function group and other function groups
  • 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.


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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