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Design Engineer - Interiors

Coventry, UK

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Design 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 Design 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 key responsibilities will be to:

  • Create 3D design and 2D drawings at Polestar site(s) and customer site(s) as required.
  • Document CAD activities in line with Polestar and Customer requirements & in support of Polestar objectives.
  • Maintain all facets of CAD drawing generation in line with customer requirements.
  • Support / Create design proposals & concepts and participate in decisions regarding engineering changes and design direction.
  • Ensure progress in vehicle systems packaging, liaising with both Polestar, Customer and Supplier engineering teams.
  • Support Project/Lead Engineer with cross functional inputs/outputs for Styling, Package, Vehicle Integration, CAE, Test, Manufacturing, Service, Quality and Safety.
  • Incorporating DFM, DFA back into 3D design.
  • Understanding of Vehicle packaging and Occupant ergonomics.
  • Experience of working with China Partners helpful.
  • Be involved with all aspects of Interior systems design and development, from concept to Launch, as part of the Body Interiors Team.
  • Participate in System level DFMEA, DVP creation and ongoing reviews.
  • Participate in, and contribute to, the generation of system specifications, process documentation, Design Rules, Manuals and Architypes.


Who are you?

  • We are looking for a driven, passionate, and experienced Design Engineer to join our interior trim team at Polestar UK and play a key role in the future of electric mobility.
  • A self-motivated and proactive Engineer who is not afraid to pick up something new and work outside the boundaries of the job description.
  • A team player who actively looks to help the people around them.
  • Someone who can work in a fast paced and changing environment and willing to help shape what the future looks like for Polestar UK.
  • A Degree qualified Engineer (or related technical field) or someone who has the equivalent relevant experience in industry.
  • An Engineer with sound knowledge and understanding of engineering design principles including DFM, DFA, DFMEA & DVP.
  • Someone who is willing to support the development and Manufacturing of a vehicle that will be Engineered and Manufactured between UK, Sweden & China.
  • You are clear and logical in both written and verbal communication.
  • Experience in Interior Trim design and development including design of Foam, Plastics, Trim, Packaging of Wire Harness, packaging of electronic modules and Structures components.
  • Confident user of Catia V5.
  • Knowledge of TeamCentre (TCe) and Enovia PDM systems.
  • Able to work on a self-initiated basis and in a team environment.
  • Knowledge of Catia Kinematics module.
  • Knowledge of use of lightweight materials (i.e. Carbon Fibre, Composites, Magnesium) in Vehicle Interior design.
  • Knowledge of Vehicle Safety Systems Design and Integration.


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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