Design Engineer - Seating & Restraints

Coventry, UK

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Design Engineer - Seating & Restraints

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 within Seating Systems/Restraints.


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. 


Key Objectives & Responsibilities:

The Design Engineer is responsible for:

  • Create CAD design proposals & concepts, and to participate in decisions regarding engineering changes and design direction.
  • Responsible for the Application Engineering of Seating and Restraint Systems.
  • Creation and management of functional specifications.
  • Creation and management of Engineering Statement of Work (ESoW).
  • Support the R&D RFI and RFQ process with Purchasing including the generation of related engineering documentation.
  • Ownership and development of System foundation DFMEA(s).
  • Management of Development Suppliers and Partners.
  • Support virtual validation when required.
  • Support physical validation when required.
  • Manage the Engineering BoM.
  • Manage the CAD packaging with both the Supplier and internal teams.


Academic Requirements

  • Degree in Engineering, or related technical field or equivalent relevant experience.
  • Have a good experience and knowledge of Catia V5 and TeamCenter.
  • Experience in the integration of complex Interior systems into a full vehicle environment.
  • Experience in Seating and/or Safety Restraints integration and development.
  • A passion for sustainability from a whole product life perspective including related base materials, manufacturing processes though to product end of life.
  • A sound knowledge and understanding of engineering design principles including DFM, DFA, DFMEA, DVP.
  • Customer focused.
  • Able to work on a self-initiated basis and in a team environment
  • Knowledge, and an understanding of, systems engineering and system development process methodology.
  • Understanding of vehicle packaging and occupant ergonomics
  • Experience of vehicle development for world markets including North America.
  • Comfortable and competent in the management of System and component suppliers.
  • Must be commercially aware.
  • Experienced in working with suppliers and OEM’s based in Asia.
  • A willingness for future frequent business travel and also extended periods of travel to Asia around development projects.


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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