Polestar 0 Project Lead - Exteriors

Coventry, UK

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Polestar 0 Project Lead - Exteriors

Polestar is blazing a new trail, dedicating ourselves to the development and refinement of electric vehicle performance. One of the key pillars of the Polestar brand is Sustainability, feeding a desire to create a truly climate neutral car.

There is a strong vision within Polestar of developing Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emission-free products. This exciting initiative is known as Project 0 and is the brand vision for creating a climate neutral car by 2030. The role will also contribute to Polestar’s ambition to be a Carbon neutral business by 2040.

This vision considers GHG emission free product development all the way from initial raw material extraction to the manufacturing of individual components and finally to the mass production of new Polestar vehicles. It is no longer purely tailpipe emissions that the industry should be focusing on, but the embedded impact involved in the full supply chain.

The Polestar Exterior R&D team have a Research Leader, considering initiatives which will feed directly into Project 0, including key research into:

  • Liquid forms; chemical material & adhesives
  • Sealing & rubber mouldings
  • Glazing

Are you innovative, open-minded person who believes that electrification is the future of the auto industry? If so we would like to hear from you.

Key Accountabilities & Responsibilities

Polestar’s design and development teams are based in Sweden and the UK. You will be working with many different areas of the business with a key link into Polestar 0 Project led by Advanced Engineering. As part of being the project lead you will also:

  • Work closely with Polestar 0 Project counterparts based in the UK and Sweden
  • Follow up & communicate project status at key gateways
  • Prepare reports and feedback to the project management team
  • Be responsible for highlighting new system developments required to deliver new product content
  • Support technical discussions with suppliers, internal teams, partners, academic institutions and other stakeholders alongside area specialists
  • Educate and support co-workers within the functional teams on sustainability
  • Single point of contact representing Polestar Project 0 for suppliers
  • Act as a company ambassador for the exteriors team
  • Be prepared to scope projects, develop work packages including labour, testing, tooling and external resource, develop and manage project timelines and present out project status to all interested stakeholders within Polestar (Interiors R&D, AE and Polestar Zero leadership)
  • Use supporting data (such as LCA) to promote and support delivery of sustainable solutions throughout product portfolio, as well as Polestar 0 Project

Knowledge, Skills & Experience


  • At least 5+ years of previous relevant experience delivering projects within automotive or similar field
  • Good understanding of relevant system/function/component/technology
  • Excellent communication and co-ordination skills with a proven track record in managing projects and cross-functional work groups
  • Engineering/engineering related degree. Other recognized engineering qualifications combined with relevant experience may be considered
  • Work permit to work in the UK or in the European Union
  • Excellent with Microsoft Office Applications


  • Experience in the field of advanced materials and research for department/area at a relevant institute or materials supplier
  • Experience developing sustainable solutions for automotive applications
  • Direct experience working with LCA (life cycle analysis)
  • Experience building and presenting business cases
  • CAD exposure

Personal Attributes

Someone who has a strong wish to contribute towards an electrical vehicle future. Someone who is enthusiastic, motivated, well-organized and driven. Not afraid to try new approaches and unconventional methods, and work well both individually and leading teams. Someone who has a holistic view, including vision, business, and customers.

At Polestar, you will be a key member of a cross-functional and international team, with English as a natural language for written and spoken communication.

Personal fit will be of great importance in this recruitment, as we are actively working to build a team with diverse experience and background.

  • Challenge the norm and question “that has never been done before” statements
  • Are self-motivated
  • Have a proven ability to work to deadlines and manage your own workload

Polestar - The Guiding Star

Polestar is an electric performance brand, determined to improve the society we live in by catalysing the change to sustainable mobility. We are a global team of highly talented individuals who share a passion to change the world. We challenge conventions and we challenge ourselves for the purpose of innovation. We believe innovation is a team effort and that just like each component is critical to the performance of our cars each person working at Polestar is as important to the team and its performance. We work in close collaboration across empowered global teams that don’t settle for anything less than excellence.

If you are interested in joining the Polestar family, don't hesitate in submitting your application. We apply a continuous selection process, and the job post will be open until the position is filled.

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