Senior Vehicle Safety Engineer


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Senior Vehicle Safety 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 on our ambition. Guiding our industry forward through pure, progressive performance.

Due to aggressive growth plans Polestar is currently looking to recruit a Senior Vehicle Safety Engineer.

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 disciplines 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. 

At Polestar, we don’t work like a traditional automotive OEM. We are a young, diverse, and inclusive company with our roots in Swedish culture, looking to change the way the industry works. We believe in being truly sustainable and are looking for people who share our vision of improving the world around us.

Key Objectives & Responsibilities:

Reporting to the Vehicle Safety Attribute Manager, you will lead the setting, verification, and validation of vehicle safety targets across a complete vehicle programme.

In this role, you’ll work closely with other members of the Safety team, Safety component/system owners and Function Group teams to ensure that the vehicle design and its safety features will enable the programme safety targets to be met.

The Role:

  • You will provide guidance to the vehicle system, occupant and pedestrian protection CAE teams and interpret CAE model outputs. You’ll also support problem solving and issue resolution.
  • You’ll stay abreast of upcoming changes in safety regulations & consumer protocols and guide the vehicle development process accordingly.
  • You’ll develop vehicle safety test plans, and also guide and support safety-related test activities.
  • You’ll be responsible for performing safety test data analysis to support safety attribute performance development, identifying and communicating direction for design change.
  • You’ll work with the Electrical teams to ensure that sensing and ADAS systems enable the vehicle safety targets to be met
  • As a member of a small team, you’ll also be expected to lead and/or support other safety-related activities and will be comfortable with embracing new challenges.
  • Travel will be required within the UK (for example to test houses) and occasionally globally.


  • You will preferably have a bachelor’s degree or equivalent in a relevant area with automotive industry experience working in an automotive vehicle safety area.
  • You will be familiar with OEM and supplier product development systems.
  • You will be able to demonstrate a track record of delivering automotive vehicle safety performance to global safety standards.
  • You’ll have experience of leading vehicle crash safety-related activities through the concept, virtual and physical testing phases of vehicle development.
  • You’ ll have expertise in the use of safety test data analysis software packages. You’ll also be familiar with CAE tools and techniques and be able to interpret and critique results.
  • You’ll have experience of specifying, coordinating and delivering safety test activity (via external test houses).
  • As a collaborative team player, you’ll have effective communication skills, be comfortable interfacing with various stakeholders.

If you believe you have what it takes to work at the heart of automotive innovation, then we look forward to reviewing your application.

At Polestar, the sky is not the limit.

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