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Principal Engineer - Vehicle Integration

Coventry, UK

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Principal Engineer - Vehicle Integration

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 Principal Engineer – Vehicle Integration.


Who you are:

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.

  • A Motivated and driven individual with a desire to always be better
  • A natural team leader with proven ability of taking on multiple tasks and delivering as both and individual and part of a team
  • Have the ability to work without strict processes and procedures with a desire to improve existing solutions within the business
  • You have excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Well-organised and methodical approach to planning and executing studies, with minimal supervision


What you’ll do:

  • Lead vehicle integration activities for Polestars exciting next vehicle project
  • Use your technical expertise to lead the definition and development of the vehicle package and its delivery into production
  • Lead the vehicle integration and resolution of complex cross functional technical, attribute and geometrical issues and driving them at pace
  • Work closely with design and function group areas to drive the progression of the project in line with budget, resource, and quality requirements
  • Lead a world class vehicle integration project team to ensure maximum efficiency and a very high working morale
  • Demonstrate control of vehicle targets and ensure the status is understood across the stakeholders, with clear plans to resolve discrepancies
  • Be highly articulate in presenting issues and statuses across all levels of the business up to and including the board.
  • Be highly flexible and adaptable in approaching new situations and obstacles and strive to find the best possible solutions, rather than just doing something the ‘way we have always done it’.
  • Lead the development of Polestar VI team CAD process and take ownership of its ongoing development


Your background & experience will include

You’ll have relevant automotive experience, with a proven history of conceptualisation and delivery in vehicle package and integration. Your experience will include leading complex cross functional issue resolution and a thorough understanding of leading an effective team to successfully deliver. In addition to the above, you’ll have experience of:

  • Whole vehicle set up and conceptualisation
  • Leading a highly effective and efficient technical team
  • Delivering vehicle programmes from concept to production
  • Understanding competitor best practice and strategy and translating that into proactive Polestar strategy
  • A broad and comprehensive understanding of all vehicle systems and interactions
  • Expertise in both top hat and platform package / architecture / integration
  • Experience of the package and whole vehicle legal requirements and standards
  • Fluent in both Catia and Vismockup
  • A Design or Engineering Degree (Other recognised engineering qualifications combined with relevant significant experience will also be considered).


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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