Test and Validation Engineer - Components & Subsystems


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Test and Validation Engineer - Components & Subsystems

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 Test and Validation Engineer – Components and subsystems.

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. 

Key Objectives & Responsibilities:

Reporting to the Principal Engineer Validation you will create, develop, optimize and manage vehicle component and sub-system validation plans.  You will be the technical resource for our internal customer test specifications and methods. You will be responsible for executing tests, gathering data and reporting on results and program status.

What you'll do 

  • Develop Validation plans in accordance with function group and certification requirements.
  • Research and benchmark component and sub-system validation tests that do not currently exist in the portfolio but are necessary for target vehicle performance.
  • Create validation procedures.
  • Coordination of test plans, including samples, fixtures, schedules, signoffs, witnessing tests, and sample reviews.
  • Prepare, publish and issue engineering reports ensuring DVP for system sign off is complete.
  • Use validation process protocols such as Issue management and reporting, Specification Updating Process, budget approval and monitoring.
  • Be the Key contact person between Function groups and internal / external test providers.
  • Provide clear instruction on how the validation should be performed.  Able to recommend appropriate test sample sizes in accordance with test requirements.
  • Review of data and reporting of all results.
  • Support function groups on pre/post-test sample reviews as required.  Conduct assessment, recommendations, and/or analysis of results to resolve product non-conformances.
  • Support test method development and/or continuous improvement projects as required.

Who you are

  • You will ideally have a bachelor’s degree or relevant industry experience.
  • A Strong analytical and problem-solving skills including the ability to troubleshoot and advise on solutions using standard risk management tools.
  • You have good initiative, with the ability to manage own time and priorities.
  • A flexible approach to work, with a desire to thrive in a dynamic and fast-moving environment.
  • You have strong communication skills (written, verbal and aural), good collaboration skills, and the ability to work effectively across teams within the organisation.
  • Proficient in a CAD package, Catia and Vis mockup desirable.
  • Have a knowledge of FMVSS and ECE test requirements is desirable.
  • Be willing to travel as required.

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


Solution Architect to Customer Interactions

Digital & IT
Polestar Digital, Gothenburg

Solution Architect to Customer Interactions

Digital & IT
Polestar Digital, Gothenburg
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