Design Engineer - Interiors

Coventry, UK

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Design Engineer - Interiors

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 for Interiors.

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:

What the Design Engineer will do:

  • Create 3D design and 2D drawings at Polestar site(s) and customer site(s) as required.
  • Working on early studio design concepts and incorporating into more details designs
  • Working across multiple areas of the interior initially before moving into a more detailed area once the programme evolves
  • Document CAD activities in line with Polestar and Customer requirements & in support of Polestar objectives.
  • Maintain all facets of CAD drawing generation in line with customer requirements.
  • Create design proposals & concepts, and to participate in decisions regarding engineering changes and design direction.
  • Ensure progress in vehicle systems packaging, liaising with both Polestar, Customer and Supplier engineering teams.
  • Coordination of all cross functional inputs/outputs for Styling, Package, Vehicle Integration, CAE, Test, Manufacturing, Service, Quality and Safety.
  • Incorporating DFM, DFA back into 3D design
  • Understanding of Vehicle packaging and Occupant ergonomics
  • Experience of working with China Partners, Suppliers etc….
  • Be involved with all aspects of Interior systems design and development, from concept to Launch, as part of the Body Interiors Team.
  • Participate in System level DFMEA, DVP creation and ongoing reviews.
  • Participate in, and contribute to, the generation of system specifications, process documentation, Design Rules etc ….

Who are you?

  • An enthusiastic and driven individual with the desire to learn and improve both yourself and the team around you.
  • A self-motivated and proactive Engineer who is not afraid to pick up something new and work outside the boundaries of the job description.
  • A team player who actively looks to help the people around them.
  • Someone who can work in a fast paced and changing environment and willing to help shape what the future looks like for Polestar UK.
  • A Degree qualified Engineer (or related technical field) or someone who has the equivalent relevant experience in industry.
  • An Engineer with sound knowledge and understanding of engineering design principles including DFM, DFA, DFMEA & DVP.
  • Someone who is willing to support the development and Manufacturing of a vehicle that will be Engineered and Manufactured between the UK, Sweden & China.
  • You are clear and logical in both written and verbal communication
  • Degree in Engineering, or related technical field or equivalent relevant experience.
  • Experience in Interior Trim design and development including design Foam, Plastics, Trim, Packaging of Wire Harness, packaging of Electronic modules and Structures components.
  • 5 years minimum experience in use of Catia V5.
  • Knowledge of TeamCentre (TCe) and Enovia PDM systems.
  • Able to work on a self-initiated basis and in a team environment
  • Knowledge of Catia Kinematics module.
  • Knowledge of use of lightweight materials (i.e. Carbon Fibre, Composites, Magnesium) in Vehicle Interior design.
  • Knowledge of Vehicle Safety Systems Design and Integration.


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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