Ride Analyst

Coventry, UK

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Ride Analyst

People at Polestar

We know that a change is needed. We also know that each one of us can help bring about that change. Our commitment to becoming climate-neutral by 2040 is just as important to us as being inclusive, diverse, and innovative. Together, we are creating, collaborating and experimenting to usher in a new era of sustainable mobility.

We are an electric performance brand, determined to improve the society we live in.

The Role

  • Lead all Ride Analyses for Polestar vehicles utilising expert knowledge in Vertical Dynamics and Controls
  • Work in close partnership with the lead Vehicle Dynamics Analyst to create & develop the products through the complete lifecycle (concept to launch)

Main Responsibilities

  • Objectively and subjectively characterise the vehicle ride quality over a series of discrete and continuous surfaces
  • Create and develop tools to advance the capabilities of the team and company
  • Translate vehicle attribute targets into system & component level targets and ensure that the HW content enables these targets to be met
  • Build strong relationships with the wider Vehicle Dynamics and Chassis teams using a ‘one team’ mindset
  • Support all physical testing and issue resolution, helping to drive development items (at vehicle, system & component level) – particularly dampers and compliant mounts
  • Help define future technology roadmaps

The Person

  • The applicant should have expert level knowledge in modelling and tuning of:
    • Passive damper to capture frequency dependencies
    • Semi-active damper & control strategies
    • Hydraulic bump & rebound stops
    • Powertrain & suspension hydro-mounts
    • Top mounts
    • Vehicle tuning using 4-Poster modelling and testing
    • Random road generation and characterisation
    • Analytical ride vehicle modelling
  • Good understanding of the F-tire model required
  • Expert or advanced user in the following software:
    • Adams/Car and Co-simulation
    • IPG Car Maker
    • Matlab
    • Simulink
  • Excellent knowledge of vehicle dynamics theory backed up with extensive experience gained through hands-on vehicle development
  • Experience of proving ground vehicle testing & instrumentation is essential
  • Should be degree qualified (Masters level expected) in a relevant subject
  • Must have experience of delivering multiple vehicle programmes
  • Able to prioritise workload & manage external inputs/requests with minimal supervision
  • Genuine interest in making efficient, sustainable products

Is this you? If you are interested in joining the Polestar family, don't wait with 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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