Safety Test & Development Engineer


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Safety Test & Development 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 Safety Test & Development 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 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:

  • Reporting to the Vehicle Safety Manager, you will be responsible for coordinating and conducting a wide range of safety tests (eg crash, sled, rollover, pedestrian protection and sensor testing (development and abuse/misuse).
  • In this role, you will liaise with test house/s to book tests and ensure availability of all necessary test equipment. You’ll determine required test parameters and requirements from relevant stakeholders and ensure that these are communicated accurately.
  • You’ll compile comprehensive test part requirements for each phase of development and ensure parts are ordered in timely manner to support testing. You’ll coordinate rework and part updates prior to test as required.
  • You’ll ensure that pre-test preparations reflect test objectives and support all stakeholder requirements.
  • You’ll review test findings with the Safety team and design teams, including observations and  recommendations
  • You’ll also contribute to the development of safety test plans, and support generation of sign-off test reports.
  • As a member of a small team, you’ll also be required to support other safety-related activities and will be comfortable with embracing new challenges.
  • Travel will be required within the UK and occasionally to overseas test houses.


  • You will preferably have a bachelors degree or equivalent in a relevant area with automotive industry experience working in a Safety test area.
  • You will be able to demonstrate a track record of coordinating and executing automotive safety tests via external and internal test houses.
  • You’ll have good awareness of global and consumer safety test and assessment protocols
  • Knowledge and skills across multiple vehicle safety areas would be advantageous.
  • As a collaborative team player, you’ll have effective communication skills and 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.

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