Senior Thermal & Climate Engineer


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Senior Thermal & Climate Engineer

We are an electric performance brand, determined to improve the society we live in. Our focus is on uncompromised design and technology. 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.

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.

At Polestar, we don’t work like a traditional automotive OEM. We are a young, diverse, and inclusive company with our roots in Swedish culture, looking to change the way the industry works. We believe in being truly sustainable and are looking for people who share our vision of improving the world around us.

What you'll do

You will be responsible for supporting vehicle development to meet challenging Thermal Systems and Climate attribute targets within the Vehicle Development team.

The Role

  • Work within the thermal and climate attributes, supporting vehicle development from concept to production
  • Work closely with relevant function groups and part owners to deliver physical validation of the vehicle Thermal and Climate systems and its components.
  • Support the development of the Climate and Thermal Systems Design Verification Process (DVP), and definition of relevant test procedures to ensure delivery of the vehicle attribute targets.
  • Prepare vehicles and rigs for test and development activities, including configuration of instrumentation and data acquisition equipment
  • Coordinate and conduct necessary test and development activities, including: Rig-based Thermal and Climate performance testing Vehicle-based Thermal and Climate performance testing utilising climatic facilities in the UK UK and overseas test trips for hot and cold environment testing and sign-off
  • Engage with the wider energy attributes team to develop a robust thermal strategy that balances thermal performance and efficiency for range.
  • Support the development of effective thermal management and climate control calibrations.
  • Write test reports and present vehicle test and development results at relevant forums up to director level.
  • Supporting Thermal and Climate Advanced Engineering projects as required.

Who you are

  • You will have a bachelor’s degree or equivalent in a relevant area with Thermal and/or Climate development experience ideally in the electric vehicle industry.  
  • Good technical background in thermal fundamentals and principles with experience in delivering thermal and climate attributes for electric vehicles
  • Strong working knowledge of electric vehicle thermal systems. Candidates with experience of plug-in hybrid thermal system and/or HVAC development will also be considered.
  • Experience of climatic wind tunnel and environmental chamber testing at UK and/or international facilities
  • Ability to work at extreme temperatures of -40°C to +50°C
  • Experience of planning and organising overseas test trips including cold and hot environment trials
  • Desirable: experience of installation and configuration of automotive data acquisition equipment (ideally ETAS and/or IPEtronik).
  • Desirable: experience of data acquisition and/or calibration using ETAS INCA
  • Desirable: good understanding of automotive CAN, LIN and Ethernet communication networks
  • Familiar with OEM product development systems, attribute target setting, and benchmarking
  • Good project management skills with the ability to manage and lead a project independently with minimal supervision from their manager
  • Good initiative, with the ability to manage own time and priorities.
  • Strong communication skills (written, verbal and aural), good collaboration skills, and the ability to work effectively across teams within the organisation.
  • Full driving licence is essential
  • No visa or other restrictions for working in the UK or travelling in the European Union
  • Willingness to travel as required is essential.

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


Technical Product Communication

We have an exciting opportunity at Polestar, with deep understanding and commitment for premium products within a fast-paced organization!

Product and Programs
Gothenburg, Sweden

Technical Product Communication

We have an exciting opportunity at Polestar, with deep understanding and commitment for premium products within a fast-paced organization!

Product and Programs
Gothenburg, Sweden
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