Thermal & Climate Engineer


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Thermal & Climate 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 Thermal and Climate 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 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. 

Let us describe the challenge we offer

As a Thermal and Climate Engineer within the Vehicle Development team, you will be responsible for the development of Polestar Thermal and Climate Systems to meet vehicle attribute targets.

What you’ll do

  • Working closely with relevant function groups and part owners to provide technical expertise and ensure delivery of robust Thermal and Climate systems.
  • Development of the Thermal and Climate Design Verification Process (DVP), and definition of relevant test procedures to ensure delivery of the vehicle attribute targets.
  • Attribute target setting driven by product character requirements and competitor benchmarking.
  • Supporting the virtual and physical validation of the vehicle Thermal and Climate systems and its components.
  • Engaging with the Polestar Range and Efficiency team to develop a robust thermal strategy that balances thermal performance and efficiency for range.
  • Supporting the development of effective thermal management and climate control calibrations.
  • Writing test reports and presenting vehicle test and development results at relevant forums up to director level.
  • Supporting the preparation of vehicles and rigs for test and development activities.
  • Planning and supporting necessary test and development activities, including UK and overseas test trips for hot and cold environment testing and sign-off
  • Supporting Thermal and Climate Advanced Engineering projects as required.

Who you are


  • You will have at least 1 year of Thermal and/or HVAC development experience in the automotive industry.  
  • Good technical background with a solid understanding of thermodynamics principles.
  • Working knowledge and understanding of electric vehicle thermal and climate systems, including refrigerant and water/glycol heat transfer systems.
  • A proven track record in delivering attribute targets for electric vehicles.
  • Familiarity with OEM product development systems, attribute target setting and the Design Verification Process (DVP).
  • Good project management skills with the ability to manage and lead a project independently
  • Good initiative, with the ability to manage your 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.
  • The ability to work at extreme temperatures of -40°C to +50°C


  • Experience of climatic wind tunnel and environmental chamber testing at UK and/or international facilities.
  • Experience of installation and configuration of automotive data acquisition equipment; ideally ETAS and/or IPEtronik.
  • Experience of data acquisition and/or calibration using ETAS INCA.
  • Good understanding of automotive CAN, LIN and Ethernet communication networks.

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

At Polestar, the sky is not the limit.


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