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Research Lead - Minerals & Mining

Coventry, UK

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Research Lead - Minerals & Mining

Let us describe the challenge we offer

Advanced Engineering is responsible for the pursuit of the company’s goals in sustainability, performance and technology advancements. We have a rare and exciting role for someone with knowledge of minerals and mining to support our body structures function.


What you’ll do

  • Working with the wider Advanced Engineering community looking at current and new mineral extraction processes and development opportunities to improve our performance, sustainability, and circularity attributes.
  • Ensuring relevant research is carried out with a clear end goal in place.
  • Collaborating with supplier partners and research institutes to identify opportunities & create plans to develop new advancements in mineral extraction to explore climate neutrality by 2030.
  • Work with the Polestar engineering teams to propose and validate, new mineral extraction theories.
  • Role to be situated within Polestar Body structures in Advanced Engineering and will have a bias towards metallurgical elements but will have an involvement in other business units.
  • Undertake studies of existing mineral extraction processes used by our suppliers for Polestar vehicles. Create and roll out plans to reduce the carbon footprint of our existing vehicles.
  • Provide education on Mineral extraction to the wider Engineering team ensuring we are constantly educating and up-skilling the engineering teams.
  • Willingness to take “project lead” role for new projects and processes in Advanced Engineering projects.
  • Report out to management on the progress of each of the live projects on a regular basis
  • Willingness to develop knowledge in other Automotive Engineering fields to broaden expertise.
  • Support LCA exercises to understand mineral extraction circularity
  • Support Environmental and legislative regulations around mineral extraction


Who you are

  • Challenging of ‘the norm’ and not accepting of what has been done before
  • Forward thinking and constantly up to date with Mineral extraction and adjacent industry material trends and applications.
  • An understanding and passion for current and future Mineral extraction and Sustainability.
  • You are an expert in Minerals and Mineral extraction with a deep understanding of their process chemistry and traceability.
  • You understand the material manufacturing process and have a passion for improving the sustainability of production.
  • An understanding of the challenges associated with the automotive and industrial sectors.
  • Self-motivated with excellent collaboration skills
  • You have a proven ability to work to deadlines and prioritise your own workload.
  • You can work proactively with minimal support using a logical approach in an environment with minimal documented processes.
  • You have a proven ability to adapt to dynamic work streams and adapt to developing project targets
  • An understanding of Environmental and legislative regulations around mineral extraction


Minimum Required Skills & Experience:

  • 2+ years working in Mining/mineral Industry or similar field
  • Materials science/Chemical Engineering /Mining Engineering/Geology degree or Equivalent
  • Experience with Microsoft Office applications
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal & organisational skills, with good attention to detail
  • Able to work in start-up environment.


Desirable Experience:

  • 1+ years working in Automotive Industry or similar field
  • Experience in the field of mineral research at an institute or material extractor
  • Experience developing material extraction processes
  • Experienced in sustainability driven projects form investigation to solution
  • Analytical and innovation skills to manage new technology  


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Technical Product Communication

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

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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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