Exterior Mass & Sustainability Engineer


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Exterior Mass & Sustainability Engineer

Let us describe the challenge we offer

The exterior styling of a Polestar is our design expression and ultimately the first point that appeals to the customer.

The Exterior function group is tasked to deliver this styling vision from concept to a viable production vehicle, with a technical and engineering decisiveness for materials and manufacturing processes.

As part of the Global Sustainability Matrix, the Exterior Sustainability & Mass engineer will continue to deliver our customer expectations whilst reducing and eventually eliminating our environmental impact.

Sustainability is a key driving factor in all new product creations through continued efficiency of the current designs and new technologies, materials and processes.

As a sustainability engineer, you will report directly to the function group manager and work in close collaboration with the central sustainability.

Your main contribution

  • Enable innovative and impactful sustainability work within the Exterior team
  • Increase the sustainability performance of the materials and functions within the respective area
  • Be the go-to-expert on the materials and functions for the Function Group relating to sustainability
  • Manage the mass status v target, championing a focus on efficient design whilst promoting a “nothing without purpose” mindset

What you do

  • Drive sustainability activities for the exterior team in line with Polestar’s sustainability strategy, e.g. design for circular components, Polestar 0 project, blockchain traceability, sustainable materials strategy, review of materials use v’s recyclability
  • Define targets and action plan for the exterior team in line with programme mass & sustainability strategy and targets
  • Define long-term targets and action plan for the exteriors team relating to Polestar’s sustainability strategy
  • Actively seek out, test and implement innovative and more sustainable solutions
  • Define and follow up on sustainability KPIs unique for the exterior team
  • Educate and support co-workers on sustainability
  • Initiate and/or take part in research and advanced engineering projects relating to materials and functions
  • Secure compliance to sustainability regulations and compliance obligations
  • Manage a network of external sustainability experts and partners
  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders, e.g. by representing the exterior team in cross functional work groups
  • Work closely with the Mass Attribute Leader to cascade and distribute the mass targets & track status
  • Conduct mass benchmarking activities to identify risks and opportunities
  • Track overall exterior mass and report out to the vehicle programs and attribute team
  • Assign mass targets per commodity based on vehicle ‘budget’
  • Have a positive impact on our sustainability goals
  • Participate in our Polestar 0 collaborations, to achieve zero C02 by 2030

Who you are

  • You have more than 3 years of experience working sustainability and have a passion for materials
  • You have a relevant university degree in design, automotive, environmental bias, sustainability, climate studies, materials. Other qualifications combined with relevant experience will also be considered
  • Experience in an OEM or supply chain for exterior components & materials; alloys, plastics, glazing, rubber
  • You have a proven track record in managing projects and cross-functional work groups
  • Knowledge of manufacturing methods
  • Good materials knowledge
  • Great communication skills with the ability to work independently to secure the best outcome
  • You are energised by working in a creative start-up environment, taking action where you see potential and creating structure and reporting templates where needed

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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